Rosenthal On Wright, Showalter, Sizemore

Let's take a look at the latest edition of Full Count from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports..

  • There are conflicting signals over the Mets' willingness to deal David Wright.  They've turned away suitors and the subject has hardly come up in internal discussions.  However, others in baseball think the club will look to deal Wright if they re-sign Jose Reyes.  Wright's club option for 2013 becomes void if he's dealt, making him a free agent after next season.
  • Orioles owner Peter Angelos is willing to give Buck Showalter virtually anything that he wants.  Sources tell Rosenthal that Angelos has told the skipper that he can stay on as manager while assuming the role of General Manager.  The club will have to work out Andy MacPhail's siutation before making any moves.
  • The chances of a new labor agreement being struck by the World Series seem to be diminishing.  Things are tough to handicap as things can pick up at anytime, but the two sides are very far apart on the draft.  The owners want hard slotting and a worldwide draft which would be a difficult undertaking.  Of course, free agent compensation, the luxury tax, and revenue sharing are also among the chief topics of discussion.
  • Grady Sizemore's future with the Indians might hinge on how he performs in the final weeks of the season.  The Tribe holds a 8.5MM option on Sizemore for 2012 but they'll be reluctant to exercise it on a player who hasn't played much recently.  One potential solution would be a contract extension with a lower base salary but the outfielder might prefer to test the open market.

21 Responses to Rosenthal On Wright, Showalter, Sizemore Leave a Reply

  1. basemonkey 4 years ago

    On the one hand, I like it that Angelos trusts Showalter. For him, trusting his employees is a major issue, and can be a huge sticking point if it’s not there. Showalter is a proven good baseball man.

    That said, it just seems like a monumental job for one person to be able to take on everyday managerial responsibilities on top of GM duties, doesn’t it?

  2. Smrtbusnisman04 4 years ago

    If I was neil Huntington, I would keep Derek Lee as my starting Firstbaseman, sell high on Pedro Alvarez, and do everything in my power to bring David Wright to Pittsburgh.

    • kräftig. entschieden 4 years ago

      You can’t really sell high on a .196/.266/.291 corner infielder.

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    start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    Ok, so if Showalter turns down the GM role who would want it? If Showalter turns down the position then basically the new GM will run the risk of being overruled by the manager whenever.

  4. M_Harden 4 years ago

    Question regarding Wright’s option. Couldn’t the Mets theoretically exercise the option now and then deal him? Or is there some clause in his contract that prohibits that? 

    • That sounds disturbingly manipulative and would probably put a sour note between a Fan favorite Wright and the Mets organization.

      • M_Harden 4 years ago

        Yeah, but if I’m the Mets FO, I’d do everything in my power to make the organization better than it was before, even if it means manipulating fan favorite players. If I’m Wright, yeah, I’d be pretty ticked off, but more at my agent for not negotiating a clause in my contract that prevents the Mets from doing that.

    • wnymetsfan 4 years ago

      The only way it becomes void is if he is traded. If the Mets do not trade him then he is under contract with them through 2013.

      • M_Harden 4 years ago

        You missed my point. It’s a club option, but if Wright is traded, then he can void the option and become a free agent. My question was that if the Mets were allowed to exercise the option now, and then trade him. Wright couldn’t void the option since, well, it’s no longer an option.

        Based on what we know, the Mets COULD do that, but what I’m wondering is if there’s a clause in Wright’s contract that prohibits that.

  5. 5_tool_MiLB_fool 4 years ago

    all it takes is david wright for the rockies or angels to be playoff contenders again 

    • kräftig. entschieden 4 years ago

      A.) The Angels are playoff contenders. Currently.
      B.) The Rockies probably need more pitching, or at least one of their youngsters to become a frontliner. Their rotation doesn’t really inspire fear in anyone’s hearts as it is.
      Though a CarGo-Tulo-Wright 345 would be pretty awesome.

      • 5_tool_MiLB_fool 4 years ago

         what i meant to say is division favorites. probably shouldn’t have said contenders.

    • Gator4444 4 years ago

      All it takes is D-Wright for the D-Backs to be World Series contenders.  Move Roberts to 2nd and they have the prospects. 

  6. CitizenSnips 4 years ago

    I don’t see where trading Wright helps the Mets, especially since trading him now would probably be selling low. Due to that option the return would be marginal and what replacement do they even have? I know his power is down though he’s on a bit of an upswing and it’s not like we’ve got any solid 3B guys in the wings.

  7. At this point, doesn’t it seem prudent for Sizemore to move out of center and into one of the corner outfield spots? There’s arguably be a little less wear and tear on his body which could help prevent some of the injuries that continue to keep him off of the field. And we know he’s athletic enough – even post injury – to handle the outfield still. Torii Hunter moved on his own will but Sizemore is in a similar position (aging = diminishing defensive skills), minus Peter Bourjos knocking at the door. 

  8. sherrilltradedooverexperience 4 years ago

    if the tribe don’t work out something with sizemore he’ll probably become the next russell martin of the upcoming offseason.   Would a position change affect with whom grady signs with if perhaps the sox offer him right and the yankees only offer left?  Would the sox even bother getting serious about sizemore beyond raising sizemore’s price to the yanks a bit since they have reddick already?

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