Odds & Ends: Beltre, Counsell, Greinke, Kuroda

Thursday night linkage..

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  1. Gumby65 5 years ago

    Kuroda THEN Padilla would not be bad…
    Still sign yet another project, if possible, as teams may have already learned you will not, without the grace of God, have all 5 guys intact over the course of the season.
    Mr. Obvious

    • Jason_F 5 years ago

      The World Champion San Francisco Giants disagree with your assessment about keeping all five starters healthy for an entire season (Wellemeyer was a placeholder for Bumgarner all along). Then again, I’m not a religious man, but it sure seemed like divine intervention was on their side during the postseason…so, who knows?

    • suPaFreaK 5 years ago

      Wait who the World Series again?

  2. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    I like Justin Marks a lot. He has really good stuff. He and Will Smith (and obviously Vin Mazzaro, but not Sean O’Sullivan) are two nice minor league additions.

    • Just to be clear, is O’Sullivan not a guy that belongs in the minor leagues or not a good addition?

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        the latter. Vin Mazzaro does not belong in the minors if thats how it sounded.

    • Is Will Smith by any chance from the Western part of Philadelphia?

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        Yes. He also lived in Bel-Air. I think there’s a show.

      • On a playground, is where he spent most of his days.

        • BaseballFanatic0707 5 years ago

          Surely he wasn’t chillin out, maxin, relaxin’ all cool?

          Perhaps he was shootin’ some b-ball outside of school?

          • Koby2 5 years ago

            He was, until a couple of guys, who were up to no good, made some trouble in his neighborhood.

          • He got in one little fight. His mom got scared.

          • And said you’re going to play baseball for the Los Angeles Angels.

  3. Backhandjoe 5 years ago

    Oooooooh I really hope Craig re-signs with my beloved Crewers!!!

  4. doyers 5 years ago

    kuroda will resign with the dodgers

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      I’ll take the Nats.

      • doyers 5 years ago

        he wont go to the nats.he likes LA. And wants to wins games

    • Quest2b1 5 years ago

      Doubtful. I would not be surprised if Kuroda was one of the first upper tier FA to sign. As a type B and only wanting a one year deal (I believe) it would make sense. Would not be surprised if Oak signed him to free up another arm to trade.

      “Iwakuma, meet your new best friend Kuroda”…yep

      • bucs_lose_again 5 years ago

        I’m pretty sure Kuroda doesn’t have to worry about his team sacrificing a draft pick to sign him.

  5. Sam_Lee 5 years ago

    Do the A’s have any players with significant value other than the 4 that Beane won’t trade? Sounds like the “power hitter” he’s going to bring in, is some old scrap heap guy.

    • jth532 5 years ago

      I understand the A’s need to bring in a power hitter and I will be the first to admit that David DeJesus is not Nelson Cruz.

      However, the DeJesus bashing really has to stop. DeJesus plays plus defense in the corners. He hits for average, has never had an OBP below .350, and he will hit about 10 HRs over the course of the season. His WAR in 2008 was 2.6 and 3.3 in 2009. In 2010 he accumulated a WAR of 2.6 in half a season. The point being, he is a good player and he should be worth every penny of his small 6 million dollar salary.

  6. How much will Kurpoda get? I was thinking 2 years 16 million

  7. ChisB 5 years ago

    they’ve got plenty of prospects…

  8. BoSoxSam 5 years ago

    is it just me, or does it sound like Beane means business? Trying to make the playoffs the same year of his movie maybe? Haha.

    • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

      I’m still struggling with the idea that Royce Clayton is playing Miguel Tejada.

      • BoSoxSam 5 years ago

        I know! How does that make any sense? It’s strange.

      • Okteds 5 years ago

        I always thought Tejada looked like that kid from Phantom Menace, only older and from the Caribbean. The kid should be the right age by now…if they could just douse him in makeup, teach him to play shortstop, and teach him to act, he’d be perfect.

        • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

          Which kid in Phantom Menance?

          Or are you talking about Billy Zane from The Phantom (Dear god, how do I even know that)? Billy Zane has much lighter skin, but there is a little resemblance to Tejada.

  9. Well Konerko might only want a 2 year deal. That seems like enough short term.

    • Durf 5 years ago

      That’s what i was thinking…

    • jwsox 5 years ago

      I think by short term they mean a one year deal not worth anything so if brandon allen or who ever they have in the system to play first is ready sooner than they thought they can bring said player up and release the signed player…you know

      • Beauford 5 years ago

        There is no up-and-coming 1B in the AZ system for the next couple years. Allen already has 7 minor league seasons. If Towers thought Allen was a legitimate option, he would have said as much. A 2-year Konerko deal makes perfect sense.

  10. MLB_in_the_Know 5 years ago

    “I will trade ANYONE…except my only four guys that have any trade value.”

    • jwsox 5 years ago

      i wonder what bailey feels about not being one of the 4 untouchable guys…

    • Ferrariman 5 years ago

      Suzuki and Barton have good value. Both probably have more value that Braden and maybe Equal to gonzalez

    • Cahill, Anderson, GG, and… Braden? Ha! I would have trade him and Vin Mazzaro for a Chris Young type players days ago!

      • Just_MLB 5 years ago

        u mean the same chris young that was injured all year ???

  11. InLeylandWeTrust 5 years ago

    Lol I was waiting for Boras to start his yearly shenanigans.

    • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

      I’m just wondering if this is the strangest one yet.

      • InLeylandWeTrust 5 years ago

        The man is damn good at what he does though I will give him that. Hell, Boras could probably get ME a 5 million dollar contract and I haven’t played baseball since the 5th grade.

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        I think it is.

      • Ferrariman 5 years ago

        How soon people forget the Oliver Perez/Sandy Koufax comparison…

      • 0bsessions 5 years ago

        Just last year, Boras listed “I would let him babysit my kids” as one of Beltre’s selling points. I kid you not, look it up. It was reported right here on MLBTR.

    • Just_MLB 5 years ago

      this latest one sounds like the chick who told me she never did that before…

  12. Scott Boras has never seen more interest in a player as Adrian Beltre? Man, the audacity of his hustle. He never runs out of hyperbole to pimp his players, does he?

    • Zuidvogels 5 years ago

      It’s his job. Like it or not. He is the best.

  13. Ahh, Scott Boras and his typical bs. I can’t wait to start hearing about the “Mystery Team”

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