Heyman On Manny, Mets, Yankees, Dodgers

Jon Heyman of SI.com points out that despite all of his antics, Manny Ramirez earned more than any players other Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter. And unlike Jeter and Rodriguez, Ramirez was not a well-rounded player. Here’s Heyman’s latest from around the league:

  • There’s ‘growing suspicion’ that the Mets will look to trade veterans such as Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes and Francisco Rodriguez if they are not contending midseason. Plus, Mike Pelfrey could find himself on the block.
  • Though the Yankees maintain that Phil Hughes is healthy, it’s troubling for them to see him pitching with reduced velocity. It’s part of the reason they have continued adding starting pitching depth, most recently with Carlos Silva.
  • Dodgers owner Frank McCourt had proposed a deal that would have seen FOX advance him $200MM, but MLB rejected it, according to Heyman. McCourt is losing the support of fellow owners, Heyman reports.


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32 Comments on "Heyman On Manny, Mets, Yankees, Dodgers"


wickedkevin
4 years 4 months ago

I feel like if the Mets were offered 200m in advance it would have been allowed.

JD
4 years 4 months ago

I believe they called that a Bernie Madoff investment.

4 years 4 months ago

hah, 2 points for you sir.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
4 years 4 months ago

No kidding. Maybe the McCourts should have claimed to have lost all their money at the track. Fact is, Selig could have forced the team ownership issue six months ago. The owner’s lack of confidence should be in him.

PostMoBills
4 years 4 months ago

It’s going to be disappointing to watch the Mets go into rebuilding mode. I would like to see them compete. They’re going to trade all their talent for prospects, and even if the Wilpons do somehow have money to spend, there isn’t going to be a good free agent class for a while.

Infield Fly
4 years 4 months ago

The other problem being that, at the moment, Fred & Jeff are much more concerned about the ‘state of the Wilpons’ than they are in the state of the Mets.

Then again…that’s not exactly anything new…

TheHotCorner
4 years 4 months ago

Not really a shocker that the Mets will look to trade some of its veterans. I think anyone could really make that guess. I think the Mets just have to hope that some of those veterans put up some good numbers to increase their trade value.

tomymogo
4 years 4 months ago

Braves could use some speed, a legit leadoff hitter……What could the Mets ask in return for Jose Reyes?

WisBrave
4 years 4 months ago

More than the Braves will be willing to give up

vonhayesdays
4 years 4 months ago

I think your right , Reyes is gonna get expensive and fast , mets dont look like their gonna keep him and almost every team in league could use a fast, leadoff hitting, slick fielding shortstop , which apparently the world is in short supply of

tomymogo
4 years 4 months ago

But he is making 11 million in his last year of his contract. Alex Gonzalez + 2 above average pitching prospects?

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

gonzalez himself was worth more than reyes last year. i doubt that’ll happen again this year, but it makes the point clear: not worth it

maybe if the braves were going to extend him at a decent price it would be, but they’re not

vonhayesdays
4 years 4 months ago

that might get it done but will the braves give up the prospects in order to possible rent a player for one year , could see somebody throwing a pile of money at the kid during the offseason , and i dont see the braves doing that , arent they trying to sell the team or something (thought i heard that, could be wrong)

tomymogo
4 years 4 months ago

Yea they wouldn’t extend him no doubt about that. If they get him they know he is gonna be a rental and it means they’d be going for a win this year. The pitching prospects obviously won’t be Julio Teheran, Aroldys Vizcaino, or Randall Delgado, but maybe JJ Hoover, and Stephen Marek

vonhayesdays
4 years 4 months ago

Thats kinda what i mean some team will offer one of their better prospects thinking they can resign him kinda like texas did with justin smoak and cliff lee , i just dont believe your 5th best pitching prospect somebody not even in the top 100 prospects is gonna get it done when somebody maybe foolishly will offer better talent thinking they will resign the guy , but hey what do i know im just a guy on a website

TrueYankeeFanNYC
4 years 4 months ago

That won’t get the job done imo. Mets won’t do any favors for a rival.

tomymogo
4 years 4 months ago

The Mets have to be out of it off course. If they don’t trade him, and don’t plan to resign him, they’ll get two draft picks. If they offer more value than two draft picks, I don’t think they’ll care who they trade him to, as long as it’s the best possible deal for them.

goner
4 years 4 months ago

“unlike Jeter and Rodriguez, Ramirez was not a well-rounded player”

I guess it depends on your definition of “rounded”…

Gumby65
4 years 4 months ago

Seeing “Manny” and “Dodger” in same sentence on a MLBTR headline is not very conducive to being halfway down in the process of chugging a glass of water on a Monday afternoon.

4 years 4 months ago

Heyman is dreaming if he’s arguing that Jeter is still a well-rounded player. He’s got zippo range at SS and hasn’t had any for years. Now his hitting looks done. In fact, he looks done.

Vmmercan
4 years 4 months ago

The comment was in reference to each player’s career, not when they are 37 and still playing a premium position. If it was, than I have to say Jeter is hitting the cover off the ball compared to what Manny is doing at the moment….

lakersdodgersyankees4life
4 years 4 months ago

I love when people say a guy is done after one week of a season…

ellisburks
4 years 4 months ago

Well that and 2010. And the fact that he has only been an average fielding SS in about 3 of his seasons.

4 years 4 months ago

I can’t wait for the Mets to trade Reyes and watch Ruben Tejada play everyday. It’s gonna be awesome.

4 years 4 months ago

well, it looks like they’re playing Valdespin at SS now although he’s only in AA

xhausted_grad
4 years 4 months ago

if awesome means depressing then yes

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
4 years 4 months ago

So are you talking about the Mets or the Yankees?

jb226
4 years 4 months ago

The proper analogy would be that your bosses agreed but were stopped by the board of directors or SEC.

McCourt wouldn’t have proposed the deal had he not known that FOX would have agreed. It’s Major League Baseball that shot him down, not the other party to the deal.

</killjoy>

RedSoxDynasty
4 years 4 months ago

The Orioles have Much better younger talent and look like a team that could easily finish over .500 whereas the Mets look like a last place team with little hope for the future! I know misery loves company so next time liken the Mets to the Pirates ok!

Ferrariman
4 years 4 months ago

ok! And just because the orioles have gotten off to a hot start doesn’ make it a time to start drawing conclusions! By that logic the Red Sox are going to shatter records on worst team in league history! <br

RedSoxDynasty
4 years 4 months ago

Cranky!!!! How am I drawing conclusions when I’ve said all off season that I like the moves the Orioles made!!!! And pretty much everyone agrees that the Mets season is already a lost cause!!!!

xhausted_grad
4 years 4 months ago

this orioles team is totally different with showalter at the helm, and britton’s lights out performances