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.


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25 Comments on "Quick Hits: Davis, Marlins, Draft"


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MadmanTX
3 years 10 months 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.

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Rangersfan32
3 years 10 months 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.

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 10 months 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.

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vtadave
3 years 10 months 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.

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ludafish
3 years 10 months 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.

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Lunchbox45
3 years 10 months ago

YAh I think thats the point

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 10 months 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.

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JacksTigers
3 years 10 months ago

What was the score in that game?

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Kurisu Rg
3 years 10 months ago

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

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3 years 10 months ago

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.

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bigpat
3 years 10 months ago

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

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Rangersfan32
3 years 10 months ago

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

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ludafish
3 years 10 months 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…”

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Isaac
3 years 10 months ago

Anyone watching American ninja warrior just curious

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JacksTigers
3 years 10 months ago

No. I’m on MLBTR. DUH!!

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Isaac
3 years 10 months ago

Haha ya so am I I’m sitting on my couch watching it and on MLBR on my iPod hm… Tidy me it’s not as hard as you think

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

Yup, Those guys are insane!!

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Isaac
3 years 10 months ago

Ya no kidding I thought David cambell had it