Odds & Ends: Alvarez, Strasburg, Church, Rays

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25 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Alvarez, Strasburg, Church, Rays"


Ian_Smell
5 years 5 months ago

We’d love to have you back in the Burgh Doug!

danorage
5 years 5 months ago

Dodgers need to keep Doug! we have too many SS and 2ND basemen. Dewitt should play second and have Berrora play against lefties.

5 years 5 months ago

The Phillies actually owe Moyer 8 million due to incentives he hit last season for starts and innings pitched. He got bonuses last year and an increase in salary as a result. Talk about a sunk cost. That was why Moyer complained so vehemently when they removed him from the rotation. He could have ended up with much more owed. Way to go, Amaro.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Even if Kerry Wood was 100% healthy he still would get his option vested.

Patattack
5 years 5 months ago

What exactly are the terms to his option? Did he have to finish 55 games, or just appear in 55? Because if that’s the case, the option is already picked up.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

It was 55 games finished but injured or not the Indians weren’t going to let him finish 55 games.

Zack23
5 years 5 months ago

How did Jones shed the 4A label after 314 ABs? Lets give him a full season or two and see how he adjusts to pitchers adjusting to him.

Jumping to conclusions after a SSS, what else is new.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 5 months ago

He shed it because after hitting all of those home runs, even if he tanks this year, someone will give him another chance.

ryansiciliano
5 years 5 months ago

Kerry Wood is a merck. Talk about stealing money.

shockey12
5 years 5 months ago

If you really want to see a player stealing money you should see Vernon Wells

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Not so fast. He’s only been paid 1.5 million over the past two seasons. He still has a chance to live up to that contract. Is he going to? Not a chance. But he hasn’t completely “stole money” yet.

Oliver Perez on the other hand has not lived up to his contract at all.

Zack23
5 years 5 months ago

“$25.5M signing bonus ($8.5M payment each March 1, 2008-10)”

I think you missed that part in Vernon’s contract.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Oh. Well then I guess I did.

twins33
5 years 5 months ago

I really like Jones. I didn’t think the Twins gave him a fair shake while he was here. Obviously he wasn’t going to get first base, but I was hoping he could stick in LF. 2006 was mostly Lew Ford. Stewart didn’t play much due to injury, I believe. In 2007, I think we had Lew Ford, Jason Tyner and Kubel manning LF. I would have prefered Jones in LF and Kubel as DH. I don’t think we had a primary DH then, still a rotation of guys. Kubel wasn’t his normal self yet, but Jones/Kubel is better than Ford/Tyner/Kubel easily.

It’s a bad sign when guys like Lew Ford and Jason Tyner get more time than you and you sit in the minors though you’re clearly an upgrade over both. In four years, he only got 31 games in the majors. Shannon Stewart was there for half the time, but why not give him his chance for the other half? That’s why I don’t think he got a fair shake.

That being said, I think Jones is playing over his head so far. I don’t think he can keep that up for a full season. Unless, he’s just one of those guys that eventually emerges, it just takes awhile. Maybe he’s better in the NL too. I hope the best for him though, I do like him.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Neal Huntington knows himself it’s to push his service time clock back. Pedro Alvarez can hit lefties pretty well.

vtadave
5 years 5 months ago

Not really…

Last year in Double-A:

.267/.320/.394 vs. LHP
.303/.408/.620 vs. RHP

Plenty of room for improvement vs. same-side pitching.

bigpat
5 years 5 months ago

This may be a dumb question, but what does games finished actually mean? Does it mean saves, because there’s no way Wood gets 55 saves. Does it just mean how many games he pitches in the 9th inning?

twins33
5 years 5 months ago

I think it just means that he’s the last pitcher to pitch for the team. It doesn’t have to be a save situation.

galloway84
5 years 5 months ago

That is what the Rays get for not signing a guy like Kiko Calero. He is an efficient reliever that gets runners out. He signed for nothing with the Mets. Now, JP Howell’s injury comes back to hunt them if they falter early in the season.

galloway84
5 years 5 months ago

That is what the Rays get for not signing a guy like Kiko Calero. He is an efficient reliever that gets runners out. He signed for nothing with the Mets. Now, JP Howell’s injury comes back to hunt them if they falter early in the season.

chuckmossfield
5 years 5 months ago

I love Dirty Doug – He plays with great intensity & love of the game, his big problem is that he can’t stay healthy – he doesn’t have great luck making it through a whole season without any time on the DL

leviticus6688
5 years 5 months ago

I can’t imagine a more personal, graphic way to say that someone has aged.

rollinphillies
5 years 5 months ago

lol, I get a little heated when I think of players that are stealing money from teams. and he really does look that bad. hes scruffy and grey and can’t move. and makes as much money as cliff lee would have.

alphabet_soup5
5 years 5 months ago

Lol you should’ve kept your earlier comment, I cracked up pretty hard at reading it

twins33
5 years 5 months ago

I was thinking that too. Mientkiewicz and pinch hitter in the same sentence. It’s like an oxymoron. I love Doug, but he’s a glove guy.