Odds & Ends: Dunn, Phillies, Crisp, Molina, Fielder

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  1. gigantes2425 5 years ago

    i think the giants should get fielder just to see if they can settle their differences.

    • Honestly, that celebration was amazing. Entertainment of baseball at its finest. Best walk-off celebration I’ve seen.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        Please tell me you’re kidding.

        • you really didn’t like that? it was entertaining… simple as that

          • Guest 5 years ago

            No- I thought it was disrespectful showboating that was unnecessary. There are certain things that just shouldn’t be done in baseball, and in my opinion, that was one of them. The game of baseball itself is entertaining enough for me.

          • every celebration of a walk-off hit is showboating.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            Exactly. Now you’re getting it. I’m not a fan of that kind of thing, as well as people gazing as they hit home runs, and overly flashy players. I like modest players.

          • i already knew that the walk-off celebration was showboating…. it always has been. fielder actually made it interesting and did something different…

          • Guest 5 years ago

            Well then it’s a good thing that everone is entitled to their own opinion, isn’t it?

      • gigantes2425 5 years ago

        that was the lamest crap I’ve ever seen in baseball.

        • a-rod’s “finding the bouquet” was THE lamest crap i’ve ever seen in baseball. or Victorino’s running into the fielder during a rundown to get defensive interference…. those are two classic examples of lameness…..

          • I just find it funny that the same fans that stood behind Barry Bonds for years find the way Prince handles himself as a disgrace.

          • Barry Bonds never did crazy walk off celebrations… so I don’t see the connection…

          • gigantes2425 5 years ago

            barry bonds never did stupid celebrations or tried to get into the other teams locker room to fight them. i still like him as a player but he does some immature things.

          • Yep, you guys are correct. Barry Bonds was too busy being a grade A prick to have any fun playing the game of baseball for the last ten years. He would do childish and selfish things on a daily basis the last few years of his career. If you want to get in a debate of things immature things Bonds
            did vs. the immature things Prince has we can, but I have a feeling that you will come out of the losing end of that one.

            At least Prince has youth on his side, he was 23 when trying to get in the other locker room. Bonds’ attitude got worse every time his head grew a size.

          • gigantes2425 5 years ago

            having fun and being immature are two different things. i’m all for players having fun but not trying to get in the other teams locker room looking for a fight.

  2. Guest 5 years ago

    “ESPN’s Buster Olney speculates that Coco Crisp and the Padres could be a great potential trade match (Twitter links). San Diego tried to sign Crisp this past offseason.”The only way I could see that happening, is if the Athletics took on much of his contract considering his injuries. Also, the Padres still need a power hitter. Having said that where does that leave Tony Gwynn Jr. (that has played well recently) or Scott Hairston? I guess they could bank on Scott Hairston to continue to provide the punch in platoon situations (with left handers, Venable, Gwynn) like he has in the past and bring in another question mark Crisp … instead if a legit producer… sigh*Id like to see the Padres package a deal for a more upside player like a Michael Taylor type and possibly inquire about Ben Sheets ONLY if Oak. would eat a big portion of his contract.

    • The A’s don’t need to shed payroll so unless the Padres are going to trade a quality prospect for either Sheets or Crisp there will be no trade. I don’t see either team doing a trade since they are so much alike and neither will part with prospects.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        I am not sure Sheets or Crisp would require top tear talent at this point, huge disappointments. Not many teams are going to give up front line talent for Sheets or Crisp. However, I do agree the Padres do not seem to be inclined to trade away quality prospects unless they are going to fill in a long term need. But again, I do not see either player bringing back a haul of anything.

        I could see the Padres trading a prospect like Jaff Decker for another PROSPECT of need, an outfielder (possibly more athletic) to fit Petco park. I do see a potential trade with The Padres and Oak at some point because of Oak’s out-fielding depth. Jaff is a legit prospect that could be more valuable in the AL and seems like Billy Bean’s style of player.

        • Decker? The A’s have to many players like him and he is way down in A ball. Beane likes CFer type of outfielders so Decker wouldn’t be on his list.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            Oak has Carter but also Desme, Brown, House. I am not sure that Billy Bean ever says, “we have too many players like that”. lol

            Decker was listed as the 50th over all prospect by Baseball America. Regardless of being in A ball with a set back or two he is still a VERY attractive prospect! Again I am not saying that there is a package there or not, but I could see many AL teams interested in him, including Oak. I do agree that Taylor is likely “waiting in the hole” for the next outfield opening. That is why used words like (INQUIRE) regarding Sheets and (LIKE or TYPE) regarding Michael Taylor.

          • sacu 5 years ago

            Dude, unless you know something we don’t, Desme’s done with baseball.

            link to sports.espn.go.com

          • Guest 5 years ago

            NO your right, I totally forgot about that! Which sucks for Oak but is pretty commendable if you ask me.

    • jpkinney7 5 years ago

      Why would the Padres want Michael Taylor… he’s untouchable…+ Aren’t the Padres going for it??? The A’s aren’t afraid to eat some salary if they can get 3 Prospects in return for Coco & Sheets. Simon Castro +

      • Guest 5 years ago

        I love it when people say a player is “untouchable”. For the right price not too many players/prospects are totally untouchable. I also said, “Id like to see the Padres package a deal for a more upside player like a Michael Taylor TYPE”.Simon Castro will not be dealt because Jed Hoyer’s emphasis is on PITCHING and defense. The Padres want a young controllable player/prospect for long term and possibly a player to add some production now as well. So, they are looking for a young prospect for the future for the outfield,( I am not saying there is necessarily a potential match, but there could be) some pitching depth to support their young pitching core now, Latos, Gregerson, Webb, LeBlanc and a struggling Correia etc and probably a second tier type player like a Nady, Kerns or possibly Crisp.Sheets has been anything but stellar this year and Crisp has barely played and you want one of if not the Padres best pitching prospect? Not happening.

