Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Felix, Phillies, Reds

Seven years ago today, Ivan Rodriguez signed a one-year deal with the Marlins worth $10MM, ending a 12-year stint with the Texas Rangers. Pudge hit .297/.369/.474 with 16 homers in his lone season with Florida, leading the franchise to its second World Championship. He signed a little earlier this offseason, landing a two-year deal with the Nationals in early December.

Here's a look at what fans around the web are saying….

  • Lookout Landing re-lives five of Felix Hernandez's career-defining starts in honor of his new deal.
  • TAUNTR thinks the Phillies did well by locking up Joe Blanton and Shane Victorino, even if they didn't receive tremendous discounts.
  • Blue Sox Baseball previews the Reds' starting rotation heading into 2010.
  • Goat Riders of the Apocalypse looks at what's left for the Cubs this offseason.
  • TYU wonders why the Yankees used the top pick in the Rule 5 Draft on Jamie Hoffmann instead of John Raynor.
  • Capitol Avenue Club projects the Braves' depth chart.
  • The Ghost of Moonlight Graham examines the rotations in the NL East.
  • TurnTwo has some suggestions for how the Mariners could use the last $10MM left in their budget.
  • Dodgers Rumors considers the Vicente Padilla signing a big win for Los Angeles.
  • reacts harshly to the Bengie Molina deal.
  • River Ave. Blues wonders how the Yanks might be able to extract some value from Kei Igawa.

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6 Comments on "Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Felix, Phillies, Reds"

5 years 7 months ago

Should the Dodgers are happy with Vicente Padilla?

5 years 7 months ago

Wondering where people think the NL west is headed? The Giants and Dodgers seem to be addressing their needs with some decent signings, without much noise from the Rockies, Padres, or D’Backs. How does this race end up? Thoughts?

5 years 7 months ago

Another Blog doesnt like the Molina signing? NO WAY!!!!

5 years 7 months ago

Both Raynor and Hoffmann were old for their respective leagues, so those stats are more a product of beating up young pitching. Hoffmann is a very good fielder, I have no idea how Raynor is in the field.

5 years 7 months ago

I don’t know if they were that old for their level. Traynor was 25 in AAA this season while Hoffman was only 24.

5 years 7 months ago

The yanks can’t get much value out of Igawa except for keeping him the minors. They’re going to have to wait his contract out. Hopefully for the yanks he can perform well enough in spring training to become a trade chip with the yanks eating most of his contract, but that’s all you can really hope for. Perhaps they can do an Andruw Jones restructuring to make him more appealing to teams as a trade chip if he actually performs as a reliever – that might work too.

BTW, Pawlikowski mentions that for the most part, Cashman’s signing of Burnett is a good one. I’d disagree with that. He had some pretty ugly away numbers. Just because he was able to perform better at home doesn’t make an 82.5M/5yr signing for Burnett “good.”