Odds & Ends: Glaus, Torre, Padres, Strasburg

On this date in 1998, the Mariners traded Joey Cora to the Indians for David Bell. More than a decade later, Cora is still making headlines in Cleveland – sort of. The White Sox coach translated for Manny Ramirez at this afternoon’s Progressive Field press conference. Here are some more links as we await another round of trades…

  • The Braves are listening to offers for Troy Glaus, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (on Twitter). On Sunday we heard that multiple AL teams have some interest in Glaus.
  • The A's re-signed Tommy Everidge, who played for Oakland last year, but hasn't appeared in the majors since, according to the Pacific Coast League's transactions page.
  • Dodgers manager Joe Torre told Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times that he expects to be able to work out a deal with the Dodgers this offseason if he decides to manage in 2011 (Twitter link).
  • The Padres are still interested in adding a starting pitcher, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). MLBTR's Tim Dierkes provided a list of potentially available starters earlier today. Jon Heyman of SI.com says the Padres claimed a number of pitchers, but weren't able to work out any deals (Twitter link).
  • Nationals GM Mike Rizzo told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post that Stephen Strasburg will undergo Tommy John surgery this Friday.
  • MLBPA leader Michael Weiner told Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork that the hearing between Francisco Rodriguez and the Mets will take place in mid-October (Twitter link).


12 Responses to Odds & Ends: Glaus, Torre, Padres, Strasburg Leave a Reply

  1. Manny needed a translator? WTF… seriously?

    • Yankees10 5 years ago

      It was probably just “Manny being Manny”. I think he speaks english just fine

  2. Manny is a clown

  3. Paul Maholm or Kyle Davies for the Padres please.

  4. eponine 5 years ago

    he speaks english fine. this must be a joke or a reference to guillen’s statements about not having spanish interpreters and having to rely on teammates.

  5. Do not trade Troy glaus!

  6. Manny can’t speak english? No problem. I’ll put in a subscription to the book “Ozzie Guillen’s guide to speaking in the clohouse” for Man-Ram.

  7. $3866193 5 years ago

    Unless some team really overvalues Glaus, I say don’t trade him. The Braves are trying to win… Frank Wren, stockpile those players! Glaus isn’t expendable. (That’s not to say he’s versatile by any means, but still).

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  9. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    Yeah I would think the Braves would want to hold on to Glaus if for no other reason than a bench off the bat and a possible DH if they make it to the WS. The roster exapnds to 40 tomorrow so it’s not like he’s blocking anyone.

  10. Guest 5 years ago

    He doesnt talk to the Media. So there you go.

  11. moonraker45 5 years ago

    ” he went to high school in new york for crying out loud”…maybe thats why he needed the translator?

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