Odds & Ends: Pudge, Indians, Orioles, Jeter

Links for Friday, four years to the day after the Cubs signed Aramis Ramirez to a five-year $75MM contract. He has 93 homers and a .287/.356/.510 line since signing the deal…


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  1. Any idea if the DBacks and Indians match up for Mark Reynolds?

  2. Faceman937 5 years ago

    Indians need a 3b that doesn’t cost a lot? Sounds like they should’ve held on to Andy Marte!

  3. i think the biggest preparation the yankees need to do with jeter is to be prepared for his true colors to show when they ask him to move positions.

    • petrie000 5 years ago

      move him to where, exactly? only place you can play him everyday where he’s not an offensive liability IS at shortstop, and defensively A-rod, Cano and Texeira are all better fielders.

        • That’s where Jorge’s batting next season.

        • petrie000 5 years ago

          shell out 12-15 million dollars annually for a singles hitter nearing 40 to be your designated hitter… I think this is exactly what Joel Sherman was trying to bring to Yankees fans attention and why the Yankees organization needs to think long and hard about the monetary value of past achievements today.

    • gigantes2425 5 years ago

      Why? I’m not a Yankee fan but they don’t need to move him anywhere. The guy just won a gold glove

      • GriffeyandSizemore 5 years ago

        I’m a Yankee fan and LOVE Jeter but the gold glove is a popularity contest mostly.

      • Just cause he’s Derek Jeter. Ask how many Yankee fans that are tired of hearing the phrase “Past a diving Jeter”.

  4. corkyciv 5 years ago

    I think if the Yankees lowball Jeter (i.e. pay him what he’s worth), the Red Sox should sign him for 2 years. The Yankees forever ruined Johnny Damon for us Sox fans, why not return the favor.

    • I “liked” this because this was the funniest, most bitter post ever.
      -wtk

    • bleachercreature 5 years ago

      blame johnny damon if you want someone to blame. It was his decision. Did Johnny Damon really mean that much to your franchise? In the same way Jeter does the Yankees? If so then that must have been hard to handle

      • geez, it was a joke. it WOULD be HILARIOUS if he hit his 3000th career hit in a redsox uniform, wouldn’t it? anyway, he’s staying, dragging down his infield for the next few years, driving up their age, but always driving up revenue.

        • bleachercreature 5 years ago

          that would be facepalm worthy for every yankee fan haha.

      • Damon was the face of the 2004 Red Sox, which will go down as one of the most memorable teams in baseball history. And no, not a BoSox fan.

    • CitizenSnips 5 years ago

      Damon’s four years in Boston are equivalent to Jeter’s career in New York?

    • Just_MLB 5 years ago

      i can’t front…it would be hilarious to see the sox offer jeter a 1 year 100 million dollar contract JUST so he can get his 3,000th hit in a red-sox uniform…

    • Faceman937 5 years ago

      I am in no way a Yankee fan, but what if the Yankees let Jeter walk? I could see the Yankees sliding A-Fraud back to SS and signing Beltre to man the hot corner.

  5. What Joe Torre thinks is not worth much.

  6. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

    I think it’s sweet that the Indians contacted Jake Westbrook. They said they would try to re sign him, and they now know they can’t. It would be helpful to them to get another rotation piece, it’s necessary that they find someone that can actually play the field at 3rd base.

    They need another legitimate outfielder too. Grady’s coming back from microfracture surgery; his replacements from the organization were inadequate last year. They have Choo and a bunch of question marks. I want them to trade for Rajai Davis. He’d be a relatively low cost solution if Grady isn’t ready/effective when he returns, plus he’s a right handed bat. Hey, if everything works out in Cleveland, they just move him out at the deadline.

    I really hope they look at someone more established to be 4th outfielder or possibly more. His speed would certainly be an asset they are short of too.

  7. LifeLongYankeeFan 5 years ago

    God being a Yankee fan for 15 years since I was 9 years old its so weird just hearing that Jeter might not be a Yankee and is hoping to work out a contract with the Yankees. I grew up watching him play. However its a business also and if you want to stay competitive sometimes you have to make tough decisions not that the Yankees wouldn’t be competitive with Jeter.

  8. LifeLongYankeeFan 5 years ago

    God being a Yankee fan for 15 years since I was 9 years old its so weird just hearing that Jeter might not be a Yankee and is hoping to work out a contract with the Yankees. I grew up watching him play. However its a business also and if you want to stay competitive sometimes you have to make tough decisions not that the Yankees wouldn’t be competitive with Jeter.

  9. Just_MLB 5 years ago

    i think the mets should sign Pudge to help mentor Thole. Pudge has always wanted to play in NY and since the gm is no longer latin, signing him wont bring about the usual cries of reverse racism.

  10. the Royals should get Ivan Rodriguez because the catchers position for the Royals is weak with Brayan Pena.

  11. what people tend to ignore is the fact that they will be able to keep signing superstars (either homegrown, through trade aquisitions, or through free agency) to keep their team young. In five years they will have a A-Rod and Jeter on the bench with Longoria and Ramirez at 3B and SS…no problem at all.

  12. Slopeboy 5 years ago

    … and still winning the Wild Card!

  13. theyankeefanatic 5 years ago

    I don’t believe even the Yankees can do that…No one knows how the economy is going to effect sports in the future…and in anticipation of a possible down economy the Yanks may just try to find the best talent internatonally to fill shot and 3rd…i really hope they don’t give jeter more than two player years…if they want to give him a few million dollars a year for aother years or so…ok but no big anual dollars to play…it just seems dangerous for them to go with Jeter for a long time with Arod…

  14. Just_MLB 5 years ago

    it takes at least 5-6 years on avg. for that talent to mature.

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