Heyman On Rangers, Mesoraco, Marlins

Jon Heyman breaks down the likely playoff teams at SI.com, where he also passes along some notes and rumors. The latest:

  • The Rangers tried ‘extremely hard’ to obtain Carlos Beltran from the Mets before the Giants traded for him in July.
  • Devin Mesoraco may be more ‘universally beloved’ by scouts than any other September call-up.
  • Davey Johnson can manage the Nationals again in 2012 if he wants to, but Jack McKeon of the Marlins may not be so lucky.
  • Heyman hears that the Marlins and McKeon have decided someone else will manage in 2012, though McKeon can remain with the organization in some capacity forever (Twitter links). However, McKeon told Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio that that's not the case (Twitter link).
  • White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf wants to keep manager Ozzie Guillen and GM Kenny Williams together at this point.

14 Responses to Heyman On Rangers, Mesoraco, Marlins Leave a Reply

  1. RonWashingtonISinsane 4 years ago

    “Rangers tried really hard to get Beltran.”

    Real genius statement there.

  2. Eduardo Medina 4 years ago

    All the Drama for Beltran for what?, he hasn´t done anything for the giants, a waste of time and talent for the Giants in the trade

    • start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

      Though not all that unexpected. It seems like trading for the hottest temporary bat at the trade deadline is a hit or miss.

      However, considering the Giants are now 6 games out of first, would Beltran doing his best impression of Pujols help?

      • ramjamrock 4 years ago

        Uh, yes.

        They were four games up when he was acquired. If he had been healthy and producing the whole time, I think they’d still be in first. With their pitching, one hot hitter could carry that team. 

        If Beltran were able to get hot now, they could conceivably overtake AZ. There are six games left between SF-AZ, starting tonight.

        • hot and cold streaks average out to career numbers. It’s not a lost trade yet. Although I’m very very very happy with Wheeler right now!!

  3. timmytwoshoezzz 4 years ago

    Mesoraco is good

  4. kahnives 4 years ago

    Ozzie and Kenny are so far apart right now. A change of scenery for one (or both) would be best for the entire organization. I would rather see Ozzie go, as opposed to Kenny. But someone, one of those 2, needs to take the fall for how far apart they are right now.

  5. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    I bet the Rangers are glad they didn’t out bid the Giants. The Phillies assistant GM was on a local TV show and called it one of the best trades they never made.

  6. johnsilver 4 years ago

    As much as I really like McKeon and the old fashioned way he plays the game.. it will be a blessing next year now to not hear Tommy Hutton yacking about everything he does. Along with the camera crew always focusing in on him in the dugout fifty times every game now..

    Sure He got Bonifacio and his running game going, but after the one thousandth time listening..it got old…

  7. windycitywarrior 4 years ago

    Two of these unrelated links are connected. McKeon not being retained for next season and the two headed beast that is called Ozzie and Kenny not coexisting next year. Jerry should trade Ozzie and cash to the Marlins for Logan Morrison. Conversely, Morrison has himself fallen out of favor with Florida’s front office as well. Fate perhaps? Jerry should promote Kenny to team president and make Rick Hahn the G.M.. They could make Joey Cora the manager if they don’t want to make a splash like prying away LaRussa. Another good name probably not being mentioned much is Bob Brenley. World Series winning manager, veteran catcher and now veteran broadcaster, he would have a good insight into the current game and still be able to connect with the old school style of managing.

  8. Gunner65 4 years ago

    You are just cranky its not Montero getting that love lol

  9. Gunner65 4 years ago

    As do I … Meso’s power in GABP will be interesting to watch though

  10. Gunner65 4 years ago

    That is Dusty Baker for ya … most teams would have at least pinch hit him by now or put him in as a late inning replacement to get his feet wet … but not DB … he is still to worried about winning games for a team that is out of contention and needs to see what they have in these youngsters. Granted its hard to find playing time in September with an overflowing dugout … but he needs to get the kid in 10-15 games this month imo 

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