Odds & Ends: Smoltz, Pedro, Cardinals, Percival

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  1. bannister19 5 years ago

    Soria has been having shoulder problems (along with every other Royal), pitching from the pen. He’s not made to be a starter.

    • twenty1thirteen 5 years ago

      I don’t know why people can’t grasp this concept.

  2. aap212 5 years ago

    Ouch for DePo.

    • In other news, Jonah Hill grew six inches and lost 50 pounds? He’s the complete opposite of a match for DePodesta. At least Demetri looked the part.

  3. Guest 5 years ago

    The one thing that makes a team succeed is when they lock up their young players. Also when they lock up their already good players.

    Even though Beckett and Martinez are free agents after this season and the Sox want to lock them up, Bucholz, Bard, and Ellsbury should be locked up assuming Papi and Lowell walk or are traded after this season.

    Bucholz 4/18MM
    Bard 3/7MM
    Ellsbury 4/25

    They could pull those contracts off next off-season assuming the 3 have solid seasons. The Sox will shed 25.5MM after Lowell and Papi walk.

    As for Beckett, they will have the money for him and most certainly Bucholz and Bard.

    The only question is Victor Martinez. I think if they could acquire Ryan Doumit or some one like mid-season he could spell Martinez if he walks.

    I just think that the Sox will be able to lock Bucholz, Ellsbury, Beckett, and Bard up and still have a bit of money for Martinez. We’ll see.

  4. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

    What? The Cardinals need right handed relief help? They gave a whole bunch of their right handed relief pitchers away to various organizations last season. Maybe they should have kept a few.

    • Ferrariman 5 years ago

      That mark derosa trade still burns. But the draft picks will be worth it.

      Man I hope Jason motte figured out his offspeed stuff..he tore it up in the minors in 08.

      • stl_cards16 5 years ago

        RIght handed relief prospects are a dime a dozen…Why wouldn’t you trade them away if you think you have a chance at a World Series? None of them would have key roles in the bullpen this year anyway! The bullpen will be fine…It’s basically the same as last year and they were pretty solid! No reason to think they can’t do the same again

        • Triteon 5 years ago

          I don’t know…I do agree with part of what you’re saying, but trading Chris Perez wasn’t a great decision.

        • Ferrariman 5 years ago

          I got this weird gut feeling that the derosa and holliday trades are going to end up like the. Dan haren trade for mulder

          That one still burns to think about.

          • stl_cards16 5 years ago

            Theres that risk anytime you trade away prospects…but I really can’t see anything close to Haren in anyone we have traded! But if Holliday ends up anything like Mulder did in St. Louis, that would be BAD! But I don’t think that will happen. I think we will be satisfied with Holliday for years to come

          • Ricky Bones 5 years ago

            And the only reason that Haren trade looks so bad is because Mulder broke down. At the time, there was no arguing w/ it. Mulder was a premiere pitcher & Haren looked promising but was still unproven.

            I’ve never understood why the critics have been so high on Chris Perez. The guy has two pitches: hard & straight, harder & straighter.

          • Triteon 5 years ago

            Absolutely right on Mulder. And going 16-8 in 2005 was just as good as his averages in Oakland. Perez looked like the best homegrown closer since Worrell, who also had two pitches early in his career.

  5. bleedDODGERblue 5 years ago

    Pedro to LA please

  6. Unless DePodesta was much fatter, shorter, and dumber during his tenure with the A’s than I remember, this is a very poor casting.

    • vtadave 5 years ago

      Very odd indeed. What’s next, that Napoleon Dynamite guy as Jeremy Brown and Manute Bol as Joe Blanton?

      • Ricky Bones 5 years ago

        That whole crew that Jonah Hill runs with – I’ve never found them funny & don’t get the lowest common denominator humour.

  7. rios51 5 years ago

    has anyone noticed how terrible the cubs team is?

  8. Guest 5 years ago

    The only person who could play Billy Beane, is…

    Billy Beane!

  9. Ricky Bones 5 years ago

    Billy Beane should be played by Billy Bean.

  10. Ricky Bones 5 years ago

    I’d actually be curious to see what this Johan Hill has to offer.

  11. julian1000 5 years ago

    BAH! Demetri Martin looks SO much more like DePodesta! Unless Jonah Hill knocks off more than a few pounds, I don`t see it working

  12. julian1000 5 years ago

    BAH! Demetri Martin looks SO much more like DePodesta! Unless Jonah Hill knocks off more than a few pounds, I don`t see it working

  13. JohnLucarelli 5 years ago

    Looking like DePodesta doesn’t overshadow the fact that Martin has less personality and acting skills than my half empty Vitamin Water here.

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