Cafardo On Baylor, Haren, Konerko, Bedard

With the Marlins and Orioles searching for new managers, Don Baylor wonders why he isn't being considered for either job, writes Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Baylor would love a chance to manage Baltimore, the franchise that drafted him over four decades ago, in the second round of the 1967 amateur draft. Let's check out Cafardo's other notes….

  • The Yankees, Twins, Nationals, Cardinals, and Tigers had scouts watching Dan Haren's most recent start.
  • There were a few teams hoping Paul Konerko would be available this summer, but with the White Sox suddenly just a game and a half out of first place, they obviously don't plan to trade their home run leader.
  • Cliff Lee may not be the only Seattle left-hander on the trade block next month. Erik Bedard is due back soon, and Cafardo thinks that the Mariners could try to move him if he looks healthy in July.
  • Scott Schoeneweis would like to catch on with a club as a situational lefty, but "his phone isn't ringing."
  • D.J. Carrasco could be traded before the deadline. Carrasco's numbers this season haven't been overly impressive (4.12 ERA, 1.76 K/BB), but if the relief market is as thin as Buster Olney indicated this morning, the right-hander should draw some interest.

16 Responses to Cafardo On Baylor, Haren, Konerko, Bedard Leave a Reply

  1. Dermick 5 years ago

    I would still love to see Danny Haren back with the Cardinals

    • InTheKZone 5 years ago

      So would I but I give it less than a 0.01% chance of it happening given they have very few pieces to trade that have any value.

      • mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

        He doesn’t really fit their pitching philosophy. He does not pitch to contact, he does not study video, and in fact, has stated he performs better without being overloaded with information on the hitters tendencies. Just watch how he reacts after each K-he tries to suppress a tight little grin-he thrives on racking up K’s. I hope he doesn’t end up there. Maybe when he’s 33 or so and needs to change his style of pitching, but not now.

        I don’t think he’s really available anyway. Unless someone is prepared to give up at least 4, 5, or 6 promising players-otherwise, they keep him.

      • Dermick 5 years ago

        You know, I think you would be surprised with what the cardinals have to offer

    • I’m 100% sure the Cards had scouts at Haren’s last start, but I’d venture to say they were advance scouts. Cards v. D’Backs matchup on Monday, w/ Haren on the mound for Arizona.

  2. aap212 5 years ago

    Don Baylor and Scott Schoeneweis could start a support group for people who wonder why they’re not in demand, despite not being good at their jobs.

    • nhsox 5 years ago

      Maybe they can call up Jermaine Dye…. It could very well be his first baseball related call since spring training.

  3. j6takish 5 years ago

    Curious to see what Detroit would have to give up for Haren. Seems like any conversation would involve Porcello and or Turner

    • mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

      Now that’s a great landing spot for Dan Haren. Does Detroit want to ship out what would be required? They have proven that they’re not afraid to roll the dice. I like him for Detroit.

    • verlander 5 years ago

      Those of us on Motownsports have been speculating Jacob Turner and/or Casey Crosby, plus ML ready relievers (such as Robbie Weinhardt or Jay Sborz), and first baseman Ryan Streiby. The Tigers would obviously have to give up a lot to get him, but I don’t think they’d would have to sell the farm to get Haren. I think they make a good trading partner in this instance because they appear to have what Arizona needs (pitching depth) and can afford to take Haren’s contract.

      Now if Arizona demands Boesch, we’ll see how desperately Dombrowski wants to add a 1/1a starting pitcher. 😛

  4. LiveFastCyYoung 5 years ago

    Haren in a Tigers uniform would give me a boner from Detroit to Dallas.

  5. JDortmunder 5 years ago

    Konerko won’t be dealt but will he be back next season? The market for Dh types isn’t going to be very good. Ortiz isn’t going to have his option picked up and Dunn,Cantu,Pena are all around 30yo.

  6. verlander 5 years ago

    //The Yankees, Twins, Nationals, Cardinals, and Tigers had scouts watching Dan Haren’s most recent start.//

    Do you know how badly I want this to happen?! Don’t get my hopes up, MLBTR!

  7. verlander 5 years ago

    Paging Dan Haren and the Arizona Diamondbacks . . .

  8. jpg1200 5 years ago

    the yanks scouts were most likely there because the start was against the yanks

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