Rosenthal’s Full Count Video: Colletti, Hendry, Royals

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has a new Full Count video up, so let's dive in…

  • Ned Colletti is under contract as Dodgers GM through 2012, but he has an out-clause after that. MLB is unlikely to stand in the way if another team asks to interview him before then though.
  • The consensus is that the Cubs need to show some progress if GM Jim Hendry is going to keep his job beyond this season. The team's 14-17 start already has some in the game speculating about possible successors, which might include Colletti, former Diamondbacks GM and current Padres executive Josh Byrnes, and White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn. If the ChiSox are worried about losing Hahn, Rosenthal says they could promote him to GM and promote Kenny Williams to club president.
  • Most expect the White Sox to "snap out of it," but if not, they could be a team to watch as the trade deadline approaches. One GM said Williams is not the type to "sit there in no man's land," so expect some rumblings about free agents to be Mark Buehrle and Edwin Jackson. Some believe Buehrle would only accept a trade to the Cardinals though.
  • Their most intriguing chips are John Danks and Carlos Quentin, who are under team control as arbitration-eligible players in 2012. Danks could bring a significant return.
  • The Royals could be quite busy if they remain in contention. The Zack Greinke trade and Gil Meche's retirement freed up significant cash, and the team could be both buyers and sellers. Wilson Betemit is expendable because of top prospect Mike Moustakas, possibly to the Marlins, and they could look to deal either Jeff Francoeur or Melky Cabrera. One thing they will need in return: bullpen reinforcements. The Kansas City bullpen is throwing a ton of innings.


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19 Comments on "Rosenthal’s Full Count Video: Colletti, Hendry, Royals"


4 years 3 months ago

Come on MLB let ned walk!

dodgers33dodgers
4 years 3 months ago

i think logan white has deserved that job for a few years now…so he better get it if ned walks!!

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

John danks plus jarred mitchel for Colby and a pitching prospect. Then buehrle for a pitcher probably willing to take loshe since his contract is up this year. Ten trade either Pierre or Quentin for prospects. Possibly trade Dunn or konerko for prospects. The only guys on the sox that should be off limits are sale, Humber, Floyd, morell, Gordon, alexi and vicedio. Peavy and rips are only off limits because of their contracts. But if course these moves should only be considered in July

Ferrariman
4 years 3 months ago

you still haven’t given up on the colby stuff lol. He isn’t available..their is no replacement for him. And it would definitely be a lot more than danks (why do we need danks?) and Jared Mitchell and you want another prospect coming back…phht.

Reallly, the only white sox player i’m interested in as a cardinal fan is Matt Thornton and his value isn’t even a quarter of Colby Rasmus’

4 years 3 months ago

Rasmus would cost so much.

Ferrariman
4 years 3 months ago

absolutely correct..

YanksFanSince78
4 years 3 months ago

I really do not see the fascination with Colby Rasmus. That trade makes little sense to me. Danks is a front of rotation starter that is good for 200 IP and an era around 3.75. That’s not an ace but he’s a solid #2 or #3 on a good team.

Colby is a good young player off to a great start but is he really worth giving up 2years of Danks (2011 and 2012)?

Ferrariman
4 years 3 months ago

one of the top prospects of the decade, led all centerfielders in OPS at age 23, plays a prime position, isn’t arb eligible yet untill the off season, off to another strong start this year…yeah he’s worth more than 2 years of Danks at close to 17mil total for those 2 years.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 3 months ago

One of top prospects of the decade? That means exactly what? What’s easier to find? Quality front of rotation pitching or finding a position player to replace the offense that Rasmus might provide?

I just seeDanks being more important than Rasmus.

Ferrariman
4 years 3 months ago

It means he has potential out the wazoo and at age 24, hasn’t fully reached it. Please don’t have a know-it-all attitude.. its sort of irritating.

And its harder to find a centerfielder who can OPS over .850 with good defense than it is to find a #2 pitcher. In fact, their wasn’t a full time centerfielder to do that last season other than Rasmus while their were plenty of #2 starters. While your at it, find one who does it for 400k….

CABONE
4 years 3 months ago

“The consensus is that the
Cubs
need to show some progress if GM Jim Hendry is going to keep his job beyond this season. Who constitutes the consensus? The me
dia?
Until you hear it from one of the Ricketts’ it is pure speculation by the media, many of whom are excelling at blowing up their own worth and self-importance. It’s a non-story until there is an announcement.

vtadave
4 years 3 months ago

Ned – Please give your old boss a call.

Sincerely,
Dodgers fans

Guest
4 years 3 months ago

NOOOOOO!

Wrek305
4 years 3 months ago

the only way for Hendry to get fired is a 6th place finish they have the team for it..whether its a 5th or 6th place the Pirates will NOT be the bottom dwellers of the NL Central.. in Fact the Tom Ricketts should actually resign as owner because he has no business owning the Cubs

4 years 3 months ago

“resign as owner”

lmao

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
4 years 3 months ago

The White Sox have some attractive players that would make sense for a lot of teams as rentals and few that are worth trading for and keeping around.

They look shell shocked; I have a hard time believing the sum of the parts is as bad as they appear as a team. They really need to have an overpowering offensive game, like today. Right now, they are just a su@#fest.

Guest
4 years 3 months ago

Ned Coletti as Cubs GM….GOD NO! How bout Paul DePosta???

elscorcho the marlin
4 years 3 months ago

Betemit would be a good fit for the marlins.

Trublu266
4 years 3 months ago

Given the limitations Colletti has had to work with I’d say he has done a damn good job. I’d love to see what he can do with a payroll deserving of the the #2 market in the country.