Rosenthal’s Full Count Video: Lowell, D’Backs

FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal has a new Full Count video up, so let's dive in…

  • If the Red Sox decide to give Mike Lowell more at-bats at the expense of David Ortiz, don't be surprised if it happens soon. Just six of their next 26 games are on the road, and Lowell is a .303/.361/.513 career hitter at Fenway. Yesterday we heard that the Sox would probably release Ortiz before keeping him on the bench.
  • Should the Orioles decide to part ways with manager Dave Trembley, Rosenthal calls Greg Maddux an outside the box replacement candidate. Andy MacPhail has long admired Maddux's baseball smarts, and thinks he could succeed in any role. Keep in mind that the 355 game winner is currently working for Cubs GM Jim Hendry, and his only tie to the O's is MacPhail, his former GM with Chicago.
  • The Diamondbacks' rotation depth remains an issue, but they have minimal interest in Jarrod Washburn. They only have so much money to spend, and Washburn is coming off knee surgery and hasn't been through Spring Training. Arizona believes they're better off waiting until other teams fall out of the race and the trade market begins to develop.
  • The concern in Atlanta is about Bobby Cox's bullpen management. The 38-year-old Billy Wagner and 40-year-old Takashi Saito have been worked hard in the early going.


7 Responses to Rosenthal’s Full Count Video: Lowell, D’Backs Leave a Reply

  1. Stay the hell away from Maddux, MacFAIL.

  2. bobbybaseball 5 years ago

    What do you mean that Maddux is enjoying retirement? He works for the Cubs as an official assistant to Jim Hendry, in case you didn’t know.

    • Maddux is getting to try out several hats this season and see if he likes one over the others. The Cubs have had him both scouting and coaching at spring training, and will have him work in the front office at times this season as well as spend one week with each minor league team coaching the pitchers.

  3. No way the Braves make it through the season w/o trading for bullpen help. Wags is on his last legs.

  4. djcubsice 5 years ago

    This is the way I see the Maddux work hisoty working out. Once Lou steps down, Ryne Sandberg will be named manager (and start a uoyth movement of the kids he’s been managing in the minors) and he names Maddux as his pitching coach. one Ryno’s time comes to an end Maddux will be the next skipper.Thoughts?

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