Odds & Ends: Angels, Edmonds, Chapman

More links for Monday, as Ryan Zimmerman does some damage to the Sun Life Stadiu(m) scoreboard…


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19 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Angels, Edmonds, Chapman"


bobrewer
5 years 3 days ago

Wouldn’t Chapman already be post-season eligible? I believe the new requisite is simply that a player is in the organization on Sep 1.

DetroitTigers24
5 years 3 days ago

If the Tigers are stupid enough to bring back Bonderman, then I guess i’m stupid for being optimistic about the team for next season. With all the money that is going to be available to them, why would they waste even a penny on him.

Brad Dillon
5 years 3 days ago

Orlando did the right thing by leaving AA. With no shot at September, and at 44, what would you have done? I would have left.

icedrake523
5 years 3 days ago

It’s time for him to hang it up. He had a very successful career and I really liked him on the Mets (unfortunately his injury in 2006 cost them at least the pennant). He probably has a future as a scout, coach, or helping Cuban players become acclimated into professional baseball after defecting.

jwredsox
5 years 3 days ago

Where is the Zimmerman video?

Guest
5 years 3 days ago

I just watched the Zimmerman HR live. It was an absolute bomb–missed the 2nd deck by feet.

5 years 3 days ago

Um, yeah, the AA season is pretty much over anyway, so it’s not like El Duque walked out on much. More importantly, who, if anyone, claimed Hideki Matsui? I would like to see him back with the Yanks (he hit 3 HR at Yankee Stadium in just 6 games there this year, so he still has the swing for the short RF porch), but I would be surprised if the Red Sox didn’t put in a claim, given that they failed to get Johnny Damon and still could use another outfielder. Matsui, like Damon, is due to be a free agent, but unlike Damon, he wouldn’t have veto power over a potential trade to Boston or to anywhere for that matter. Also, Angels manager Mike Scioscia isn’t a fan of Matsui and I theorize that his Latin teammates have to be resentful that he replaced the mega-popular Vlad Guerrero and didn’t do as well while Vlad is whaling the ball for a rival team, so I would think at this point Matsui would’ve been a shoo-in to leave Anaheim before September 1st.

rayking
5 years 3 days ago

I actually like Kenny Williams and usually defend his moves, even when tough to do so. But alleging that the Sox don’t need a left-handed reliever as the reason they didn’t claim Fuentes is stupid. They need a reliever in a bad way, whether he be left-handed or right-handed!

Maybe he made his comments to show support for his beleaguered pen, but the most likely reason for failing to claim Fuentes was that only one of Manny or Fuentes were an option due to $$$. I guess that reason may be tough to pitch to the fans, so maybe Kenny threw B.S. as his reason.

Of course, their mistake in not claiming Fuentes is amplified by the Twins getting him.

whitesoxfan424
5 years 3 days ago

I honestly think Kenny just dropped the ball. Not to put a claim on him is beyond logic.

TwinsVet
5 years 2 days ago

I can’t see him passing on Fuentes for any other reason than the money. He had to know the Twins would claim him if he didn’t; but pressed between Fuentes & Manny – well, my “controversial” theory is KW has a bigtime taste for once-great players.

And even though Fuentes addresses a bigger need, Manny probably provides a bigger boost.

BigRedOne
5 years 21 hours ago

Let’s play a game. Let’s all guess how many games the Reds will win by season’s end and the odds of them winning the world series this year. I say the Reds will finish with 96 wins and are 7:5 to win the world series.

5 years 3 days ago

I’d love to see you stay in AA while being 44 years old. Oh wait, you never had even a minuscule chance of ever even playing college ball. Talk about a person with no class. Going to ridicule somebody for something that you have no idea about….

Ian_Smell
5 years 3 days ago

His goal was to make it to the majors and he failed. The best thing he can do for himself is to move on.

myname_989
5 years 3 days ago

Unless you’re a 44 year old player in AA, you have no idea what you’re talking about either. Saying that it’s okay to walk out on the Nats’ AA club and his contract is like saying it’s okay for any other professional to walk out on the job. Even if he wasn’t going to make the club, the Nats are paying him to play baseball, and his experience would have been valuable to some of the young guys down there. He’s right, that was a classless act.

myname_989
5 years 3 days ago

Hahahahah. What an easy world it would be, right? Lol

Wek
5 years 3 days ago

Technically, he didn’t fail. The Nats just did not want to promote him to AAA or MLB.

dc21892
5 years 3 days ago

That explains it all.

motiger68
5 years 3 days ago

I hope the Reds know what they’re doing by bringing up one of their prospects to pitch in the postseason while he hasn’t even pitched in regular games in the majors. It is going to be interesting! Best wishes to the Reds in the post season!

verlander
5 years 2 days ago

De La Rosa and Lee in the same sentence . . . Never thought I’d see that.