Odds & Ends: Pirates, Brewers, Harper, Ortiz

Links for Tuesday, as the National League wins an All-Star Game for the first time since Fred McGriff was their cleanup hitter…

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  1. aap212 5 years ago

    Easy sales pitch from Hunter: “Hey Carl! Come out to Anaheim. They vastly overpay outfielders for their 30s and you’ll never lead the team in putting your foot in your mouth!”

  2. the_show 5 years ago

    Tommy Emanski videos are endorsed by Fred mcGriff…Back to back to Back AAU national champions

  3. HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

    I like how sometimes teams think firing a manager is the magic solution to all their problems.

  4. hawkny1 5 years ago

    Ortiz ….18/57/.263 after 87 games in 2010.

    If, after the regular season is over Ortiz’s stats are 40/120/.275…Theo should offer david the club’s 2011 option plus one additional year guaranteed and a club option for 2013… but,
    If. after the regular season ends, Papi, is closer to a line of 30/100/.260 Theo may want to renegotiate 2011 to the $8M or $16M for 2011 and 2012…with a club option for 2013..

    • Why would the Red Sox give Ortiz an extra year guaranteed and a club option for nothing? If the Red Sox exercise his option, that should be enough “respect” shown to Ortiz, because he isn’t worth 12.5 million a year. If he isn’t satisfied with that and promises to be a distraction (which I can’t imagine him doing), you let him go. I would not exercise the option no matter what he does the rest of the way out, but I understand if they want to keep him they probably need to pick up his option..its similar to the Yankees needing to overpay Derek Jeter this offseason (not saying Ortiz is Jeter so don’t catch feelings, just that Ortiz has built a legacy in Boston that makes the situation unique).

  5. brewcrew6 5 years ago

    This finishes my opinion on Melvin. I believe he is an idiot, Macha should have been fired by now. For the love of God make Randolph the skipper

  6. Brewcrew00 5 years ago

    Hope there is press conference Wednesday in Milwaukee saying they have fired M@M and bring in Dan Jennings of Tampa to be the new GM.

  7. DetroitTigers24 5 years ago

    That Belarusian kid will never do anything. Are you kidding me Pirates?

    • aap212 5 years ago

      What exactly do they lose by trying? Everyone wants to be leaders in the next big talent pool. The Twins have gotten great marks on their young German prospect so far.

    • vtadave 5 years ago

      Shame on the Pirates for signing a guy for basically nothing. What were they thinking??

  8. Congrats to the National League! Man, it’s been a long time!

  9. coolstorybro222 5 years ago

    Man. The Nats are proof that if you suck crap hard enough, you can get amazing players out of college ball.

  10. drumzalicious 5 years ago

    Man Josh Hamilton is exactly what the Braves need.

    • They already have a power hitting lefty with a bit of speed… isnt that Heyward? They have another lefty in McCann… Chipper’s a switch hitter and they have a couple lefty’s on the bench in Hinske and Blanco (for now)… It would be good if they could get Hamilton on the cheap (which definetly wont happen).. but what they need is a power hitting right handed outfielder… they have virtually NO power from the right side of the plate… Glaus is the best option there… makes you dream of a world series when a washed up Troy Glaus is your best right handed power hitter doesnt it?

  11. lefty177 5 years ago

    why would the Rangers trade Josh Hamilton? He’s having an MVP-type year

  12. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Yep. Also a good scouting dept., good ML infrastructure all the way through. There are a few other LT losing organizations that could take a cue from both (and Marlins) that always stink year in and out that seem to have -0- clue past a easy to pick top 10 choice and then bungle the rest of the draft every year.

    Why some organizations won’t spend 10-12M on the draft, but will gladly waste 10M on crappy veteran FA is beyond me.

  13. aap212 5 years ago

    Other than Longoria, what college hitter has Tampa ever drafted with a top ten pick?

  14. aap212 5 years ago

    My larger point is that they’ve gotten surprisingly little from their huge number of top five picks over the years. Obviously, Longoria and Price are awesome, and Niemann is very valuable. But a ton of their best players have come through trades, cheap signings, and later round picks. They’ve gotten much more out of, say, Crawford and Shields than they got out of Josh Hamilton, Dewon Brazelton, Wade Townsend, Delmon Young (who they traded at the perfect time), and the list goes on. Heck, they could have Smoak, Alvarez, Posey, or Matusz right now instead of a struggling minor league shortstop.

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