Odds & Ends: Hart, Cox, Giambi, Pierzynski

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35 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Hart, Cox, Giambi, Pierzynski"


Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

So John Hart might not be on MLB Tonight anymore? Nooooooo!!!!

BravesRed
4 years 11 months ago

Time to call it quits, Mr. Giambi. You’ve had a 4th-time around hall of fame career. Willie Randolph = next Jays manager. I called it here first. Pierzynski would probably have to come back on a 1-year deal. I’m not a big AL fan, so I don’t have the slightest clue who John Hart is.

4 years 11 months ago

Giambi has still been pretty good as a part-time 1B and PH, there’s no reason for him to retire unless he wants to. While he’ll never recapture the form he once had, it’s nice to see guys like Giambi be able to reinvent themselves and keep their career going.

5_tool_MiLB_fool
4 years 11 months ago

what? he contributed to essentially nothing this season

4 years 11 months ago

I don’t consider a roughly .800 OPS (as a 1B and PH) to be nothing from a reserve. You can’t ask for much more out of a bench player.

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 11 months ago

Why should he retire if he has proven he still has some left in the tank and clearly from the article he has the fire and ambition to continue on?

BravesRed
4 years 11 months ago

AL, yes. NL, no.

4 years 11 months ago

He’s a more defensively limited Eric Hinske at this point in his career. Guys like that have plenty of value as pinch-hitters.

4 years 11 months ago

Sox should offer AJ arbitration, and hope he doen’t except. The 7 Million or so he would get wouldn’t kill them, as he is not that bad of a player at a terrible offensive position. And with the thin catching market, I find it hard to believe even as a type-A that a team wouldn’t sign him to a one or two year deal.

foxtown
4 years 11 months ago

Is he a type A? I would find that hard to believe.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

Seriously though, John Hart would be a perfect GM for the Mets.

4 years 11 months ago

So you’re telling me that he’s good at being a puppet?

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

No, I’m saying that he’s always been an agressive, very good GM, and that he would be a good fit for the Mets GM job.

4 years 11 months ago

He’d be a good fit only if Jeff Wilpon quit being a manipulative, micro-managing, arrogant prick then. I can understand what you’re saying, but that team isn’t going to be successful until the Wilpons aren’t running the show anymore.

mattmosher
4 years 11 months ago

At least that’s what you hope. Its widely known among Mets fans that Jeff didnt start interfering until he and Daddy started losing faith in Omar. If I were a Braves fan, I’d be praying they don’t get Hart, who built great teams in two cities with far less at his disposal.

4 years 11 months ago

Well judging by the track record of success the Mets have with hiring GM’s, I don’t have too much to worry about.

mattmosher
4 years 10 months ago

Nope. You just have to worry about getting bounced in the first round, as usual.

4 years 10 months ago

I’d rather get bounced in the first round than to not make it at all.

Just_MLB
4 years 11 months ago

omar lost full autonomy as soon as beltran got caught looking at strike 3. the mets started out like gangbusters in april of 2007, then they hit a slump for 3 weeks. then they ( tony b/jeff ) fired rick downs as a sign to willie that his job was on the line.
i dont believe omar has ever really had full autonomy. he may have had a more influential role in picking free agents/draft picks early on.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

That my friend, is the perfect answer…And you are absolutley right, something I should of thought of before posting my comment.

moonraker45
4 years 11 months ago

chances are. or atleast the hope is. no one takes the job unless they get the power to make decisions with out interference.

Just_MLB
4 years 10 months ago

I say the fans should make a VOCAL statement to the Wilpons, especially now as the season is coming to an end and they will attempt to sell 2011 season packages. If you want us to come to the stadium, you MUST remove Jeff Wilpon from the front office. Pick either one, but you can not have BOTH. It’s either us or him.

CitizenSnips
4 years 11 months ago

Enlighten me on Hart? Just not familiar with his work and anyone who might actually want the Mets GM job peaks my interest.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

He was the great Indians GM during their mid-late 90’a reign and also drafted some great players and built some great teams. He is now a senior advisor to Jon Daniels.

4 years 11 months ago

Next MLB President/COO: Stan Kasten?

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

next commisioner.

4 years 11 months ago

Good stepping stone until Bud retires, then.

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 11 months ago

This whole Mets GM thing is getting interesting, but I have a important question to ask, who do you think is the worst GM of the two, Phillips or Minaya?

Just_MLB
4 years 11 months ago

phillips makes minaya look like theo epstein.
bobby v really knew how to make a dollar out of 15 cents with those teams.
their downfall was letting john olerud go. Dude solidified their infield and was a beast at the plate. he might be my favorite met 1st baseman of all time ( and yes im including keith and delgado )

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

He owned the Braves and other ATL teams Jackie Chan.

myname_989
4 years 11 months ago

He’s not there for his defense. He’s there to hit bombs off of right handed pitching late in ball games, which he has done this season.

4 years 11 months ago

A lot of NL teams carry a “designated pinch-hitter” of sorts, and he’s been very good at that role.

TwinsVet
4 years 10 months ago

They said the same thing about Jim Thome…

4 years 11 months ago

He never owned the Braves, he was team president when Ted Turner was the owner. He was also a front office man, not an owner, for the Hawks and Thrashers.

TwinsVet
4 years 10 months ago

My bad. I mistook you to be saying “I’m surprised he’s even on an NL team”, implying old bench bats went to the NL before fading into retirement.