Three Teams Interested In Jermaine Dye

After an offseason that featured little attention from clubs and a few rejected offers, three teams are now expressing interest in free agent slugger Jermaine Dye according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. Those clubs: the Rangers, Rockies, and Padres.

We know the Padres are looking to add offense and the Rangers have been searching for a righty bat after Ryan Garko didn't work out, but the Rockies has been linked to infielders more than anything in the wake of Troy Tulowitzki's injury. If signed, Dye would require some time to get into game shape, but could be contributing as an outfielder, first baseman, and/or DH in the second half. He'd also have a few months to prove himself before heading back out on the free agent market.

The 36-year-old Dye hit .250/.340/.453 with 27 homers for the White Sox last year, but his outfield defense was among the worst in the game and he hit just .176/.287/.278 in his final 237 plate appearances.  


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31 Comments on "Three Teams Interested In Jermaine Dye"


Guest
5 years 2 months ago

SIGH*

sacu
5 years 2 months ago

Here we go again…

5 years 2 months ago

Talk about a move that could hurt fan support. Here it is!

5 years 2 months ago

I’m kinda surprised the Yankees are not at all interested, or at least not at all linked to Dye. I know he had a bad ending of the ’09 season, but I would still like him better than Nick Johnson, Randy Winn or Marcus Thames. All three of those are “either gone or missing”. So, with a bench of Ramiro Pena, Colin Curtis and Kevin Russo, I don’t see how Dye would not be an improvement. Thames and Winn proved we don’t care about OF defense and his bat has way more pop than our 3 bench bats combined!

Lloydxmas
5 years 2 months ago

I betcha Dye would be a better bet than Granderson right now. He is so tough to watch. Although he hit 39 homers last year he is simply an all or nothing swing. With his speed he should be hitting line drives, slapping at the ball etc. When you get a pitch to drive then drive it. He tries for the long ball every at bat. There are some at bats where he looks completely lost.

Zack23
5 years 2 months ago

Yeah, it’s not really possible to be a slap hitter, then you see a good pitcher coming and have .02 seconds to change your mentality into ‘drive it’.

It’s not as easy as hitting X or A on your Xbox to decide if you want a normal swing or ‘power’ swing.

sacu
5 years 2 months ago

Cause slap hitters never hit a home run, right?

Lloydxmas
5 years 2 months ago

I believe Ichiro is a slap hitter with power. Every now and again they run into a pitch that they drive. From my observation it looks like Grandy is trying to go long in every at bat. Either striking out or rolling over and pulling the ball out offf the plate. Now i know there is no comparing Grandy and Ichiro but slap hitters do go long. I would rather see Granderson hit 280-290 with 50 steals than hit 220 with 20 homers. He has become homer happy and now even more so at Yankee Stadium bc of that short porch. His approach had been awful. Still to early to judge but he looks lost. No Xbox here. Just a person who doesnt miss a yankee game.

Zack23
5 years 2 months ago

Well if you dont miss a game then you would know that before the last few games, he had an OPS of .859 since he returned from the DL.
But now he’s in a 6 game slump, so his approach is bad and he’s homer happy.
What did you say the previous 22?

“I would rather see Granderson hit 280-290 with 50 steals than hit 220 with 20 homers.”
I would rather evauate a player based on numbers that give a better showing of his performance.

sacu
5 years 2 months ago

My previous post was in response to what Zach23 said, not what you said. If anything, I was backing up your comment.

sacu
5 years 2 months ago

My previous post was in response to what Zach23 said, not what you said. If anything, I was backing up your comment.

Infield Fly
5 years 2 months ago

What? No mention of the Nats?!

Guest
5 years 2 months ago

I believe they made him an offer in the offseason which he didn’t think was enough.

RiverKKiller999
5 years 2 months ago

Don’t the Rangers have enough of offense as it is ?

5 years 2 months ago

My goodness I was going to say this…..they are flat out rediculous and am not looking forward to White sox facing them this weekend.

5 years 2 months ago

if any team signs him for more than 99 cents they will instantly regret it

come on…do you think a guy coming off a second half like that will show up to this second half and help a team with his great offense? teams are MUCH safer promoting a 18 yr old from single A than adding dye

Ian_Smell
5 years 2 months ago

Make it four teams, my wiffle ball team needs a right fielder.

