Quick Hits: Drese, Johnson, Delcarmen, Reyes

Eleven year ago today, the Ken Griffey Jr. era came to an end in Seattle. The Mariners traded their franchise player to the Reds for a four player package highlighted by Mike Cameron and Brett Tomko, and later that day Junior signed a nine-year, $116.5MM contract. 

Here's a few links for the evening…

29 Responses to Quick Hits: Drese, Johnson, Delcarmen, Reyes Leave a Reply

  1. Stuartsmith1988 4 years ago

    Where do you guys think Reyes go? I could see him going to Boston maybe packaged with Beltran? Maybe a package of Ellbury and some of there pitcher prospects? Maybe their ss igleisis?

    • dc21892 4 years ago

      Why would the Red Sox want Beltran or Reyes, nevermind both. Sure, Reyes is a nice player but they have a very affordable and productive SS in Scutaro with Iglesias on the rise. They’ll take their chances with Iglesias before trading him (if for some reason he doesn’t pan out whatsoever). As for Beltran, why? We already have an outfielder making big money on the bench and we’re going to add another one…? Don’t know why you would do either part of that trade.

    • MaineSox 4 years ago

      Actually the only reason I don’t see Reyes going to Boston is because of Igelsias. If they didn’t have Iglesias in their system I would imagine they would be huge players for Reyes but Iglesias is their guy and isn’t going anywhere, so Reyes isn’t really a fit.

      • start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

        But you gotta love the idea of Ells, Reyes, and Crawford all in the same lineup. If they trade for Bourn as well they’d set a team record for steals by June.

        • Snoochies8 4 years ago

          Or Rajai Davis!

          • start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

            He never led the league in steals.

            But if I’m going crazy with imagination add in Chone Figgins at third, Brian Roberts at DH, and hire Rickey Henderson as a coach.

          • Reyes – 05′, 06′, 07′ led the NL in steals…. 06′ & 07′ led MLB

          • start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

            I’m well aware. Davis on the other hand has not led the league.

          • Snoochies8 4 years ago

            C: Jason Kendall
            1B: Casey Kotchman?
            2B: Howie Kendrick?
            3B: Chone Figgins
            SS: Jose Reyes
            LF: Carl Crawford
            CF: Jacoby Ellisbury
            RF: Michael Bourn
            DH: Brian Roberts?

            of course the question marks mean I couldn’t think of anyone faster, buuuut that’s probably the fastest lineup (with everyone in their normal positions except Brian Roberts)

          • start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

            Yeah, but you still need an RBI guy so Pujols at first and let’s say Yadier Molina behind the plate so no one else can steal (adds insult to injury).

          • O971 4 years ago

            Bourn would definitely be playing center over Ellsbury.

          • 0bsessions 4 years ago

            Ellsbury doesn’t have the arm to play right.

          • slider32 4 years ago

            The game isn’t about stealing bases anymore, it’s about power and on base %, and pitching.

          • dc21892 4 years ago

            The game has come down from being about power. There are not many great “power hitters” left in todays game. It’s more about the little things now, actually.

    • What makes you think Reyes won’t resign?

      • 0bsessions 4 years ago

        The fact the Mets are in epic financial trouble. Re-signing Reyes would be idiotic when the correct action for the team is to go into rebuild mode for a couple of years.

  2. Snoochies8 4 years ago

    I have a Ryan Drese autographed baseball from when I saw him throwing/working out near my high school….that should totally bring in the big $$$$’s

  3. grant77 4 years ago

    Ryan Drese is the poster boy for the popular game, Baseball Mogul. Just a bit of trivia for people.

    • The_Silver_Stacker 4 years ago

      Never noticed thanks for the fact. I love BM 2011

  4. Pete 4 years ago

    In that BA transaction link, it says the Blue Jays lost a pretty good starting pitching prospect (Chuck Huggins) to retirement, whats up with that? Why did he retire? He had nice numbers so far in his career.

  5. ju1ced 4 years ago

    Quick, we need Michael Young Rumors Friday.

  6. chucktb 4 years ago

    At what point can we say that we’ve learned enough about pitching to stop referring to them as a “so-and-so game winner?” Who cares how many wins they received in some year? Pitching wins tell us next to nothing about how they pitched that season or throughout the course of their career. It’s a worthless stat.

    • j6takish 4 years ago

      Good pitchers can have bad W/L records but bad pitchers rarely have good W/L records for very long, it always catches up with them Yeah wins aren’t the most useful stat, but if someone is a 22 game winner, that tells you everything you need to know.

      • chucktb 4 years ago

        No it doesn’t. It tells you nothing other than his team won 22 times while he was in the game. It tells you nothing about how well he pitched.

  7. 0bsessions 4 years ago

    “who confirmed that his client had a Major League contract offer from a NL club, but choose the Mariners because of opportunity. ”

    Translation: My client was looking for a pitchers’ park.

    My bet is that the offer was from the Phillies or Reds.

  8. slider32 4 years ago

    The Mets won’t resign Reyes he has missed too much playing time and will cost too much. He is at a crossroad in his career, he will need to play well for the Mets to get somebody good for him.

    • The_Silver_Stacker 4 years ago

      It seems his career is taking the same path as Grady Sizemore which is unfortunate since both are superb talents.

      • Victor Kipp 4 years ago

        everyone realizes he did play in a 130 games last year right. Also, before 2010 he had 4 straight seasons 150 games played. yes he was hurt early on his his career but that was 7 years ago and he was 20 and 21 respectively. Jose Reyes is awesome. I don’t see how losing Reyes makes the Mets better. If anyone thinks that it does they’re stupid.

  9. here’s to hoping reyes and beltran have huge first halfs of the season. if they’re on par with their career numbers, the mets could really bring in a lot of top talent by trading them

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