Odds & Ends: Green, Gonzalez, Berkman, Stanton

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5 years 1 month ago

Blalock might be happy but at a 588 OPS from him, I doubt the Rays are.

Zack23
5 years 1 month ago

Remember when people were drooling over his AAA numbers? That was funny

johnsilver
5 years 1 month ago

Not so sure he still isn’t an improvement over Pat Burrell and he is “capable” of playing 1B/3B until he gets hurt yet again. of course, if the rays would actually spend 2-3M they could find a REAL replacement, but then most know this is one of the most tight fisted ownerships in baseball not named the Marlins.

ReverendBlack
5 years 1 month ago

Just about anyone would be an improvement over Burrell, which is why that’s not a useful measure.

5 years 1 month ago

Where would Stanton start?

VoteForPrado
5 years 1 month ago

Looks like Maybin’s going back down. There’s also been talk of Maybin/Coghlan platoon, but they seem to have ruled that out now. If Maybin, Coghlan, and Stanton all come around, then the Marlins seem to have their OF set for a while. At least until they start costing to much, because we all know the Marlins won’t keep semi-expensive players.

johnsilver
5 years 1 month ago

Talk was of sending down Mayben or Coghlan, but Coghlan has finally started hitting the last few weeks. My guess is Mayben, who has really been struggling this year, with Cody Ross going over to CF and Stanton sliding over to RF.

5 years 1 month ago

Where exactly would Adrian gonzalez play? When this rumor started in the offseason, I didnt see the logic in it. The Red Sox should get a Catcher who can actually throw out a baserunner. Being a Twins fan, I see some logic in the Red Sox and Twins getting together on a Wilson Ramos deal. Twins could grab some of that young pitching.

5 years 1 month ago

(I assume) If Casey Kelly is off-limits, who do the red sox have in prospects that matches Wilson Ramos’ value?

5 years 1 month ago

No way they trade kelly. The next pitcher in their farm system would be Felix Doubrout, hes ranked 6th in their entire system. He’s probably not enough. Tazawa comes after Doubrout but hes injured for a while I believe.

jwredsox
5 years 1 month ago

The will survive with Martinez. He has raised his percentage to around 19% (10/51) with some practice which a team can live with and this should improve seeing as his first like 10+ made it without fail. (During the two WS years of ’04 and ’07 Varitek threw out only 23% and 24% of base runners respectively) Besides like you said about Agonz, where will Ramos play? We’ve already established in the Agonz situation that DH, 1B and 3B are set so where would Victor play? Sure he started off slowly with the bat but he is still a very good hitter and is heating up a bit. If they’re looking to the future I see more of Expisito (wow spelled that badly), or another in house guy/cheap who won’t cost them a top prospect.

jwredsox
5 years 1 month ago

Sox also recently signed Adelberto Ibarra too. He was clocked at having a release time to second well below MLB average. He has a 5 year contract and is a little older (I figure he will be in AAA when he is assigned) so I think the Sox would prefer he be more in the short term plans with a possible stop gap catcher for a year or two. I think the sox have enough options that they don’t /have/ to go out and get Ramos unless he comes cheap, which he won’t.

Edit: Ibarra has a Major League deal according to ESPN and will reportedly will be added to the 40 man roster when he is done with extended spring training and the deal is made final and he is supposed to have a ML ready bat but needs some work behind the plate. So he probably won’t be 100% guaranteed to stay at catcher because he has played other positions but I think the Sox will want to play him there.

ReverendBlack
5 years 1 month ago

God I hate Boston sports media.

fitz
5 years 1 month ago

They feel compelled to cater to the pink hat fans who don’t understand why a team battling for first place in the NL West won’t trade their best player to a team who already has a Gold Glove highly productive first baseman.

jwredsox
5 years 1 month ago

100% correct.

5 years 1 month ago

Finally some Sox fans that understand the truth.

johnsilver
5 years 1 month ago

Padres being near the top of the NL West is a good thing anyway for Boston fans.. Should mean that the Padres under pressure to hold onto him at least this year and hope they hang onto him over the off season and next year as well and can contend, since doubtful any team (other than NYY with highly paid 1b already) will be in market of a 1B and able to afford the kind of salary numbers being thrown about by Gonzalez, then Fielder will be available as well and should be a plan “B” after 2011 and a little cheaper FA wise if Milwaukee does not move him beforehand.

wolf9309
5 years 1 month ago

well it’s not that they feel compelled to cater to those fans, it’s the media’s fault. The whole second half of last year and offseason, all we heard anywhere in Boston from the media was “they need Adrian Gonzalez. The Padres suck, they won’t contend.” So now that the Red Sox don’t need Adrian Gonzalez and the Padres don’t suck, they need to explain that to the Boston population that doesn’t really follow things besides the Red Sox winning.

East Coast Bias
5 years 1 month ago

But aren’t they a big part of the “media” you say whose fault it is?

BentoBox
5 years 1 month ago

They’re really positive. OMFG, failing to sign Teixeira was a failure! I have always liked that one. (:

BentoBox
5 years 1 month ago

They’re really positive. OMFG, failing to sign Teixeira was a failure! I have always liked that one. (:

gigantes2425
5 years 1 month ago

what about berkman to the giants? for someone like molina. we could put posey behind the plate full time. have huff in left and berkman at 1st.

letsgogiants
5 years 1 month ago

That’s what I was thinking. Berkman would be someone who would improve the Giants lineup without costing any top prospects. With Berkman playing first, Posey could shift to playing catcher, while Huff stays in left, in which Molina would probably become trade bait. Maybe something like Berkman + B prospect for Bengie Molina, Clayton Tanner, Brandon Crawford, Roger Kieschnick, and Henry Sosa. Bengie Molina would fill the catcher’s spot the Astros desperately need while getting some minor league depth the Astros could also use. Meanwhile the Giants would get someone who could fill in at the clean-up spot in the lineup:

RF Torres
2B Sanchez
3B Sandoval
1B Berkman
LF Huff
SS Uribe
C Posey
CF Rowand

That offense, combined with their dominant pitching could easily bring them to the playoffs for the first time since 2004. Derosa might have trouble finding playing time once he comes back, but he may not be back for awhile given his wrist troubles.

5 years 1 month ago

I don’t understand Berkman’s demands. He’s at that stage in his career where he should face it, he’s not worth 15 million a year anymore. If he wants out of Houston and wants what’s best for that franchise, then he’d waive his ridiculous demands.

The Angels are a fit, until September or October when Kendry Morales is back. There’s no way the Angels have any use for Berkman next year when Napoli is primed for DH and backup C/1B.

Zack23
5 years 1 month ago

You dont understand his demands? Really? He has a NTC, so he has leverage, if you want him you have to accept the option. Guys get NTC for a reason, if they just accept a trade to any team the fans want then there was no point of getting a NTC, he has a NTC so he’s going to use it in order to get an extra 15m.

East Coast Bias
5 years 1 month ago

You don’t understand why a person who may never see 15m a year again wants guaranteed 15m next season? Quite frankly, I don’t understand how you don’t understand the simplicity of it.