Armando Galarraga Rumors: Saturday

5:20pm: Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports that the Diamondbacks are making a strong push for Galarraga and the two sides are exchanging names. He says that Single-A right-hander Kevin Eichhorn has been discussed, and it appears as though the D'Backs could take on Galarraga's salary in full.

Eichhorn, 21 next month, was Arizona's third round pick in 2008. Baseball America rated him as the team's 18th-best prospect in the 2010 edition of their Prospect Handbook, noting that he sits 87-91 with his fastball and already has a "solid three-pitch mix." In 86 1/3 innings last season, Eichhorn posted a 5.00 ERA with 8.4 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9.

3:18pm: MLB.com's Bill Ladson says that the Nationals are not interested in Galarraga because they do not consider him an upgrade over what they currently have in their rotation (Twitter link).

2:48pm: Rob Biertempfel of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says that the Pirates have some interest in Galarraga, however a trusted source tells him that they don't see it happening (Twitter links).

2:21pm: Beck has some more from Dombrowski: "We're making some progress on some trade talks at this point," said the GM. "Not quite sufficient to make any announcements, but I would think by the middle of next week we would be in a position where we would make a deal."

Meanwhile, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer says not to expect the Indians to get involved (Twitter link). Galarraga's $2.3MM salary is too rich for the Tribe. 

11:43am: Talks with clubs about a trade involving Armando Galarraga are progressing, tweets MLB.com's Jason Beck. Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski is quoted as saying a deal "is likely." 

Galarraga was designated for assignment earlier this week after the team's one-year contract with Brad Penny was made official. Dombrowski said he was "confident" that a market would develop for the right-hander, who posted a 4.49 ERA with 4.6 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9 in 144 1/3 innings last season. He, of course, is most famous for his near perfect game last summer.

The 29-year-old Galarraga avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $2.3MM just a day before being DFA'd. A number of clubs are still looking for rotation help, including the Yankees, Orioles, Indians, and Nationals, though their levels of interest in Galarraga is unknown. 


133 Responses to Armando Galarraga Rumors: Saturday Leave a Reply

  1. Jeff6851 4 years ago

    Hope we get something decent for him

    • Guest 4 years ago

      id love to see us get a nice piece off of the bench. maybe someone who can run and play the field a little. greg golson comes to mind?

  2. rwdavis22461 4 years ago

    I think the Mets should be interested why not.

    • I agree, he’ll be a better 5th starter than Capuno, until Santana comes back.

      • guydavis 4 years ago

        What makes you think he’ll be better than Capuano? Cap’s peripherals blow Gal’s away. Still I would like to see a deal for him, can’t have too many 29 year old starters for depth.

        • I’d take Capuano for Armando. I think Galarraga would thrive in the NL, especially on a team with solid defense in the infield. He has decent stuff, won’t blow anyone away, but needs to be aggressive and quit nibbling at the corners. When he’s on his game, everything is down in the zone and he’s very tough to hit. He starts to melt down with runners on base as he becomes afraid to throw his off speed stuff.

          • guydavis 4 years ago

            What pitcher wouldn’t thrive in the NL with a solid infield defense? Anyway, he doesn’t put up big ground ball numbers and the Mets don’t have a solid infield defense. He does have a pretty big HR/9 rate which I guess would be helped by Citi Field, not really sure what the dimensions of Comerica are though. I guess a change of scenery and pitching coach could help, you are right about him nibbling too much it would seem and I think that, unless it’s just him being wild, it’s something a new pitching coach could identify and sort out.

    • Alderson is way too smart to be conned by Dombrowski and actually part with anything to get Galarraga…besides, he just signed Young (and for less money)

      • tdw815 4 years ago

        What can the mets give to detriot for him? We need pitching.

        • i hear the mets have this great pitcher named oliver perez? it would be hard to part with him but i think alderson could do it if galarraga was involved

          • but with all seriousness. i don’t think the mets have any pieces they would part with unless the tigers want pat misch or tobi stoner. but i think the tigers hang up on that

  3. BillB325 4 years ago

    If the Nationals got him they actually wouldn`t have an awful rotation. Just saying.

