Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Darvish, Bailey, Pineda

On this date in 1935, a left-hander named Sanford Braun was born in Brooklyn. He went on to throw a perfect game, win three Cy Young Awards and one MVP, and be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972. Braun changed his surname after his mother remarried during his childhood, and rose to stardom with the Dodgers as Sandy Koufax. Here are this week's batch of links, the final BBWI of 2011…

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39 Comments on "Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Darvish, Bailey, Pineda"


Tony Matias
3 years 7 months ago

FYI: The “MORE MARINERS” Story on Pineda site is coming back with a virus attack reported by my AVG virus software.

melonis_rex
3 years 7 months ago

It’s not doing that for me. That’s strange. 

Tony Matias
3 years 7 months ago

I thought so to, so I closed it out and went back there a couple times and each time it detected threats. I’m not personally concerned as it was detected… just letting others know so they can make their own decisions before going there.

3 years 7 months ago

I just got it too before reading your warning….I have Avast

Tony Matias
3 years 7 months ago

It appears to just be obfuscated Javascript code. After researching it a bit… it shouldn’t be a concern.

Tony Matias
3 years 7 months ago

It appears to just be obfuscated Javascript code. After researching it a bit… it shouldn’t be a concern.

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

The Pineda trade offers are just dumb.

xthetouristx
3 years 7 months ago

There have been public offers?  Or are you just going by fan hypotheticals?

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

What? You do realize that this is a blog post, right?

xthetouristx
3 years 7 months ago

A blog post which contains how many “trade offers”?

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

This is a joke, right? I can’t tell if you’re serious or not. Why don’t you go and read prospect insider then get back to me. Good Lord.

xthetouristx
3 years 7 months ago

Apologies, I was only looking at the first Pineda story.

Yeah, the Churchill offers are lame.

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

This is a joke, right? I can’t tell if you’re serious or not. Why don’t you go and read prospect insider then get back to me. Good Lord.

The_BiRDS
3 years 7 months ago

Extend Molina 4 years at 45MM with an option for a 5th year.

Cheeseballs
3 years 7 months ago

It’s “Redbird Rants”. “Redleg” refers to a totally different team.

The_BiRDS
3 years 7 months ago

Its “Cheese Puffs”. “Cheeseballs” refers to a totally different snack.

Cheeseballs
3 years 7 months ago

Every step I take is the funkiest move you’ve ever seen.

The_BiRDS
3 years 7 months ago

The funk it is!

CutTheString
3 years 7 months ago

I don’t understand all the “let’s trade Pineda” talk. I know one season does not a legit star make, but the M’s are young and far away from contention, guys like Pineda are who we should be trying to trade FOR not AWAY.

I realize that trading him would bring back a bevy of prospects, but I just don’t see it. Most M fans flat out refuse to consider trading Felix but love the idea of trading Pineda.

xthetouristx
3 years 7 months ago

The Mariners have pitching depth in the minors.  The Mariners need hitting depth in the minors.  What doesn’t make sense?

shockey12
3 years 7 months ago

Because unlike Felix, Pineda is under control for a long time at a low price. If anyone should be traded the last person should be your rookie star pitcher.

notsureifsrs
3 years 7 months ago

and unlike felix, pineda isn’t actually a star. they’d be selling high on him in an extreme seller’s market. at the very least, it should be explored

muskyfish
3 years 7 months ago

Everything should be explored, but looking at the A’s trading two young arms, I don’t think the market is all that extreme, and certainly doesn’t appear to be so if bats are your biggest concern. 

xthetouristx
3 years 7 months ago

Do you not think the A’s got a great haul for a pitcher who is not as good, young, or cheap as Michael Pineda? 

xthetouristx
3 years 7 months ago

Exactly.

shockey12
3 years 7 months ago

Because unlike Felix, Pineda is under control for a long time at a low price. If anyone should be traded the last person should be your rookie star pitcher.

omavricko
3 years 7 months ago

The only way MIA would even think of trading Stanton is if King Felix is involved

3 years 7 months ago

Thanks for the links – there’s some good offseason articles to help time me over until opening day.

3 years 7 months ago

Thanks for the links – there’s some good offseason articles to help time me over until opening day.

3 years 7 months ago

The M’s need hitting depth on the big club too….lol

3 years 7 months ago

The M’s need hitting depth on the big club too….lol

Madman2TX
3 years 7 months ago

Interesting articles on Darvish. Hopefully, he won’t demand more than 10-12mil per. You figure he won’t since not signing costs him bigger bucks than he would make in Japan as well as cost the Ham Fighters that posting fee.

Rangersfan32
3 years 7 months ago

I see him signing on a 5/75 deal, which is still reasonable. We all wish he’d sign for 5/60 but it won’t happen unless Darvish hates Japan or something that makes him want to sign for anything.

start_wearing_purple
start_wearing_purple
3 years 7 months ago

Just check Cot’s and first off has baseball prospectus always run the site or is this a new thing? Second, no no-trade clause. However considering the Athletics just sold Bailey fairly cheapish, Madson is still on the market, and Soriano will cost $25M over the next 2 years (you can forget about him using the opt out), then you have to realize unless the yanks eat about 90% of his salary Soriano is staying put.

0bsessions
3 years 7 months ago

What kind of SP do you expect to get for a RP with an xFIP over 4, who makes more than almost every other reliever in baseball and can’t seem to stay healthy that had questions of TJ surgery surrounding him this past spring?

Levine and Steinbrenner made their bed with that one, they’re stuck with Soriano for the next two years.

melonis_rex
3 years 7 months ago

Soriano screams “negative trade value” right now. 

If a team wanted to trade for a veteran reliever instead of signing Madson, there are cheaper, better options to be had. 

0bsessions
3 years 7 months ago

What would the Braves want with him? They’ve got one of the best bullpens in the MLB.

Besides, at the cost of Soriano, if the Braves were that desperate for a late inning reliever, they’d just go sign Madson, at this point with the demand for closers essentially non-existent, Madson would come cheaper than Soriano.

0bsessions
3 years 7 months ago

What would the Braves want with him? They’ve got one of the best bullpens in the MLB.

Besides, at the cost of Soriano, if the Braves were that desperate for a late inning reliever, they’d just go sign Madson, at this point with the demand for closers essentially non-existent, Madson would come cheaper than Soriano.

johnsilver
3 years 7 months ago

Shaky Gonzalez is still out there as well..IMO about as good, another injury risk and could probably be had on a 1 year super cheap, incentive laden deal based on games.

Shaky screams for one of those 1 year deals Boras likes to have some of his FA agree to.