Quick Hits: Davis, Marlins, Draft

The Rangers beat the Orioles 30-3 on this date four years ago. In one of the most bizarre statistical quirks in recent memory, Rangers reliever Wes Littleton actually picked up a save in the game. Here are today's links, starting with an update on Texas and Baltimore… 

  • Rangers GM Jon Daniels reached out to Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail when he heard about Chris Davis' strained shoulder, according to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan. The Orioles, who obtained Davis from Texas in a trade late last month, haven't had serious talks about reworking the deal, according to Sullivan. Daniels says the sides could revisit the trade at some point, though.
  • Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel says it's doubtful that the Marlins would allow president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest to interview for the Cubs' GM opening (Twitter link). 
  • The Nationals, D'Backs, Red Sox, Pirates and Rays had the best drafts this year, Jim Callis writes at Baseball America.


25 Responses to Quick Hits: Davis, Marlins, Draft Leave a Reply

  1. MadmanTX 4 years ago

    Pretty sure the Rangers will try to make good on the trade if Davis is seriously impaired. Probably JD would offer another player or some prospect.

    • RonWashingtonISinsane 4 years ago

      I doubt it’s reworked. Hunter and Davis is a great return for Uehara. And the Orioles GM has already said he’s fine with the deal. The fact the Davis neglected to tell anyone about his arm shouldn’t cost Texas another player/prospect.

  2. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    I’m sorry but a 3 inning save isn’t exactly bizarre. Scott Mathieson in 2006 recording no outs, an earned run, and a strikeout is bizarre.

    • vtadave 4 years ago

      LOL…I’d say a guy recording a save in a game in which his team won by 27 FREAKING RUNS is pretty amazing.

      • ludafish 4 years ago

        I agree with start wearing purple though, when a reliever pitches the last 3 innings its a save, they happen often enough that i dont think its bizarre. its funny since they were up by 27 and you see that “SV” on the state line. This Mathieson thing in 06 sounds bizarre, i dont remember that.

      • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

        YAh I think thats the point

      • start_wearing_purple
        start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

        I just think the 30 runs part is more amazing than the save part. If Littleton allowed 10 runs while picking up a save, that would be bizarre.

    • JacksTigers 4 years ago

      What was the score in that game?

      • Kurisu Rg 4 years ago

        I’m gonna be bold here and say it “wasn’t” 30 to 3

  3. A continuing string of stories on the Nats having the best draft, being a power house in the making, and the like, can only add sweetness to what could be their first winning record since arriving in Washington. Don’t look now, but the Nats have a much better record than this year’s darling, the Pirates, and are just behind the other “surprise team,” the Indians. I hope the end-of-year stories will reflect who the real emerging team has been.

    +1/2St.

    • bigpat 4 years ago

       Why can’t all us former cellar-dwellers just get along?

    • RonWashingtonISinsane 4 years ago

      Texas going from years of mediocrity/so-so baseball to a World Series run last year is way better than any of those.

  4. ludafish 4 years ago

    marlins cant let beinfest go anywhere, cause he is the only good thing about Loria/Sampson. If we get stuck with Loria/Sampson and some guy then we are in real trouble….well more trouble….well, more bad, sucky things….argh…..”Ay de mahlins…”

  5. Isaac 4 years ago

    Anyone watching American ninja warrior just curious

  6. In the long run Blue Jays will have the better draft! 6th place is not bad tho.

  7. Would kind of love to see the trade reworked.  Love tommy hunter.  Would like to see a non-1B come from Tex though.  Not sure who they’d get but yeah.

  8. Padres signed 8 of the top-200. Not too shabby…

    • johnsilver 4 years ago

      I was shocked Hoyer did not target more top prospects lower down in the draft (overslot) and sign them unless he was under orders to not spend a huge sum.

      The draft is his specialty and this is where he should shine if allowed

  9. 0bsessions 4 years ago

    The Gonzalez trade and the Westmoreland injury severely brought down the Red Sox’ farm ranking, this draft could, in all likelihood, pop us back up to being a top ten farm system by opening day of 2013.

  10. Steve_in_MA 4 years ago

    The quality of the BoSox picks is strong.  But I find it even more amazing, in terms of performance, that the BoSox front office somehow managed to actually sign 13 of its top 14 draft picks.  The only guy they lost out on was the 8th rounder, who was an impossible signing.

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