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

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


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  1. CitizenSnips 5 years 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 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.

  2. magnushanso 5 years 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 ago

      Adrian is worth 50 Fielders!!

      • magnushanso 5 years 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.

  3. icedrake523 5 years ago

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

  4. icedrake523 5 years ago

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

  5. aap212 5 years 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 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 ago

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

    • East Coast Bias 5 years ago

      You never know…

  6. aap212 5 years 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.

  7. jredjamesred 5 years ago

    Jonathan Sanchez for Corey Hart!

  8. jredjamesred 5 years ago

    Jonathan Sanchez for Corey Hart!

  9. studio179 5 years 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.

  10. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years 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.

  11. jeffmaz 5 years 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 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 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 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.

  12. gigantes2425 5 years 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.

    • 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 ago

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

  13. bomberj11 5 years ago

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

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