Odds & Ends: Mets, Orioles, Cliff Lee

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26 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Mets, Orioles, Cliff Lee"


Otis26
5 years 2 months ago

How do you say: “Shut up you whining meglomaniac” in Spanish?

rayking
5 years 2 months ago

HA, agreed. He should be overjoyed that Ozney got drafted at all. Ozzie Sr.’s worn out his welcome, the goodwill from the World Series should be used up by next season.

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

Bravo. Perfect.

MadmanTX
5 years 2 months ago

If you see him, try starting with “Tu mama es tan fea”…

vtadave
5 years 2 months ago

“Tu puta madre” wouldn’t be a bad call either.

MadmanTX
5 years 2 months ago

It would be good to see Bobby V back managing in MLB. Hope he gets the Orioles gig…or maybe he’d be available if the Rangers end up firing Wash.

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

For his sake, I hope he ends up in Arlington or basically anywhere else before Baltimore.

johnsilver
5 years 2 months ago

I’ll agree with ya here. Bobby v knows the game well and really should be at the helm of another team, but not saddled with rotten owner/GM combo’s like in Baltimore, Houston, KC and what the NYM currently have. a badly performing team is one thing, but totaly inept front office is something that Bobby v would never stand for and has gotten him in trouble in the past. Think he is smart enough to realize how poor the O’s leadership is and say “no” if an offer was forthcoming from there anyway.

vtadave
5 years 2 months ago

The O’s have an idiot owner, but this is a team that has drafted pretty well is it not? Once that young talent starts to mature, they will be more attractive to free agents.

johnsilver
5 years 2 months ago

it’s not so much the draft picks and nice amount of young talent the O’s have already at the MLB level and at AA/AAA nearly ready, but the amount of control that Bobby v will want. he will not tolerate meddling, recall his past experiences at the Mets even. Useless upper management is the worst thing to him and he may even want both titles (manager and GM) to lure him back after his last experience as manager in NY.

Jason_F
5 years 2 months ago

I think the bigger issue here that everyone is overlooking is that Ozzie named his son Ozney.

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

Seriously, what’s more narcissistic: naming your son after yourself or saying “I’m going to come as close as possible to naming my son after myself without giving him an actual name”?

coldgoldenfalstaff
5 years 2 months ago

Ozzie’s name is really Oswaldo. From what I’ve heard, his sons are named the same. Those are just their shortened names.

5 years 2 months ago

What would it take for the mets to get Guthrie?

GriffeyandSizemore
5 years 2 months ago

Why would they want him is a better question

5 years 2 months ago

because hes sportin a 3.7 era in a ban box in the AL east, if he goes to the mets, he could easily be a very good #3 pitcher in citi field and in the NL

GriffeyandSizemore
5 years 2 months ago

yeah he could be but he’s been so inconsistent the past few years i just wouldn’t trust him but the last 4 or 5 starts hes had hes pitching well before that not so much.

vtadave
5 years 2 months ago

Guthrie wasn’t good last year, but he’s had sub-4.00 ERAs three of the last four years (including 2010). Why WOULDN’T a team like the Mets want him as a #5 starter?

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

He’d easily be their third best starter, he’s eaten a whole lot of innings effectively in the AL East, and he wouldn’t command someone the Mets wouldn’t want to part with, like Mejia or Flores.

BradyAndersonsSideburns
5 years 2 months ago

I’m not just saying this because he’s an Oriole, but Guthrie is a very underrated pitcher. Aside from last year he has always posted a solid era, which looks even better considering a vast majority of his starts are against some of the top offenses in baseball. His biggest strength though is that he eats a lot of innings and will definitely save the bullpen. Plus he makes no where near as much as Westbrook or Millwood.

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start_wearing_purple
5 years 2 months ago

Wait, he’s unhappy they drafted his kid or unhappy they didn’t take him in the first round?

Mickeyblue
5 years 2 months ago

Jeez Heyman, if you’re going to do a list of best bargain FA’s and not include Felipe Lopez it shows you don’t do much research before you write

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

Mickeyblue, meet Jon Heyman. You seem to have figured out most of what you need to know about him.

Rich_in_NJ
5 years 2 months ago

Skeptical? The report is by George King, which means it’s almost certainly false.

5 years 2 months ago

Ranaudo’s plan to pitch in the Cape league and then negotiate with the Sox could prove costly.
If he tanks or gets hurt–he’s lost his chips.

losingfaithinmightymelvin
5 years 2 months ago

Hey Cliff, If you’re worried about hot temperatures, it never gets too hot here in Milwaukee. Talk to Jackie Z and set somethin up, M’s can have their pick of our roster….well Brauny may be off limits…