Odds & Ends: Moseley, Reds, Prior, Nationals

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  1. Wainwrights_Curveball 5 years ago

    How good is Gibson? Or the better question is, how good can he be?

    • $1519287 5 years ago

      He is a front of the rotation type starter. Depending on which scouting report you read, some call him a true #1 and others say he can be a very good # 2 starting pitcher. Either way, he has a very high ceiling.

      • Wainwrights_Curveball 5 years ago

        Thanks.

        I guess a guy that has the potential to be that good is definitely someone you want to keep around. If he pans out, he’s under team control at a very reasonable cost.

    • Deviation 5 years ago

      I don’t think that Gibson has been called a probable #1 starter in anything I’ve read but he is an extremely polished college starter who would likely end up being a solid #2 or #3 starter – much like Carl Pavano when he’s on top of his game (as he is this year, and as he was for a time in Florida).

      So… not an ace, but still very valuable. And he could be in a major league starting rotation as early as next year.

  2. frank_costanza 5 years ago

    Its more likely that the Phillies were scouting Lopez as apposed to Lee. Wilson Valdez has shown that he clearly doesnt want to come out of the line up, and wont any time soon, but Juan Castro on the other hand has not played so well. It may depend on how Greg Dobbs plays in the coming days. Dobbs went 1-2 today with a single and a walk, not tremendous, but serviceable.

  3. aap212 5 years ago

    The Phillies would take on Jose Lopez? After making that Lee trade? Did Jack Z save Ruben Amaro from a pack of angry mountain lions on a camping trip years ago? Is this just Amaro paying him back?

    • sparticus112b 5 years ago

      I’m sure he is seeing what Beltre has done since leaving Seattle. I don’t think Lopez’s and Beltre’s numbers where that much different the past two years.

      • aap212 5 years ago

        Beltre was lousy last year, but he was pretty useful the two years before that, had shown more upside in the past, and has much more defensive value, which hedged the bet. Plus, Lopez this year has gone from bad to cartoonishly bad.

  4. So…. are the Nats buying or selling? Two stories on the front page go in opposite directions (interested in buying DeJesus, but they’re listening to offers for Dunn).

    • aap212 5 years ago

      Maybe they’ve got the old Jim Bowden fever and just want to trade for the sake of trading.

  5. formerdraftpick 5 years ago

    I wonder if any teams are eyeing up Aki and Doumit as a package from the Pirates?

    • Kitfisto007 5 years ago

      Iwamura might as well be free. He is already on/cleared waivers and would not require much. I think the Pirates might keep Doumit until Tony Sanchez is ready. Then they can get a sizeable return for him, but not as an elite player.

    • Kitfisto007 5 years ago

      Iwamura might as well be free. He is already on/cleared waivers and would not require much. I think the Pirates might keep Doumit until Tony Sanchez is ready. Then they can get a sizeable return for him, but not as an elite player.

    • MadisonMariner 5 years ago

      So, Iwamura cleared waivers and went to the minors then? I thought he cleared waivers and was released.

      Just wondering. :)

    • MadisonMariner 5 years ago

      So, Iwamura cleared waivers and went to the minors then? I thought he cleared waivers and was released.

      Just wondering. :)

  6. twins33 5 years ago

    Did any sober person actually think that the Twins would trade Gibson? I’m guessing no.

  7. twins33 5 years ago

    Did any sober person actually think that the Twins would trade Gibson? I’m guessing no.

  8. damnitsderek 5 years ago

    If the Phillies trade for Jose Lopez, Seattle might explode with joy. Like, literally.

  9. Scott23 5 years ago

    I am Seattle Fan and can’t stand it when Lopez comes to the plate its like watching the drone playing 3rd also….and yes i would throw a party when jose is gone.

  10. bringbackericthered 5 years ago

    Would Yonder Alonso make for a good start to acquire Lee? I have no clue about Mariner needs.

  11. nohitter5714 5 years ago

    If the Cardinals decide to actively pursue Lee, then the Reds are going to have to do something in my mind. In my mind they don’t need pitching. A rotation after the All-Star break of Volquez, Cueto, Arroyo, Bailey, Harang, Leake (assuming you skip some of Leake’s starts) is good enough to make a run at the division. The bullpen will be fine too. Cordero, Rhodes, and Masset will anchor the bullpen and it looks like the arrival Chapman will provide a power lefty.

    Votto, Phillips, Rolen, and Bruce are set in stone at 1B, 2B, 3B and RF respectively. When Hanigan returns they will have a nice platoon between him and Hernandez at C (plus the drafted a C with their first pick this year). Cabrera hasn’t been playing very well at SS but he provides the leadership and experience (along with Rolen) that this young team needs.

    That leaves OF (and remember this is assuming the Cardinals go after Lee). I would love to see the Reds go after BJ Upton. He is only making $3,000,000 this year and while he is arbitration eligible after this year, I don’t see that number changing too much. Dusty Baker could be a good coach/mentor for Upton and hopefully allow him to realize his full potential. A l1-6 of Upton, Phillips, Votto, Rolen, Bruce, Gomes could do some real damage.

    Would the Rays take something like Alonso and a young arm in exchange for Upton? Unless Alonso learns how to play OF he has nowhere to play for the Reds.

    What do you think?

  12. nohitter5714 5 years ago

    If the Cardinals decide to actively pursue Lee, then the Reds are going to have to do something in my mind. In my mind they don’t need pitching. A rotation after the All-Star break of Volquez, Cueto, Arroyo, Bailey, Harang, Leake (assuming you skip some of Leake’s starts) is good enough to make a run at the division. The bullpen will be fine too. Cordero, Rhodes, and Masset will anchor the bullpen and it looks like the arrival Chapman will provide a power lefty.

    Votto, Phillips, Rolen, and Bruce are set in stone at 1B, 2B, 3B and RF respectively. When Hanigan returns they will have a nice platoon between him and Hernandez at C (plus the drafted a C with their first pick this year). Cabrera hasn’t been playing very well at SS but he provides the leadership and experience (along with Rolen) that this young team needs.

    That leaves OF (and remember this is assuming the Cardinals go after Lee). I would love to see the Reds go after BJ Upton. He is only making $3,000,000 this year and while he is arbitration eligible after this year, I don’t see that number changing too much. Dusty Baker could be a good coach/mentor for Upton and hopefully allow him to realize his full potential. A l1-6 of Upton, Phillips, Votto, Rolen, Bruce, Gomes could do some real damage.

    Would the Rays take something like Alonso and a young arm in exchange for Upton? Unless Alonso learns how to play OF he has nowhere to play for the Reds.

    What do you think?

  13. RedbirdRuffian 5 years ago

    Just sayin, Gomes is in the middle of a career year don’t think the Reds are taking him out of the lineup given the runs he is producing. Upton approached his potential a few years back, but has not come close since and really has just the one good year. He is a possible non tender after this year, the Rays can easily replace him. Given his numbers I doubt the Rays can get much of anything for him right now, however the X factor after this year is the loss of Crawford, and the slight possibility that Uption can be an above average major leaguer. I don’t think Jocketty would take Uption for Alonzo straight up, and I think the Reds problems are in the bullpen and that is why Chapman will be there soon. Reds want to see him get experience in a pennant race, he may turn out like Joba did a few years ago coming out of the pen as a rookie for an inning and blowing people away. I would not be suprised to see Jocketty land an experienced set up guy sometime this month, he’s got the prospects to make it happen.

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