Odds & Ends: Miller, Laird, Fielder, V-Mart

As the Giants pick up a major win over the Rockies tonight, here are some news items….

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  1. Slopeboy 5 years ago

    Wally Backman a bench coach for Bobby V?? Are you kidding me? Bobby has forgotten more about baseball than Backman knows.

  2. Just_MLB 5 years ago

    matt cerrone is a t00l…ok hire bobby v to be manager…and dont allow bobby v to pick his own bench coach…rather pick a bench coach thirsty for his first mlb job, who has no loyalty to bobby v. this sounds like the willie randolph/jerry manuel relationship all over again.
    I’d rather wally backman be the manager…and let wally pick his own bench coach…and his own hitting instructor…keeping chip/dan warthen in their respective positions.

  3. So Sebathia think V-Mart goes elsewhere….Wow, what breaking news!

  4. icedrake523 5 years ago

    Valentine as manager and Backman as bench coach is an awful idea, It creates a hostile work environment which is the last thing the Mets need. And Backman doesn’t belong anywhere near a major league dugout.

  5. John LeClair 5 years ago

    Wow CC Sabathia is an idiot, who cares what his opinion is, Just Because he hates the Sox doesn’t mean V Mart Does.

    • Sniderlover 5 years ago

      Maybe he thinks the organization doesn’t want him back? They were rumored to be in for a catcher and letting Martinez walk would get them 2 picks and they may prefer a 2-way catcher.

    • Sleepykarl 5 years ago

      Someone just asked him his opinioned and he said what he thought. It’s posted here because they are friends and he might have some insight from talking. I don’t think he said it because he hates the sox, but because someone asked his personal opinion. It’s not like the sox are really pushing to sign him as they lowballed him in their first offer (at least in Victors eyes).

  6. Backup_Slider 5 years ago

    I think Phil Wood is off his rocker as I don’t see the current crop of MLB owners handing the reins of the Commisioner’s Office to someone that’s not a member of their fraternity. When Selig abdicates his throne at the end of 2012, he’ll surely become owner of the Brewers again seeing as he never left Milwaukee to begin with. And current Brewers owner Attanasio seems like a safe bet to become the Dodgers owner once the McCourts get to the point of having to sell. There’s no clear favorite at this point as to which current majority owner gets appointed to be MLB’s next commissioner (and gets paid twice what their franchise is worth to “sell” it). Reinsdorf? Ilitch? Wolff? Nintendo?

  7. Sniderlover 5 years ago

    Fred Lewis is not an everyday player. If he thinks he is, then he is clearly delusional.

    • HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

      Agreed. I’ve never been a fan of Lewis or his attitude, and would be happy to see him traded.

  8. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Freddy has been awesome this season and I love the guy. Hope he’s with us next season.

    • Sniderlover 5 years ago

      What’s there to like about him? His crappy defense? The way he doesn’t use his speed? Crappy base-running instincts? No power? His SO for a guy who is not a slugger? Crappy attitude?

      He is a gap-stop and I really hope he doesn’t come back. At least as a 4th outfielder, you expect some defense and Lewis cannot provide that at all.

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        I don’t know about his bad attitude…As far as I’ve seen, he is a great guy. He has also helped emphasize the speed and defense mindset of the Jays and he has been a catylyst for their offense.

        • Sniderlover 5 years ago

          He was complaining about his playing time and thought he deserved to be playing everyday (when Snider came up).

          He’s a stop-gap. He did a decent job when he was here but Jays should move on.

  9. gs01 5 years ago

    Fred Lewis should watch the video highlights and then ask himself if he’s really an everyday player, it’s a circus every time the ball is hit to him.

  10. ssskip 5 years ago

    Maybe V-Mart to the Cardinals makes sense, since two of the rumors here have a common thread…hmm…

  11. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

    I can see a challenge trade for Andrew Miller with Cleveland. The Indians have a left hander that they have had trouble getting the performance they expected from in David Huff. Cleveland would be in a position to stick Miller in the rotation and ride out the bumps. They’ve tried with Huff and it hasn’t happened. He has also pi@@ed off some of the Indians brass. Miller is exactly the type of player the Indians should take a look at and take a chance on.

    So how about a trade=Andrew Miller for David Huff. A change of coaching staffs/approach just might be a help to both the organization and the players.

    • Any team would be great for Andrew Miller besides this one. They have messed with his delivery and now they have to suffer the consequences. Andrew would welcome a trade to a contending team I think. Cleveland may not be the right fit. He deserves a chance to pitch because he has way too much talent to be let go. The Marlins will never get back to their winning ways of 1997 and 2003. Their owner really sucks and he is cheap.

  12. Sleepykarl 5 years ago

    I’m not a fan of it either, but blame the media. I don’t think guys like CC are running to reporters to give their views on other players pending free agency.

  13. andrewyf 5 years ago

    He’s not saying what he should do.

    He’s saying what he thinks he will do. He and Victor are old friends, having played together on many Tribe teams. Victor probably intimated to him that the Sox are lowballing him with unrealistic offers, and he feels that they probably don’t really want him back.

    I love Red Sox fans’ indignation, though. How dare a player not want to play for the scrappy, lovable Red Sox on a reduced salary!

  14. alphabet_soup5 5 years ago

    Neither Laird nor Avila are the solution…Detroit needs to make a signing or trade if they want a league average catcher starting next season.

  15. Uh, you guys are wrong… Avila had a .590 SLG%, .375 OBP, .279 BA, 5 HR, and 14 RBI In 29 games played in his rookie season. This is nothing more than a sophmore slump, I’m pretty sure Avila will be better next year along with Boesch

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