Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Darvish, Latos, Gio, Danks

On this date in 1975, arbitrator Peter Seitz made his landmark ruling that allowed baseball players to become free agents upon playing one year for their team without a contract. The decision — made with regards to pitchers Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally — effectively eliminated the reserve clause and ushered in the age of free agency. Seitz's decision changed baseball forever, and without it, sites like MLB Trade Rumors wouldn't be nearly as interesting.

Here's a holiday-sized collection of links from around the web…

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18 Responses to Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Darvish, Latos, Gio, Danks Leave a Reply

  1. FunkyTime 4 years ago

    … Is there anyone that DOES think Rollins is Hall of Fame bound?

    • cbcbcb 4 years ago

      I have seen some writers say this.  I think Olney may have. In my mind he has a legitimate shot.  This core of the Phillies will need to have representation in the HOF. If not him, then who?

      • JacksTigers 4 years ago

        Doc. That’s it.

        • cbcbcb 4 years ago

          But can he really be included as the core?  He has only been with the Phillies for 2 years.  Now if they win another WS, then  absolutely. 

          • JacksTigers 4 years ago

            That has nothing to do with the HOF. You don’t induct by what team they were on, but who were the games greatest players. Rollins was not but Doc was.

          • cbcbcb 4 years ago

            I’d like to see another team in baseball history with this type of success in which no member of the core was in the HOF

          • JacksTigers 4 years ago

            A couple things are wrong with this. First, I said that Doc would probably be in the HOF. Second, they have only won one World Series and that was without Doc, Lee, and Oswalt. Just because he is a good player on a good team doesn’t mean that Rollins should go into the HOF. What about the ’84 Tigers, they don’t have anyone in the HOF.

          • MetsMagic 4 years ago

            If Rollins makes the HoF before Trammell I would be furious. 

    • John Brazauskas 4 years ago

      Rollins, Utley and Howard are VERY overrated.  If Rollins is Hall of Fame bound, then so if Rafael Furcal and Edgar Renteria.  At that point, they mind as well shut down the Hall because everybody will start getting in.  Ryan Howard is no better than Carlos Pena and Utley if he stayed healthy is the only legit shot but he would have to play consistently good until he’s close to 40 years old.

      • FunkyTime 4 years ago

        I can see Utley getting in.  He had 5 straight years of a bWAR over 5.7.  Some well over.

        Rollins has only been over 5.0 bWAR once in his career.  No way he’s a HOFer in my book.

  2. walnutfalcons 4 years ago

    The post about the Latos trade is weird.

    He says the trade was bad for the Padres in part because they just drafted Austin Hedges.  Yeah, a catcher drafted out of HS with a super raw, questionable bat with an ETA of 2016 (at best?) definitely makes Grandal useless.

  3. WrigleyTerror37 4 years ago

    i wonder if the Rays would deal one of there Starter for Butler. it would make sense for both teams

  4. Aj 4 years ago


  5. RPK3113 4 years ago

    Ellsbury for Cain. Let’s do it!

  6. Rabbitov 4 years ago

    Love that Guthrie article

  7. bayareabeast 4 years ago

    if we dont extend lincy and cain this would of been a complete waste of an offseason..and i will be one very unhappy giants fan.

  8. I don’t know if I would project Holland as a sure fire #1, but he can be a great #2. I look at Harrison as a #3. And the potential for Feliz is great, but he’s the biggest wild card. I have just as many questions about Feliz as I do Darvish.
    The near future is bright though.

  9. I went to high school with Jordan Walden, and Stepfan Taylor (Stanford’s RB) :)

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