Quick Hits: Liz, Rangers, Cubs, Nationals, Gonzalez

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  1. JST1331 5 years ago

    Damn, didn’t realize Murton was doing that well over in Japan.

  2. Brad426 5 years ago

    Tracy Ringolsby is right about the Rockies keeping their nucleus together being a good thing, but Tulo was locked up for 4 more years as it was. I just can’t get behind that move.

    • He also asserts that the other teams in the division haven’t really done much to improve themselves… which isn’t really true at all.

      If anything, Colorado’s offseason is indicative of greater problems for them. As noted, the signings are high risk, high reward, with the Rockies committing close to $250 million dollars to 3 players, with plans to lock up a fourth in the coming year in Ubaldo Jimenez. As a team that has traditionally fielded a mid-market payroll, it’s unclear whether long-term expansion of the payroll is a possibility for them, and if not, they’d better hope that Tulowitzki stays healthy, Gonzales keeps up a .384 BABIP, De La Rosa improves his control, and Jimenez is the pitcher from April and May and not the one from June and July. I can respect the spirit of the signings, but not the execution.

    • He also asserts that the other teams in the division haven’t really done much to improve themselves… which isn’t really true at all.

      If anything, Colorado’s offseason is indicative of greater problems for them. As noted, the signings are high risk, high reward, with the Rockies committing close to $250 million dollars to 3 players, with plans to lock up a fourth in the coming year in Ubaldo Jimenez. As a team that has traditionally fielded a mid-market payroll, it’s unclear whether long-term expansion of the payroll is a possibility for them, and if not, they’d better hope that Tulowitzki stays healthy, Gonzales keeps up a .384 BABIP, De La Rosa improves his control, and Jimenez is the pitcher from April and May and not the one from June and July. I can respect the spirit of the signings, but not the execution.

  3. hawkny1 5 years ago

    70-year old Joe Torre is worth millions and he is still looking for a paycheck. Geeeshhh!!
    Some people’s greed has no bounds.

    • PookieGonzales 5 years ago

      Or maybe he just wants to help and be around the game. Cause he, you know, enjoys it.

    • vtadave 5 years ago

      Yeah, because he’s getting low on cash. Riiiight. Dude is freakin’ loaded….

    • vtadave 5 years ago

      Yeah, because he’s getting low on cash. Riiiight. Dude is freakin’ loaded….

    • YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

      From what I read,Selig offered Torre a job versus Torre going around begging for one. What’s wrong with that? Just because he’s 70 is he suppose to move down to Boca Raton on try to dethrone the shuffle board champ at Del Boca Vista Phase 3 retirement community? They say that the elderly who have a purpose, employment, etc, tend to live longer. As long as his health is there and someone wants him and he can do on his terms (live in La near his daughter) then God bless him! Should he then work for free? The article didn’t indicate he was holding out for money or anything. In fact it said that he was also offered a job as a special asst w/ the Dodgers and a job w/ESPN as well.

    • YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

      From what I read,Selig offered Torre a job versus Torre going around begging for one. What’s wrong with that? Just because he’s 70 is he suppose to move down to Boca Raton on try to dethrone the shuffle board champ at Del Boca Vista Phase 3 retirement community? They say that the elderly who have a purpose, employment, etc, tend to live longer. As long as his health is there and someone wants him and he can do on his terms (live in La near his daughter) then God bless him! Should he then work for free? The article didn’t indicate he was holding out for money or anything. In fact it said that he was also offered a job as a special asst w/ the Dodgers and a job w/ESPN as well.

  4. I have a hard time believing the O’s can’t just bring back Hendrickson if they wanted to.

  5. bobmac 5 years ago

    Looks like I’m cancelling my MLB subscription if those morons are hiring Saint Joe.

  6. baybombers 5 years ago

    well at least matty can hit vs the japanese

    • Murton could hit major league pitching too, he just never got a chance.

    • Paul_Zuvella 5 years ago

      Murton was deserving of a major league roster spot after what he accomplished with the Cubs, I just think people saw him as strictly a platoon player and didn’t give him a real chance at winning a starting job. Hopefully he gets a few nibbles from MLB clubs following this year. Great story and best of luck to him.

  7. The Cubs gave up on Murton far too quickly. His UZR/150 in 2006 was 18, and his career UZR/150 was 16.7.

  8. bobrewer 5 years ago

    Glad to see a former Yellow Jacket doing well! Keep it up Matt!

  9. Dynasty22 5 years ago

    The Nats payroll is lowering than last year. That’s a bit surprising.

  10. Can someone explain to me HOW exactly Torre “stepped down”?

    I mean, correct me if i’m wrong, but he signed a THREE year deal starting with the 08 season.

    • thegrayrace 5 years ago

      Yeah, I don’t get that either phrasing either. Torre finished out his contract…

    • YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

      I think they meant that there was an extension on the table and he declined to re-up w/ the Dodgers. He pretty much picked his own replacement in Mattingly plus he turned down an offer to be a special asst to McCourt.

    • YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

      I think they meant that there was an extension on the table and he declined to re-up w/ the Dodgers. He pretty much picked his own replacement in Mattingly plus he turned down an offer to be a special asst to McCourt.

  11. unvme7 5 years ago

    Damn, glad the Rangers didnt do that trade! Holland is ok, but I think Beltre will be a stud! Not only that, Garza is way overrated and the Cubs gave up waaay to much to get him!!

  12. Ferrariman 5 years ago

    wow Rangers fans must be breathing a sigh of relief on a great trade they never made.

    • vtadave 5 years ago

      As they look forward to Colby Lewis on Opening Day as opposed to Cliff Lee…

      • unvme7 5 years ago

        Woulda been nice for them to have Lee, but the years and money didnt match for a 32 yr old and 7 yrs. Im glad they didnt get him. I’m ok with Wilson and Lewis as well. Even if they do super well, you know the Rangers will do something at the trade deadline. And if they do, they will have the players to do it as opposed to wasting them on crap like Garza. The Rays got a heck of a deal!

        • YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

          Garza is crap? That’s a news flash. I do love Holland’s arm though.

        • baseballz 5 years ago

          Does anyone think that CJ’s increase of over 130 innings from last year will have a negative effect on him this year ? Going from 70 innings to 200 is a huge leap, I know i’d be worried.

      • unvme7 5 years ago

        Woulda been nice for them to have Lee, but the years and money didnt match for a 32 yr old and 7 yrs. Im glad they didnt get him. I’m ok with Wilson and Lewis as well. Even if they do super well, you know the Rangers will do something at the trade deadline. And if they do, they will have the players to do it as opposed to wasting them on crap like Garza. The Rays got a heck of a deal!

      • Ferrariman 5 years ago

        Colby Lewis would still be the opening day starter even if they had Garza…

  13. Ferrariman 5 years ago

    wow Rangers fans must be breathing a sigh of relief on a great trade they never made.

  14. baseball52 5 years ago

    I’m thinking the reception around the league with Garza is much better than here.

  15. northofsteeles 5 years ago

    The draft list isn’t COMPLETELY up-to-date. The Gregg signing hasn’t been updated on the list.

  16. joeybw 5 years ago

    While the Rangers trade would of helped the Rays much more for 2011, we would lose our closer yet again next offseason with Fransico, we have no need for Holland. Obviously, I like Chirinos, we got him anyway though, the one that hurts is Beltre, man that would be nice to have him.

    • YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

      Holland will be a beast once he gets it together. A rotation with two lefties that can bring it at 95 mph + w/ control would be devestating.

  17. Jay212033 5 years ago

    How bout the Rangers send that package to the Braves for Jair Jurrjens.

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