Odds & Ends: Lowell, Paulino, Cardinals, Nationals

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Triteon
5 years 4 months ago

It was only last November that team president Bill DeWitt III reminded a Webster University gathering of the challenges posed by concentrating a high percentage of payroll in a select few players. The Cardinals hold to that belief but recognize the need to retain a high-profile roster, most notably Pujols.

Can we finally drop the speculation that the Cards cannot afford Pujols?

BIGPELF
5 years 4 months ago

im pretty sure pujols says to the cards that he want holliday back for him to stay so hes going to sign for wath the cards can afford if not the cards will still have holliday,they will trade pujols for prospects and thats all

jwredsox
5 years 4 months ago

If the Cards trade Pujols there will be rioting in the streets.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 4 months ago

If the Cardinals can’t up their payroll while they are drawing over 3mil+, then they are doing something seriously wrong. I mean seriously.

Why would the Mets call up Ike Davis? Why risk the Super 2 status when they aren’t going anywhere this year? Some extra development time isn’t going to hurt him anyway.

Guest
5 years 4 months ago

I think I’m ok in the minors right now, my time will come.

5 years 4 months ago

Hahaha. Awesome. Also, I think the Mets bring him up this year. This is just one of those situations where you know your starters are going to fail, but you let them play and fail anyways before bringing up a prospect. Just to make sure, I guess.

andrewyf
5 years 4 months ago

Wait, they’ll give Ike Davis a chance to develop, but will ruin Jennry Mejia by putting him in the bullpen?

The Mets continue to outdo themselves.

BIGPELF
5 years 4 months ago

haah minaya its stupid the only thing he have done its trade for santana without giving any future star and we cant give him alot of credit for signing beltran,delgado,bay,pedro martinez and all that people because the team have a lot of money to spend but the things we can give him credit its barajas , kiko for a million

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 4 months ago

Well, I didn’t say they were smart, or even doing the right thing. But hey, this is the Mets were talking about. Roster management is not their forte, and since they keep the same people around, the ownership doesn’t seem to care about what is done with the roster either.

AnnvilleHammer
5 years 4 months ago

Was the first thing I thought when I read that.

mastermo
5 years 4 months ago

i am happy the mets arent bringing up davis they should do the same with mejia and let him develop into a starter or it will be joba chamberlien all over again.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 4 months ago

Forgot to respond to the comment on Ronny Paulino. The Pirates have this thing going under Neil Huntington where they get angry, publicly, with a particular player, then trade them for nothing. It’s an odd way to operate-I mean, they did get rid of players they should have gotten rid of, but perhaps if they didn’t act so eager to banish them, they’d get a little something for them. I’m talking about Paulino, Gorzelany, Grabow, and Snell. They got salary relief. That’s it. Not too smart in my opinion, since they already don’t pay anyone anything.

arthur3
5 years 4 months ago

Ronnie Paulino could be true superstar if his heart matched his abilities. While in Pittsburgh, his lack of effort and apparent motivation were always in the forefront…. he just did not seem to care about being a major league baseball player. I think that the trade that the Huntington made to rid this team of this cancer with the Phillies for Jason Jaramillo was an excellent one. That Florida was able to acquire him for an “A” prospect speaks volumes of his perceived decline. It would have been nice to see him block the plate or run the bases every so often in Pittsburgh, but maybe Florida will be able to motivate him where the Pirates and Phillies could not.

bigpat
5 years 4 months ago

Jeff Franceour is looking pretty good for the Mets so far. I bet that’s driving the stat heads insane, haha.

BentoBox
5 years 4 months ago

They’ll most likely point out his .400 BABIP right now.

Yankees10
5 years 4 months ago

Bonds is an idiot.

Suzysman
5 years 4 months ago

Why?

His not retiring could have something to do with pension. It could have something to do with the HOF. Could have something to do with advertising. Could have something to do with pride.Could have something to do with an unknown promise made. Could have something to do with his Kids…

We have no clue, which means you have no clue if you would be doing the exact same thing in his current situation. The only things we know is that he is still fit, he hasnt retired and he said he doesnt know if he would play if asked.

