Quick Hits: Minaya, Weaver, Danks, Zimmerman

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  • Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that former Mets GM Omar Minaya has spent the past two days on a "friendly visit" with Indians GM Chris Antonetti, president Mark Shapiro, and manager Manny Acta. Cleveland interviewed former Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes during the offseason, and Hoynes says Antonetti has "made [it] no secret that he'd like to add the right person to the front office."
  • While researching the impending free agency of young stars, SI's Jon Heyman (via Twitter) learned that we can count on Jered Weaver and John Danks filing after 2012.
  • It's been a bad day for star third basemen, writes Justin Sablich of the New York Times.  The Giants lost Pablo Sandoval for 4-6 weeks with a broken bone in his right wrist and the Nationals announced that Ryan Zimmerman, who has been on the disabled list since April 12, will miss at least an another six weeks.  If both players return within those timeframes, it's unlikely that either squad will look for an out-of-house fill-in.
  • Matt Klaassen of Fangraphs questions the Blue Jays' wisdom in demoting Travis Snider to work on his hitting after just 99 plate appearances in 2011.

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12 Comments on "Quick Hits: Minaya, Weaver, Danks, Zimmerman"

4 years 4 months ago

Gah! Seriously? First time I’ve had a National on my fantasy team, and he’s out for another SIX WEEKS?

Good thing I’ve got Chase friggin’ Headley. ;_;

4 years 4 months ago

i got zimmerman and sandoval. dammit

4 years 4 months ago

Hello, I see the Indians are doing really well and I was wondering if I could come in here and see what I could do to muddle everything up. ~O. Minaya

4 years 4 months ago

But Minaya is responsible for one of the Indian’s best trades in franchise history.

4 years 4 months ago

Cliff Lee!

4 years 4 months ago

unlike most scribes who wish weaver signs with the yankees or red sox, i believe he will sign an extension with the angels.

4 years 4 months ago

Future headline: “December 16, 2011: Indians GM Omar Minaya re-signs Chris Perez to a 3 year/$72 million extension.”

East Coast Bias
4 years 4 months ago

Re: 3rd basemen

On the plus side, Longo’s back Tuesday!

4 years 4 months ago

To continue my rants about fantasy baseball and by bad luck about it, some idiot in my fantasy league traded Longoria for Chipper Jones.

4 years 4 months ago

Giants limited offense just went from “sub-poor” to “oh, my God, you suck.”

4 years 4 months ago

snider went 4 for 4 with a double and a walk yesterday

4 years 4 months ago

Hire minaya for his opinions and then do the opposite