Odds & Ends: Hahn, Daniels, Edmonds

Links for Wednesday, in the lull before the Yankees and Rangers face off in Texas on Friday…

  • White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn interviewed for the Mets GM position yesterday, and Kenny Williams told Dan Martin of the New York Post, "I know I'm gonna lose him, and it's gonna be a heavy blow."  Williams explained that Hahn has been picky with previous opportunities.  Josh Byrnes was scheduled to interview for the Mets job today.
  • The Mets won't be plucking Jon Daniels from the Rangers.  Owner Chuck Greenberg told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, "He's not going anywhere" (Twitter links).  Greenberg also spoke to ESPN's Richard Durrett about his desire to retain Cliff Lee, after the lefty's dominant start last night gave the Rangers their first playoff series win.
  • Jim Edmonds told Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "I'm kind of in wait-and-see mode right now" in terms of playing next year.  Edmonds expressed his desire to land a backup first baseman gig for 2011.
  • Talking about his next contract, Jose Bautista told Morgan Campbell of the Toronto Star, "The differences of $50,000 or $100,000 may not seem huge but it’s actually really stressful when you’re about to commit."  For much more on Bautista's arbitration case, check out Ben Nicholson-Smith's article from earlier today.
  • RotoAuthority explains why Homer Bailey is a fantasy baseball sleeper for next year.

7 Responses to Odds & Ends: Hahn, Daniels, Edmonds Leave a Reply

  1. Taskmaster75 5 years ago

    Don’t know why Mozeliak has absolutely no interest in Edmonds. Can play RF as well as backup Albert if need be. Also allows for Craig to be a trade chip, or Jay, whichever gets us a better 2b :P.

  2. Philip Marlowe 5 years ago

    I’d like to see Edmonds back on the Cubs – a Nady-Edmonds platoon at first might be pretty effective, and much cheaper than a big-market solution.

    • Lookouts400 5 years ago

      Plus, both can be use in the OF on non first base days, Edmonds didn’t look horrible in the OF this past season and Nady isn’t a terrible RF.

  3. If the mets get Hahn, that leaves an opening for LaRussa. That means when Ozzie gets fired halfway through, TR can replace him.

    • Taskmaster75 5 years ago

      TLR has already said he won’t manage anywhere else. It’s either retirement or managing the Cardinals.

  4. Personally Id like to see Kenny Williams promoted and then make Hahn the White Sox GM. I think it would smooth over the friction between Ozzie and Kenny and the Sox would be able to keep a quality baseball guy within the organization. Plus, Hahn would have KW to go to until he’s up to speed

  5. jrav 5 years ago

    Edmonds says he’s looking for a back up first basemen role, does anyone else think he’s trying to say he’d like the Cardinals to sign him back?? Last off season he said he’d be willing to play for the league minimum to play for the Cardinals. Personally I’d give anything to see Jimmy retire as a Cardinal….

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