Quick Hits: Bautista, Jeter, Clevlen, Astros

Ten years ago today, the Rockies signed an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic named Ubaldo Jimenez. Now the 27-year-old ace boasts a 3.59 career ERA and 669 strikeouts in 744 innings. Today's links:

  • Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays is in the mix as the best hitter in the American League, writes Dave Cameron of FanGraphs. If that's true, his five-year, $65MM contract will turn out to be a significant bargain.
  • Yankees GM Brian Cashman to Derek Jeter in a November 30th meeting: "You said all you wanted was what was fair. How much higher do we have to be than the highest offer for it to be fair?" That's from Ian O'Connor's source; the ESPNNewYork.com writer has a new book out next month on Jeter.
  • The Wichita Wingnuts signed former big league outfielder Brent Clevlen, announced the team. The independent league club is partially owned by a former teammate of Clevlen's, Nate Robertson.
  • MLB.com's Brian McTaggart looks at the potential roster moves the Astros could make when Clint Barmes is activated off the disabled list, possibly as soon as this coming weekend.


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86 Comments on "Quick Hits: Bautista, Jeter, Clevlen, Astros"


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JacksTigers
4 years 2 months ago

The Wichita Wingnuts seem to be made up of ex-Tigers that even DD wouldn’t re-sign to make over $10MM/year. At least he wouldn’t do it a second time. I hate Nate.

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John
4 years 2 months ago

Cashman telling it how it is.

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phoenix2042
4 years 2 months ago

I wish people would give the Jeter contract talks a rest. Also they should give the Cliff Lee snuffs NY talks a rest. And for that matter, the “Can he pitch? — Cashman” thing should probably stop. In fact, maybe we should all realize that there are other teams besides NYY and BOS. (Yes that includes me lol)

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TartanElk
4 years 2 months ago

Jeter I can stop talking about, same with Lee, but this Clevlen kid…can he pitch?

-B. Cashman

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JacksTigers
4 years 2 months ago

How about Clevlen pitches and Cashman catches?

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jwredsox
4 years 2 months ago

I second the end of the can he pitch thing. It’s stupid

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 2 months ago

I refuse to believe the MLB has more than 2 teams. I also believe other stupid things like the Earth is flat, Donald Trump would make a good politician, and Obama was born in Kenya.

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phoenix2042
4 years 2 months ago

I would vote for Donald Trump’s hair. It’s obviously sentient and knows how to run a country.

Guest
4 years 2 months ago

I was having dinner at that restaurant in the trump hotel and tower and this insanely hot chick came out from the back and I watcher her walk all the way across the room and when I turned back Donald Trump was only a few feet behind her (I then realized it was Ivanka Trump) and he stopped right behind the person I was having dinner with and his hair is really ridiculously fake looking in person

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NickinIthaca
4 years 2 months ago

as well as fake looking on television… Like the rest of his face (and most of Ivanka’s body)

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MaineSox
4 years 2 months ago

Wait. What is this about the Earth not being flat?!?

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ellisburks
4 years 2 months ago

It’s banana shaped.

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BaseballFanatic0707
4 years 2 months ago

my roommate is convinced Trump would fix the country’s financial issues.

I laughed at him for everyone that reads this.

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roomwithamoose
4 years 2 months ago

don’t worry he’ll have us declare category 11 bankruptcy then have someone else take the fall…

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Guest
4 years 2 months ago

I really wish you were kidding, lol. That makes me sad to realize people actually think things like this

Guest
4 years 2 months ago

Personally, I couldnt care less about jeter drama. He is signed what more needs to be said? The same people who cared and followed all that drama are probably the same people who were losing sleep over jeter not being a yankee when everyone knew he was returning. This guy is just trying to sell his book.

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Braydon Gervais
4 years 2 months ago

I agree with Bautista. He’s been AMAZING. He has 8 HR already. He didn’t get 8 until May 15th last year. If he keeps this up he’ll pass the 54 from last season. Damn, that swing is beautiful.

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shockey12
4 years 2 months ago

After today’s game he’s on pace for 58.8 homeruns

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Lunchbox45
4 years 2 months ago

is the .8 at fenway?

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NickinIthaca
4 years 2 months ago

Actually the terrible thing is that Miguel Cabrera will hit 58.9 homeruns this year for the Major League lead…

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Pawsdeep
4 years 2 months ago

I don’t think he will hit 58.9 but 35-40 sounds about right.

And how is that terrible again??

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Pawsdeep
4 years 2 months ago

It’s an awesome power stroke, that is for sure.