Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Gillies, Oswalt, Hart, Lilly

On this date ten years ago, a 36-year-old Barry Larkin signed a three-year contract extension with the Reds worth $27MM. This came a day after Larkin invoked his ten-and-five rights to block a trade to the Mets, who agreed to send then-top prospect Alex Escobar and two others to Cincinnati. New York dealt Melvin Mora and three other players to Baltimore for Mike Bordick five days later, filling their shortstop hole. Larkin, the first 30-30 shortstop in baseball history, hit just .257/.328/.372 during the life of the extension.

Here are some links with the trade deadline seemingly right around the corner…

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8 Comments on "Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Gillies, Oswalt, Hart, Lilly"

5 years 1 month ago

“Disciples of Uecker explains how the Brewers screwed up the J.J. Hardy trade.”

They traded him straight-up for a physical specimen instead of a baseball player. Done.

5 years 1 month ago

It also allowed them to go
From Cameron CF $10M, Hardy SS $4.6M = $14.6 M
To Gomez CF $1.1M, Escobar SS $0.4M = $1.5 M
Which is a big deal for a team like the brewers, plus, Hardy is done as a major leaguer, anyone who still thinks he is good enough to start is crazy.

5 years 1 month ago

There are other cheap centerfielders in baseball, and most of them aren’t as bad as Gomez. The Hardy money was going to be saved no matter what they did.

5 years 1 month ago

Hanrahan for Feliz. HA!

5 years 1 month ago

I know, right?

Todd Smith
5 years 1 month ago

Saw these numbers posted over at

Hanrahan: 12.5 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, 0.9 HR/9 .203 BAA in 41.2 IP
Feliz: 10.0 K/9, 2.8 BB/9, 0.9 HR/9, .199 BAA in 41.1 IP

Not saying the Rangers should consider the trade, as it doesn’t really help them – I just don’t think people realize how well Hanrahan has pitched this year. The Pirates SHOULD ask for a lot in return.

5 years 1 month ago

The Angels post is horrible. Talk about screwing the season and the future.

5 years 1 month ago