    • nats2012 4 years ago

      Do you really think he is better than Zimmerman, Marquis, Gorz, Lannan, or Livan?
      Im not saying those are huge names like Strasburg, but is Galarraga that much of an upgrade.

      • honestly? he’s probably better than livan. i will be shocked if livan puts together another season like the last

        • mrsjohnmiltonrocks 4 years ago

          Never ever count out Livan. He’s got nine lives, no one will ever stop him from making adjustments necessary to continue on with his career. He’s going to do enough to stay in the Nats rotation.

          I know Livan isn’t the greatest pitcher out there; I know sometimes he isn’t even good, but he will always be a favorite of mine-he has done more with less than any other pitcher I can think of. He’s going to make a fine pitching coach for someone someday too. He’s always been one of my favorites. Livan is one of the good guys in baseball and he has been since the beginning.

          Leave Livan alone.

  4. ARod's Ring 4 years ago

    Yankees… dont even think about it!!!!!

    • Smrtbusnisman04 4 years ago

      He can’t handle the expectations of New York sorry

      • Smrtbusnisman04 4 years ago

        Sorry I misread your post the first time

      • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

        What would the expectations be other than be better than Mitre or Vazquez? If he could pitch 175 IP and give us a 4.75 EAR then fans would probably dance in the street.

        I think the reality is this. The Yanks a) Don’t want Mitre as a starter b) For some insane reason don’t want to try Joba as the 5th. c) Don’t want to rush any of their high upside guys like Betances, Brackman, Banuelos.d) Would prefer a little more seasoning for their 2nd tier pitching prospects like Noesi, Warren and Phelps.

        Galarraga would simply be a place holder who would then be moved to a roogy once someone else comes along. If he can be had for a bottom 30 prospect (20-30) then they might do it.

        • Smrtbusnisman04 4 years ago

          I don’t understand why the yankees won’t make Joba a starting pitcher.

  5. Dave_Gershman 4 years ago

    Sign and trade…

    Russell Branyan (bench/DH)

    • Motor_City_Bombshell 4 years ago

      Hmm…I don’t know about that one, my friend. Especially when he could be had for cheaper than what Galarraga is signed for, and he has really no place on Detroit’s bench or DH position, especially when the bench already lacks speed.

    • Pawsdeep 4 years ago

      The one thing detroit won’t be seeking is a DH…

    • tigers22 4 years ago

      Yeah I agree with the other 2 guys… no need for another slow DH type bat on this team

  6. Why would they do that? Branyan isn’t type A, so why don’t the Tigers sign him and trade Galarraga elswhere?

  7. I still do not understand why they want to get rid of him. He has proven that he can pitch… Does anyone remember that (what should have been) perfect game? C’mon Tigers!!! Maybe where ever he ends up they will realize this and give him a chance to pitch. Haha. Such a Tigers lose!

    • DCCorey 4 years ago

      You obviously haven’t seen him pitch…since his break-out year, we’re talking about an ERA around 5 and a K-rate hovering around 5/per 9 as well. He nibbles, walks too many, doesn’t go deep into games, and has benefited from luck in the past (low BABIP). Once his luck evened out, his ERA went up.

      He could turn it around, and his stuff isn’t bad, but a team hoping to contend can’t necessarily risk it…It would be better for a team like the Nats, Pirates, etc., to take a chance on him and hope he figures it out. Tigers have given him plenty of chances to trust his stuff over the past couple of seasons, but he’s still the same infuriating Armando.

      • rayking 4 years ago

        +1, this is the most accurate analysis of his skills, in my opinion.

      • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

        I don’t agree. They are desperate enough to convert a pretty good reliever w/ no experience as a mlb starter like Coke. What would be the harm in keeping Gala around just in case? Are your #3-5 such lockdowns that your not concerned about them? Unless there’s a real roster crunch I would hold on to him. Penny isn’t a lock to stay healthy. Porcello is inconsistant. Coke is an unknown quantity as a starter.

