Anthopoulos On DH, Encarnacion, Rauch

Blue Jays reporter Alex Anthopoulos spoke with reporters today; here's the latest.  All links go to the Twitter accounts of Shi Davidi and Gregor Chisholm.


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79 Comments on "Anthopoulos On DH, Encarnacion, Rauch"


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stl_cards16
3 years 8 months ago

AA: The reporter and the GM.  Geesh, the guy can do it all.

Guest
3 years 8 months ago

I wonder if he ever interviews himself?

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chico65
3 years 8 months ago

I knew AA would be too rational re: Ortiz.  Dammit.  Where’s Reagins when you need him?

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0bsessions
3 years 8 months ago

“My David Ortiz prediction isn’t looking so hot; make your pick in our new free agent prediction contest.”

That’s because your David Ortiz prediction was nuts. I imagine Toronto’s about the least likely spot I could envision him ending up considering the draft pick cost. Serious question here, are you expecting the Sox to not offer Ortiz arbitration?

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Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

honestly can’t see him not accepting arbitration. He will be a red sock next year.

 Unless a team like seattle does something stupid

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0bsessions
3 years 8 months ago

I don’t see Seattle going for him. Honestly, the most likely target from my view would be Baltimore and that’s a big stretch.

I’m fine with him accepting anyway. Yeah, he’ll be overpaid, but at least we won’t be stuck with him forever.

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Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

Doesn’t Baltimore have vladdy still?

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Bleed_Orange
3 years 8 months ago

Vlad was only on a 1 year deal and I dont see him coming back unless its more of a bench role. 

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Can_of_corn
3 years 8 months ago

Ortiz is the 6th highest ranked free agent available meaning he would be awarded a handsome raise if it made to the the arbitrator. The Red Sox will not be offering him arbitration just like they didnt offer Varitek arbitration last year 

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notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

how is this crazy concept so popular. boston would love to have ortiz on a one-year deal

they are worried about his decline long-term – not in 2012 – and would gladly overpay for a year to limit that risk. the only way he isn’t offered arbitration is if he agrees to a deal before then

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0bsessions
3 years 8 months ago

Who knows, who cares? If the Orioles are incompetent enough to sign Ortiz with or without Vlad, they’re incompetent enough to put Vlad in the outfield. It really depends on who their new GM ends up being.

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deere5800
3 years 8 months ago

You mean, aside from every National League team, right?

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0bsessions
3 years 8 months ago

National what?

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nestleraisinets
3 years 8 months ago

no “homie” reunion for ortiz and bautista?

Guest
3 years 8 months ago

If Boston offers arbitration to Ortiz, AA won’t pursue him. If not, maybe AA will have a talk with him. What AA says isn’t that they won’t pursue a DH, he just said that there’s other spots that need to be filed first ( top of rotation arm + ‘pen ). Then, if he’s able to clear those areas and if Ortiz is still available, AA will seriously look at him since he picked the cheap E5 option, making him a valuable guy on the market. I’d rather have a Ortiz for 2 years than E5. Plus, I think we can get something “good” in return of Encarnacion on the trade market.

I guess you noticed there’s a lot of if’s in my comment. It says it all about the probability of this happening.

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3 years 8 months ago

The Jays probably cannot get something good for EE unless one of three things happens:
1) He has a 1st half that resembles his last half and then gets moved at the deadline
2) AA uses his jedi mind tricks
3) *insert Reagins joke*

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0bsessions
3 years 8 months ago

Little known fact, getting Reagins installed as GM of the Orioles is step six of AA’s cunning plan to destroy the rest of the AL East.

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chico65
3 years 8 months ago

I don’t know…looks like the O’s are doing a good enough job themselves (LaCava)