Odds & Ends: White Sox, Lee, Pomeranz, Ripken

Another round of links, as Nick Swisher prevents Cliff Lee's trade value from getting too high…


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24 Comments on "Odds & Ends: White Sox, Lee, Pomeranz, Ripken"


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lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 8 days ago

“Many players read MLBTR, but something tells me Adam Dunn isn’t one of them. He told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post that he hates trade rumblings when he’s involved in them.”

He doesnt like them when he’s involved(but no one does), but he still could like them otherwise

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5 years 8 days ago

ESPN.com’s Buster Olney hears that Mets infielder Ruben Tejada would not be enough to anchor a deal for Lee

That’s damn fine reporting by Buster Olney, damn fine.

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frank_costanza
5 years 7 days ago

I find it hard to believe that Phillies scouts were just doing their routine scouting considering that the Phillies just played the Yankees a week ago. That being said, it would also be hard to believe that the Phillies were scouting Lee. What is there to scout? They know who he is. I just cant think of any other potential tradable pieces that they would be scouting, unless there is an infielder or Ardsma is available.

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ReverendBlack
5 years 7 days ago

Scouting Report: Yep, that was still a helluva mistake.

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cbcbcb
5 years 7 days ago

The trade was so bazarre in the first place with the junk that they got for Lee, that it seems like there was some sort of handshake agreement whereby the Mariners would offer the Phillies a discount for Lee midseason if they decided they needed him.

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frank_costanza
5 years 7 days ago

well as a Phillies fan, I can only hope thats the case haha. I was one of the few people who not necessarily liked or disliked the trade, but understood why the trade was made.

the Phillies farm system was sucked dry in the Halladay deal, and they needed to have some talented young guys to replace the ones they lost. That being said, of course there is no guarantee that these prospects will ever amount to anything, but I understand why the Phillies felt the need to do what they did. Sure they are a “win now” team, but theyre in good shape to win for years to come. Just about all of their big talent is young or relatively young, and it wont be possible to retain all of them, so they need the best farm they can possibly have to replenish the players they lose.

And regardlessly of whether or not they kept Lee, the one thing everyone knew is that the Phillies were going to be the favorite in NL, and rightfully so.

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CrustyJuggler
5 years 7 days ago

Unless the Mets go nuts and offer like a 4 player deal I don’t see how they can get Lee without Mejia in the mix.

Watched the Lee VS Yankees game. Probably the worst I’ve seen him pitch all year. …And he still threw a CG.

I’m going to miss that guy.

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frank_costanza
5 years 7 days ago

i miss the way he runs out to the mound, does the arm windmill, and then pantomimes the pitch into center field.

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Guest
5 years 7 days ago

Crusty,Lee didn’t pitched THAT bad tonight(other than facing Swisher tonight and at the end of the game). but other than that,he still gave a quality start and got his THIRD straight complete game for the M’s this season.WOW!

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CrustyJuggler
5 years 7 days ago

Are you serious!!! He pitched HORRIBLY!!! Didn’t you see that AB against Posada? Lee walked him.. HE ACTUALLY WALKED HIM!

Horribly display by Lee and I hope he has got all the “base-on-balls” stuff out of his system.

:)

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ReverendBlack
5 years 7 days ago

Didn’t see the game, but saw that he threw something like 103 fastballs? Amazing.