Odds & Ends: Rangers, Wang, Indians

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  1. R_y_a_n 5 years ago

    If Jermaine Dye is still willing to try 1B, he actually might not be a terrible idea for the Rangers as a platoon for Chris Davis.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      If the Rangers want a platoon, Why not bring Justin Smoak up? Save some money and give the kid a chance.

      • R_y_a_n 5 years ago

        I think for a talent like Smoak, he shouldn’t be rushed. He didn’t perform to well in AAA (.723 OPS) and giving him a full-year there would probably help.

        • Guest 5 years ago

          He will be in the bigs the same time Matt Weiters came last season. Early June.

          • R_y_a_n 5 years ago

            Let’s say he completely tanks in AAA (or continues to perform at a mid .700 OPS – the Rangers won’t call him up for the heck of it. Let Dye play some games at DH if they do call Smoak up, it really is a fit that makes sense.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            Lets say he has an .880 OPS? Lets say he leads the minors in average? Let’s say his ISO is incredible? And yeah, What if his OPS is .700?

            We don’t know what will happen with Smoak. But can’t we be optimistic? I would muich rather see Justin Smoak at first than Chris Davis and his 200 K’s.

            Back to Dye, I do think that Dye would be a fantastic fit. Especially with his veteran presence. But the Rangers are going to have to spend more money on Dye than they are paying Smoak. And they would need to convince Dye that his primary position is backing up Guerrero, the OF, and platooning with Davis. I don’t know if Dye will be okay with that but it’s worth a try right?

          • R_y_a_n 5 years ago

            Why are we even debating Smoak if you think Dye would be a good fit? I’m basing what I think not of pessimism, but off of his previous performance in AAA (even if it wasn’t the greatest sample size).

            Offer Dye a contract 1 yr/3 mil with incentives based on ABs and tell him he’ll be a platoon who will get some starts at DH, the OF and mostly at 1B. If he takes the deal, it really won’t hurt the team.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            because I think Smoak is ready to make an impact this year.

          • R_y_a_n 5 years ago

            I’m not saying that he won’t, I was saying it was just one of many reasons why Dye could be a fit.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            You bet. Gotcha.

  2. The contributor to this blog entry said Orlando Cabrera’s name might not come to mind when you think October baseball… perhaps he should watch the 2004 Red Sox W.S. Dvd

    • Suzysman 5 years ago

      One good series in a 13 year career does not make him one of the first names you think of when it comes to postseason.

  3. Miles won a world series with the Cardinals in 2006.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      and Cabrera has been in the Post season for like the past 6 seasons.

      • quintjs 5 years ago

        And Eric Hinske has been in the last 3 world series, winning 2 of them, not exactly someone I would run out to sign.

        Cabrera has playoff experience, but is hardly someone I would sign to win in the playoffs.

        The problem is the Reds signing players because of playoff experience, because with Miles and Cabrera, there really isn’t any other reason to sign them.

        Joe the Fake One – you are right about 2004, but that is the only time Cabrera has been good in the playoffs, which is why the comment stands, you don’t think of him in playoff baseball because he doesn’t do anything.

        • Holy_Roman_Emperor 5 years ago

          Jason Marquis has been on a playoff team every year since 2000……………… Do you want him????……..(for 15 million dollars, that is???)

          Relative to cost, I think paying Miles 5 million to hit .200 off the bench was Hendry’s cake-icing.

  4. osfan3000 5 years ago

    Lets Go O’s! Lets Go Nats! Lets go O’s! Lets go Nats!

  5. yanksallday 5 years ago

    hmmm i can see a trade to the yankees sometime between the trade deadline and now. yanks should offer melancon, igawa, or brackmen since they need pitching. sizemore would be a huge improvment to the defense along with his bat. put sizemore in center and slide grandy to left makes for an awsome left side of the out field. love to see this trade playout soon.

    • PRKnight 5 years ago

      That would be awesome trade to do. Our farm system would be depleted a little but the holes we would have to fill in the future is catcher(Montero) and pitchers(Hughes, Joba, and a free agent). So we wouldnt have much to lose and alot to gain with trading for Grady, and with these guys under contract for some time we can rebuild the farm. Lets hope something like this happens.

      • mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

        Just sop it now. You already have everyone-do you have to have Grady too? You do know he is the only star caliber player the Indians have. Give us Hughes, Chamberlain, Cano and Montero. And yanksallday, you all don’t want Melancon, Igawa, or Brackman. Why would the Indians?

        So no. You all can’t have Grady.

  6. Holy_Roman_Emperor 5 years ago

    Fun Trivia Question:

    Who are the only 2 players to have more than 300+ career homeruns, and yet have never posted a 30HR season???…………..

    Harold Baines and Al Kaline.

  7. PRKnight 5 years ago

    Man i wish the yanks would pursue Grady. He has all the intangibles to play for us especially it begin center. We could move granderson to left this year and then god willing if we were to get crawford, move granderson to right. Then we either trade Swisher or figure out our DH situation.

  8. The Yankees have the money to pay Sizemore but not the farm system to acquire him. The Red Sox have a better shot. A trade isn’t going to happen until the break of 2012 anyway (if at all).

  9. Ferrariman 5 years ago

    reasons why sizemore won’t be traded to the yankees

    1- he would require atleast 2 top prospects while the yankees really only have 1 (montero)

    2- the indians have no use for montero because they already have carlos santana

    3- they need pitching depth and unless joba/hughes is included, a deal isn’t gonna get done

    4- if the yankees weren’t willing to offer joba/huges for halladay, why for sizemore?

    5- their top pitching prospect ( and i use the word top very loosely) is McCallister, who doesn’t impress (opinion).

    6- they have brett gardner who seems like a faster verzion of sizemore but with less pop.

  10. Suzysman 5 years ago

    “Reds GM Walt Jocketty said that the duo’s playoff experience was a factor in their acquisition”

    Today’s word of the day – Delusional.

  11. Ricky 5 years ago

    You know u suck when Dave Duncan can’t fix u – Wang is done

  12. Guest 5 years ago

    Because The Indians have no pitching and Grady Sizemore can net them some top prospects. I say he gets traded to the Yankees.

  13. carterw23 5 years ago

    If Grady left Cleveland, a whole mess of Cleveland fans would be gone. They’re already pissed about losing Victor and Cliff, money sense or no. That would very easily be the last straw for at least 25% of your average attendance there, and they’re already in the bottom third of attendance for the league.

  14. fitz 5 years ago

    good one!

  15. Guest 5 years ago

    If I thought he would be traded to the Red Sox fitz, don’t worry I would have said so. The Red Sox are set for a while with their young minor league talent. The Yankees could move Grandy to left and Size in center.

  16. R_y_a_n 5 years ago

    It really isn’t out of the question if Sizemore is indeed on the block, but I agree it isn’t like there wouldn’t be a ton of other teams after Sizemore.

  17. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

    They can’t be in too big of a hurry to trade Sizemore. It seems to me the Indians should keep this youngish veteran to build around for now. Worry about extending him when the contract is closer to being up.

  18. R_y_a_n 5 years ago

    Which is why I said if Sizemore is on the block, I think he stays in Cleveland for at least this season.

  19. BentoBox 5 years ago

    Austin Jackson was traded to the Tigers for Granderson.

  20. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

    Austin Jackson is now a proud member of the Detroit Tigers.

    Grady Sizemore is the only Indian fans will actually come out to see. If he goes, the attendance drops under a million. Grady also has a weird contract situation-the last year of the contract goes away and he becomes a free agent if he’s traded. They may be able to fleece a desperate GM. That’s not how Brian Cashman operates.

  21. Ferrariman 5 years ago

    isn’t Austin Jackson a pretty highly touted prospect for the yanks?

    cool, shows how much you know. Ajax was the centerpiece in the granderson 3way trade.

    Should the Indians wait as long as they can and end up with a poor return like in the Lee

    the indians were coming off a .500 season which means they had a chance to compete. You dont trade the cornerstone of your rotation when your in contention. Now when they dropped Sabathia, thats a different story because the brewers essentially gave 2 HUGE blue chip prospects for a guy they know wouldn’t stick around. Thats just sheer luck they found a GM desperate enough to do something like that.

    what about something like Montero/Jackson/Chamberlain + a high upside/low level prospect?

    they didn’t even offer that much for roy halladay, i kind of find it laughable that they would give their farm for sizemore when they wouldn’t do it for the best pitcher in the game (currently).

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