Odds & Ends: Inge, Damon, Draft, Lilly, Manny

One year ago today, the Mets released Livan Hernandez. So far in 2010, Hernandez has a 3.06 ERA and ranks in the top ten in the NL in innings pitched and complete games. He doesn't strike anybody out, but his walk rate is low and he's headed for the 200 IP plateau once again. Here are some links for Friday as we contemplate Hernandez's surprising season… 

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  1. Guest 5 years ago

    Well, as a Jays fan, I’d love for Wells to hang up his jersey and retire so we can save some money. Unfortunately, that’s not how things work when the player has exorbitant amounts of money still to come their way.

    • dc21892 5 years ago

      If they every do move him they’re going to have to eat a huge chunk of that money, so in a sense it’s kinda pointless. He’s had a nice year so far and if he can continue it might as well keep him around.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        I’m fine with Wells’ play, I was just making a point about how it’s not that easy to ask a guy still owed ~$40M to no longer accept that money.

        • dc21892 5 years ago

          Yeah, I hear what your saying. Must suck.

        • Jason_F 5 years ago

          I assume you’re referring to Wells’ contract…he is owed $86MM from 2011-14.

        • airohpue13 5 years ago

          Lol. Making 23 Million next season alone. Worst contract in baseball.

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            At least he’s still an everyday player and productive…Oliver Perez is trying to say hello…

          • airohpue13 5 years ago

            I guess Oliver’s cancer factor does top Vernon.

        • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

          Maybe he’ll opt out and choose to go to a contender.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            haha how did this become a vernon wells discussion!

          • moonraker45 5 years ago

            Well i guess when your signed to a 100 million dollar+ contract people feel the need to talk more about you. Either how good you are ( Pujols, Jeter) how you didn’t know what you were injecting (a rod) or how you are worth no where close to your assigned dollar amount. (wells, soriano, zito, hampton, )

          • airohpue13 5 years ago

            I forgot about Zito. Vernon’s contract doesn’t look so bad compared to his.

          • moonraker45 5 years ago

            The way i see it is. This contract looks so bad for 3 reasons. 1) he’s not a elite player, getting paid elite dollars and his regression/injuries 2) he’s on a team that for the most part hasn’t been that competitive. and 3) the team has limited their spending. leading everyone to the ‘well if we didn’t sign wells to 23 a year we would have money for …..’I think the contract will look worse and worse BUT as rogers has re established faith in a new GM and giving him coin to do as he sees fit. If it becomes a bad contract for a decent player on a competitive team that hasn’t been held back by it, then it becomes kinda moot point. Rogers can afford it easily.

  2. drumzalicious 5 years ago

    Manny to the Rays!!

    That would be hilarious

  3. CitizenSnips 5 years ago

    “Joel Sherman of the New York Post points out that the Mets’ decision to let Darren O’Day go at the beginning of last year has not worked out for New York.”

    Welcome to the end of the 2009 season.

  4. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    I still don’t understand why the Dodgers acquired Lilly, Dotel, and Theriot…

  5. rayking 5 years ago

    I agree with Joel Sherman, playing Barajas and Francouer makes absolutely zero sense for the Mets. But I guess that’s what happens when a manager is desperately trying to keep his job; the longterm view for the club isn’t much of a factor in his decisions.

  6. progmatinee 5 years ago

    Mark Kizla needs to retire. He’s a horrible writer that stoops to the dramatic to get people to read his garbage.

    Regarding Todd, or any player, I’ll never call for one to retire, they are men getting paid to do something almost every grown man would give their right arm for and have dreamt for since childhood. Careers are so short and once its gone its gone forever. How can someone say with a straight face that they should quit and give that up?

    • Zack23 5 years ago

      Ask Kizla if he would retire if he still had 20m+ left on his contract, I’m guessing the honest answer would be no.

  7. I’ve always wanted the Phillies to sign Beimel, he’s been pretty good the last few years.

  8. Being reminded of how the mets let go of O’Day hurts. and who they called up after they designated him… Casey Fossum and all 4 innings of him.

  9. Fitchburg77 5 years ago

    Damon back to the Red Sox? Might not be too bad of an idea to finish him out in left field with all the other injuries to the outfield and only a month and a half left to go.

  10. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    I think it’s a really good sign for the future that the Pirates, Nats, and Jays spent the most on the draft.

    This should be an MLBTR poll, which trio will have the best career…Harper, Solis and Cole…Or Taillon, Allie, Rojas Jr.

  11. For a good laugh, type the name Charles Alston Tebeau in the baseball-reference player search engine. Make sure you’re not drinking milk though!

    • airohpue13 5 years ago

      Haha, favorite baseball nickname of all-time.

    • icedrake523 5 years ago

      Also search Russel Kuntz.

      • HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

        That’s great! We need players like that these days. I’d like to hear Vin Scully announce Ol’ Rusty coming up to bat.

  12. icedrake523 5 years ago

    The Angels are probably kicking themselves more than the Mets with giving up O’Day.

  13. Alright, here’s my (wishful) prediction. The Cards acquired Pedro Feliz so that they could fake out the other teams that were potentially blocking them from getting Brandon Inge into believing that they now have a replacement for third base and so no longer were interested in Inge. Inge now clears waivers, the Cards release Feliz and snap up Inge – – all to the dismay of the other teams that let Inge through on waivers thinking the Cards no longer needed him. Mozeliak is then awarded manager of the year for his brilliant work in outsmarting everyone. Okay, I need to go back onto my medications now.

    • You should check out Inge’s 2nd half splits for this season and the last 3.

      That’s why the Cardinals didn’t want him.

  14. BrocNessMonster 5 years ago

    Oh if only we could get rid of Manny and actually get something back.

  15. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    I thought it was interesting to see the 3 year breakdown regarding total dollars spent in the draft. Maybe we can end this notion that the Yanks and other big markets were outpspending smaller market teams trying to steal players (even though the Red Sox do spend pretty freely). Yanks never ranked higher than 8th in spending and I think were around 12th overall in the 3 years combined. It was sad to see the Marlins were among the bottom 5. How can you have the smallest mlb payroll AND skimp on the draft as well. Even though the Marlins to have a good farm it’s sad to see that they pocket so much money.

  16. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    The most underrated Lefty Specialist in Baseball.

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