Odds & Ends: Dunn, Pirates, Correia, Lee

Ron Santo, the longtime Cubs star and broadcaster, died overnight. Condolences to his family, friends and many fans. Here are today's links…

  • ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick profiles Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, who expects to be a players' manager, partly because his experience as a player allows him to relate to those who are struggling to produce.
  • The Orioles offered Adam Dunn a four-year deal worth about $40MM before he agreed to sign with the White Sox, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (on Twitter).
  • The Pirates have had "ongoing discussions with multiple free-agent starters, and would be pleased to sign more than one starting pitcher to compete for a spot in the rotation," president Frank Coonelly told fans in a chat on MLB.com. The team made Jorge de la Rosa an offer and is also open to upgrading in right field, at first base or at short.
  • The market for Kevin Correia is heating up, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick (on Twitter). The right-hander is in "active negotiations" with two or more teams.
  • Ryan Zimmerman tells Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post that he wouldn't mind signing a Troy Tulowitzki-like extension (Twitter link).
  • "It's no secret we want Cliff [Lee], and we will do what we can to get him," Hank Steinbrenner told ESPN.com. Lee's agent, Darek Braunecker insists he never said he's looking to match C.C. Sabathia's $161MM deal.
  • MLB.com's Corey Brock suggests Brendan Ryan might be a better trade target for the Padres than Jason Bartlett (Twitter link).


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17 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Dunn, Pirates, Correia, Lee"


j6takish
4 years 8 months ago

If the Orioles are going to make token offers to every big free agent, they had better make friends with Scott Boras and be prepared to overpay. It worked for Detroit

4 years 8 months ago

R.I.P #10. There will never be another like you.

iicristianii
4 years 8 months ago

Lets go I hope the Yankees get Lee. Can’t wait till cashman throws that big contract at him.

start_wearing_purple
4 years 8 months ago

Actually Ryan’s probably one of the better options at short for any team that already has a decent offense. Sure the guy can barely hit his own weight, but he does have one of the better gloves at short. Just stick him in the number 8 hole in the batting order and he’ll be fine.

InLeylandWeTrust
4 years 8 months ago

Baltimore had to know that offer had no chance of being accepted by Dunn. If he was asking for 60 mil, and Vmart got 50, they had to know it would end up being somewhere in between.

4 years 8 months ago

Agreed i seriously hope that macphail doesn’t think that he can keep his job when he tells people he made offers but people didn’t want to come here when he made an extreme low ball like that. makes me wonder how much he offered konerko.

4 years 8 months ago

Agreed i seriously hope that macphail doesn’t think that he can keep his job when he tells people he made offers but people didn’t want to come here when he made an extreme low ball like that. makes me wonder how much he offered konerko.

ellisburks
4 years 8 months ago

Zimmerman wants a Tulowitzky-type deal. Well who the heck wouldn’t?

MLB_in_the_Know
4 years 8 months ago

“Yea guys…I wouldn’t mind a $160 million paycheck…. I mean, I guess it would be alright.”

BlueCatuli
4 years 8 months ago

Sad day in Chicago.

4 years 8 months ago

nice job Orioles front office! That’s some real good hustle offering Dunn $8 mil less than you offered V-Mart!

4 years 8 months ago

Another typical move by the Orioles, MacPhail tried to pull this a couple of years ago by offering the minimal to Tex, I’m starting to feel that MacPhail doesn’t have the courage to put the money out there.

4 years 8 months ago

don’t think that was a minimal offer to Tex, i think it was 7 or 8 years 140 mill if im not mistaken.

4 years 8 months ago

Another typical move by the Orioles, MacPhail tried to pull this a couple of years ago by offering the minimal to Tex, I’m starting to feel that MacPhail doesn’t have the courage to put the money out there.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 8 months ago

RIP Santo.

I cringe whenver I hear Hank Steinbrenner made a comment on something. Hey Hal can you PLEASE buy a soccer or WNBA team and let your brother control it 100%? Keep him busy.

4 years 8 months ago

if the Orioles dont’ at least offer Konerko 4 years 50-60 million then Mcphail needs to be fired, hes the best option left. If were ever gonna compete we need a big bat, someone to bat behind Nick. Whens the last time we had someone hit 30+ hrs?? I’m tired of hearing, thier interested in someone or they made offer and its always just smoke blown up our a**

InBuckweTrust
4 years 8 months ago

I agree Mac. The Orioles have to just put the money out there, right now they have to over spend if they want anything. I wasn’t really a fan of Dunn coming here, but the one thing we picked up is that Andy Mcphail isn’t really putting the best deals out on the table. Maybe we can get something in a trade, free agency isn’t really a friend to the Orioles