Yankees10
5 years 4 months ago

He is still an idiot.

5 years 4 months ago

you have to hand it to bonds though, he is playing by his own rules

Yankees10
5 years 4 months ago

Sure I guess, but it doesnt take a rocket scientist to know he wont ever get signed. You know what, forget announcing a retirement, he should announce that he did roids.

Suzysman
5 years 4 months ago

“Sure I guess, but it doesnt take a rocket scientist to know he wont ever get signed.”

Which brings us back to our having absolutely no idea why he hasnt retired.

I mean the man apparently said “unsure if he’d play”, meaning something else is likely behind his not retiring meaning you are probably putting someone down for thinking something he isnt even thinking.

“You know what, forget announcing a retirement, he should announce that he did roids.”

But we now know why you are doing it…

ellisburks
5 years 4 months ago

I would also like to say that I have not retired either.

Fever Pitch Guy
5 years 4 months ago

The Red Sox let go one of the two guys currently tied for the ML lead in homeruns.

5 years 4 months ago

4? one week into the season

Suzysman
5 years 4 months ago

Two words – Chris Shelton

9 HR in first 13 games of the 06 season. You couldnt turn on ESPN without seeing his picture, usually next to someone like Darryl Strawberry or even, gasp, Babe Ruth. Spent August of that year in AAA, didnt see the majors in 07 before being released and has since played 50 games where he hit all of 2…

Fever Pitch Guy
5 years 4 months ago

One of the guys currently tied for the ML lead in homeruns was let go by the Red Sox last winter.

Fever Pitch Guy
5 years 4 months ago

Do all the Red Sox fans realize who is tied with Vernon Wells for the ML lead in homeruns?

bomberj11
5 years 4 months ago

Yes, but if he ends up hitting 40+ homeruns like league leaders usually do, which he won’t, we would all be amazed. All I’m saying is we’re one week into the season, he’s not gonna keep up this pace.

Suzysman
5 years 4 months ago

Oh, so that was posted after todays games and is referring to Alex Gonzalez? LoL!

Yeah, he’s a sure thing to be the lead leader in HR with what, his whole 114 over 11 years.

bomberj11
5 years 4 months ago

Retire already Barry, your just embarrassing yourself thinking you can still play.

Luke Adams
5 years 4 months ago

Nats are replacing Mock in the rotation with Scott Olsen.

Luke Adams
5 years 4 months ago

Yeah, as far as I can tell, this move just allows them to put off that roster decision until Thursday, when Olsen will start.

Luke Adams
5 years 4 months ago

Well, if Mock was going to get sent down for Olsen on Thursday anyway, it makes sense to hang on to a reliever who might pitch than a starter who won’t.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 4 months ago

Yeah, I said they were players they needed to get rid of, but the fact that they are playing on other major league teams should tell you that they had some value. So they aren’t world beaters. The 24th and 25th man on the roster has some value. The 11th or 12th pitcher on the staff has some value. I still think there are better ways to move players out. “We hate you! We don’t want to pay you anymore! Just take him! Anyone!” isn’t a good way to dispose of unwanted organizational property.

WizardImp
5 years 4 months ago

(Sigh) Paulino was traded for Jason Jaramillo – who IMO is a BETTER PLAYER. Including Snell in the Jack Wilson trade helped net 3 young pitchers all with some upside. Thye got 3 solid prospects for Gorzellany and Grabow. They didn’t get rid of any of those players for nothing. And please link to a quote from the Pirates organization about any of those players that was “angry, publicly”?

5 years 4 months ago

metsville, your comments are usually better than this, this one, however, required no brainpower or effort. You are the weakest link… goodbye

Vmmercan
5 years 4 months ago

Really? You mocked him for his lack of creativity and then you quoted an out of date, cliche, over-quoted game show host? Nice.

5 years 4 months ago

and it takes me explaining it to you for you to get it… thats the point