Odds & Ends: Willis, Pierzynski, Mets, Miranda

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5 years 3 months ago

This makes sense, because the Yankees desperately need Lee after giving a billion dollars to another left-hander in the 2008 offseason…

aap212
5 years 3 months ago

Willis would fit right in with the Diamondbacks.

gigantes2425
5 years 3 months ago

yeah! that would be great news to the rest of the NL west.

OhioSox
5 years 3 months ago

Shocker that the Yanks would go after the top pitching FA

redsandyanksfan
5 years 3 months ago

I think if Brandon Webb was healthy he would no doubt be the top pitcher available,

vtadave
5 years 3 months ago

Right, and if Greg Maddux were in his prime, he’s fetch 10/300…

redsandyanksfan
5 years 3 months ago

Your sarcasim is horriable. If brandon Webb was healthy this year and last he would have been hands down the best pitcher in the FA this year,

MB923
5 years 3 months ago

Would it shock you if the Red Sox did that too? Considering they did do that this year with Lackey.

OhioSox
5 years 3 months ago

Not exactly, Boston tends to go after the weak pitching classes top pitcher.

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start_wearing_purple
5 years 3 months ago

Insert obligatory “yanks are ruining baseball, no they’re not, yes they are, no they aren’t” argument.

5 years 3 months ago

I love it when the Yanks sign everyone and fail to win… makes me feel better as a Twins fan.

redsandyanksfan
5 years 3 months ago

But yet there have more homegrown talent on there mlb roster than most teams

Just_MLB
5 years 3 months ago

I love when my team pockets the 35 MIL they receive from MLB.com’s website every year…and then cry poverty when their best pitcher is headed towards free-agency..
the money they save sure helps me pay for my yacht

gigantes2425
5 years 3 months ago

makes everybody whose not a yankee fan feel a little warm inside.

R_y_a_n
5 years 3 months ago

I love it when this is our strategy, and we win. You know, like last year.

fgsfsfbbbrd
5 years 3 months ago

Can someone explain why Grady Sizemore gets so much hype every year? What does he really bring to the table? He has a .272 career average, never hit over .300, he’s averaged 20hrs, and 60rbi a year. (129 hrs, 426 rbi over 7 years). I mean, I get that he’s a great fielder, and his career OPS (not OBP, sorry for the mistype Venn177, I value your input, you’re one of my favorite commenters on here) is an .840, but there isn’t really much special about him. Am I the only person who doesn’t really see why he’s consistantly named a top 5 player, especially from a fantasy standpoint?

bigpat
5 years 3 months ago

Sizemore had a great start to his career but has really tailed off the past two seasons. Injuries are obviously a big part but last year he still played 100 games but his offensive skills really fell off.

I just went back to look at his stats because I was never hugely impressed with him, mainly because he hasn’t done much lately. He really did have some awesome seasons his first 3-4 years in the league. The batting average was never amazing, but around .280 is very good when he contributes in a ton of other categories like home runs and steals.

Not sure if he’ll make it back to what he used to be though, so now he is living off hype.

5 years 3 months ago

If his OBP was .840, he’d be getting paid $40MM/year.

gigantes2425
5 years 3 months ago

have you seen his commercial?…..he slept on his glove as a kid!!

vtadave
5 years 3 months ago

Because well, batting average is relatively meaningless and well, Sizemore had a .907 OPS as a 23 year-old. As for his being a top-5 fantasy guy, that’s a thing of the past…

Ferrariman
5 years 3 months ago

Did you guys hear the Yankees are going to trAde ramiro pena and vazquez for Adam wainwright and chris carpenter as well? At least that’s what joel Sherman said and he is a credible source of info.

gigantes2425
5 years 3 months ago

highly doubt the cards are going to part with one let alone two in the same trade. i don’t care who they’re getting.

Yankees420
5 years 3 months ago

Your detection for sarcasm is off.

squadwagon6
5 years 3 months ago

I wouldn’t mind if the Nats signed Willis to the league minimum ! It would be good if he could get back into Marlins era form !

RiverKKiller999
5 years 3 months ago

I think he would get back to his normal form if he went back to the Marlins.Cardinals would be an option too.

Ferrariman
5 years 3 months ago

Going back to the marlins isn’t going to bring back 5mph to his fastball

RiverKKiller999
5 years 3 months ago

Who said it would ???

Ferrariman
5 years 3 months ago

No one.

But u said go back to normal form, and re-discovering his fastball would be a big part of that.

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

watch the whitesox pick up willis. Ozzie seems to love making kenny give contracts to his old players and if im not mistaken willis and ozzie were player and coach on the WS team right? I will tell you now, once he clears waivers he will be either on the marlins roster or the whitesox…probably the whitesox…and hey why not maybe cooper can work his magic and fix willis and get him close to marlins form, if this is true he cant be any worse the sweaty freddy

brian310
5 years 3 months ago

…or peavy, buehrle, floyd for that matter haha

billmelton
5 years 3 months ago

Sweaty Freddy has been a quiet success story in a disappointing year. His wins this year have been against the Twins, Tigers and Rays. He has been as good as any 5th starter right now.

rockiesfan_303
5 years 3 months ago

It sucks what happened to Schoenweis… I really do hope the best for that man.

As for Willis, I hope to see Arizona maybe take a flyer on him to help out with the pitching, but I really dont expect it to actually happen. More than likely however, one of these NL teams is gonna show interest. Dave Duncan and St Louis? Could be a great fit.

101andCounting
5 years 3 months ago

Could D-Train get a Cubs homecoming? Could be worth it for the league minimum.

Yankees420
5 years 3 months ago

If Brett Gardner finishes the year with something like .280/.350/.400 and 50+ steals, then I don’t think the Yankees will pursue Crawford for big money.

icedrake523
5 years 3 months ago

LeBron James and CC Sabathia are also friends. Maybe LeBron will sign with the Yankees?

Encarnacion's Parrot
5 years 3 months ago

Considering Oswalt is still under contract for 2 more seasons, and the Yankees only have one top tier prospect in Montero. Your list is summed up with one word: Unlikely.

Pretty godly starting 5 when AJ is your 5th starter though. Most rotations he’d be #2 or 3.

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

the yankees still have CC, AJ, hughes, Mo, jeter, A-rod, Tex, Cano, and Granderson…The twins have Mauer, Morneau and cuddyer. Considering kubal and Thome are splitting time as DH neither gets enough playing time to be scary..so im still going to give the win to the yankees

redsandyanksfan
5 years 3 months ago

Not exactly i spelled one word wrong, and no it wouldnt Grady Sizemore even when healthy hasnt been that great over the past years and Brandon Webb has go look at his stats