Quick Hits: Phillips, Kuroda, Ortiz, Wood, Counsell

It's been a busy first day of the GM meetings, but we don't want to let anything fall through the cracks. Here's a collection of assorted links from throughout the day:


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27 Comments on "Quick Hits: Phillips, Kuroda, Ortiz, Wood, Counsell"


Salmon4Coach
3 years 9 months ago

Capps would be a nice pick and the best pick for Angels

3 years 9 months ago

Marcel Lachemann rejoins the Angels. I am not surprised by this. Hale and Hearty @ 70.
I believe in him. Now if the Orioles could come to their senses and get a decent pitching coach….. 

3 years 9 months ago

Kuroda or Buehrle to the DBacks.. make it happen KT!!

3 years 9 months ago

I’d rather have Buehrle in a dbacks uniform.  Our starting rotation really needs some veteran presence, and not to say that Kuroda doesn’t have a nice wrap sheet behind him all ready, but Buehrle is someone that the young dbacks staff could look up to.

WrigleyTerror37
3 years 9 months ago

I hope the Cubs bring Wood back. We need a Veteran in the pen. Not to mention bringing back a fan fave on a low cost 1 year deal would eases some pain during the season.

Joshua Edwards
3 years 9 months ago

I would put the odds of it happening at 100%.

jordan
3 years 9 months ago

Would Ortiz even go to the O’s after the whole thing with gregg? lol

3 years 9 months ago

$$$$$$$$$$$

jordan
3 years 9 months ago

what would mr. gregg of the O’s think? he wouldn’t be to happy that he lost his bean buddy

sonofsnake
3 years 9 months ago

I agree with Cameron.  If none of the Mariners position players get better over the life a Prince Fielder contract he definitely would not be worth the money. 

Also, the M’s would continue to be terrible.

chris_synan1
3 years 9 months ago

Ya ok Kevin Gregg and David Ortiz perfect fit

3 years 9 months ago

Of course the Mariners are not going to go after Fielder!  The owners are very much like big corporations of today.  They will do anything to get more cash for the executives.It has worked for Tampa Bay but it won’t work for the Mariners.  As loyal as the M’s fans are, if they don’t pick up a big hitter in free agency then they will see their revenues go way, way down in 2012.  Being cheap is going to backfire on them.

3 years 9 months ago

There’s a difference between being cheap and being smart enough not to make crippling, long-term investments. Don’t confuse the two.

3 years 9 months ago

There would be nothing crippling to the Mariners with signing Fielder.  It’s even reported by the Seattle Times that the team has “enough cash to fund payrolls in the game’s top tier for several years”

Ichiro’s contract is over after this next season and that will provide another boatload of cash. 

For the first time in three years I agree with Geoff Baker when he said, “Those arguing against even trying — citing price as the ultimate reason
— have to understand that the consequences of inaction could be far
worse than the cost of overspending on this one bat.”

3 years 9 months ago

So he can just join a ship that already sunk?

StanleyHudson
3 years 9 months ago

Yea because Baltimore is such a better situation. No fans, no realistic shot of winning anything…

3 years 9 months ago

How did the Sox fair against them?  Oh, never mind.

johnsilver
3 years 9 months ago

Earl Weaver couldn’t fix that boat. The Lusitania has a better chance of being raised.

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

 seriously?

3 years 9 months ago

Seriously, the Red Sox committed the biggest choke in history of the sport while playing a majority of their remaining games against the Orioles.  We all know how they did against the “ship that already sunk”.  lmao

3 years 9 months ago

Not sure about ‘biggest’ cuz the Braves were right there too.

3 years 9 months ago

Im not even a Red Sox fan.. If I had to choose out of being a Boston fan or Baltimore fan though.. hmm this is tough. NOT. Baltimore sucks.

Bob9988
3 years 9 months ago

No no, they committed the second biggest choke in history.  The Rangers own that title.

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

 but does them choking make the orioles any better?

Do you sleep well at night now?

soxfan13913
3 years 9 months ago

Actually I think the biggest choke in sports history award goes to the Yankees when they were winning the ALCS 3-0 and ended up losing to the Sox.

johnsilver
3 years 9 months ago

Ummm. How old are you exactly??? Don’t forget Sox losing a 10 game lead at the AS break in ’77. Mets in ”07 losing a 7 game lead with less than 20 games to go. 1995 Angels with an unheard of 13 game lead in August?

Please……..

MetsMagic
3 years 9 months ago

That isn’t a choke. The Cardinals put on a miracle of a show for their fans and they would’ve done it against any team. Regardless, the Red Sox in ’86 was much worse anyway.