Quick Hits: Nunez, Scouts, Pujols, Indians

Links for Sunday evening as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 7-4 in 14 innings.  The Rays now sit one game back in the wild-card hunt with a three game set against the Bombers to go..

  • Marlins reliever Edward Mujica hopes that the club gives the closer formerly known as Leo Nunez another chance, writes Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel.  Nunez, or Juan Carlos Oviedo, is arbitration eligible and it’s unclear whether the club is required to tender him a 2012 contract before the December 12 deadline.
  • There's going to be some big name players on the open market this winter but there are also going to be some important scouts available for hire, Bob Nightengale of USA Today notes (on Twitter).  Among those available are Gary Hughes (Cubs), Larry Corrigan (Pirates), Bryan Lambe (Mets), Keith Champion (Pirates), and Wayne Krivsky (Mets).
  • No one knows for sure if Albert Pujols will wind up with a new club this offseason, but Cubs slugger Carlos Pena believes that he'll stay with the Cardinals, writes Carrie Muskat of MLB.com.
  • This season, the Indians drew 1.84MM in 81 home games, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today (via Twitter).  That figure marks an increase of 450K from last season.


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17 Comments on "Quick Hits: Nunez, Scouts, Pujols, Indians"


Stl_Great
3 years 11 months ago

Didn’t know Carlos Pena word could be believed over 300M..

3 years 11 months ago

He is not getting 300 Million for anybody.

es0terik
3 years 11 months ago

A few thoughts…

1) How many more stories are we going to get about Pujols that are absolutely nothing. I always get excited seeing Pujols name in the headline only to be disappointed with the same exact line over and over with a different source’s name on it.

2) How many more Nunez threads are we going to get? This is like the 28th Nunez related topic brought up in the last few days.

3) I wouldn’t be surprised to see Alex Anthopoulos hire every one of those scouts lol.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
3 years 11 months ago

If you’ve seen any major FA or trade candidate be followed on MLBTR, you should know that it gets to the point where you can’t stand to read it. I guarantee that you couldn’t fathom how many stories on Albert you’re gonna see. With Nunez, he’s the big story off the field right now. Wait till the end of the postseason, and he’ll be more or less forgotten

lakersdodgersyankees4life
3 years 11 months ago

Also, the Rays have a 3 game set with Boston, not the Yankees

William Kafer
3 years 11 months ago

Better check that again. Rays/Yankees and Red Sox/Orioles for the next 3 days.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
3 years 11 months ago

oh wow, you’re right. my apologizes Zach

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 11 months ago

Does it matter? The way the Red Sox are playing they can’t beat a middle school volley ball team… which coincidentally equals the talent of the Orioles.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
3 years 11 months ago

yea, because the Rays have to beat the Yankees, while the Sox only have to beat the Orioles. If it was Rays/BoSox like I thought, the Rays would have a much better shot, for no other reason than they control their own destiny. Win, and move on. Now its win, pray, and maybe move on

indybucfan
3 years 11 months ago

Sounds like Nunez/Ovieda has bigger concerns than arbitration. Like whether he’ll be aloud to continue his career in the United States.

pmc765
3 years 11 months ago

Yes, exactly. How is Senor Ovieda going to obtain a work visa in the US after lying on past immigration documents?

And why would MLB go to his aid? MLB wouldn’t mind sending a messge to teenagers abroad that falsifying one’s age/identity is a career destroyer.

MadmanTX
3 years 11 months ago

Only way Pujols stays a Cardinal is with a discount. He’ll command more money to go play on the East Coast.

3 years 11 months ago

Who is going to pay more than 200 Million besides the Cardinals?

bpot92
3 years 11 months ago

Cubs probably could and might be willing to, but I think it would be a mistake given how far away from contention they would still be even with Pujols.

3 years 11 months ago

Pujols wants to win…. Cubs???? I don’t think so.

bpot92
3 years 11 months ago

never said he would sign there, but you asked who would pay more than 200 million for him and there is a possibility the Cubs can/would offer him that much, not that he would accept it.

Frank Chinn
3 years 11 months ago

PUJOLS will sign in st lou