Odds & Ends: Marlins, Wigginton, Rockies, Wood

It was on this day in 1905 that Shirley Povich, one of the great sportswriters of all time, was born in Bar Harbor, Maine.  Povich, who passed away in 1998, would've been 105 today and no doubt still would've been keeping an eye on Stephen Strasburg for the Washington Post.

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31 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Marlins, Wigginton, Rockies, Wood"


Will32
5 years 20 days ago

I would love to see the Giants trade for DeJesus. Hopfully they can add Rowand to the deal.

quintjs
5 years 20 days ago

That wouldn’t be a problem. Posey and Rowand for DeJesus.

Or given its the Royals, they would need to get Renteria and Rowand for Dejesus.

5 years 19 days ago

The Royals have actually had pretty decent trades the last year or so. For the most part at least.

I would love to see Posey straight up for DeJesus. Does anyone know what the Giants are willing to give?

vtadave
5 years 19 days ago

The Giants wouldn’t give up Posey for Butler, much less DeJesus. Hopefully you weren’t serious…

5 years 19 days ago

I thought they had another stud catcher waiting at AAA.

vtadave
5 years 19 days ago

No, they don’t.

RoyalBlue
5 years 19 days ago

They might not but who else would the “top Royals talent evaluator” being looking at tonight…DUH!

vtadave
5 years 19 days ago

Just an FYI, but “duh” doesn’t really help your credibility.

Anyway, Lincecum is pitching tongiht, and the Royals have about as much chance at acquiring his services as Posey’s.

RoyalBlue
5 years 19 days ago

So I guess they are looking at Rowand haha…I didnt say they would get him I am saying that’s who they are watching tonight…

Yes Lincecum is pitching what’s your point? We already have our Cy Young pitcher!

RoyalBlue
5 years 19 days ago

So I guess they are looking at Rowand haha…I didnt say they would get him I am saying that’s who they are watching tonight…

Yes Lincecum is pitching what’s your point? We already have our Cy Young pitcher!

B DominateD
5 years 19 days ago

seriously? they aren’t going to deal there best hitter for a guy having a career year….the guy is the FUTURE…a cornerstone type player..6 homeruns in july already..hitting .360+ over 2 months since his call up….are you this delusional or just being sarcastic?

B DominateD
5 years 19 days ago

clown post of the year…Posey is as untouchable as it gets…thats like thinking the twins would trade mauer for DeJesus..

Will32
5 years 19 days ago

I really hope youre being sarcastic about trading Posey. haha

roxtalk
5 years 20 days ago

Do not believe Renck, what a freak’in duffus

jlbroxfan3
5 years 20 days ago

The Rockies have an abundance of pitching prospects Rogers is worth very little to us, morales could be dealt as well partially because he needs to become a starter and he can’t do that with us

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 19 days ago

Detroit might not have enough to win it all this year, but they have a lot of contracts coming off of the books next year. They most certainly could use a pitcher of Dan Haren’s caliber for this year and the next two years they’d get to keep him.

BaseballLogic_Braves
5 years 19 days ago

I think Cody Ross to the braves would be a good trade. Considering that we dont have a center fielder right now that can rake. Im not saying Ross is a home run hitter, but I’ve seen him play in the past against the braves and do wondrous things. The only thing bad about Ross in Atlanta is that they could get him and David Ross’s last name mixed up.

johnsilver
5 years 19 days ago

Ross would have been a Monster in the old “launching pad” Atlanta Fulton County Stadium where every long fly ball had a chance, but the new place just don’t carry the same. Ross has hit so many at Land Shark to the warning track and didn’t quite go out, put him in a place where the ball carries a bit better and he will hit 25-30 a season, like Philly.

BaseballLogic_Braves
5 years 19 days ago

I think Cody Ross to the braves would be a good trade. Considering that we dont have a center fielder right now that can rake. Im not saying Ross is a home run hitter, but I’ve seen him play in the past against the braves and do wondrous things. The only thing bad about Ross in Atlanta is that they could get him and David Ross’s last name mixed up.