TheReturnOfMrBlanks
5 years 2 months ago

Why is everyone so Hard on Dye? He could help some teams…for god sakes he hit 27 Homers last year. Seriously everyone talks about how bad everyone’s Defense is now…like Jose Gullien cant field anymore and Pat Burrell cant play the out field…. For God sakes it looks like he has got the job done playing LF for the Giants. Too much speculation in all facets of baseball nowadays… just let him play and see how he does like the Giants did with Burrell.

Remember in the offseason no one wanted Russell the muscle cause…oh he has a bad back, cant play D… this and that… He’s doing better then half the 1st basemen in the league and the team that let him go and shunned their nose at him requires him …Like I said too Much speculation…

Sign Dye see what he does then talk all the trash in the world about the guy if he pulls a Cliff Floyd on us all….lol

Zack23
5 years 2 months ago

For god sakes, there’s more to baseball than just hitting 27 homers.
For god sakes, Dye, Guillen and Burrell are terrible in the field.

Too much speculation? I say too much simple minded people.

Russel did have a bad back- after him and his agent tried to claim he was 100% healthy, he injured it in training again. He has a history of bad issues. He also wanted 2 years guaranteed.

For god sakes…

Yankees420
5 years 2 months ago

You really shouldn’t come to a baseball blog about trade rumors and hot stove topics if you don’t want to hear/read about speculation.

Yankees420
5 years 2 months ago

You really shouldn’t come to a baseball blog about trade rumors and hot stove topics if you don’t want to hear/read about speculation.

TheReturnOfMrBlanks
5 years 2 months ago

If Matt Stairs can play the outfield at 42 anyone can! just put a good center fielder out there to get his back …lol

5 years 2 months ago

Why the h3ll would the Rockies be mentioned here? They already have a power bat that rides the pine named Giambi. It makes no sense unless they plan on unloading the surplus of outfielders that they already have. What the Rockies front office should do is focus on what pieces they need to improve their chances of a deep layoff run.

For example…what you would pay to get Dye, a team could go after Cliff Lee for a few prospects and maybe Iannetta… or as I’ve posted before..try to upgrade at 2nd base..but only if the Rox could get Uggla or Kelly Johnson…aside from that, some strong bullpen help would be nice….

In my opinion, signing Dye is an unnecessary waste of time and money and may be a smokescreen to try and make the Rockies fans think that the front office will actually make a significant and useful move.

5 years 2 months ago

I dont see where he can play on the Rangers unless they give Vlad days off from dh?? And Vlad is putting up amazing numbers right now so I dont see why they would split his at bats with dye…

coup
5 years 2 months ago

Dye might be perfect in Texas. Look at what Texas has meant for Vladdy.

sacu
5 years 2 months ago

Texas may be a launching pad and their weather may help bad knees but it does absolutely nothing for horrendous fielding. Besides, Vladimir is a lock for the hall of fame so you really can’t even mention these two guys in the same sentence.

barbarino2000
5 years 2 months ago

Dye is 100% professional, and when he’s hot, can carry a team for a month. He’s smart, and has always been a threat.

And after watching him with the Sox for the past 5 years, I can say his defense may not be great – but it isn’t TERRIBLE. He’s made a lot of tough catches. He just doesn’t have the legs he used to have — so he needs to be given limited ground to patrol.

sacu
5 years 2 months ago

100% professional, possibly but he’s definitely 100% delusional. This is the same guy that, supposedly, turned down offers of $3MM and $2MM. I wonder how much he’s making, from an employer, by sitting on his couch at home? Moreover, I wonder how much he’s increasing his stock by sitting on said couch? Personally, I just hope he goes away.

5 years 2 months ago

Its one thing to be a pitcher and pitch half a season. Recently, Pedro and No I Didn’t take steroids Clemens have shown that some guys can gear it up and be productive.

However, being a position player is a whole other matter. Even if he takes swings everyday, its not Major League pitching, and he is going to be far behind to be effective.

5 years 2 months ago

Its one thing to be a pitcher and pitch half a season. Recently, Pedro and No I Didn’t take steroids Clemens have shown that some guys can gear it up and be productive.

However, being a position player is a whole other matter. Even if he takes swings everyday, its not Major League pitching, and he is going to be far behind to be effective.

5 years 2 months ago

I hope the guy finds a job, I’ve always liked him. His complaints about offers might have been a little absurd, but hey, it must be real tough to be a fallen star.