Odds & Ends: Astros, Pirates, Giants

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  • MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports that Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane has entered into negotiations to sell the team. McLane says he's in no hurry to sell the team, but has entered into an exclusive 30-day negiotiating window with an unnamed New York investment banking company.
  • According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the 2010 Pirates should use this as their motto: "Pirates baseball: Where unwanted relief pitchers seek employment."
  • MLB.com's Chris Haft says that with the signing of Aubrey Huff, the Giants are likely finished making improvements to their roster.
  • MLB.com's Jason Beck addresses the idea of Joel Zumaya as closer. The questions around Zumaya in that role are a big reason why Detroit is linked to free agent Jose Valverde, of course.


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110 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Astros, Pirates, Giants"


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vtadave
5 years 5 months ago

Dear NY Investment Banking Co.,

Please tick the tires on the Dodgers first.

Sincerely,

Los Angeles

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lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 5 months ago

PLEASE!!!!

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lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 5 months ago

PLEASE!!!!

Member
5 years 5 months ago

I would love to see Mark Cuban buy the Dodgers, but the other owners would never let that happen.

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lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 5 months ago

I dont think it would be the other owners as much as Selig. However, if the divorce gets bad enough, as it seems destined to, and the fact that Selig knows he skipped prototype to let McCourt buy the team, I think there would be no way he could deny anyone from buying them.

Also, I think Eli Broad would be more interested than Cuban at this point

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

How is “New York Investment Bank” sound any different than “NewsCorp”

We tried corporate ownership. It sucks. McCourt is crappy, but corporate america is worse. Ask Tribune. Ask Fox. Pass.

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lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 5 months ago

you are correct that corporate sucks at management. I was talking more about Eli Broad or Cuban…

Both are billionaires that are more than willing to spend money on their teams.

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lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 5 months ago

I dont think it would be the other owners as much as Selig. However, if the divorce gets bad enough, as it seems destined to, and the fact that Selig knows he skipped prototype to let McCourt buy the team, I think there would be no way he could deny anyone from buying them.

Also, I think Eli Broad would be more interested than Cuban at this point

Member
5 years 5 months ago

I would love to see Mark Cuban buy the Dodgers, but the other owners would never let that happen.

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vtadave
5 years 5 months ago

Dear NY Investment Banking Co.,

Please tick the tires on the Dodgers first.

Sincerely,

Los Angeles

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bannister19
5 years 5 months ago

Just like in the Kansas City article, Jeff Passan is throwing out useless, short close minded opinion articles that don’t nearly list the facts surrounding the situation in Pittsburgh. This guys reputation is going to sink faster than Steve Phillips’.

His ego is hitting in after getting some public notice he hasn’t gotten in a while, for reporting the Chapman signing.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Agreed he put no effort in his research on the Pirates. Their farm system has gone from worst in the majors to somewhere in the 10-15 range in 2 years and the production at the major league level hasn’t dropped off that much. Yes the pirates are surrounded by if’s. Then again most young players and prospects are. Worthless article IMO why should the Pirates waste money on a bullpen when everyone knows this could be a very long season regardless.

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Guest
5 years 5 months ago

I don’t think that the Pirates relief pitchers have been terrible. They’ve been pretty bad though of late.

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Guest
5 years 5 months ago

I don’t think that the Pirates relief pitchers have been terrible. They’ve been pretty bad though of late.