Odds & Ends: Washburn, A’s, Myers, Mattingly

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24 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Washburn, A’s, Myers, Mattingly"


aap212
5 years 1 month ago

If Mattingly wants to manage, he should take the job Torre vacates when it’s offered to him… again.

Gumby65
5 years 1 month ago

Moundtrip bumble aside, hate see Wallach get “Scioscia’d”. Tough call.

Abraham Zapruder
5 years 1 month ago

overwhelmed for Brett Myers?

studio179
5 years 1 month ago

I found that statement odd as well.

seanbergmanrules
5 years 1 month ago

Myers has 20 straight starts of 6 or more innings. If a team wants someone who can eat innings with a solid ERA (3.24 so far, but that will probably regress) they can’t do much better.

studio179
5 years 1 month ago

You are missing the point or misinterpreting the point. 1) As you stated, Myers will probably regress. Sell high. 2) The Astros have to be ‘overwhelmed’ for Myers? He’s not an up and coming player or untouchable. The Astros should be dealing any vet that would bring back anything.

seanbergmanrules
5 years 1 month ago

Myers has said he likes it in Houston though. Why trade him for minor league filler when you could keep him another year and possibly see his stock rise (sure, he’ll regress, but if he stays healthy his stock will still rise) and potentially get a better return, or draft compensation for him.

vtadave
5 years 1 month ago

Because by the time the Astros have both payroll flexibility and a credible farm system, Myers’ prime will be in the distant past.

monroe_says
5 years 1 month ago

As a Reds fan, I almost hope they start losing if it means Baker won’t be back in 2011.

studio179
5 years 1 month ago

Well, I’m not a Reds fan and you never want your team to loose when you are in contention. But longterm, I completely understand your point.

5 years 1 month ago

I’d Like to see someone from the Big Red machine manage the team. who do you think ,

heck maybe even Barry Larking or Eric Davis from the 1990 team.

blackandorangepride
5 years 1 month ago

No surprise whatsoever that Aaron Rowand has no trade value trade him for sunflower seeds we need more seeds

Yankees420
5 years 1 month ago

The Rays bullpen has plenty of seeds.

StrosWoes
5 years 1 month ago

I think Astro fans have been so underwhelmed since 1986 that they should actually make a couple of moves. They need to shake it up in Houston, and get some young talent that wants to play. They should unload every one of their over paid players and get anything they can, while they can. “Overwhelmed for Brett Myers” ? WOW. Myers for two promising minor league players sounds about right. For that matter, since they are not a competing team again with their worn out, over paid roster, they should get anything they can for Oswalt, Lee & Myers. They should do it now.

baseball1
5 years 1 month ago

This can’t be serious about Tejada playing OF…..

Guest
5 years 1 month ago

“Tejada would likely cost the Padres about a third of his $6 million contract for 2010 plus prospects, which could include pitchers Corey Luebke and/or Simon Castro.”

Simon Castro will NOT go anywhere for anything less that what the PADRES believe is a premium player.

Midseason Update: Top 25 Prospects

Castro at #17th OVERALL!!

FAIL!

5 years 1 month ago

Yeah his lack of control is soooooooooo awesome.

5 years 1 month ago

Bad news for Reds fans I guess. If the team is going to discuss Dusty’s future in August that likely means and extension, no? I would guess though that the Reds are winning despite Dusty, not because of him. Imagine where they could be with someone competent at the helm.

5 years 1 month ago

Just dont see Padres trading for Tejada. Offense would suffer in Petco and bad defense at 3B, let alone 2B or SS. He is not a great fit. Guess he would be better than Salazar at 2B, but at what price?

You have to question the validity of anything Bill Center of the UT writes. They obviously do not employ fact checkers there. A rental of Tejada may be worth a PTBNL, but not much more. Maybe a Mike Baxter, Greg Burke or Nathan Culp. Certainly not Castro or Luebke.

YanksFanSince78
5 years 1 month ago

I find the top 15 list of international bonuses interesting. So often people use the Yanks as the scapegoat for the ills of baseball. Certainly, WITHOUT QUESTION we spend like no other when it comes to free agency. However, the Yanks have been blamed for the minor league draft and international free agency as well. Never have I seen any proof that shows a) Yanks have handed out ABSURB bonuses which are out of whack with what other teams have done b) this list shows that while the Yanks appear in the top 15 list twice, one was 11 years ago, and the other was for Gary Sanchez last year. Overall, 13 of the 15 players signed were all from the last 5 years with the Yanks being responsible for all but 1.

The reason this is interesting is because most people blame big market teams for exorbinant bonuses to “steal” the best talent in the draft or in the international market. Of the 15 teams listed almost all of them are small-mid sized markets (Cincinnati, Twins, Denver, San Diego, Oakland, etc. And with regards to the draft the Yanks for instance have NEVER had a draft where they ranked in the top 5 in spending.

seanbergmanrules
5 years 1 month ago

Kei Igawa much?

5 years 1 month ago

Where the hell have you been? The comments section has been lost without your down-to-Earth Yankees logic.

wickedkevin
5 years 1 month ago

“And with regards to the draft the Yanks for instance have NEVER had a draft where they ranked in the top 5 in spending.” Most likely because they have lower draft picks due to always making the playoffs.

Jim Briggs III
5 years 1 month ago

Mattingly for the Jays, please!