Odds & Ends: D’Backs, Matsui, Ausmus, Peralta

Links for Thursday night, as the NFL season kicks off in New Orleans….

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  1. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    This may sound crazy, and completely un-Mets-like, but I think it would they’re going to look outside the organization for a 2B and find one they like. Maybe Orlando Hudson, but with this team, and the amount of years their best players are there for, Ruben Tejada might not be the immeadete answer. Maybe they will make a trade with a team like the Diamondbacks for Kelly Johnson…Brandon Moore and Bobby Parnell might get that done. Also, there might be some interest in Aaron Hill. I think he would be a good fit with the Mets. I expect Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ name to come up in such a trade proposal.

    • EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

      I like the Orlando Hudson idea. They wouldn’t have to invest too many years or dollars into him, and he has shown that he is productive offensively and defensively despite a few stints on the DL. I’m not as big of a fan of trades since the Mets would have to give up young players. It wouldn’t be a big deal if they were just a piece or two from contention.

  2. Matsui was such a stud in the Bronx but he barely had protection in the Angels lineup, and of course had a bad midseason slump. I hope this guy finds a job with a contender, he was great to watch in NY.

  3. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    Jhonny Peralta seems like he should be older than 28.

  4. dirtydez 5 years ago

    Would be amazing if AZ gets Kevin Towers.

  5. PRKnight 5 years ago

    Come back home matsui, u are a yankee and deserve to be a yankee, even if its just to do some dh work once an awhile, do the right the decision and come home, we would deff take u back (for cheap prob)

  6. I can senses a Yankees reunion!

    • Slopeboy 5 years ago

      Maybe an Old timers day reunion, but not as an active player. When the Yankees first signed Matsui, I thought that it was more of a marketing move than a baseball decision, but after his first season, it was evident that he was the real thing. His time in NY was nothing short of magnificant. When not hurt, he played smart, sound baseball, everyday day. Always clutch, quiet, unassuming and classy. A ‘true Yankee’ in every sense of the word. Unfortunately, he’s gotten older and the knee injuries have taken their toll. The reason NY let him last year is because he cannot run anymore.That’s showing up on the basepaths and with his power numbers, the knees don’t give the him the support to drive the ball. His strike out numbers are not much different than that the past years, he can still put the bat on the ball, but without as much power. When he played in Japan and his years here before the injuries, he played everyday. That is catching up with him now. I hope someone will pick him up because he can still help some good team that contends, but it won’t be the Yankees. Good Luck Matsui San!!

  7. Pawsdeep 5 years ago

    Peralta is a great fit in Detroit. He’s got class, talent and is relatively young. Plus you give him an offseason working with the organization ad he could be back to his old ways batting .290 with some decent power. With all of dombrowski’s monopoly money he get to play with peralta should be a no brainer unless you can get Reyes locked into a long term deal.

    • baseballdude 5 years ago

      i didnt know reyes was a free agent

      • Pawsdeep 5 years ago

        He could be if the mets don’t pick up the option on his contract. I am sure they will but if not then reyes would hit the market.

  8. HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

    Maybe Nolan Ryan is worried that if he doesn’t bring Ron Washington back he’ll go on a massive coke binge and OD.

  9. SoCalAngelsFan75 5 years ago

    Sayonara, Hideki. Just didn’t work out for him in Anaheim. Hope he finds another team…maybe the Mariners. His mid-season slumps are a perfect fit in Seattle.

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