Odds & Ends: Hart, Yankees, Baldelli, Ruiz

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  1. Ferrariman 6 years ago

    Lopez would be so ideal for stl.. And throw in calero and I’m gonna say were right up their with the philles/Yankees/ red sox

    • Guest 6 years ago

      I am clueless as to how Orlando Cabrera, Orlando and yes, Felipe Lopez for crying out loud are still unsigned!

      Felipe almost won the silver slugger at 2B. he is 29 years old. and the 3 of these guys are better than a majority of middle infielders around Baseball.

      All I can guess is:

      Felipe Lopez – Cardinals
      Orlando Cabrera – Reds
      Orlando Hudson – Nationals

      These guys aren’t even half way through their careers. Well Orlando Cabrera is but I just can’t believe that Felipe Lopez expecially is unsigned.

      As for the Rockies, Why not give Eric Young Jr. the second base job. The kid deserves a chance and can spark a lineup that already has some spark in Dex and Carlos Gonzalez. They could sacrifice power for speed. Lot’s of speed.

      • Taskmaster75 6 years ago

        Totally agree with you, considering Lopez absurdly good year last year, he should be signed, and him at 3b would just make me ecstatic along with a Calero.

        Eric Young might as well go to 2b, that OF is so crowded with depth, and I am jealous 😛

    • KeithLawSucksInStl 6 years ago

      I agree, Floppy was good with us when he came over in a midseason trade a while ago too… Throw him in if Freese is struggling, heck, I’d be fine with him starting for a while too or going to the OF to give one of those guys a rest…

      Lineup could be Skip, Floppy, Pujols, Holliday, Ludwick, Rasmus, Molina, P, Ryan. Still have Lugo and Freese to put in there too, that’s as good of a lineup we’ve had in a while.

  2. bballrox4717 6 years ago

    Lopez is almost just as good of an option as Hudson, I would have no issue with the Rockies signing him instead of Cabrera or Mora, it would be so worth it. The only thing is that I worry is that he goes back to Nationals level….

    • Ferrariman 6 years ago

      Coors field can make any average player look like a star.. I don’t think their is any cause for worry

      • Guest 6 years ago

        It can make them look like a star if he is a power hitter. I don’t think that Cabrera for example will do any better at Coors than he would at Great American. As for Lopez, the guy is a star. Hec…Hudson, Cab, and Lopez are stars wherever they play. I am just astonished that neither of these fellas have a job yet.

      • bballrox4717 6 years ago

        That’s kind of an ignorant statement; Coors is no longer a bandbox because of the humidor, it drowns out some home runs now but it excellent for the hitter who goes for singles and doubles.

  3. Guest 6 years ago

    I also think that Edwin Jackson has a shot to win 18-20 games this season. They guy has electric stuff and a good fastball. Also the move to the NL. he deserves what ever money he wants I think. Possible top 5 in Cy Young voting maybe.

    • Ferrariman 6 years ago

      That’s a big maybe and huge standards for someone who isn’t even the best pitcher on his staff…not even second best to be honest.

    • vtadave 6 years ago

      So which of these 5 guys is Jackson going to outperform?:

      Tim Lincecum
      Dan Haren
      Adam Wainwright
      Roy Halladay
      Johan Santana

      Obviously I could have gone deeper.

      • Guest 6 years ago

        I’m just saying he has a shot. In a Rotation with Haren and Webb the D-Backs have one of top 3 best big three’s in Baseball.

        My top 5 in Cy Young voting:

        Roy Halladay
        Johan Santana
        Josh Johnson
        Edwin Jackson
        Tim Lincecum

        • Ferrariman 6 years ago

          thats cool, but i really dont see how lincecum finishes under jackson

          mine goes more like this:

          Webb-comeback player of the year

          with jackson somewhere in the top 15..definitly not top 5..maybe with a career year he cracks 10. playing in comerica park which is pretty dang pitchers friendly in a weak division definitly helps, now he is going to be in a division with only 1 team expected to have less than 85 wins while playing in a hitters park.

  4. universalguru 6 years ago

    I’d love to see Baldelli and Byrnes compete for that RH OF spot for Seattle. Though I imagine the competition may be a bit of a turn-off to Baldelli.

  5. optionn 6 years ago

    Arbitration is crazy. Guys get paid double what they would get as free agents. Corey Hart asking for nearly 5 million? I don’t get it. Non-tender that type of player and if they sign for your price keep them- otherwise let them go.

  6. invader3k 6 years ago

    Hart will probably go to arbitration and lose at this point. It’s nice to see players held accountable once in a while.

  7. loaferboss 6 years ago

    “… the Red Sox are interested.” That’s becoming a standard phrase. Ever play the ‘in bed’ game with Chinese fortune cookies? To each you add, “in bed” – like “You will have great fortune … in bed”. I think we have a new one, for baseball players. “Bobby Bragan, a weak hitting shortstop and catcher, died yesterday … and the Red Sox are interested.” Six month old Andy Pandy was photographed with a baseball yesterday … and the Red Sox are interested.”

    • Taskmaster75 6 years ago

      I couldn’t help but add “in bed” to every Red Sox rumor.

      Those creepy Red Sox!!!

  8. disgustedcubfan 6 years ago

    Does anyone know what kind of contract Lopez is looking for?
    Hudson is unsigned because of the fantasyland deal he hopes for.
    I think if Lopez was asking for something reasonable, he would have been long gone by now.

    • Ferrariman 6 years ago

      Man boras really doesn’t have his head on straight this year

  9. WokingIndians 6 years ago

    As an Indians fan who was slightly sickened to be tenuously linked with Hudson yesterday can I just say, go for Lopez instead, cheaper, more versatile and BETTER!!! Just a few Million and we could be in with a shout.

  10. If the Mariners sign Baldelli after already getting Byrns. This is more evidence that the M’s are still in the hunt for a trade of another SP. And M. Saunders is most likely part of that deal. A. Harrang has been talked about allot in regards to the M’s..

  11. WokingIndians 6 years ago

    I’m certainly not advocating Jackson as a CY candidate yet but as 3rd in the rotation he’s going to have a lot more favorable pitching match ups than the other candidates will as undoubted staff aces. Going up against Kyle Lohse rather than Wainwright or Carpenter for instance could help him add 4 or 5 more wins than you might expect but 20? Not for me. 15/16 maybe.

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