        • alphabet_soup5 4 years ago

          They’re not desperate, they just figured they’d try it out. He’s started 20+ games as recently as 2008, albeit in the minors.

          Nobody in the MLB is a lock to stay healthy, let alone a pitcher, and I believe the general consensus is Penny is fine to play a full season as a back end of the rotation guy.

          Porcello turned 22 a few weeks ago and already has 2 MLB seasons under his belt, the kid has an entire career ahead of him still, even Halladay had to be straightened out after an impressive rookie campaign but a few mediocre seasons following.

    • So isolating one game out of the other 23 starts is better than looking at his season 4.49 ERA and 5.09 FIP? Okay.

    • guydavis 4 years ago

      You got this one all wrong Aaron. You wouldn’t even know his name if it wasn’t for that one game.

  8. Infield Fly 4 years ago

    He, of course, is most famous for his near perfect game last summer.

    All is forgiven but I’d sure prefer to see this say: He of course is most famous for his perfect game with a blown umpire call. Whatever he may have done after that, he really deserves the props.

    • strikethree 4 years ago

      I think everyone has overrated the guy’s stock because of that one game.

      When you look at his peripherals, you can see that he hasn’t done much. A declining K-rate and unstable walk rate are not what you want.

      He wouldn’t be a bad gamble at 2.3 mil but certainly shouldn’t be counted on even as a fifth starter.

      • Infield Fly 4 years ago

        I know what you’re saying, and that’s probably true. However my point was strictly regarding that particular game – nothing else.

        That aside, I do notice that he’s not the first so-so pitcher to have a no-hitter or perfect game. Look at Edwin Jackson!

        • airohpue13 4 years ago

          and Dallas Braden.

          • Infield Fly 4 years ago

            Got that right. I started to mention him too but I figured I made my point. Anyway, yeah.

        • rbeezy 4 years ago

          edwin jackson is a far better pitcher then galaragga. that is not far to edwin.

      • MB923 4 years ago

        Don’t forget a declining ground ball rate. And he gives up 1.4 HR/9 innings and with a majority of the home games in a pitchers park, that is Awful.

    • guydavis 4 years ago

      As the guys from SNY said for a perfect game everything has to be perfect (or at least go the pitchers way) ie pitching, fielding AND the umpiring. Just sayin’. I prefer to call it an imperfect game.

      • Infield Fly 4 years ago

        Oh sure – and I respect that. However, from my side I truly believe that what a person accomplishes stands on its own merits – regardless of what others may say or do in the periphery – and it can never be taken away. It’s not the accolades or the the judgment of others that matter most, but rather what the person actually accomplished.

        • guydavis 4 years ago

          I’m not sure I follow you, because it’s not all Gallaraga’s doing. There are obviously his fielders, the home plate umpire calling strikes instead of balls, among other things. If a pitcher was on a perfect game and the ump called a borderline 3-2 strike a ball would you give him that too? The accolade “perfect game” or “no-hitter” is largely redundant anyway, Gallaraga’s game just clarified that. A perfect game for me would have to be 81 pitches, all swinging strikes – no questioning that as perfect.

          EDIT: removed the airborne thing, got mixed up with Buerhle’s

          • Infield Fly 4 years ago

            It’s OK if you don’t follow. There are better things to debate about, in my opinion. See you on the next Mets thread.

          • guydavis 4 years ago

            haha indeed.

  9. Guest 4 years ago

    one game doesnt make u a good pitcher. he sucks. he is the worst in out rotation and we signed penny. hes just not that good. i think he had like one or two more wins other than that game last season.

  10. Tim Lillis 4 years ago

    Nats or Mets, that’s my hunch.

    • Natinals 4 years ago

      Throw the O’s in there too. Especially if that Vlad signing is true. That outfield could be getting a little crowded and guys like Reimold would become expendable.

