Odds & Ends: Ludwick, Lee, D’Backs, Mets, Red Sox

Links for Wednesday night, as we congratulate Roy Halladay for throwing baseball's first postseason no-hitter in over 50 years….

  • In a radio appearance, Jed Hoyer "essentially guarantees" that Ryan Ludwick will be a Padre next season, tweets MLB.com's Corey Brock. Ludwick will be owed an arbitration raise on this year's $5.45MM salary.
  • The Rangers are aware that Cliff Lee's outing earlier today may have driven up his offseason price tag, writes Ed Price of AOL FanHouse. "That's a good problem to have," according to GM Jon Daniels.
  • Kevin Towers has made his first major front office shake-up, firing D'Backs scouting director Tom Allison, as Tracy Ringolsby of FOX Sports reports. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic confirms the move and adds a few details.
  • SI.com's Jon Heyman suggests (via Twitter) that Terry Ryan may not be interested in the Mets' GM position. For his part, Ryan had no comment when Newsday's Ken Davidoff (Twitter link) asked him about the possibility.
  • New England Sports Ventures' purchase of the Liverpool Football Club will not adversely affect the group's investment in the Red Sox, according to WEEI's Alex Speier.
  • The Blue Jays will interview Rick Renteria for their managerial opening, tweets Corey Brock. Assuming Renteria isn't hired by another club as its manager, he'll be the Padres' bench coach next season (Twitter link).

21 Responses to Odds & Ends: Ludwick, Lee, D’Backs, Mets, Red Sox Leave a Reply

  1. Doctober!!!!!

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago


    • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

      Guess we have a new Mr. October. I really don’t want the Phils to win the series… but you gotta hand it to Doc. He spends 12 years in the big leagues just itching for his shot at a ring and on his first postseason experience throws one of the greatest games any pitcher has ever thrown. Serious kudos.

      • Definetly. I’m rooting for the Yanks of course but, if wr don’t win it, it’d sure be nice to see Halladay finally get his ring.

      • jwredsox 5 years ago

        agreed. But I still want Oswalt and Hamels to get lit up.

  2. proof2006 5 years ago

    He didn’t even seem to be working hard. 26/28 first pitch strikes. 104 pitches 79 strikes

  3. ellisburks 5 years ago

    L-I-V E-R-P double O-L Liverpool FC!

  4. Sniderlover 5 years ago

    Phillies should be forced to give us Dominic Brown.

    • TheodoreRoosevelt 5 years ago

      Cracks me up to recall the Phillies fans saying “Here, have Carrasco, Donald, Marson, and Happ. That’s fair.”

      • Sniderlover 5 years ago

        Oh yeah I remember that.

        I bet even Phillies fans would admit thats an embarrassing offer.

    • Hahahaha. All Phillies prospects are so overrated it isn’t even funny. Here I thought during the 2009 offseason the Phillies-Halladay deal wasn’t possible unless Dominic Brown was involved… In fact, why the heck were the A’s in it?

  5. Also available for coaching or managing positions next year? Edgar Rentaria.

  6. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

    I want the Padres to bring Ryan Ludwick back. I do have confidence that he will learn to adjust to Petco-he was on the team for only 2 months, and since they got him for a spare part money is all it costs them. I’m glad to hear he is going to be kept. They won’t give him a crazy contract; he won’t ask for one either.

  7. EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

    I still don’t actually believe that I just watched Doc throw ANOTHER no-hitter, and in the playoffs no less.

  8. BlueJays4 5 years ago

    I can’t believe DOC threw a no-hitter, it was destined not to be with the JAYS. I’m glad it was with the Phillies and in his first postseasons start.

  9. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    Congrats to the good Doctor for the no-no. And to Lee for a great performance. C’mon CC…keep the trend of the true aces going.

    • Should have started him in the last game of the season. He isn’t good with 5+Days of rest, and it doesen’t matter if he got lit up, at least he threw. Besides it wouldn’t have made any difference on his Cy resume, King Felix or Price(maybe Lester?)would probably win it.

      • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

        If anyone but Felix wins then it’s going to be proven it’s about wins which I’ve always thought was a bs way to award the trophy… remember Colon beating Santana, that was complete bs. Seriously, put that the King on a team with a decent offense and he’d be the 20 game winner.

        • icedrake523 5 years ago

          If Felix were on the Yankees, he’d easily have 25 wins. If CC were on the Mariners, he would have been 9-15.

  10. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Lee’s performance outside of the 1st inning was nearly forgotten, he was dominant vs the Rays while he was in the game, a shame he can’t itch the rest of the series however, with the Rays staff having the advantage in games he does not start.

    As to SWP above and wins.. It’s always been about wins, just like taking 300 to get to the HOF for the most part as that mystical number, unless you were somebody like Jim Palmer that was simply dominant and couldn’t leave out. Just watch, Bucholz won’t finish top 5 in balloting this year and both CC and Price will go 1-2 in balloting.. Some things never change with sports writers and never will, just like the year Ted Williams won the Triple crown and didn’t get a top 10 vote from one writer, thus no MVP..

  11. JDortmunder 5 years ago

    The RS buying a football club? If they don’t sign a few choice FA’s I can see the criticism now.

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