Odds & Ends: Sandberg, Werth, Mets, Drabek, Dunn

Links for Sunday, as Chris Volstad goes for his fifth win vs. the Nationals this season….


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49 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Sandberg, Werth, Mets, Drabek, Dunn"


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Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

My Boy Kyle is making his debut wednesday!!!!!!! I can’t wait!!!!!! I’m going to Baltimore!!!!!!!!!

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Sniderlover
4 years 9 months ago

For your sake, he better not walk people! 😛

So pumped about it! And it’s the Orioles too, although they’ve been pretty good with their new manager.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah I forgot to tell you earlier that it couldn’t be more ironic becaause of our conversation yesterday!!!

Can’t wait!!!!! It’s going to be awesome!! And your right about the Orioles…But it’s also a fine place to make your MLB debut, Camden Yards.

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Sniderlover
4 years 9 months ago

It’ll be interesting to see if he makes more than 1… hopefully he does.

It seems Romero and Cecil are getting very tired as shown by their last start. It would say it’s possible they may get shutdown if they have another horrible start.

I think Stewart may get a start in as well or at least some innings as a reliever.

Hate September when your team isn’t going to the playoffs but seeing your top prospects makes it worth while.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

I hear ya. I’m 99.9% sure Drabek will remain in the rotation the whole season according to John Lott. Going to be awesome.

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Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 9 months ago

I read that Drabek will start against Seattle too.

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sdsuphilip
4 years 9 months ago

im sure the pirate fans are pleased with that

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4 years 9 months ago

Why would the Yankees commit big money to Werth or Crawford when they already have three quality outfielders…just because they have the money doesn’t mean they need to spend it. Is Werth or Crawford such an upgrade over Gardner that they’re worth an additional $15-20m per allocated to LF? I think not.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Because they are the Yankees and they like Monopolizing.

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4 years 9 months ago

Haha like I haven’t heard that on before. I would like Werth but, we do already have 3 quality outfielders, and Jayson Werth is a walking strikeout with men on base. No thanks

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moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

you’re in denial.

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EdinsonPickle
4 years 9 months ago

Hey, another good outfielder on the market that will cost many years and many dollars to lock up. Wouldn’t want to pass up on that right? 😛

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4 years 9 months ago

Not when you already have quality outfielders.

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Koby2
4 years 9 months ago

I think he was being sarcastic.

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4 years 9 months ago

If the Yanks get Crawford or Werth they must trade Gardner, Granderson or Swisher…not saying they wont do that but where are articles on the potential trade destinations for one of those 3?

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4 years 9 months ago

Swisher shall not be traded… CG’s value is low… And BG is our LF and catslyst. He takes way too many pitches, takes too many walks, steals too many bases(though I think he can steal more with training), and has too high of an OBP to be traded.

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4 years 9 months ago

The Yankees are already set on the OF for 2011.
LF Brett Gardner
CF Curtis Granderson
RF Nick Swisher
Two of those guys can hit 20+ HR.
Two of those guys can steal 20+ bases.
All three of them can hit for a good batting average.
All three of them can play good defense.
I think the Yankees are all set.

Edit: The only changes the Yanks will be making is in the pitching staff, bench players, and bringing up this young guy called Jesus Montero wether it is to DH, or to catch some days.

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wickedkevin
4 years 9 months ago

I completely agree. All of this talk on them needing an OF confuses me. They seem pretty set.

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Zack23
4 years 9 months ago

What FA isn’t linked to the Yankees though? It gets old after awhile; agents do it because they think that increases their clients’ exposure and/or price tag, and media members add the “you can never count out the Yankees” just to cover their “prediction” on where a player might go.

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4 years 9 months ago

Well, most of those FA don’t make sense. The Yanks just go about their business, and never tell the media what they’re gonna do. They just speculate. Like us.

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Zack23
4 years 9 months ago

So? The media will just blame their “anonymous sources”

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Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 9 months ago

All three of them can hit for a good batting average.
Nick Swisher is a career .252 hitter. To his credit though he does have a career .358 OBP. His BABIP is 50 points above his career norm too.
Aside from that, you are correct.

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4 years 9 months ago

Nick Swisher has a .289 Batting Average this year. He’s made strides to improve on his batting average and showed up to camp in the best shape of his life. All three can hit for a good average.

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Zack23
4 years 9 months ago

Like the post before you said, he has a BABIP 50 points higher than normal, and his LD% is pretty much in line with his career average too, which means his BABIP is not-normal.

We hear the whole “best shape of his life” line- remember when Tigers fans told everyone that Brennan Boesch was really a .320 hitter? Yeah look at him now.
And there’s nothing wrong with Swisher hitting .260/.370/.460, that’s great production.

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moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

regardless of what they have, the question is, do they see something in crawford or werth that they consider to be an upgrade? while they may not see werth as being a significant upgrade, its absurd to think that if CC comes out and says he wants to be a yankee and is willing to sign a 5 year, 75 mil contract that the yanks won’t jump at the chance, he’s an upgrade in every sense of the word to what they have now, move swisher to Dh or trade gardner/granderson.

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moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

regardless of what they have, the question is, do they see something in crawford or werth that they consider to be an upgrade? while they may not see werth as being a significant upgrade, its absurd to think that if CC comes out and says he wants to be a yankee and is willing to sign a 5 year, 75 mil contract that the yanks won’t jump at the chance, he’s an upgrade in every sense of the word to what they have now, move swisher to Dh or trade gardner/granderson.

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Infield Fly
4 years 9 months ago

…The new manager is more likely to be someone with Mets ties. Think Wally Backman or yes, even Bobby Valentine.

Sweetest words I’ve heard this week!!!….even if it does sound like Mets ownership is letting the fan base make the decisions to a large degree.

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4 years 9 months ago

Wally Backman is someone they need. He would be willing to work with younger players the Mets need and should get by trading some veterans.

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Infield Fly
4 years 9 months ago

Damn straight….only with the inmates running the asylum I’m not sure we can count on the right acquisitions. The decision-making “software” for the entire organization is seriously whacked.

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EdinsonPickle
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah, anything regarding the Mets and the words “new manager” at this point is sure to make Mets fans flip.

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icedrake523
4 years 9 months ago

Backman would be a disaster. There’ll be a mutiny by the veterans come August.