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 Responses to Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Darvish, Bailey, Pineda Leave a Reply

  1. Tony Matias 4 years ago

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

    • melonis_rex 4 years ago

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

      • Tony Matias 4 years 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.

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

          • Tony Matias 4 years ago

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

          • Tony Matias 4 years ago

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

  2. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    The Pineda trade offers are just dumb.

    • xthetouristx 4 years ago

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

      • JacksTigers 4 years ago

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

        • xthetouristx 4 years ago

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

          • JacksTigers 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

            Yeah, the Churchill offers are lame.

          • JacksTigers 4 years 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.

  3. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

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

  4. Cheeseballs 4 years ago

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

    • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

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

  5. CutTheString 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

      • shockey12 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years ago

            Exactly.

      • shockey12 4 years 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.

  6. Stuart 4 years ago

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

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

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

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

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

  11. Madman2TX 4 years 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 4 years 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.

  12. start_wearing_purple 4 years 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.

  13. 0bsessions 4 years 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.

  14. melonis_rex 4 years 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. 

  15. 0bsessions 4 years 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.

  16. 0bsessions 4 years 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.

  17. johnsilver 4 years 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.

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