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.

27 Responses to Heyman On Orioles, Young, Thome, Red Sox Leave a Reply

  1. nhlegend 4 years ago

    An anonymous source said that Jon Heyman is a hack.

  2. Ronwasingyonisinsane 4 years 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.

    • RonWashingtonISinsane 4 years ago

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

    • MaineSox 4 years ago

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

      • RonWashingtonISinsane 4 years 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 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

        • MaineSox 4 years 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.

          • RonWashingtonISinsane 4 years 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 ago

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

          • MaineSox 4 years ago

            How do you know he’s not?

          • RonWashingtonISinsane 4 years ago

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

          • MaineSox 4 years 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.

          • RonWashingtonISinsane 4 years ago

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

          • Oilcanoworms 4 years ago

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

          • roomwithamoose 4 years 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 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.

  3. notsureifsrs 4 years 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 ago

      looks like i’ll be misusing disqus all year

      • MaineSox 4 years ago

        Small sample, you’ll get better

        • TartanElk 4 years 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 ago

          no one appreciated the subtlety

    • RonWashingtonISinsane 4 years 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.

  4. hawkny1 4 years ago

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

    • Fangaffes 4 years 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 ago

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

      • Earl Gendron 4 years 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

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