Quick Hits: Harden, Thome, Weaver, Carroll

Links for Friday, before Jim Thome makes his return to Cleveland as the Indians host the Royals


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22 Comments on "Quick Hits: Harden, Thome, Weaver, Carroll"


3 years 11 months ago

Braves should be all over Carroll and then promptly DFA Lugo.

Baseballfan83
3 years 11 months ago

Yea that’s what the Braves need is another Brooks Conrad 

3 years 11 months ago

Conrad does not play SS or have 1.6 WAR so far this season.  Not really sure how Conrad got brought up considering I said DFA Lugo.  Basically we would be replacing a -1.6 WAR player in Lugo with a postive player in Carroll.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 11 months ago

I’m so sick of hearing this idea that a team should trade a player as a favor to him. As if teams ever do this.

3 years 11 months ago

The A’s did with Mark Ellis

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 11 months ago

They got nothing in return?

Baseballfan83
3 years 11 months ago

The Thome move was nothing but a favor to him 

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 11 months ago

The Twins have no further use for Thome. They are way out of it and saved some money. 

Baseballfan83
3 years 11 months ago

The Thome move was nothing but a favor to him 

Gumby65
3 years 11 months ago

As a Dodger fan, I’m glad Pad’s let that Greg Maddux guy come back…  Yeah, it really does happen.

Gumby65
3 years 11 months ago

Oh, and same goes for Jim Thome on his 2009 trip from the ChiSox (bust as it was with his bad wheel).

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 11 months ago

The out-of-contention Padres dumped the balance of his salary and got two minor league players in return. So no, I think it really doesn’t happen. Teams don’t do deals that are unfavorable to them just to be nice to a player. The only exception might be if they hope to re-sign him the following year, but even so, they are looking after the team’s interests, first, last and always. So let’s talk reality: if the Dodgers really did trade Carroll “as  favor to him” (read: for virtually nothing), do we seriously believe that fans would not be crawling all over each other to be the first to call it another one of Colletti’s dumb moves?

Gumby65
3 years 11 months ago

nah, it’s already a washout; gives them more playing time for Sellers and DeJesus at 2nd when Gordon comes back….  I don’t think too many people would complain if all LAD got back was a bag of cool ranch doritos.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 11 months ago

You reading the same boards as me? Sure, they’d complain. The roster expands to 40 in a few days so we don’t need to open a spot for Sellers or De Jesus. I’ve been saying for a month at least that the Dodgers don’t get much of anything for Carroll in trade, so any deal they do for him is salary relief, at best. Are we now voting for giving Frank some folding money? I’m not. Then again, I’ve been bringing sandwiches and bottled water to games. I figure Frank doesn’t deserve an extra nickel of mine and I’m not for any deal that does nothing more than help him pay his lawyers or his hair stylist. YMMV…

CAD_Monkey
3 years 11 months ago

The best part about trading Carroll would be to see how long Eugeni0-for-Dodgers can keep his streak alive as the starting second baseman.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 11 months ago

Velez will demoted the moment Gordon is reactivated, probably over the weekend. He had his audition.

CAD_Monkey
3 years 11 months ago

Is Sellers taking over the 2B job?

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 11 months ago

Carroll will continue to play the position, don’t you think?

CAD_Monkey
3 years 11 months ago

Well with the way Sellers has been playing, I thought Don would try to get him more at bats.  I mean, it’s not like playing Carroll everyday is going to get us to the playoffs.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 11 months ago

See above response to Gumby65….

CAD_Monkey
3 years 11 months ago

Is Sellers taking over the 2B job?

Snoochies8
3 years 11 months ago

So happy the harden trade fell through, i doubt that lars anderson would be doing what allen’s doing (SSS i know)