Odds & Ends: Hairston, Brewers, Reds, Salazar

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102 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Hairston, Brewers, Reds, Salazar"


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scottagecheese
5 years 5 months ago

Good luck with Turnblow. The guy is washed up and useless. He was a juicer during his good days….so I guess he would be a good fit for the Cards.

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catch21_2
5 years 5 months ago

10 titles, my friend.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

wow…i can imagine what a yankee fan would say to u …

lol

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catch21_2
5 years 5 months ago

The Yankees are in a league of their own. 10 titles doesn’t sound too shabby to me.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

yeah u know better to mention 10 titles to a New Yorker…
it’s obnoxious to rub in team history…the past doesnt matter..
how many titles have the cardinals won in the past 40 years?

2 ?

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catch21_2
5 years 5 months ago

The Yankees are in a league of their own. 10 titles doesn’t sound too shabby to me.

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jedicouncil
5 years 5 months ago

What kind of a low life team hires a shameless lying steroid junkie like McGwire???? Hes in the same boat as the other A holes like Bonds, Clemens, Palmiero, etc. Loosers, and for the Cards to be tied to him makes them just as pathetic as he is. His only concern, and the only reason hes back in baseball, is making it to the hall of fame, AND IT AINT GONNA HAPPEN!!!!

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catch21_2
5 years 5 months ago

A franchise that has the second most titles in history, possibly. Every team was connected with steroids so just get over it. I don’t know what kind of moral crusade you’re on here but it’s a joke. You’re either a fan of a joke of a franchise, or you’re just being ridiculous.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

i would love to see u in Yankee Stadium with 50,000 screaming yankee fans…all wearing something with the number 27 on it….and u bragging about ur 10 titles

hahahahahah

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catch21_2
5 years 5 months ago

A franchise that has the second most titles in history, possibly. Every team was connected with steroids so just get over it. I don’t know what kind of moral crusade you’re on here but it’s a joke. You’re either a fan of a joke of a franchise, or you’re just being ridiculous.

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jedicouncil
5 years 5 months ago

What kind of a low life team hires a shameless lying steroid junkie like McGwire???? Hes in the same boat as the other A holes like Bonds, Clemens, Palmiero, etc. Loosers, and for the Cards to be tied to him makes them just as pathetic as he is. His only concern, and the only reason hes back in baseball, is making it to the hall of fame, AND IT AINT GONNA HAPPEN!!!!

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Ferrariman
5 years 5 months ago

Cool glad you know how to use one player to represent an entire franchise. Let’s completely forget about ortiz, manny, sosa, clemens, a-rod, petitte, giambi ( who had his best years with the yanks), etc etc

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scottagecheese
5 years 5 months ago

Good luck with Turnblow. The guy is washed up and useless. He was a juicer during his good days….so I guess he would be a good fit for the Cards.

Member
5 years 5 months ago

I wonder if the Pirates would consider trading Duke? Could there be a fit with the Mets?

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NL_East_Rivalry
5 years 5 months ago

Who are the Mets going to offer?

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5 years 5 months ago

I see the Red Sox making a play for Dunn as DH after the season. He gets on base and hits for huge power, there’s not much else they would want from a DH.

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YuppieScum
5 years 5 months ago

Kevin, the sox already have two DH’s (ortiz and lowell)

Member
5 years 5 months ago

Lowell I would hope would be gone and Ortiz will most likely be as well.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

he said after the season, they will be free agents because lowells contract is up and theo would be hunted down if he picks up ortizs 12.5 mill option. Dunn will be a free agent too and i can see him signing for 5 mill

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0bsessions
5 years 5 months ago

Dunn will also be another year older at that point.

I’m of the mind the Sox should follow suit with most of the rest of the AL and drop the whole dedicated DH thing entirely. It creates roster issues like the one they have. They’re better off just signing a good OBP guy who can play multiple fielding positions rather than signing a guy who hits well but becomes a waste of a roster space should his hitting ability go downhill.

