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.


17 Responses to Quick Hits: Wagner, Andruw, Chavez, Upton Leave a Reply

  1. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

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

  2. 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 ago

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

    • Lunchbox45 4 years 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

  3. Brad426 4 years 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…

  4. BrocNessMonster 4 years ago

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

    • Dodgersarelife 4 years 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 ago

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

    • Alex Gomez 4 years 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 ago

        A lotta money is coming off McCourt.

      • BrocNessMonster 4 years 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 ago

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

  5. Smrtbusnisman04 4 years ago

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

  6. studio179 4 years ago

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

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