Quick Hits: Wagner, Andruw, Chavez, Upton

One year ago today, the Angels signed Joel Pineiro to a two-year, $16MM deal. Yesterday, the Twins agreed to a similar deal with a similar pitcher: Carl Pavano. Here are today's links…

  • Billy Wagner is on the Braves' 40-man roster, but the lefty is going to retire as planned, as Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports explains.
  • Agent Scott Boras and Yankees GM Brian Cashman had a long meeting about Andruw Jones yesterday, but the sides are still apart on money, Jack Curry of the YES Network reports (on Twitter). Jones appeared to be nearing a deal with the Yankees earlier in the week.
  • Eric Chavez worked out for the Dodgers today, according to MLB.com's Ken Gurnick. The Mariners and Blue Jays have also been linked to the six-time Gold Glover and Gurnick says the White Sox and Yankees are potential suitors for Chavez.
  • B.J. Upton told Joe Smith of the St. Petersburg Times that he would consider signing a long-term deal in Tampa Bay if the Rays approached him about one. The center fielder signed a one-year deal earlier in the week, avoiding arbitration.


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17 Comments on "Quick Hits: Wagner, Andruw, Chavez, Upton"


Lunchbox45
4 years 7 months ago

Sure B.J Upton would sign a longterm deal.. mostly because he is so non deserving of one.

Rocketroidblast
4 years 7 months ago

He´s too young to sign a long term deal……

RedSoxDynasty
4 years 7 months ago

Sorta like Longoria was right?

Lunchbox45
4 years 7 months ago

too young? No… too inconsistent? Yes

4 years 7 months ago

WHY IS EVERYONE SO SOUR ON BJ??? HIS ISO IS SPIKING UPWARDS, AND HE IS STILL YOUNG ENOUGH TO GET HIS HEAD SCREWED ON STRAIGHT…

RedSoxDynasty
4 years 7 months ago

Spiking up? Are you his agent? He’s been a a major underachiever for the rays!

Lunchbox45
4 years 7 months ago

2 straight years of sub .322 OBP and sub .750 OPS..

He’s not bad.. he’s just a far cry from the 22 year old stud who put up a .386 OBP and a .894 OPS… and thus not deserving of a long term deal

Brad426
4 years 7 months ago

Andruw, I love you man, but if the YANKEES can’t meet your salary demands you are asking for too much.

Edit: And after reading the NEXT post, I see you were asking for $2M plus another $1M or so in incentives…

BrocNessMonster
4 years 7 months ago

Pavano got 2/$16.5MM and we had to give $31MM to Ted freaking Lilly? Damn…

Dodgersarelife
4 years 7 months ago

Due to the fact that a combo of kershaw and lily is devastating. Also he has been a consistent left handed pitcher his whole career.

BrocNessMonster
4 years 7 months ago

Kershaw is devastating. Lilly is OK. Just like Pavano is, but at least CP was way cheaper…

Alex Gomez
4 years 7 months ago

Relax. Next year the Dodgers should have tons of $ coming off the books.

Furcal 12M
Blake. 6M
Kuroda. 12M
Broxton 9M
Padilla
Pierre comes off the books as well I think.

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

A lotta money is coming off McCourt.

BrocNessMonster
4 years 7 months ago

I wasn’t talking about next year. Besides, if the money is wasted, it shouldn’t matter weather or not we had the money to waste or not. It’s still a waste.

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

Our defense sucks, I really dont want to see the ball in play 70 percent of time with Pavano out there.

Smrtbusnisman04
4 years 7 months ago

Maybe the Blue Jays should look into acquiring Ryan Doumit instead.

studio179
4 years 7 months ago

So Wagner vests his 6.5MM option and calls it quits. Brave fans got to be unhappy.