Odds & Ends: Rule 5, Jones, Hechevarria, Brewers

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  1. switchhitingjesus 5 years ago

    Jacque Jones could be a quality bench bat for Minnesota late in the year.

    • 0vercast 5 years ago

      I’m all for it if he can still play OF. Surprisingly, he played some late inning CF during those exhib games with the Cards and honestly didn’t look like to much of a liability, especially in small doses. The Twins don’t really have a backup speedy outfielder, aside from maybe Revere, who’s still pretty green and starting the season in AAA. Aside from the closer situation, this is the biggest question mark for the Twins going into opening day.

  2. Guest 5 years ago

    John Manuel has no idea what he is talking about. Zack Kroenke was optioned as was Edgar Osuna and Ben Snyder. So why not add Osuna and Snyder? Second of all, Hector Ambriz is still with the Indians.

    And he said Carlos Monasterios is “unlikely to stick”? That doesn’t make any sense because you never know what you will get with a Rule 5 pick.

    • damnitsderek 5 years ago

      Osuna and Snyder weren’t included because they were outrighted off their team’s respective 40-man rosters. Kroenke’s situation is actually the only incident that I can think of where a Rule 5 pick cleared waivers and was optioned rather than outrighted. Ambriz should have been included though, it seems likely Cleveland will just let him toil on the DL and give him an audition in September.

      Also, I believe the only reason Manuel listed Monasterios as “unlikely to stick” is because he had only had moderate success in the low levels of the minor leagues. More often than not, it seems that the guys who have had decent success at mostly AA and AAA stick as picks, although there are obvious exceptions to that logic (paging Mr. Soria).

  3. Yankees10 5 years ago

    Cust is a DH anyway.

  4. Guest 5 years ago

    “Anyone still saying the Mets should have gotten Cust instead of Bay?”

    That’s one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard.

  5. Yankees10 5 years ago

    No. What I am saying is he should have been a DH full time anyway and not be included in the list of OFs. Bottom line is he should have made the team.

  6. 0vercast 5 years ago

    He’s a “professional hitter” like Matt Stairs is sometimes referred to.

    Pretty solid bat IMO. He’ll find a home.

  7. Yankees10 5 years ago

    In your opinion I guess.

  8. Zack23 5 years ago

    When you get to see Bay’s defense in LF I guess you’ll be saying your team spent 66m on someone who’s not a REAL baseball player.

  9. Guest 5 years ago

    Dont know how accuarate this is but from I can see, Cust played almost 200 games in the OF since 2007.

  10. Alldaybaseball 5 years ago

    I guess he’s saying Cust would have been so much cheaper and they should’ve used the Bay money on pitching and other positions in need. Blalock to the Mets make any sense?

  11. Zack23 5 years ago

    Lol great logic. He may suck at defense, but atleast he’s out there.

  12. Zack23 5 years ago

    I dont get how you can define who is a ‘real’ baseball player and who is not.
    A baseball player is a baseball player, sure some are more valuable than others- but whether you’re a SS, CF, LOOGY, bench player, whatever, you are a baseball player.

  13. Guest 5 years ago

    you’re a clown, DH’s shouldn’t be considered baseball players for following the rules of the league? also, last time i checked, players don’t write themselves into line-ups as DHs’s.

  14. Guest 5 years ago

    in YOUR opinion. some people don’t enjoy watching 1 easy out in a line-up of just 9. some people don’t like watching pitcher’s get hurt trying to bat – something they’re not paid to do.

    just because a DH isn’t a “real baseball” player in your opinion, it doesn’t mean you’re right.

  15. Guest 5 years ago

    you’re a clown for trying to bait people into a stupid, pointless argument. there’s better websites for that.

  16. Guest 5 years ago

    ronald? that one went over my head

    and don’t worry, i didn’t have to reduce myself

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