Odds & Ends: Zobrist, Pierzynski, Lowe, Padres

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5 years 3 months ago

Why would the Red Sox want a C in the first place? Unless for next year they plan to not resign Beltre, move Youk to 3B, and resign V-Mart for 1B?

Ferrariman
5 years 3 months ago

just curious…do you know how many people have stolen bases on victor martinez.

here’s a hint: the rangers broke their single game record of stolen bases.

BoSoXaddict
5 years 3 months ago

You had it right except their more likely to move V-Mart to DH and get a new 1st baseman, with A.Gonz their ovbvious 1st choice.

NYBravosFan10
5 years 3 months ago

I’ve about had it with this stuff about Derek Lowe not being good. He’s one of only a couple pitchers at the moment with at least 3 wins and the reason he doesn’t have 4 is because his last game was against Roy Halladay. He also won 15 last year. Granted his ERA is a little higher than we would like but still. Please don’t compare him to that waste of time, space, and money Oliver Perez

NYBravosFan10
5 years 3 months ago

take out the Halladay/Lowe part. My mistake. I still have a point though.

Spirit of '69
5 years 3 months ago

Typical Joel (Yankee shill) Sherman stupidity. Lowe was expensive but Mets could’ve afforded him and he’s far better than anything they have behind Santana, with whom he’d have made a good 1-2. The whole world knows that Oliver Perez sucks. He’s less than a waste of space, he’s a black hole.

Just_MLB
5 years 3 months ago

are u really being objective?

in 2009,
10 of those 15 wins came in games where he had more than 6 runs of support…His ERA was over 5 in August…over 6 in September…

in 2010,
he has had 3 wins…in those 3 wins, the braves scored 16, 7, and 9 runs…
his 2010 ERA is currently over 5…if u put him on the mets, he is 0-4 with an ERA over 5 and fans screaming at Omar for signing an injury prone 36 year old to a 4/60 million contract, giving up a draft pick…passing up a younger internal option that was cheaper and had more upside ( this is the looking glass of a met fan )

in 2010, ollie is 0-3…in those 3 losses…he gave up 4,1,and 2 ER…had the mets given him 16,7,9 runs…ollie is 3-0 with a 3.71 ERA..

the mets signed ollie perez for 3 year/36 mil…the braves ( w/ a much lower budget ) signed lowe for 4/60 mil ( almost double what the mets owe perez )

right now, the braves currently owe lowe 45 mil ( 2010-15 mil, 2011-15 mil, 2012-15 mil )
the mets owe perez 24 mil ( 2010-12 mil, 2011-12 mil )…

lowe will be 39 in his contract year…
perez will be 29 in his contract year..

the mets will be freeing up 36.6 mil off their books when beltran, castillo and perez become free agents in 2011 offseason..

if u cant understand how fundamentally worse the braves are with derek lowe than the mets are with Oliver Perez, u are not looking at this objectively.

yes, please dont compare the 2…smh

Ferrariman
5 years 3 months ago

maybe the redsox can trade the tigers for gerald laird, the guy who should have won the gold glove last year.

j6takish
5 years 3 months ago

Gold Gloves are a popularity contest. It was decided before the season even started that Joe Mauer was going to win that award. Jeter winning a Gold Glove over guys like Jack Wilson and John Macdonald erased any last shred of credibility that award had

AmericanMovieFan
5 years 3 months ago

I wonder what Santana thinks of his choice to accept the trade now that the Twins look like they could be regular contenders and the Mets have no end in sight for their miseries. Was $23MM a year worth it? Or would he have been happy with a contract for $18MM a year and the chance to win?

Yankees420
5 years 3 months ago

Would the Twins really have the same chance to win if they were paying Johan 18MM per year? Would they have been able to afford Mauer in that case? And even if they would’ve been able to afford both Mauer and Johan, they would have approx. 41MM tied up in 2 players, that doesn’t really work if their payroll limit is 100MM-110MM.

AmericanMovieFan
5 years 3 months ago

I agree from a financial standpoint, I’m just speaking from the perspective of Johan Santana and what I think he might be feeling now. There certainly was a time when the Twins would have locked Santana up and I don’t think he would’ve made it easy for them because at the time the Twins weren’t coming up like they are now and didn’t have the new stadium, so less revenue would’ve equaled more strained contract negotiations. Now granted, the owner of the Twins (I forget his name) is one of if not the richest owner in baseball, but he’s towed a hardline on budget.

5 years 3 months ago

…have you guys been watching any mets baseball this season? keep doubting them, i love being the underdog

AmericanMovieFan
5 years 3 months ago

I agree from a financial standpoint, I’m just speaking from the perspective of Johan Santana and what I think he might be feeling now. There certainly was a time when the Twins would have locked Santana up and I don’t think he would’ve made it easy for them because at the time the Twins weren’t coming up like they are now and didn’t have the new stadium, so less revenue would’ve equaled more strained contract negotiations. Now granted, the owner of the Twins (I forget his name) is one of if not the richest owner in baseball, but he’s towed a hardline on budget.

shockey12
5 years 3 months ago

1. Every scout says that Wallace is MLB ready at first base. The only reason he didn’t get there last year was because they were using him at third.

2.Wallace has never been valued for his glove anyway. The jays got him just because of his bat so I don’t think that having E5 throwing the ball over his head every game will hurt his developement as a hitter. He will always be an average to below average fielder wherever you put him.

deere5800
5 years 3 months ago

I’d keep Wallace in Las Vegas for a little while yet. It won’t hurt him to have him rake in AAA for another month or so and it may give Overbay enough time to get his numbers high enough so he can at least be traded for a pair of cleats. Right now I wouldn’t even trade an old jock for Overbay

deere5800
5 years 3 months ago

I’d keep Wallace in Las Vegas for a little while yet. It won’t hurt him to have him rake in AAA for another month or so and it may give Overbay enough time to get his numbers high enough so he can at least be traded for a pair of cleats. Right now I wouldn’t even trade an old jock for Overbay