Odds & Ends: Mets, Giants, Gregg, Pujols, Webb

Links for tonight as we remember Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson, who passed away today at the age of 76.  MLB.com's Marty Noble penned a great article today looking back at the life and career of the universally beloved skipper.


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56 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Mets, Giants, Gregg, Pujols, Webb"


Infield Fly
4 years 9 months ago

Sparky was a true icon who gave real meaning to the term “Big Red Machine” and gave Reds fans everywhere something to be forever proud of. Rest in Peace – and thanks for some of the most amusing baseball quotes ever.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Not to mention some plain old original quotes from his heart…My favorite

It doesn’t cost anything to be nice to people – Sparky.

Great quote if you ask me. I was barely born when he was still managing, but seems like the perfect manager for your favorite team. Great guy, Great Baseball guy, he will be missed.

4 years 9 months ago

NED PLEASEEEEEEEE! dont sign pods to a deal we need POWER not another cheap juan pierre!

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

I think Brandon Webb would be an exceptional fit for the Phillies.

4 years 9 months ago

I think brandon webb will be a waste of an investment. he just doesnt have it anymore. goodluck to him though, i hope he can recover, but that seems impossible after following him the last couple years. -dback fan with mixed emotions.

4 years 9 months ago

okay i have a question for a baseball fan with some decent knowledge of the dbacks.. who do you see as potential relievers for this team? closer? left feild? 1st base? and the other starter? lol i know its alot but im a die hard dback fan that wants to talk baseball with someone. thanks.

4 years 9 months ago

1st base? Left? Closer? All i say is the Dbacks are screwed again this year GO DODGERS!!!!!

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

“All i say is the Dbacks are screwed again this year ”

So the Dodgers weren’t screwed this season?

4 years 9 months ago

its a work in progress my man remember when the giants finished under 500. in 08′ look where they are now……….CHAMPS even though i hate to say but we did suck this year but the dbacks were no better

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

I will say, Jerry Sands deserves to be up next season. I wish the Dodgers were in better shape, but then again, as so I wish the same for the Snakes.

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
4 years 9 months ago

I’ve only just started hearing about Sands this year. You seem to be an expert on just about every player. How good do you think hes going to be?
By the way, is their a single team that you root against?

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Thanks man! I love every team!

Sands to me is actually very good. He has good power potential and is a natural fit at 1B I think he’s going to be on the MLB Network Saturday night.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Thanks man! I love every team!

Sands to me is actually very good. He has good power potential and is a natural fit at 1B I think he’s going to be on the MLB Network Saturday night.

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
4 years 9 months ago

I’ve only just started hearing about Sands this year. You seem to be an expert on just about every player. How good do you think hes going to be?
By the way, is their a single team that you root against?

4 years 9 months ago

its okay you can hate on the dbacks all you want, but i got respect for the game of baseball so im not gonna sit here and talk trash about the dodgers goodluck this year to you. Go Dbacks!

4 years 9 months ago

its okay you can hate on the dbacks all you want, but i got respect for the game of baseball so im not gonna sit here and talk trash about the dodgers goodluck this year to you. Go Dbacks!

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Brandon Allen at 1B. Left Field is questionable, it might be Parra but I doubt it. They will probably either sign a cheap LF, or put Allen in LF and re-sign LaRoche. There is a good chance that the D-Backs will sign Bobby Jenks in my opinion if he gets non-tendered. He is really good friends with Joe Saunders and Barry Enright. Also expect the D-Backs to sign a lot of relievers to minor league deals hoping for a Clay Hensley in the rough or something like that. I could see Mike Lincoln maybe being that guy. I would like to see them sign Brandon McCarthy or John Maine as well.

Their pen as of right now is really questionable and my guess is only Demel, Carrasco, Gutierrez are the only sure things on their roster to be assumed a job in the pen. I think Brian Sweeney could be in the mix. Heilman, Fuentes, Jenks, Wood, would all be good fits and I say Jenks signs in AZ if non-tendered and definetly see Towers spending money on the pen and rotation.

Also keep an eye on Jarrod Parker, you will likely see him in AZ next season. Hudson, Enright, Kennedy, Saunders, Parker…I like it.

4 years 9 months ago

Thanks a lot I pretty much agree with everything except Parra wont be in left, no chance.. Towers said he wants more power in left. And Heilman wont come back most likely. But I think me and you think alike in terms of what their offseason will look like. But thanks for the info span.

4 years 9 months ago

I think they should hope the Dodgers don’t sign Podsednik. He’d be great for left field. I think they should resign Church after nontendering him to be the
4th outfielder and ditch Parra.

Ferrariman
4 years 9 months ago

well i could see a couple of things. Allen Craig is a very capable left fielder/first baseman with a solid bat. Jason Motte was probably the cardinals best reliever last season and could be a closer on most teams who don’t have an allstar closer already. Motte+craig+brendan ryan for stephen drew? any takers?

4 years 9 months ago

You can have Reynolds but not Drew. Drew is not available

Ferrariman
4 years 9 months ago

why would we want reynolds? he isn’t worth motte,craig,ryan and cardinals already have freese. actually, i wouldn’t trade anyone of those guys for reynolds except maybe ryan if we got another shortstop.

