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

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JST1331
4 years 7 months ago

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

Brad426
4 years 7 months 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.

4 years 7 months ago

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.

4 years 7 months ago

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.

hawkny1
4 years 7 months 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
4 years 7 months ago

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

vtadave
4 years 7 months ago

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

vtadave
4 years 7 months ago

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

YanksFanSince78
4 years 7 months 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
4 years 7 months 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 years 7 months ago

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

bobmac
4 years 7 months ago

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

4 years 7 months ago

At least we will not need to hear Mrs. Waldman crying on the radio.

baybombers
4 years 7 months ago

well at least matty can hit vs the japanese

4 years 7 months ago

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

Paul_Zuvella
4 years 7 months 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.

4 years 7 months ago

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

BlueCatuli
4 years 7 months ago

And his offensive statistics were sub par.

4 years 7 months ago

For a guy who never played in AAA before coming up, not really.

4 years 7 months ago

For a guy who never played in AAA before coming up, not really.

bobrewer
4 years 7 months ago

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

Dynasty22
4 years 7 months ago

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

4 years 7 months ago

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
4 years 7 months ago

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

YanksFanSince78
4 years 7 months 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
4 years 7 months 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.

unvme7
4 years 7 months 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!!

Ferrariman
4 years 7 months ago

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

vtadave
4 years 7 months ago

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

unvme7
4 years 7 months 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
4 years 7 months ago

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

baseballz
4 years 7 months 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
4 years 7 months 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
4 years 7 months ago

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

Ferrariman
4 years 7 months ago

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

baseball52
4 years 7 months ago

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

northofsteeles
4 years 7 months ago

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

joeybw
4 years 7 months 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
4 years 7 months 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.

Jay212033
4 years 7 months ago

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

baseballz
4 years 7 months ago

hahaha, nice one.