Odds & Ends: Ortiz, Brewers, Salcedo, Miller

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  1. Guest 5 years ago

    If in fact the Marlins do trade Andrew Miller, they need either bullpen or rotation help.

    • jdub220 5 years ago

      I’d like the Dbacks take a look at him, but I’m not sure what they’d want. We’re shallow in the rotation, but maybe they’d want a power bullpen arm? Esmerling Vasquez? This is probably not enough, though.

      I’m not good with making up trades.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        If only Daniel Schlereth was still a D-Back, the Marlins would certainly want him.

  2. jb1996 5 years ago

    Dana Eveland might be better in Arizona. I’m not sure if he would be good in Seattle. He might do good in Toronto. Maybe even a starter

  3. Guest 5 years ago

    I think Mat Gamel should be the starting 3rd baseman over Casey McGhee.

    • Jason_F 5 years ago

      For all of the hype surrounding Gamel, he really hasn’t put it together at the upper levels (AAA and in Milwaukee). I realize it has been a small sample size with the big club, but why would you go with him when McGehee had a fine rookie season at the plate? His UZR wasn’t great, but that was a far too small sample size to judge him by. Not to mention, Gamel has had a grand total of 1 at bat this spring and can’t stay healthy. Sure, there’s a chance that McGehee played above his head last year, but why wouldn’t you at least see if he can keep it up? Especially since Gamel is far from a sure thing right now.

    • R_y_a_n 5 years ago

      Gotta disagree. Gamel hasn’t proven anything and isn’t really to pretty to watch over at 3B, while McGhee put together a nice season – unless McGhee falters, the job should be his. Another player shouldn’t receive it simply based on hype.

  4. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    I’d like to see Andrew Miller on the Pirates. He seems like the kind of reclamation project Huntington would want, and could take over a rotation spot if Duke/Maholm are traded.

    • bigpat 5 years ago

      That’s what I was thinking but I’m kind getting tired of acquiring these types until I see a few of them plan out. There’s already enough failed prospects on this team, and I’d hate to trade a valuable chip for a guy who can’t crack it somewhere where young talent blossoms every season.

      • Ian_Smell 5 years ago

        Yeah, I don’t know, just a thought. If everyone progresses as they should, then the Pirates won’t be so dependent on acquiring hit or miss guys like Miller. Hopefully that progression occurs sooner rather than later.

  5. I would LOVE to trade Andrew Miller! Trade him for mid-level prospects and then use the money that we would normally use to pay him to sign Jarrod Washburn to a 1-year deal so we can get a somewhat stable veteran in our rotation.

  6. Rich G 5 years ago

    David Ortiz will hit 54 home runs this year. No but seriously, he lost like 30-40 pounds. Wonder if he’ll be able to carry his second half season of last year into this first half. I’ll say he’ll hit 40 or so bombs if he is able to.

    • jwsox 5 years ago

      Doubtful, Ortiz got caught on peds(even though he was very clear about not using and how he feels about the type that do use, hypocrite) and dropped off, I Doubt he hits even close to 40, my guess is he hits like 20 ish then is traded at the dead line.

      • jwsox 5 years ago

        In fact we can almost prove he wont hit 40 because He, V-mart, Kevin Youlk, Beltre, Bill Hall, Lowell, and Veritek will all be rotation around the DH position

        • RahZid 5 years ago

          agreed that he won’t hit 40 because he won’t get enough AB’s. That being said his decline last season was not a sudden thing. Ever since he injured his wrist his power has dropped and his bat has slowed. Even in the second half last season he couldn’t hit good pitching, or just about anything off speed that wasn’t a mistake.

          As for the idea that he would be traded mid-season, that’s absolutely absurd. He doesn’t want to go anywhere and he has 10-5 no trade protection.

  7. Vmmercan 5 years ago

    So if he’s able to hit 20 or so homeruns in the first half like he did in the second half last year, you think he could hit 40 or so on the season?

    That’s deep.

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