Quick Hits: Davis, CBA, Smith, Darvish

On this date in 2005, the Marlins sent Carlos Delgado and $7MM to the Mets for Mike Jacobs and prospects Yusmeiro Petit and Grant Psomas. It doesn't appear that any blockbusters will take place today, but we do have some links to go along with those leftovers…

  • The Athletics have hired Chili Davis to be their new hitting coach, reports Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle (on Twitter). Maureen Mullen reported the news first (on Twitter).
  • John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle says baseball’s new labor deal is a win for the players.
  • Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports points out that the high turnover in MLB front offices could lead to increased player movement this offseason. Some general managers become attached to players they’ve obtained, but it’s easier for new GMs to deal players acquired by a previous leadership group.
  • Randy Smith told Dan Hayes of the North County Times that he’d like to become a general manager again. Smith became the youngest GM in baseball history when the Padres hired him as a 29-year-old in 1993. He went on to become the Tigers' GM before returning to the Padres, where he's now the international scouting and player development director.
  • Yu Darvish is still likely to be posted this offseason, though we won’t know officially for a couple of weeks, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (on Twitter). A source close to Darvish told Morosi that it's "more likely than not" that the 25-year-old will pitch in the Major Leagues next year.

38 Responses to Quick Hits: Davis, CBA, Smith, Darvish Leave a Reply

  1. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    Randy Smith is just terrible.

  2. BravesRed 4 years ago

    I want some of that herb John Shea is smokin’.

    • kevmill21 4 years ago

      only a san fran rag could spin this into being a win for the players

  3. patschamps 4 years ago

    What does bud care he’s retiring anyways

  4. Wow, If Minaya didn’t trade away all those prospects the Mets would still be awful now. 

    • MetsMagic 4 years ago

      Gotta hand it to Omar on that one. He may have handcuffed the team with bad contracts, but almost every prospect that he traded turned out to be a turd. 

  5. grownice 4 years ago

     Yu Darvish might not be posted this winter because of his current
    divorce.  Apparently his (ex-)wife wants part of his MLB salary to be
    included in the settlement so they are going to wait until the divorce
    settlement is finalized before posting Darvish. 

     Places like ESPN and Rotoworld are picking up on this story, but the only source right now is Chuck Johnson of NY Baseball Digest so I don’t know how reliable this story is.


    • MetsMagic 4 years ago

      LOL Chuck Johnson. That guy is just a dick. 

    • Waah, I thought the only reason he didn’t post last year was because he was going through a divorce, it’s been a year already he’s gotta stop dragging his feet on this.

    • FamousGrouse 4 years ago

      Divorce in Japan women get almost nothing. This must be some kind of special arrangement.
      They are expected to return to their family house. Still pretty interesting info though.

  6. Howard 4 years ago

    Sure do miss Carlos Delgado playing… injuries suck 

    • Oscar_Gambles_Hair 4 years ago

      Yep, slam dunk Hall of famer with two more average seasons. Best Blue Jay hitter ever and it isn’t even close.

  7. formerdraftpick 4 years ago

    Bring back Carlos Delgado. Carlos Delgado for president.

  8. Jessamynn 4 years ago

    Random thought:

    Chili Davis was a little underrated, no? 350 career HRs, playing the bulk of his prime years during the offensively-challenged ’80s.

    Also…my favorite “food-related” name ever for an athlete is Jamaal Fudge (NFL)

  9. To me the hiring of Chili Davis sounds like a solid hiring.
    Also, I was reading about the Yu Darvish divorce. After reading the reading article, I now like him even less. The problem is I never liked him to begin. The article that I read was full of rumors and I will leave it at that. To me, Yu sounds 100% selfish. I don’t care whether the reasons for the divorce are true or not, there is one fact that is not in dispute, he has two kids with his wife! When you’re 25, you should be getting married not getting divorced. I mean what kind of father has he been? I doubt an effective one and if he leaves for the States, he is going to be even less of one. Doesn’t John Stockstill ever consider ever consider the intangibles? The Orioles have spent a lot of money scouting Darvish, this whole divorce thing has been brewing for awhile, things like this don’t happen over night. John Stockstill you’re a balloon head! Peter Angelos just last year got rid of the facial hair rules, he is old school among other things. He’s not going to tolerate this immature jack wagon (Darvish) much less pay a 100 million dollars to have Yu turn Camden Yards into a “Saw Dust” joint! I will leave you with this line from Godfather Part 1 since it was on Thanksgiving Day.

    Vito Corleone asking Johnny Fontaine about spending time with the family.
    Vito: You spend time with your family?
    Johnny: Sure I do
    Vito: Good. ‘Cause a man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.

    Yu Darvish will never be a real pitcher, nor a real man. He’s immature!

    Orioles should spend some time here getting their coaching staff together and filling out the Front Office. Rather than spending another second on Darvish!

    • First of all, it’s none of your business about anyone else’s personal affairs. You don’t know his situation at all, other than he is getting a divorce. You don’t know if she was some type of gold digger. You don’t know if the marriage simply didn’t work. His wife was a well known media personality, and when you are such a high profile couple, it can be very difficult to sustain relationships. You don’t worry about Yu Darvish, you just take care of yourself there chief. 

  10. Eduardo Medina 4 years ago

    Chili Davis?? how cool is that?

  11. slider32 4 years ago

    Darvish has a big price tag of a posting fee of about 50 million, and a contract of 10 million a year for 5 years or 100 million. That’s alot of money for a pitcher that has never pitch in the majors. I don’t think he is worth it, but on the plus side if you have alot of money to spend and you don’t want to give up players or draft picks he might be worth the chance.

  12. chee1rs 4 years ago

    maybe he’s a spy  . . . . . . . . .

  13. $7562574 4 years ago

    yo mama!

  14. “No, I’m not going to post” or “Yes, I will ask to be posted and enter the process this year”… those are two definitive answers he’s more than capable of giving

  15. dshires4 4 years ago

    Give me a $30 bar tab on that girl and I’m sure I can get her to be more straight forward than the Darvish media..

  16. MaineSox 4 years ago

    “That girl isn’t talking about millions of dollars and the future of his professional career.”

    What kind of bars are you going to?

  17. dshires4 4 years ago

    LOL. Touche… Bluff called, good show!

  18. grownice 4 years ago

     Can’t live with them and …well… you just cant live with them. Ever.

  19. Yeah but they sucker you in somehow, it’s a mystery.

  20. grownice 4 years ago

     I’ts that sweet sweet Pu…mpkin pie mm mm , homemade ofcourse!

  21. You’d like that, wouldn’t you?

  22. Pete 4 years ago

    Well Darvish’s father is an Iranian who grew up in America, and Darvish himself throws a 91-94 mph fastball that he sets up with a pretty filthy 80 mph slurve and has 5 other pitches he throws to compliment them….none of the Japanese pitchers you mentioned did that. Also saying “Nine of 34 pitchers from the Japanese League have career ERAs under 3.50″ is actually kind of impressive. I’d say Darvish puts up Gio Gonzalez-type numbers without the walks.

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