        • TheReturnOfMrBlanks 5 years ago

          I hope to god the Pads don’t get Crisp, No point whatso ever there…we need some pop not another contact hitter.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            I agree a power bat is much more ideal! The problem is there are not too many matches right now that seem realistic.

        • Sheets has been “nothing but steller this year?” A 4.98 ERA and 1.47 WHIP? Boy, your definition of “stellar” and mine are two different things.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            I meant he has been anything but stellar. Read the other comments. That was my bad.

          • alphabet_soup5 5 years ago

            John Lackey: 9-3 , 4.46 ERA , 1.56 WHIP
            Ben Sheets: 3-7 , 4.98 ERA, 1.47 WHIP

        • jpkinney7 5 years ago

          So, you would rather see the Padres trade for a high-upside minor leaguer (Taylor) than go for a NL West Title run? AL guys like Crisp and Sheets would absolutely dominate the National League. Damn, if Aubrey Huff and other AL has beens can do what they do in the NL, Sheets and Crisp would kill it in the NL.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            I just do not think they will make a “huge splash” regarding a “big bat”. I think they will acquire an outfielder that the Padres FO brass believes will be an upgrade (that will not cost top-tier prospects) and I think that Bell could be used to bring in a controllable young prospect for the future. So I believe both are possible along with a starter as well. They (Management) have stated they will add money and are looking for a bat, starting pitching depth along with young controllable prospects, most likely athletic outfielders.

          • Pitchers are the ones who are supposed to dominate when they make the switch from the AL to NL, not hitters. Crisp would show absolutely no improvement. Ben Sheets has more of a chance at improvement, but I think he’s washed up anyways. When your era is around 5, you’re not going to be that great in either league.

      • Ya too bad the Padres don’t have prospects, their farm teams suck.

  3. 55saveslives 5 years ago

    Geez! 3 years now of Giants / Prince rumors…DO IT OR PUT IT TO REST!!

  4. bigpat 5 years ago

    I love some of the stuff I hear on this site, Sheets and Crisp will net top prospects. Crisp never plays and Sheets has been the worst starter on the team, and it’s amazing he made every start so far, plus his 10M salary is just a little expensive.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      Thank you.

    • AMEN… Buster M’C Obvious is NEVER right on anything… he makes up more crap than a husband at a convention….

      Sheets is mediocre at best…he would not net a top prospect at all… and Crisp hasn’t been healthy in 4 yrs…

      An example… VMart was dealt from Cleveland to Boston and that deal did NOT net Bard, Buchholz, Bowden or any of the other top prospects… The A’s and that idiot Billy “im smarter than everyone else” Beane are stuck with Sheets…unless they eat most of his deal..

      • BentoBox 5 years ago

        V-Mart did get Justin Masterson (3.85 FIP this year), Nick Hagadone (one of Boston’s top prospects coming off TJ) and Bryan Price.

    • where is top prospect mentioned? No where. The A’s do not need to cut payroll so they are not going to eat Crisp or Sheets contract just to send away the players for free. Its the person mentioning Taylor as being a part of a deal but the A’s will not trade him unless they are getting a boat load of prospects. the A’s need Sheets to eat up innings and Crisp is their best hitter against righties so Olney is just making stuff up on trades.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        “Crisp is their best hitter against righties so Olney is just making stuff up on trades.”

        Crisp is their best hitter against righties.. in all of 10 games. lol

        There is a reason he is linked, whether the Padres and the Athletics have mutual interest or not. Hoyer is well aware of Crisp from his time in Boston and wanted him in the off season. Now… there is speculation by “experts” (for obvious reasons) because the Padres do not want to give up their top tier talent to acquire a viable option in LF/CF (a possible upgrade) for some much needed production and while Crisp may not be an ideal power threat but… could be attractive because the Padres would not need to give up top talent to get him. Olney is purely speculating because there could be an obvious match, he’s not lying about anything!

      • BentoBox 5 years ago

        “Crisp is their best hitter against righties”

        Thats umm .. sad.

  5. Fangaffes 5 years ago

    I’m surprised that Hoyer thought Crisp would stay healthy, despite all the evidence to the contrary that he witnessed in Boston. He must’ve been enticed by Coco’s stellar defense.

  6. sdsuphilip 5 years ago

    Crisp doesn’t net more than a mid tier prospect like a Jeremy Hefner plus a project

  7. 04Forever 5 years ago

    people need to stop complaining about that walk-off fielder home run, it was funny. if the giants werent the team that lost, they would have found it funny as well.

  8. Guest 5 years ago

    After Andrew Bailey the Athletics could use relief help and the Padres have a plethora of young talented arms at the big league level and in the minors. I would say there is DEF a potential deal there to be had. Especially now since Will Venable is going on the DL with a lower strained back, the Padres could really use some outfield help.

  9. sacu 5 years ago

    “(no power at the big league level)”

    I don’t understand, what about A-Gon?

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