    • Victor Kipp 4 years ago

      too much $$$ for the Mets they won’t do it man. the Nats maybe, but I see the yankees doing this I mean they have no pitching in the 3 4 or 5 spots in their rotation and need somebody to “pitch in”

    • Pawsdeep 4 years ago

      Pirates. They have what the tigers want. Maybe the Yankees or Nats due to the Yankees willingness to give detroit a pound of gold for some silver an the Nats have too much at stake in their rotation to not get a solid 5 guy. Plus the NL would be good for Gally

      • ltdibo020 4 years ago

        There ya go again…rippin the Yanks for stealing Grandy off ya…lol

  11. Guest 4 years ago

    ^at arron

  12. Deadguy265 4 years ago

    Why would anyone want this guy? I mean he hasn’t even thrown a perfect game or anything.

  13. Pete 4 years ago

    Probably to Oakland so they continue collecting 5th starter options, plus they DFA’d Mortensen earlier this week.

  14. Metsfan4life5 4 years ago

    Mets won’t be interested because we would have to pay him 2 mil

  15. yazpik 4 years ago

    I think the Mariners are the most likely destination,maybe two prospects like Mangini or somebody else for Galarraga and 1 million would be great for both teams…

  16. hope he goes to the Giants

  17. davengmusic 4 years ago

    i’ve seen worse 5’s before. any team outside the phils, giants and rays would do well to consider it.

    • actually the G’s should consider it too, because they have, literally, no one outside of their top 5.

      • rayking 4 years ago

        Indeed. Certainly Galarraga is better than Suppan.

    • RedSoxDynasty 4 years ago

      Or Boston( we’ve got Wake and Doubrant if we need a 6th starter!!

  18. shysox 4 years ago

    For some reason I can see him going to the White Sox, maybe, very slim chance.

    • airohpue13 4 years ago

      I can’t see the tigers dealing with their competition in the division. It’s a recipe for some bad PR if Galarraga turns it around and owns the tigers.

  19. pirateswillwinin2013 4 years ago

    Buccos should be in on this as well, Doumit 1B/DH/RF/C for Galarraga and a low level prospect??? Makes some sense

    • Jeff Westcott 4 years ago

      No it doesn’t.

    • Do you honestly believe any GM (other than Hendry or Reagins) would take on Doumit and that horrendous contract he has with PIT?

      • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

        yes they would, especially for Galarraga. Doumit is a below avg defensive C but he has lot’s of power, is a lefty who can crush RHP and his contract isn’t horrible when you consider he’s owed 5.1 mil in 2011 and has TEAM options which can be declined for 2012 and 2013. Not sure, but he might even rank as a Type B if you let him walk after 2011.

        Worse case scenario he can be brought in as an option to compete with Avila for the back up spot. In fact, I don’t even think Avila should be on the mlb squad unless the Tigers can find 300-400 AB for him in 2011. Otherwise, they could let Avila spend a year @ AAA, wait until Guillen and Ordonez walk after this season as a FA, then let Vmart and Avila split C duties in 2012 with Vmart spending time as a DH as well.

        I think the Tigers should jump at a Gallaraga for Doumit deal.

    • Tko11 4 years ago

      Do you make a new username every year?

    • Smrtbusnisman04 4 years ago

      I asked this question earlier this week and the Tigers already have Victor Martinez, Magglio, Carlos Guillen, and Brendan Boesch sharing time at DH.

      They won’t want Doumit. His value has taken huge drops with his horrible fielding, countless injuries, and immobiliaty. :/

    • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

      Not at all. The Tigers are giving him away. He could be had for a low A fringe prospect probably.

    • alphabet_soup5 4 years ago

      Set at 1B for a time to come….hopefully set at C for a time to come…..set at RF for at least this season, no need for a DH. I don’t see Detroit having any interest whatsoever in Doumit.

