NL Links: Dobbs, Wang, Cubs, Brewers

Here are some links from the Senior Circuit as we await tonight's Clayton KershawTim Lincecum matchup…

  • Marlins manager Jack McKeon told Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post that he hopes the team brings Greg Dobbs back next season. Of course, it seems unlikely that McKeon himself will be back in the dugout next season.
  • A report by Focus Taiwan News Channel (passed along by Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post) indicates that Chien-Ming Wang could earn more than $1MM in incentives by staying in the Nationals rotation all season. He's already made $250K for staying on the roster for 30 days, and will make another $500K for staying on the roster for 60 days. Every start after his tenth (he's started eight) will earn Wang another $100K.
  • SI.com's Tom Verducci says Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts can learn a lot from the Red Sox, who were aggressive in their search for a GM after John Henry bought the team in 2002. Billy Beane and J.P. Ricciardi were among the Boston's first choices before hiring Theo Epstein.
  • Within the same piece, Verducci notes that the Brewers haven't won a series against a non-Cardinals winning team since Memorial Day. He wonders if all of Milwaukee's wins against sub-.500 teams is making them seem better than they really are.


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20 Comments on "NL Links: Dobbs, Wang, Cubs, Brewers"


EdinsonPickle
3 years 11 months ago

Really? All that talk from Nyjer Morgan and the Brewers are just a bunch of bullies picking on the weaklings of the league?

That’s hard to believe that the Cardinals are the only winning team they’ve taken a series from though.

ARodinyourPujols
3 years 11 months ago

I really wish Boston hired Ricciardi….

3 years 11 months ago

 lol think of Boston with Rios, Wells, Overbay, Hill, Glaus, Thomas, BJ Ryan, AJ Burnette all signed to awful contracts.

Jose_Bautista
3 years 11 months ago

Well they have Crawford and Lackey, so they are on their way there!

Sniderlover
3 years 11 months ago

Oh come on… how can you leave out Dice-K and Drew?

wickedkevin
3 years 11 months ago

Still paying Manny for a few more years.  Just stopped paying Lugo and Renteria.

John
3 years 11 months ago

I agree

The_BiRDS
3 years 11 months ago

Nyger Morgan is not a good player… he is just having a good season.

notsureifsrs
3 years 11 months ago

another good season*. his second. out of 3

The_BiRDS
3 years 11 months ago

That was just T-Plush… Im talking about Nyger Morgan. 

3 years 11 months ago

They beat the Dodgers when they were above .500.  They split with the D-Backs.  Since July 1st the only teams they played that were above .500 were the D-Backs, Cardinals, and Dodgers, and Mets.  Mets and Dodgers are both under .500 now but they beat both of those teams.

So it is kind of deceiving.  The Brewers are beating who they have to beat.

The_BiRDS
3 years 11 months ago

Like the Phillies?  

3 years 11 months ago

They’re in the middle of an offensive funk right now, have been for weeks. If they get hot again, watch out. If not, well…it’s been a fun season.

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 11 months ago

…How are they being punished? It’s not like Verducci said the Brewers shouldn’t go to the playoffs. The point was more to say the NL Central is a very weak division (which most of us would agree) and suggests the Brewers could have trouble in the playoffs against tougher competition.

3 years 11 months ago

milwaukee is counterfeit…..they cant even touch philly in thier own house??? come on thats proof enough

Lunchbox45
3 years 11 months ago

if I had 10 bucks for everyone who said that last year about the giants..

I don’t get why everyone has a thick skull.. The playoffs are a crap shoot, you have a couple players get hot at the right time and the next thing you know you win the world series. 

bobskube
3 years 11 months ago

Yet they took 2 of 3 there.

Holy small sample sizes Batman!

Rabbitov
3 years 11 months ago

Further, the Brewer’s have a team well equipped for the playoffs. Very good starting pitching and some hitters that can carry the team in the clutch. 

3 years 11 months ago

oh boy its education time…pitching wins championships which clearly showed frisco being the class….now, tell me who in the playoffs has the class pitching? thats right philly…with pence on top of it…wow i wish i were you guys’ bookie i would really like that

wickedkevin
3 years 11 months ago

Exactly.  You really only need three sp in the playoffs.  And any offense that sports Prince, Weeks, and Braun will be fine.