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.
  •'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.

20 Responses to NL Links: Dobbs, Wang, Cubs, Brewers Leave a Reply

  1. EdinsonPickle 4 years 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.

  2. ARodinyourPujols 4 years ago

    I really wish Boston hired Ricciardi….

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

      • Jose_Bautista 4 years ago

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

        • Sniderlover 4 years ago

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

          • wickedkevin 4 years ago

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

  3. Ian Smell 4 years ago

    I agree

  4. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

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

    • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

      another good season*. his second. out of 3

      • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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 4 years 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.

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

  9. Lunchbox45 4 years 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. 

  10. bobskube 4 years ago

    Yet they took 2 of 3 there.

    Holy small sample sizes Batman!

  11. Rabbitov 4 years 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. 

  12. 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

  13. wickedkevin 4 years ago

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

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