Heyman On Orioles, Young, Thome, Red Sox

Orioles president Andy MacPhail told Jon Heyman of SI.com that Baltimore can contend if their young rotation continues pitching well. "If our starting pitchers pitch the way they did the last two months [of 2010] and the first four games [of 2011], of course we'll be a contender.'' The O’s are eyeing back-of-the-rotation help, just in case. Here are the rest of Heyman’s rumors: 

  • The Rangers may have enough hitting to be able to afford trading Michael Young for a starting pitcher. With three starters on the DL, the Rangers may already have some of the pitching they need. Rangers GM Jon Daniels said this week that the club is not discussing possible deals involving Young or anyone else.
  • The Marlins will likely need a third baseman, as Donnie Murphy has not proven he’s more than a part-time player.
  • Jim Thome does not assume that he’ll retire after 2011. "Why not keep going as long as you can do it?'' Thome asked.
  • The Red Sox say they aren’t concerned about Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Heyman hears that the catcher has until June to prove he belongs in Boston.


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27 Comments on "Heyman On Orioles, Young, Thome, Red Sox"


nhlegend
4 years 4 months ago

An anonymous source said that Jon Heyman is a hack.

Rangersfan32
4 years 4 months ago

Again with this Rangers need pitching stuff? Have these reporters not watched the first five games for Texas. Our pitching staffs ERA is 3.

Rangersfan32
4 years 4 months ago

So glad to see mlbtr could mess up my name somehow lol

MaineSox
4 years 4 months ago

And after -0- starts Dice-K’s ERA is 0.00. Man he’s gonna have a good year!

Rangersfan32
4 years 4 months ago

The point is, after seeing how well all five starters are doing, you’d think these ridiculous rumors would die down for just a little while… Right?

roomwithamoose
4 years 4 months ago

not really, you have an insanely small sample. Technically based on your logic we have proof that A.J Burnett’s problems are solved based on his 1 start

4 years 4 months ago

You just revealed Heyman’s next article

MaineSox
4 years 4 months ago

I don’t disagree that their staff will likely do well this year, but there are better ways to justify your argument than to use the ERA from one time through the rotation.

Rangersfan32
4 years 4 months ago

4 W’s and 0 losses seems pretty good to me. Even though three were against a Red Sox team that hasn’t played well to start off. I’ll take those W’s and keep our super utility guy any day of the week over some #4 or 5 starter we probably won’t even need.

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

why aren’t you equally confident that kinsler and cruz will hit 100 homers this year

MaineSox
4 years 4 months ago

How do you know he’s not?

Rangersfan32
4 years 4 months ago

If I knew your team I’d try to insert a witty comeback right…. (here). Lol

MaineSox
4 years 4 months ago

I’m sure 4 Wins and 0 Losses seems pretty good to the Orioles too; the point is that stats are all meaningless at this point in the season.

Rangersfan32
4 years 4 months ago

Good point. But I’m still pretty confident that our young guys are finally getting it figured out.

Oilcanoworms
4 years 4 months ago

Well, those Rangers kicked our asses plain and simple, early in the season or not.

roomwithamoose
4 years 4 months ago

the ’98 yanks started 0-3 and in spite of a bad start still did pretty well, the royals are 4-1, and I don’t think they’ll be a contender this year. Beexcited for a new season of baseball, but the 158 games remaining on the schedule will tell you more about your Rangers than a 4-0 start.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 4 months ago

I have no say on the Rangers staff. However, the Red Sox have an incredibly high ERA thru their first few games. Using your logic, should they look to improve on a rotation with Lester,Buchholz,Beckett,Lackey and Dice K?

You can never have enough pitching. Matt Harrison looked great in his first start buthe can be horrible in his next 5.

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

the point is, no matter how it happens to turn out, one turn through a rotation indicates virtually nothing… so no

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

looks like i’ll be misusing disqus all year

MaineSox
4 years 4 months ago

Small sample, you’ll get better

TartanElk
4 years 4 months ago

No, he’s already misused it once or twice.

That’s all we need to know that his year is already going to be a complete failure. See ya in 2012 NSIS.

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

no one appreciated the subtlety

Rangersfan32
4 years 4 months ago

I think if our guys pitch like last year, we won’t need to trade for a guy. Especially if the bottom three are better than Feldman and Harden were last year. They were just awful.

hawkny1
4 years 4 months ago

Don’t you worry yourself about Saltalamacchia, John. He will do just fine…

Fangaffes
4 years 4 months ago

In the Texas series, he looked like he was trying so hard to show the Rangers they were wrong for dumping him that he was swinging wildly at anything. I don’t expect that to continue.

hawkny1
4 years 4 months ago

Agreed…so were the rest of the Red Sox, save and except Papi…

Earl Gendron
4 years 4 months ago

but its not his bat that’s the problem, the best start out of the first 4 was Beckett, who shook off the first pitch Salty wanted almost every time, its more the calling the game that Salty’s having problems with. If anything, he should skip a few Batting practices to learn the pitchers better