  20. Pawsdeep 4 years ago

    Trading him would be so stupid. 1)You can never have too much pitching 2)we don’t know if Coke can make the transition an he is a great back up plan. 3)penny can’t stay healthy and who know who else could possibly get hurt. 4)at worst he is inthe bullpen for long relief/ spot starting

    I will be dumbfounded unless they get a stellar deal. Trading pitching before the season even starts is absolutely retarded especially when you’ve got so many questions about your rotation. Didn’t DD learn how important a healthy starter is after he traded Jurjenns??? This is going to be a VERY bad move by the Tigers

    • shysox 4 years ago

      This is exactly what I was thinking. It isn’t biased, the Tigers are my favorite to win the division but their rotation has some doubts after Verlander, Scherzer, and Porcello. It seems like the Tigers are too confident in Phil Coke’s ability to transition to the rotation. He was good, but not stellar in relief last year. (3.75 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, .275 opponent batting average)

      • Motor_City_Bombshell 4 years ago

        Keep in mind that he was overworked late in the season though. Those numbers are kinda inflated by a few bad outings late in the season, if I remember correctly.

        • ltdibo020 4 years ago

          Wait a minute though…If Coke was overworked as a reliever late in the season, he won’t be as a starter late in the season???

          • alphabet_soup5 4 years ago

            He’ll be entering this season with the mindset of being a starter, completely different.

          • ltdibo020 4 years ago

            Quite an adjustment…come in for 3 or 4 batters..then start..you are right it is quite different…as a yankee fan I like coke..I hope he does well…good guy..I hear

    • Motor_City_Bombshell 4 years ago

      Usually I agree with your posts, but I am going to have to disagree with this one. Galarraga is getting traded because the Tigers feel they have better options for insurance in the minor leagues and he’s no long relief pitcher. They simply have no room for him. If someone like Penny gets hurt, which they feel like his injury from last season is behind him, they have some minor league depth to keep them in the race until the trade deadline when they would then go out and get someone who could fill that role. Honestly, I don’t feel like Galarraga belongs in AAA and that’s where he’s going to end up if he doesn’t get traded. Besides, $2.3MM for a long relief guy is pretty pricy, especially after the Tigers learned their lessons in having $10MM and $12MM long relief options in Dontrelle and Robertson. They have cheaper options such as Brad Thomas.

      Also, look at it this way: the market now is suggesting that teams are looking for a fifth starter, and he’s a very valuable option for teams looking for a back-of-the-rotation guy, probably a better option than someone like, say, Bonderman, who was pretty horrid last year. He’s under team control and going to be relatively cheap through the 2013 season, and the Tigers have Jacob Turner waiting in the wings during the times he’s team controlled, so it really makes no sense to hang onto him when the market is looking for a guy like him when later in the offseason or next offseason someone is going to even want him, trade him while he still has value and the market still wants him, you know?

      • Pawsdeep 4 years ago

        I do agree with many of your points, especially about the demand for a guy like him, but I do feel that major league pitching is way to fickle to be getting rid of a guy who is proven right where you have all your question marks. The tigers issue is their back end starters and Gally is adequate in that role. Now maybe they are getting incredible offers for him and maybe the return on him will be over the top, but even still, if penny or coke doesn’t work out then you have to go to turner or Oliver(furbush looks like a blue chipper too) but rookie pitchers who can handle immediate pressure are few and far between. Very rarely do you get what we got out if porcello his rookie year. I just can’t understand why you would get rid of an adequate solution to an honest question mark.

    • alphabet_soup5 4 years ago

      Galaragga has had 3 seasons to prove himself worthy of being a backup plan, Detroit is sick of him. You’re making it seem like the success or lack of it for the 2011 Tigers is in Galaragga’s hands.

  21. Smrtbusnisman04 4 years ago

    Please be the Pirates!! We have plenty of promising players in our system.

  22. Ben Roth 4 years ago

    Our club is really balanced right now. The only Major leaguer we should even consider taking would be a lefty reliever. Other than that, we should really use this as an opportunity to get some prospects. They dont have to be great, but we could really do well getting somebody thats blocked, like a Hector Gomez from Colorado? I know thats a stretch, but that should be the kind of player we look at.

  23. frede1 4 years ago

    Ask the Yankees if they would trade Rafiel Soriano for Galarraga, this would make a very nice piece for the bull-pen. Is this just next years Santa Claus list.

    • MB923 4 years ago

      Not sure if that’s a serous trade or not. But at best, the most you will get is probably Joba or a prospect or something.

