Odds & Ends: Aramis, Kemp, K-Rod

August 17th was a busy transaction day one year ago, as the Tigers acquired Aubrey Huff and the Rangers and Red Sox released Vicente Padilla and John Smoltz, respectively.  Both pitchers performed well for their new teams; who will follow that script this year?  While you ponder the question, here are today's links…


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16 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Aramis, Kemp, K-Rod"


Wes Yee
4 years 11 months ago

Padilla was let go by Texas not Boston.

HerbertAnchovy
4 years 11 months ago

That’s why it says “Rangers and Red Sox released Vicente Padilla and John Smoltz, respectively”. Link the first team to the first name, and the second team to the second name. You just misread it.

ivdown
4 years 11 months ago

“Rangers and Red Sox released Vicente Padilla and John Smoltz, respectively”

Rangers released Padilla, Red Sox released Smoltz, it was written that way and it was only slighting confusing.

East Coast Bias
4 years 11 months ago

“respectively”

icedrake523
4 years 11 months ago

So, he committed 3rd degree assault towards the grandfather of his children, in the stadium, in front of other players’ family, suffered an injury that has shelved him for the year, faces up to a year of imprisonment if found guilt, and STILL gets to keep his job? Can anyone else name an occupation where that would happen?

4 years 11 months ago

president of the united states of america….

icedrake523
4 years 11 months ago

It’s probably easier to impeach the President than it is to win a case against the MLBPA.

martyman24
4 years 11 months ago

Is it just me, or are we losing too many former Baseball Players/Owners/Announcers?
Anyways Rest In Peace fellow Baseballers.

4 years 11 months ago

It’s been 50 something years and still hate Bobby Thomson….

HerbertAnchovy
4 years 11 months ago

Sure, but you should put those feelings aside when he’s passed. Have some respect for him and his family.

Peet29
4 years 11 months ago

I saw a report that said the Braves are considering trading for Clint Barmes to play 2B and keep Omar Infante in a utility role. He hasn’t been put on waivers yet.

Will_Clarks_Gauchos
4 years 11 months ago

RIP Bobby Thompson. A true Giant hero. He lived every little boy’s fantasy.

4 years 11 months ago

I would of like to see how a Cubs- Braves trade would work out. I doubt it would happen, but stranger things have happened like, the Alex Rios claim last year. I just don’t know who the Braves would give up. Also, with the money too cause Ramirez makes 15.75 mil this year and 14.6 mil if player option is exercised. If it does happen, then I will be happy but sad. Happy we would shed some payroll and maybe get a MLB player and 2 prospects in return. Yet, A-Ram has been one of my favorites since ’03 when he came over from Pittsburgh.

baseball52
4 years 11 months ago

Don’t forget about the vesting option. It vests for 16 million if he is traded and exercises the 2011 option.

4 years 11 months ago

Braves are NOT going to pony up the big bucks for Ramirez, when Chipper and his large contract have committed to come back next year.

What good would any trade for an infielder do right now? Just put our hottest hitter (Infante) back on the bench?

55saveslives
4 years 11 months ago

R.I.P. Bobby, The Shot heard ’round the World is still echoing in heaven!