Odds & Ends: Prior, Capps, Lee, Harper, Hart

Another round of links for Monday, as Big Papi keeps on hitting…


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29 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Prior, Capps, Lee, Harper, Hart"


CitizenSnips
5 years 1 month ago

Quasi-related but what I wouldn’t give for a stack of Boras’ player books. I don’t doubt Fielder’s ability to hit but I can’t imagine what other player comparisons Boras has made to drive up his price. Any guesses? Ryan Howard?

Muggi
5 years 1 month ago

Even Howard isn’t a comparison, since (as noted in the article) Howard did the work to eliminate the “fat guy” argument. He’s dropped over 40lbs in the last two offseasons.

Someone will give Prince a big contract, but you KNOW there won’t be nearly as many bidders if he remains the carbon-copy of his father.

magnushanso
5 years 1 month ago

Note that Prince Fielder was ranked #50 on last year’s trade value list…

Will he be in the top 50 this year? If Adrian Gonzalez isn’t in it then Fielder shouldn’t be either…

55saveslives
5 years 1 month ago

Adrian is worth 50 Fielders!!

magnushanso
5 years 1 month ago

Exactly. Adrian plays great defense and his numbers are suppressed by the park he plays in.

Adrian Gonzalez > Prince Fielder. It’s certainly not 50x better or anything close to that. They are close but Adrian is better.

icedrake523
5 years 1 month ago

I generally dislike no-trade clauses, but Cliff Lee deserves one.

icedrake523
5 years 1 month ago

I generally dislike no-trade clauses, but Cliff Lee deserves one.

aap212
5 years 1 month ago

Cliff Lee will be a 32-year old with a $90 million contract. I don’t think he’ll have to worry too much about getting traded again.

$3081341
5 years 1 month ago

You think thats what he’s gonna command. Boy, you might have 6-8 teams alone offering that kind of $$$.

1. Yanks

2. Mets

3. Red Sox

4. Cubbies (especially if they cut Z loose)

5. Dodgers (Pending McCourts Divorce is finalized)

6. Angels

7. Rangers (I sure hope to god they have this ownership shit worked out by then)

8. Seattle (Yes I said Seattle. They wouldn’t have any excuse to not offer him a deal)

aap212
5 years 1 month ago

I picked an arbitrary number. The point gets more true if the number’s bigger.

East Coast Bias
5 years 1 month ago

You never know…

aap212
5 years 1 month ago

Cliff Lee will be a 32-year old with a $90 million contract. I don’t think he’ll have to worry too much about getting traded again.

jredjamesred
5 years 1 month ago

Jonathan Sanchez for Corey Hart!

ramiro magana
5 years 1 month ago

Screw cory hart, how bout we go for some proven talent.. Prince

brewcrew6
5 years 1 month ago

You can have him… for a package centered around Bumgarner, and Wheeler

55saveslives
5 years 1 month ago

Haha!

5 years 1 month ago

wow, this sounds exactly like my reason why Werth is overrated

invader3k
5 years 1 month ago

We don’t want Sanchez.

jredjamesred
5 years 1 month ago

Jonathan Sanchez for Corey Hart!

studio179
5 years 1 month ago

“The Orioles have some interest in Mark Prior and will continue to keep an eye on him, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN.com.”

Ha! Ofcourse the Orioles have interest in Prior…he’s an ex Cub.

Andy MacPhail…Zambrano and his pre game hitting post and once O’s prospect Fonteno are available, too. Just saying.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 1 month ago

I’m still rooting for Mark Prior to make it back. He’s been in rehab mode for four years now. I admire the dedication and effort. Man, he’s been out for a long time.

jeffmaz
5 years 1 month ago

Mark Pryor took the Padres for a million. At this point his arm is held on with duct tape and zip ties.

I suggest the O’s sign him for 2 mil.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 1 month ago

I don’t feel sorry for the Padres, and Prior didn’t take him for anything. They signed him knowing he was unable to pitch and was rehabbing a shoulder injury. Then he got another one. They took a chance and lost.

jeffmaz
5 years 1 month ago

I never “feel sorry” for any team with mega millionaires on both sides.
I fully expect to see Mark Pryor’s arm fall off someday.
If the O’s want to encourage that spectacle – I encourage them.

jb226
5 years 1 month ago

It really should take less than three tries for you to spell the man’s name correctly, especially considering it’s in the title.

gigantes2425
5 years 1 month ago

corey hart should think about being a giant. brian sabean has to really like him now after watching him in the 1st round of the home run derby.

5 years 1 month ago

and what about the second round when he tanked and hit nothing? The HR derby is not a tool to gauge how well someone will hit in a real game situation… BP pitches rarely break 60MPH… and most pitchers can at least get it to 90MPH…

invader3k
5 years 1 month ago

Hopefully that means parting with more than just Jonathan Sanchez, which doesn’t really help the Brewers at all.

bomberj11
5 years 1 month ago

Poor Cliff Lee. That has got to be a really stressful time in July.