      Neither Joba or Galaragga are really reliable.

      • jwsox 4 years ago

        too young on both joba and galaragga to tell if they are reliable

  24. RedSoxDynasty 4 years ago

    2 things disturbing here. First why are the financially secure Tigers dying to unload extra pitching they may need( Penny is injury prone) and Second, it’s sad to see that 2.3 million is to much for The Tribe to take on!

    • Mick_Stepp 4 years ago

      The Tribe only has a gazillion back of the rotation starters to sort through. They hardly need another one.

    • FunkyTime 4 years ago

      I’ve heard that Galarraga requested a trade after the Penny signing.

  25. comebackkid814 4 years ago

    I’m feeling the Nats as a serious possibility. It sounds weird to say but a transition to the NL might give both him and the Nationals what they need to get over that .500 hump. Although a 5 man rotation with no one with greater than #2 starter stuff (J.Zimmermann, the others aren’t greater than #4), their lineup could also really thump it out if Desmond and Espinosa break out. I’m sure its more wishful thinking than anything but could a guy that Montreal dumped be the same one that finishes the Nationals first rebuilding project and helps them improve to their first .500+ season in Washington?

  26. Liam Gallagher 4 years ago

    Galarraga for Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels and Roy Oswalt. It may not be a lot in return for the tigars but it’s a start.

  27. comebackkid814 4 years ago

    Nope, never mind, not the Nationals.

  28. Guest 4 years ago

    JESUS MONTERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    hahaha im just kidding

  29. Gurvir Nijjar 4 years ago

    come on A.A

    • renegade24 4 years ago

      LOL. Why would the Jays want or need Galarraga exactly? Wait weren’t you the same guy saying that the Jays should sign Brian Fuentes in order to compete with Boston?

  30. Tiger rotation, 2010: 4.46 ERA, .262 BAA, 1.36 WHIP
    Galarraga, 2010: 4.49 ERA, .257 BAA, 1.34 WHIP
    Galarraga career: 4.58 ERA, .254 BAA, 1.36 WHIP

  31. Heliosphan 4 years ago

    He is too good to be called the “guy that almost pitched the perfect game”. A couple years before, he took a no-hitter against KC, and he also prevented the 2008 Tigers from losing 100 games. That being said, with his slightly high salary, the Tigers shouldn’t expect too much for him. That being said, it’s a great deal for Detroit, considering they traded a long shot AA prospect for him.

    • JoeSeadog 4 years ago

      I felt bad for him losing the perfecto, but a perfect game is the sum of ALL of the players on the field. There is always ONE particular play the saves the perfect game, and in AG’s case it was Austin Jackson’s remarkable catch. However as much as we can blame losing the perfecto on the ump, watch the play again. If the first baseman wasn’t so over-protective of saving the game and just went to first base and let the 2nd sacker field the ball, it would have been an easy play and perfect game.The play of the first baseman was imperfect, therefore, no perfect game.

      That being said, if the Yankee don’t throw in a stick, 2 bottle caps, 3 Minnie Minoso baseball cards for Gallaraga I will have to wonder just what they expect to find on the rag pile to make up a rotation this year. They’ve passed on, (year after year) great innings guys, guys who go out every 5 days and pitch decently without being Cy Young, but not being Ed Whitson either. There’s a reason guys like Livan HErnandez, Bruce Chen, , Kevin Millwood et al always have jobs, they eat innings. With the Yankee line-up any one of these guys “could” win 15 games as a 4th or 5th starter, but they continually pass on them. They would rather spend lots of money on a free agent starter, or pull someone off the injury pile and wait for a miracle. Livan has pitched over 1700 inning in the last 8 years to a 4.37 ERA and average 33 starts a year. He keeps teams in games!! …….and the Yankees never seems to want these guys. Oh, and I kind of like that AG for Greg Golson trade, or maybe Francisco Cervelli.

  32. Smrtbusnisman04 4 years ago

    It sounds like a deal with Arizona is all but finished. If the DBacks don’t offer someone good, the Tigers should keep Armando.

