Odds & Ends: Owings, Yankees, Counsell, Livingston

Some more links for Tuesday as two of the game's best second basemen – Chase Utley and Dustin Pedroia – return to action…

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  1. jcrinck 5 years ago

    Come on, Ben, don’t forget about Martin Prado! We’ve got THREE of the best second baseman coming back tonight.

  2. redsox4120 5 years ago

    Could the Red Sox be one of the teams calling about Lee? They could use a power bat at first to platoon with Lowell.

    • Sniderlover 5 years ago

      Wouldn’t they want a leftie if that was the case?

      And I think they may look at internal options first in Delgado or even Lars Anderson.

      • redsox4120 5 years ago

        Good point. I think Delgado is going to be gone by September 1 and I think Theo is reluctant to bring up Lars, he seems like he needs more time in the minors.

        • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

          Unless injured my bet is Delgado is at least on the 40 man roster by Sept 1st when the rosters expand. At the very least he gives the Sox a warm body on the bench. And unless the 40 man roster I’m looking at is wrong, the Sox do have space… only 39 men on the 40 man roster, one of which is on the 60-day DL, which gives them 2 open spots.

    • nathanalext 5 years ago

      You can dream on.. I don’t think Lee is going anywhere. He already vetoed one trade.

  3. 14 Rocks 5 years ago

    I would love to see the Braves get Lee. They need someone to replace the ineffective Glaus.

    • Bob George 5 years ago

      DLee not only is having a very rough season, but his lower back and neck keep bothering him (which might be a reason for such a bad year). He’s taking 3 days off in hopes he can play regularly again starting Thursday.

  4. Did anyone see the videos of the Dominican players?

  5. I understand that he played third, but overlooking Prado’s return is grounds for divorce….

  6. Heyward_Homer 5 years ago

    yeah missing Prado on the headline is BRUTAL…especially since Pedroia and Utter went combines 0fer 9, and Martin a robust 3-5 with 3 runs and 2 rbis

    • kevinmo1 5 years ago

      Don’t diss the return of the LASER SHOW!

    • First of all, Prado only missed like 15 games…his injury wasn’t as significant as Utley’s and Pedroia’s, who missed a combined 89 games….secondly — Prado, who had less rust, faced Scott Olsen while Utley faced Barry Zito and Pedroia faced Jared Weaver…so stop trying to compare the 3

      Prado is going to be a great player but he has yet to play a full season. Not saying he doesn’t belong in the ranks of Pedroia/Utley but you have to give him at least a full season to gain the respect he deserves.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        It’s not like the guy just called up. He has 1222 at-bats in the bigs… 450 last year. I see what you’re saying, but I think at this point Prado has established himself. Ask any scout in baseball and I think he’ll tell you that Prado belongs right up there with the best second basemen in the league.

        • Yeah, I understand that…but there’s a big difference between playing less than 100 games and then playing 150+…He played 128 games last year (career high) and will likely play close to 140 this year…I fully expect him to perform at the level he’s currently playing at but all I’m saying is people will be hesitant to include him in the same sentence as Pedroia/Utley until he is a full-time player…..right now, he’s on his way there…but he’s not there yet

  7. spudrock512 5 years ago

    Do anybody know what the Cubs were going to get in return for DLee from the Angels? I don’t think I ever saw, but it would have been nice to see Lee go.

  8. kevinmo1 5 years ago

    That Projo article was full of FAIL. Anyone can look at the Red Sox’s major league/minor league rosters and put the best players together. Bad reporting, no thought into the article.

    • woadude 5 years ago

      I agree, I especially liked the part where he assumes the Red Sox dont trade or get anyone from the free agent market

  9. Guest 5 years ago

    If I was a GM, I’d try to sign Owings to a minor league deal and convert him to a position player, just to see how he hits. The guy can launch one. Not sure where they’d put him, but I’m just too darn curious.

  10. Triteon 5 years ago

    I, too, would not object to being traded to a contender.

  11. The fact that Jacoby Ellsbury is on that list playing Centerfield makes it instantly wrong. There is NO WAY he is back next year.

    • woadude 5 years ago

      Dont go as crazy as the guy who wrote the article, if anything Jacoby just dropped value, in arbitration he will get a raise but nothing to what it would of been had he not been injured all year, he will be back and depending on how his 2011 pans out, he could sign an extention and be the force on the base paths that he is accustomed to.

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