Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Bay, Holliday, Front Offices

On this date nine years ago, the A's, Royals, and Devil Rays pulled off a three-team trade that included seven big leaguers. Oakland acquired Johnny Damon, Mark Ellis, and the late Cory Lidle while Kansas City received Angel Berroa, A.J. Hinch, and Roberto Hernandez. Tampa Bay picked up just Ben Grieve. Even though Berroa went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award in 2003, Billy Beane's club walked away as the clear winner of this blockbuster.

Let's take a look at what's being written around the baseball blogosphere as Spring Training inches closer…

  • Fenway Nation thinks the Red Sox made a mistake by not re-signing Jason Bay, and wants to see the club atone for it by trading for Adrian Gonzalez.
  • Simon On Sports interviewed a blogger from each team about their squad's offseason.
  • At Home Plate says the Cardinals overpaid for Matt Holliday not because he isn't worth the money, but because no one else was bidding for his services.
  • Athletics Nation graded the front offices of the last decade.
  • U.S.S. Mariner calls Franklin Gutierrez's contract extension a major bargain, and notes it's similarities to the deal Mike Cameron signed with Seattle a decade ago.
  • DRays Bay wonders if the Rays could use Alfredo Amezaga.
  • Phillies Nation takes a look at some of the cheaper free agent pitching options that could entice the two-time defending NL Champs.
  • Twins Overlook examines the progression of Delmon Young since arriving in Minnesota.
  • River Ave. Blues ranked the $100MM contracts given to position players.
  • More Hardball has some New Year's resolutions for various people and teams in the game.

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27 Comments on "Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Bay, Holliday, Front Offices"


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bomberj11
5 years 5 months ago

How is it possible we could still trade for Gonzalez?

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Fangaffes
5 years 5 months ago

Anyone still insisting that the Red Sox trade for Gonzalez is an idiot. It takes two to make a trade and Jed Hoyer would be dead meat if he sent Adrian to the Red Sox. If that was not the case, Theo would not have picked up Beltre. “Fenway Nation” needs to just accept that and move on.

Member
5 years 5 months ago

I came here to say the same thing. 80% of Red Sox fans are idiots.

<–Red Sox Fan.

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bigpupp
5 years 5 months ago

The blog from Fenway Nation was absolutely horrid to read. Please don’t use that crap on this site again.Buchholz and JOSH Bard? C’mon now!

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bomberj11
5 years 5 months ago

That was probably the worst thing I’ve ever read. (The blog.) It makes no sense whatsoever. And to top it all off, he mentioned Josh Bard in a trade with Buchholz. What a moron.

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Mule
5 years 5 months ago

The piece begins with “Well, our long national nightmare is over, to coin a phrase.” I’m not sure what “nightmare” the blogger had in mind (the Jason Bay rumors were a nightmare?) but does he really think he come up with that himself? Does he not know what “coin a phrase” means? I hope it was intended as sarcasm, but it wasn’t funny, so its hard to tell. Maybe if he’d written ‘Well, our long national nightmare is over, to take a famous political comment out of context and render it a meaningless cliche.’

To be (somewhat) fair to the author, the piece was written before the new year, so it made more sense before the Beltre deal.

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johnsilver
5 years 5 months ago

Nice to see the Red Sox lunatics are still around. The exact same ones that would be stabbing Epstein in the back in 2 years for giving Bay that 60M contract, as well for laughing at Minaya the 66M deal that he got. Some of these liberal whiners are a royal pain in the arse.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

It’s interesting looking back at what I wanted the M’s to do back in late November. Sure didn’t see Cliff Lee or Milton Bradley coming.

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Infield Fly
5 years 5 months ago

From the “More Hardball” blog’s “New Year’s Resolutions:”

Tim McClelland, Phil Cuzzi, C.B. Bucknor, Chuck Meriweather, Angel Hernandez, and Bob Davidson
1. Retire.

Wow! That’s not just a resolution, it’s the answer to my prayers!