    I don’t know how he’ll fare in Arizona’s ballpark. :/

  33. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    And for the record. I always thought Coke could’ve been a decent starter so I’m not knocking the choice to try him out as a starter seeing as that was what he was most of his career. However, you don’t know what you’ll get so why not keep safety nets, especially as it doesn’t seem like the Tigers will get anything of mlb caliber in return for him.

  34. Jesse 4 years ago

    Eichhorn? The laces were out!

  35. jwsox 4 years ago

    dont get this at all…yeah lets give the guy 2+mill then DFA him a few days later….DFA means he is out of options right? so why wont a team just wait till waivers and claim him….doubt the tigers get anything more than a high A guy and thats all they deserve after all this

  36. bigmike04 4 years ago

    Armando G to St. Louis would be perfect for him, Dave Duncan is know to revive pitchers career eh.

    • InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

      If I hear one more person comment on how Dave Duncan will revive a pitcher I’m going to hit somebody…

  37. Guest 4 years ago

    possible, but if that happened, itd probably have cash considerations.

  38. That would be a good idea if the Tigers hadn’t already had Ramon Santiago.

  39. Guest 4 years ago

    remember when we traded chris shelton for galarraga. haha

  40. Tigers traded a guy named Michael Hernandez for Galarraga. Tigers traded Shelton in a separate deal for a guy named Freddy Guzman.

  41. Guest 4 years ago

    No, I don’t. The Tigers traded Michael Hernandez (who is no longer in affiliated baseball) for Galarraga.

  42. The Rangers rotation is looking good with what they already have…Galarraga wouldn’t even make the team out of Spring Training. Besides, if he can’t pitch effectively in pitcher-friendly Comerica, what makes you believe he would pitch well in the Smallpark in Arlington aka the launching pad?

  43. or Randy Levine lol 😉

  44. Pawsdeep 4 years ago

    Cashman should get him for free for the rob job DD did to him last year.

  45. Ben Roth 4 years ago

    What are you smoking? Comerica is the most pitcher-friendly park you can get.

  46. sorry that was a typo I meant Comerica is pitcher-friendly

  47. airohpue13 4 years ago

    That’s a misconception. Comerica is middle of the road. According to ESPN park factors and I saw similar rating through Sportingnews, Comerica ranks 17 out of 30 as far as hitting parks go. So it is the 13th most pitcher friendly park.

  48. they would only agree to pay Wells’ contract if they were able to dump Trout, imo

    😀

  49. ltdibo020 4 years ago

    Rob job??? Really…I love Grandy for Jackson and Coke, I’d do that trade again today…good trade for both teams…all star centerfielders are not really that easy to come by….Grandy goes 30hrs and 15 triples this year with that good defense in cf and plays a full season w/o injury we will see who got “robbed” Yankees didn’t get robbed…I have to admit Jackson surpirsez me for such a young guy last year…if he does it again, then I would admit Detroit made a good trade…you have to give up something to get a player like granderson…..galarraga may come for free anyway…I actually think they may get practically nothing due to that 2.3 million contract…who wants that for a 5th starter??

  50. Dave_Gershman 4 years ago

    Actually, he is a spring training invite of the Orioles.

  51. Pawsdeep 4 years ago

    Grandy can’t hit lefties, has diminishing outfield skills(has progressively gotten worse in center), and has had some issues staying healthy. ANY left handed hitter with minimal power can blast 20+in the bronx(I.e. Johnny Damon) and I doubt he will ever be an all-star again. He is a triple hitting beast, but thats about all hes got going for him and his speed will continue to decrease with age and injury so that will be going away soon. Great club house guy, but incredibly over rated as a player and has a ballooning contract over the next few years.

    Just look at his career numbers-it’s been downhill since his rookie season and he is the last person I want up to bat when your team needs a big hit. Jackson as a rookie put up better numbers than grandersons best year and has shown to be a MUCH better fielder. Grandy/Jackson straight up was lopsided after what I saw this year and adding coke to the deal really tipped the scales.

