Odds & Ends: Ortiz, Girardi, Molina, Werth

On the eve of the World Series, here are some news items to tide you over until the big Lee/Lincecum battle tomorrow night…


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  1. start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    But why would Girardi re-sign with the yanks when the Mets are supposedly very interested…

    • EvilEmpireMember 5 years ago

      Is this a serious question? LOL.

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        Is your question a serious question about questiong his question?

        • Taskmaster75 5 years ago

          Is your question about the seriousness of his question questioning the seriousness of the previous question serious?

      • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

        Sarcasm… it’s my thing.

    • Slopeboy 5 years ago

      He’s going to fix Ollie Perez and then win Manager of the Year.

  2. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Esmil Rogers and Rex Brothers for James Shields. Or Maybe Esmil Rogers and Jhoulys Chacin if the Rays get greedy.

    • Na, I don’t think the Rockies should get Shields. Not that the Rays and Rockies couldn’t matchup well in a trade, just that Shields has become a real flyball pitcher, and you would have a lot of balls flying out of Coors Field.

    • If Chacin’s name came up, that would be the end of the conversation.

  3. James Shields + Coors Field=Javy Vazquez to the second power and then some. Wouldn’t be surprised if he gives up 36+ HR there

  4. woadude 5 years ago

    Boy is David Ortiz going to be in for a big surprise when they decline his option and he gets a Jermaine Dye like treatment and settles for 7 million dollar deal.

  5. woadude 5 years ago

    Joe Girardi btw is not a good manager, he skated by in 2009 and let the big free agents flex their muscles, there was no way NY wasnt going to win the 2009 world series, but he shows major managing flaws and no better than in the playoffs this year and how he handled all star talent in the all star game was terrible.

    • tacko 5 years ago

      Agreed. All you have to do is watch the all-star game this past summer to see his lapses as a manager. Sure, it’s mainly a meaningless game, but as the manager of the Yanks, the guy’s gotta assume home-field advantage has a good chance to affect him.

  6. tacko 5 years ago

    Why would Beane have signed Ron Washington as manager. Washington’s emphasis on aggressive base-running and speed completely goes against Beane’s Earl Weaver like philosophy. Besides, Beane always thought of managers as tools and basically just a figurehead for games.

  7. UtleyPhan 5 years ago

    I think the Phillies are more likely to go with a Francisco/Gload platoon rather than Domonic Brown all year. Brown will replace Ibanez in 2012. So that makes only 3 of the 8 batters left handed, not that bad. If the argument was lack of right handed power, I would agree.

    • Dylan 5 years ago

      That really depends on the SS we have then. Galvis may get a shot sometime next year if Jimmy gets hurt. He is another Switch Hitter, which is always good. I hope they try Garcia out a SS as well. Seems to be more of a lead off type. Both are possible replacements. Phillies need to address this when drafting especially first round. They need an IF who can play either SS or 3B and is right handed and ready in a year or two. This is a must.

  8. UtleyPhan 5 years ago

    I think the Phillies are more likely to go with a Francisco/Gload platoon rather than Domonic Brown all year. Brown will replace Ibanez in 2012. So that makes only 3 of the 8 batters left handed, not that bad. If the argument was lack of right handed power, I would agree.

  9. Ortiz will not be worth $12 mil. in 2011.

  10. cubfan4life 5 years ago

    Westbrook makes a lot of sense as a heavy-ball groundball pitcher but im not sure that STL will let him get away. Kuroda i dont think fits because his asking price will likely be too high, especially considering that if De La Rosa is too expensive then Kuroda would also be too expensive.

    Low cost options arent any more attractive than in house options. If they want to pull the trigger on a higher priced guy maybe a Pavano might work.

    I do like the idea of Webb if he is healthy.

    If you are looking for a trade Zach Duke, Shaun Marcum, and Fausto Carmona are guys that could be moved and wouldnt cost a boatload to get them.

  11. TwinsVet 5 years ago

    Is Chacin’s stock really that high? He showed some signs of brilliance this year but seemed inconsistent.

  12. TwinsVet 5 years ago

    I’d have agreed on Carmona this time last year, but he bounced back with a real strong season. I suspect he may have restored Cleveland’s faith in him as their ace going forward…

  13. TwinsVet 5 years ago

    I’d have agreed on Carmona this time last year, but he bounced back with a real strong season. I suspect he may have restored Cleveland’s faith in him as their ace going forward…

  14. BobbyJohn 5 years ago

    Chacin posted a 3.28 ERA over 137.1 IP this year (28 G, 21 starts). His 1.27 WHIP was 2nd best among the rotation regulars. His record (9-11) didn’t really reflect what he did on the mound.

    Jim Tracy should have never sent him to the bullpen after Cook and Francis got healthy. The kid posted a 3.64 ERA in 12 starts (71.2 IP) from May 2 thru July 2. He wasn’t all that effective out of the pen, but once he went back into the rotation on Aug. 17th he posted a 2.13 ERA in 9 starts (55 IP) thru the end of the season.

    He’ll turn 21 early next year, and he makes the minimum. There’s no way O’Dowd is moving this kid, nor should he. Even with Jorge De la Rosa around he was the 2nd-best pitcher on the team behind Jimenez.

  15. BobbyJohn 5 years ago

    That should have read “He’ll turn 23 early next year.” (Bad math on my part!)

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