5 years 19 days ago

Anthony Rendon reminds me of Ryan Braun. Both 3B in college with extremely quick wrists. Both around 6’0″ 190. I think Rendon will eventually move to LF as well….

5 years 19 days ago

Why would ANY team want Kerry Wood even if the Tribe footed his entire salary? Because of his contract and production, he has less trade value than Milton Bradley.

5 years 19 days ago

Why would ANY team want Kerry Wood even if the Tribe footed his entire salary? Because of his contract and production, he has less trade value than Milton Bradley.

5 years 19 days ago

Ben Sheets doesn’t have impressive numbers in the best pitchers park in baseball. That has to be scary considering his salary owed (around 5 mil.) There are at least 5 better options is baseball.

5 years 19 days ago

Ben Sheets doesn’t have impressive numbers in the best pitchers park in baseball. That has to be scary considering his salary owed (around 5 mil.) There are at least 5 better options is baseball.

5 years 19 days ago

Why would the Rockies make Chacin untouchable when you get a 35 HR 2B in return? Chacin has at best a 3-4 starter ceiling…Don’t understand that, Renck.

progmatinee
5 years 19 days ago

Francis and Cook have both looked very unstable. If either one of them is goes further in decline, or if any of the 5 current starters gets hurt Chacin is the next one in the rotation. Without Chacin, you’re talking about bringing Greg Smith back into the rotation….LMFAO.

verlander
5 years 19 days ago

//I don’t think the Tigers are good enough to get past the first round of the playoffs. And that’s the only reason to gamble that much for somebody like Haren.//

They weren’t supposed to get past the Yankees in ’06 either.

Granted, the ’06 team was a different team. Just sayin’.

Why not go for Haren if he can help give them a chance rather than saying, “We’re probably not good enough to get past the first round so why bother?” I’m very glad fans and writers don’t run my team.

verlander
5 years 19 days ago

Also Steve Kornacki really makes me miss Danny Knobler on MLive.

jlbroxfan3
5 years 19 days ago

Chacin has a very high ceiling, and could be a no.1 starter for a bad team or a 2 or 3 for a contender.HOwever, the Rockies don’t need an ace, we have one, all we need are quality pitchers. Matzek and Friedrich are two can’t miss prospects, combine that with Chacin and Jimenez, and you could have the most explosive rotation in baseball in 2-3 years (much like todays Giants of Lincecum, Cain, Zito, and Bumgarner.) Franklin Morales can be traded for a real reliever, and Corpas can be shopped as well. Rogers and Greg Smith are tradeable and Wilin Rosario (starting catcher in fuures game) makes Ianetta worthless.

st3akman
5 years 19 days ago

I disagree with the idea that you don’t need a second ace if you want to contend for the World Series. If you look at all of the top playoff teams, they have #2s like Pettitte, Bucholz, Garza, Carpenter, and Hamels. Jason Hammel doesn’t quite match up to them.

Dan Haren has been rumored to be on the market now; I’d love to see the Rockies get him; his salary is manageable enough for the penny-pinching Monforts, although the asking price is supposed to be quite high. I was thinking it might take Chacin, Esmil Rogers, Matt Miller, and another lower-level prospect to get it done.

st3akman
5 years 19 days ago

I disagree with the idea that you don’t need a second ace if you want to contend for the World Series. If you look at all of the top playoff teams, they have #2s like Pettitte, Bucholz, Garza, Carpenter, and Hamels. Jason Hammel doesn’t quite match up to them.

Dan Haren has been rumored to be on the market now; I’d love to see the Rockies get him; his salary is manageable enough for the penny-pinching Monforts, although the asking price is supposed to be quite high. I was thinking it might take Chacin, Esmil Rogers, Matt Miller, and another lower-level prospect to get it done.