    Trust me-DD knew what he was doing getting rid of granderson.

  52. Guest 4 years ago

    im a tigers fan and feel that both sides won that deal. new york got a speedy outfielder with some pop in his prime, and we go a young speedy outfielder who has potencial to become a great leadoff man and a set up man/back of the rotation starter. the only ones who lost that deal was arizona.

  53. Pawsdeep 4 years ago

    And he didn’t hit 30 HRs and 15 triples….Try 17 and 7 with under a 350 OBP and a 240 BA. And he was also hurt this year. I think you had him confused with someone else……

    You should really check his stat log before posting random numbers

  54. Guest 4 years ago

    Actually check out Granderson’s average against lefties the last month & half the season. I believe he was above .280 (might have been higher against left handed pitchers) after approaching the hitting coach for help. I do not expect him to hit .300 but if he can get his average against lefties in the .270 range he is no longer a liability…

  55. ltdibo020 4 years ago

    Grandy had a lot of big hits in the playoffs and during the season, he won a number of games with homers…so I don’t know what the reference is “last person you want up when your team needs a big hit”??? BTW Jackson batted lower than granderson vs left handed pitchers also…jackson batted 618 times and had 4 hrs 10 triples and 23 doubles…didn’t even have 40 extra base hits in 618 at bats?? wow…slap hitter who k’s a bunch?? also grandy has never been hurt until last year…now that I look at your post, I almost disagree with everything you said…granderson is going away??/…lol…wheres he going?? decreasing skills in center…based on what?? laughable post..

  56. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    Grandy had a +5.3 UZR last year and AJ a +5.4

    I am a big AJ fan and i think he will be a very good mlb player. However, I don’t think he is a .300 hitter and he had a very high BaBIP right around .390+ last year. He has had a high BaBIP his whole career but I don’t think he will sustain that and I think he is due to regress. Plus he ko’s a whole lot for a guy with little power. Now I think that will change in years as he learns to drive the ball.

    I can see him being a solid .275/.340/.450 guy with 15-20 hrs and 20-30 SB and plus defense.

    That being said, that’s pretty much Curtis Granderson. If Grandy carries over the lessons learned from Kevin Long last year and can be half way decent vs LHP then I can see a solid .275/.350/.490 w/30 hrs and 20 SB if he’s recovered from his groin issues. Add in the fact that he’s coming into his prime @ 30 and is only under contract for 2 or 3 more years then I think the Yanks will get what they want from this deal.

    I will always wonder what an OF of Jackson/Gardner/Tabata would’ve been like though. Ppl really crush the Yanks for their farm but they have produced some very good looking young players.

  57. ltdibo020 4 years ago

    Jackson vs lefty starting pitchers last year…..226….who has trouble with lefties?? lol

  58. ltdibo020 4 years ago

    Thank you 99…there was no rob job here is what I was trying to say…I’d do the same trade tomorrow…Pawsdeep went all homer on us….also the jury is still out on Jackson…Coke as a starter…I’m not real confident in that…may work but I can’t call it..and yes arizona kind of lost so far….but lets see what happens this year before we say who got “robbed””…I don’t think thats a good assessment that DD “robbed” the Yanks…

  59. ltdibo020 4 years ago

    Pawseep….he’s had 23 hrs and 23 triples in one season with 94 extra base hits….do some research and give up on the homer bs….guys a good player…there is absolutely no doubt…u my man need to be subjective

  60. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    Actually 17 and 7 reps dbls and trips. Last year he had 24 hrs and 7 trips. Also, you meantioned he was poor defensively in 2010 and he wasn’t. Maybe you should check your stats homie.

  61. ltdibo020 4 years ago

    I said he could easily hit those numbers…say 30 hrs and 10-12 triples…he is a real good player…let Jackson develop a little more before you give us that homer crap about DD “robbing” cashman….Again, be objective…I guess if Grandy was still with the Tigers he’d still be “great”‘….come on man…knock it off…Imagine the Yanks with Gardner and Jackson…like 9 hrs last year combined…no thanks…got to have a little pop…

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