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NL_East_Rivalry
5 years 5 months ago

I know he will be another year older, but how can you possibly believe that one of the only 40 HR powers, with as many BB’s as he commands with sign for 5 mil? I know he will have to be a DH and Boston is the best place for him, but 5 mil? I don’t see it happening… although, the market is pretty stout.

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EvilEmpireMember
5 years 5 months ago

Olney also notes that Adam LaRoche will be up against a crop of free agent first basemen that could include Carlos Pena, Lance Berkman and Derrek Lee after the season

Even more reason to think LaRoche is clueless to turn down 2/17
I had a guy on here argue with me that LaRoche made a smart move…LOL. The option that Laroche agreed to is worth 7.5, that still does not add up to anything close to 17 million. He and his agent are fools for turning down the much better offer from the Giants orginization.

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Taskmaster75
5 years 5 months ago

It’s not all about money I hope you realize. Maybe he just doesn’t like SF?

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Disliking it to the tune of 5-10 million dollars though? You got to seriously hate fog or something to do that.

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Taskmaster75
5 years 5 months ago

“Adam LaRoche turned down a two-year, $17MM offer from the Giants to sign with the Arizona, where he may receive as little as $6MM for one year. LaRoche said that one reason for his decision was that he preferred Chase Field’s hitting conditions to AT&T Park.”

Like I said, it is possible to hate some places more than others.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Haha, true dat. But yah, I can see it’s his official story and it might even be true. The truth of people’s motivations can be stranger than fiction, I guess.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Haha, true dat. But yah, I can see it’s his official story and it might even be true. The truth of people’s motivations can be stranger than fiction, I guess.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

In this economy, its absurd to turn down 3x the money just to spend 6 months playing for a city (for half that time) you dont like. LaRoche is going to have hit 40 HR and OPS 950 in 2010 to come close to getting more than a $12+MM multiyear deal next season. He screwed himself, or his agent did. Bottom line, if Sabean offers you a deal, that deal will be at least 2 to 3 times what you are going to get from anyone else, and unless you hate money, you should really take it.

This happened last year too and players and agents STILL think its 2006 and we arent in a near-depression economically. Chone Figgins is a genius for taking the largest sum of money he could as soon as he could. Johnny Damon whould have asked the Yankees for 1/10 or 2/18 instead of the 2/28 he wanted. Now he’s probably going to get 1/5. Smart players are going to take the 1st offer thats relatively close to what they want, players like LaRoche who hold out for 2 or 3 more million are making collosal mistakes and losing incredible sums of money (in Laroche’s case $12MM).

Adam LaRoche = biggest fail of 09/10 offseason.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

assuming he has a good year…what 1B are in the market in the next off-season

Member
5 years 5 months ago

First Basemen
Lance Berkman HOU *
Wes Helms FLA
Jason Giambi COL
Ross Gload FLA
Paul Konerko CWS
Derrek Lee CHC
David Ortiz BOS *
Lyle Overbay TOR
Carlos Pena TB
Albert Pujols STL *

Cots MLB Contracts has all the info on potential FA.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

LaRoche or his agent indeed screwed him out of 13 million from the Giants 18 mil offer. His plan to test the market next winter will indeed backfire because there will be four other First basemen more coveted than Laroche next winter.

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Ferrariman
5 years 5 months ago

That makes even less sense. If he accepted a 2yr deal, he would be up against the best first basemen in the game namely Howard, fielder, agonz, and ( maybe ) pujols in 2011. Dunno bout you, but I’d take my chances verse pena, lee, Berk as opposed to ANY of those other fellows

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NL_East_Rivalry
5 years 5 months ago

Doubtful for Pujos. Howard and Fielder will be signed long-term. I don’t see how they can say no, unless Philly runs out of money. A-Gon will likely be traded or traded with an extension, or just may go into the FA. I don’t see many if any at all of those guys actually going into the FA market in 2011.

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Ferrariman
5 years 5 months ago

Fielder is represented by boras so I gurantee he hits the FA market.