Odds & Ends: Red Sox, Dobbs, Paulino, Hawpe

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22 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Red Sox, Dobbs, Paulino, Hawpe"


Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

So Ken Rosenthal agrees with me…The A’s aren’t completely out of it.

sdsuphilip
4 years 11 months ago

Not yet, but someone has to carry there offense and get hot, Crisp will cool down soon. Kouz has been known to go on month raking streaks and not hit after that so they could use that, or Cust.

4 years 11 months ago

The A’s have a history of playing better as the season progresses, the Rangers, not so much. It would not surprise me for the A’s to “come out of nowhere” and win the division.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

I agree

bonestock94
4 years 11 months ago

puff puff pass

EdinsonPickle
4 years 11 months ago

At this point the A’s are borderline, it is definitely do or die time for them. The good news is they don’t have to worry about their pitching staff since it has been great for them. But as you said they need the offense to get hot. I could see Cust getting hot and becoming a driving force for the A’s. Also I have a feeling if the A’s get on a roll Kurt Suzuki will get his bat going too. The trade market though is pretty void of right handed hitters though, so I think they will have to rely on what they have to make a push.

4 years 11 months ago

Your right on the pitching side as long as they stay healthy but the offense is not bad. It’s terrible. They don’t have one player in their lineup in my mind that is the leader of this ball club. They need a guy that can hit. Crisp, davis and sweeney are not a good combo in the outfield. No power in the outfield and minimum in the infield barring Kouzmanoff. Kurt Suzuki is thier main man on offense and I don’t think you wan’t your catcher to have that responsibility.

4 years 11 months ago

thats putting your guts on the table but sorry i’m going to have to smash them. The A’s no doubt have had a surprising season but they do not have the talent to finish the season winning. Also the A’s have shown they are not willing to dive in to strike a deal and Texas has. Oakland has been hit the injuries with Braden, and Anderson and others. They are missing a big bat and I’m not sure Cust is that guy. Sorry Oakland fans, they are on the right track though if that helps.

fishfan4life
4 years 11 months ago

Ronny should be back. He mashes LH pitching.

alphabet_soup5
4 years 11 months ago

I wonder why.

BaseballFanatic0707
4 years 11 months ago

Mr. Saunders-with your horrific peripherals, do explain why you should be excited. While you are talking about Arizona’s future as a whole, chances are you won’t be a major contributor (or even minor one) pitching in that ballpark.

4 years 11 months ago

Ya, Saunders is almost implying that he will remain a diamondback and I don’t see that happening. The rotation of the Dbs will see a major overhauling.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
4 years 11 months ago

Why am I not surprised that Greg Dobbs is back with the Phillies orginaization? They just can’t seem to quit each other, can they?

4 years 11 months ago

Dobbs is their utility player forever. Can’t wait to see Dobbs at age 50 filling in for the 45 year old Utley. Can you imagine the phillies future. :}

Guest
4 years 11 months ago

what future? someone explain the term “non-tender” to mr. saunders

4 years 11 months ago

The Red Sox have alot of “Anthonys” and “Ryans” in their farm system.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

And a lot of Yamaico’s…wait

start_wearing_purple
4 years 11 months ago

2 is a lot? There’s Rizzo and Ranaudo, that’s it.

JDortmunder
4 years 11 months ago

So Jim Tracy says he’s let Hawpe go so he could hook up with a contender, but he would be welcomed back. But there’s the matter of 500k Hawpe will be owed when the ’11 option isn’t picked up by what ever team –if any– picks him up. Rock’s trying to save that cash buyout and could care less about “contenders.”

TeamCropDusters
4 years 11 months ago

Semi surprised no team claimed Dobbs. He won’t make that much for the rest of the season and is a solid PH who can play 1B3B. Probably about 300k.

He would have been an upgrade for Kotsay for the Chi. Sox.

The Cards could’ve used him at 3B and still could even with Feliz. The Pads could have also used his veteran presence off the bench.

TeamCropDusters
4 years 11 months ago

I know he doesn’t have good numbers this year, but he is streaky and could get hot down the stretch….like he did last year.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

Cheers