Odds & Ends: Stanton, Hechavarria, Cordero, Haeger

Monday night links..

  • The Marlins won't rush prospect Mike Stanton to the majors, writes Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.
  • Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos says that the club is hoping to make an announcement in the next day or two, tweets Shi Davidi of The Canadian Press.  However, Anthopoulos wouldn't confirm that the announcement could have to do with the signing of Adeiny Hechavarria.  Last week, Hechavarria's visa was approved, opening the door for him to take his physical.
  • ESPN.com's Rob Neyer believes that Chad Cordero could be a "useful" major leaguer again.  The 28-year-old has been out of MLB for nearly two years and is attempting to mount a comeback with the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate.
  • Charlie Haeger went through a long journey before becoming a member of the Dodgers' rotation, writes MLB.com's Ken Gurnick.


16 Responses to Odds & Ends: Stanton, Hechavarria, Cordero, Haeger Leave a Reply

  1. BIGPELF 5 years ago

    besides me
    anyone here thinks that chapman and hechevarria are going to be big time busts???????

    • Chapman is a lefty that consistently breaks 100mph. At worst he becomes a helluva set-up man that makes batters fear for their lives due to having no control.

      At best, he becomes the next Ron Guidry. Or more, who knows?

    • Yankees10 5 years ago

      I dont know much about Hechavarria, but Chapman wont be a bust in my opinion.

    • Rich_in_NJ 5 years ago

      Why? How much have you seen of either of them?

  2. As for Cordero, I can see him being a serviceable reliever again.

  3. bobbybaseball 5 years ago

    Cordero? Only if he goes back on the juice…

    • Bravoboy10 5 years ago

      Just out of curiosity what inclines you to think he was on steroids? He’s not a big guy and didn’t over power guys when he was shutting people down for a few years.

      • bobbybaseball 5 years ago

        Actually I have no reason to think that, was just thinking that afetr being away from the game so long he could something to boost him up. But just because someone isn’t big doesn’t eman they didn’t use the stuff. The guys that ballooned up like Sammy, McGwire and Bonds worked out like fiends and took steroids. If you simply take them and don’t lift weights, you may not get that big. Lots of pitchers used so that their arm would recovery a lot quicker. But yeah, a significant drop in velocity is usually a tell-tale sign.

  4. BIGPELF 5 years ago

    because baseball years ago was steroids guy vs steroids guys.

    for example
    Barry Bonds(roids)vs kawakami(no roids)

    Barry Bonds would bomb him every time

    BUT!!!!
    Barry Bond(roids)vs curt shilling(roids)

    Its an even match up

  5. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

    It would be a nice story if Cordero did make it back. He was on the top of the world, has the worst kind of shoulder surgery a pitcher can get, works his way back for two years, and finally appears on a ML mound. Yeah, I’m rooting for Chad.

  6. Fangaffes 5 years ago

    Mike Stanton? Isn’t 57 a little old to be considered a prospect? 😉

  7. alxn 5 years ago

    It would probably make sense for the Marlins to leave Stanton in the minors all year and give him a chance to make the MLB in early 2011.

    • Are you serious? That will not happen. June 1st is coming and thats when he will get called up.

      • alxn 5 years ago

        Who are they going to bench? It is hard to imagine a rookie Stanton outperforming any of the current Marlins starters. There’s no reason for the Marlins to rush him when he doesn’t even have a spot on the current team.

  8. oscarrobles 5 years ago

    The only bust on this page is Haeger.

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