4 years 9 months ago

The Dbacks wont trade Drew this offseason unless its the Rick Porcello deal with Detroit which isn’t happening. Why would they get Motte when they can go after a proven closer this offseason and keep Drew? Not happening. They have 15 million roughly to spend and they will spend about half of it on pitching, and the other half on a LF/ bench.

4 years 9 months ago

The Dbacks wont trade Drew this offseason unless its the Rick Porcello deal with Detroit which isn’t happening. Why would they get Motte when they can go after a proven closer this offseason and keep Drew? Not happening. They have 15 million roughly to spend and they will spend about half of it on pitching, and the other half on a LF/ bench.

Ferrariman
4 years 9 months ago

I personally think closers are the dumbest thing to to spend anything more than 6mil/yr for. Their are also not many ops closers on the market except soriano and he will probably get k-rod money. Motte makes league minimum, that offers tons of flexibility. I’l do you one better, take motte out and add prospect eduardo Sanchez.

4 years 9 months ago

Jarrod Parker will debut in 2011 so a 5th starter isn’t a necessity unless they don’t trust enright.

4 years 9 months ago

Towers said he will at least start the season off in triple A but could get called up in June.

4 years 9 months ago

Well they could use a few different guys in the 5 spot like Carrasco, Kroenke, maybe Mulvey,etc until Parker is ready.

4 years 9 months ago

John Maine wont be playing in 2011. I think they learned from Webb.

4 years 9 months ago

hahaha John Maine, what a joke

4 years 9 months ago

Do it, Cardinals. Extend Albert Pujols. May he never reach free agency in his career.

The_BiRDS
4 years 9 months ago

Im thinking Albert will get something around 8 year $210,000,000 with bonuses and incentives. Deferred.

PookieGonzales
4 years 9 months ago

I was about to laugh at the joke then i remembered we were talking about Albert.

start_wearing_purple
4 years 9 months ago

Whatever the final total is I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t sign the third $200M+ contract. As much as I have this awesome fantasy about seeing Pujols in a Red Sox uniform, I honestly think it’s much better for baseball if Pujols remains in St. Louis.

Stl_Great
4 years 9 months ago

It’s funny when people think Albert will sign somewhere else…

cardsfan1988
4 years 9 months ago

Good to see Pujols is wanting to sign an extention this offseason…finally all the people that say Albert doesn’t want to be a Cardinal can shut up and stop saying that he is going to bail and go for the biggest contract possible…because obviously if he was going for the biggest contract possible, he would go and hit FA, but obviously he wants to stay a Cardinal

Just_MLB
4 years 9 months ago

with the yankees out of the picture. how many teams are in play for albert that will top 25 mil + per year?

55saveslives
4 years 9 months ago

Huff 2 yr / 12 mill
Uribe 2 yr / 8-9 mill

Then a LF and we’re done!

Ferrariman
4 years 9 months ago

Their is not a chance that huff only gets 2yr12million. At least 3/30.

vtadave
4 years 9 months ago

3/30? We’re talking about Aubrey Huff here right? Tell you what, if that happens, I’ll text a picture of my junk to Jenn Sturger.

Ferrariman
4 years 9 months ago

U happen to check his performance this season? He is easily going to get a 3yr deal from someone.

4 years 9 months ago

NO way Huff is getting a 3yr deal & at 10mil a year???
55 had it right at 2/12 and that is still on the high side.

PabloFTW
4 years 9 months ago

Not only was last year one of his best in his career, he hasn’t shown much for consistency in his career and is 35 already. Also remember he had no offers prior to the Giants calling him. I doubt he’d secure a 3 year deal very easily if at all and the Giants would be fools to offer him 3/30.

4 years 9 months ago

You’re actually trippin. He’s 33 and it was NOT the best year of his career… it was his 3rd best year for OPS, 4th best year for HR, 5th best for BA.

cubfan4life
4 years 9 months ago

Still not 10M a year worthy but you could probably give him a 2 yr deal at 13M total. Thats double what he made this year. Who knows? He liked SF a lot he may even go a little lower.

Ferrariman
4 years 9 months ago

U happen to check his performance this season? He is easily going to get a 3yr deal from someone.

vtadave
4 years 9 months ago

3/30? We’re talking about Aubrey Huff here right? Tell you what, if that happens, I’ll text a picture of my junk to Jenn Sturger.

55saveslives
4 years 9 months ago

Nah, Huff made a speech before the W.S. to the team saying he doesn’t know how much longer he can play. Plus he fired his agent so he will be dealing straight up with the team. And he WANTS to be back. A deal that works for both sides can easily be reached.

The_BiRDS
4 years 9 months ago

Man you sure seem to think you know everything about how the offseason works.. why dont you just let people discuss things instead of you creating a answer for everything.

4 years 9 months ago

Scott Podsednik to the Dbacks anyone? (If the Dodgers dont bring him back)

4 years 9 months ago

Scott Podsednik to the Dbacks anyone? (If the Dodgers dont bring him back)

Craig Cutler
4 years 9 months ago

I’ll be the happiest man ever when they lock up Pujols for life.

Craig Cutler
4 years 9 months ago

I’ll be the happiest man ever when they lock up Pujols for life.

boyofsummer
4 years 9 months ago

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boyofsummer
4 years 9 months ago

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studio179
4 years 9 months ago

Sparky was a baseball icon and they say he truly was a very nice man.