NL East Links: Ramos, Nationals, Gonzalez

Two years ago today, the Mets signed Kelvim Escobar to an incentive-laden one-year deal worth $1.25MM guaranteed. Escobar hurt his shoulder (again) and never did pitch for the Amazin's, and over the last four seasons he's appeared in just one game due to shoulder problems. Here's the latest from the NL East…

  • The Marlins have hired former Rays bullpen coach Bobby Ramos to be their Latin American player development coordinator, writes Juan C. Rodriguez of The Sun Sentinel. It's a new position the team created because none of their minor league coordinators are Hispanic, and they felt it was imperative to have a Spanish-speaker around all of their young prospects from Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, etc.
  • Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider looked at the back of the Nationals' rotation, where Chien-Ming Wang, Ross Detwiler, and John Lannan are competing for two spots. Detwiler is out of options, but Wang and Lannan will earn $4MM+ next season.
  • Ken Davidoff of Newsday writes that he likes the Nationals' acquisition of Gio Gonzalez, even though it feels like an overpay for a pitcher who is good rather than great. With plenty of focus already directed at Stephen Strasburg, it seems unlikely that Gonzalez will be overwhelmed by attention in Washington.
  • Overall, the Nationals landed a good starter in Gonzalez, but the club has to realize that they will have to deal with some frustration over the next few years in addition to the positives, writes Dave Cameron of Fangraphs.


6 Responses to NL East Links: Ramos, Nationals, Gonzalez Leave a Reply

  1. Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

    Ahh Kelvim..  just another Blue Jays prospect from the late 90’s that had great stuff, and just couldn’t stay healthy.

    • Guest 4 years ago

      hmmmm….looks like morrow will be the same…..dont get it…people say morrow has brilliant “stuff” but i haven’t seen squat….vance werley supposedly has nothing and he goes and wins 12 games….just dont know anymore

  2. Blue387 4 years ago

    Omar Minaya was overrated as a judge of talent.

  3. LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

    Detwilers got more potential then Lannan in my opinion, trade Lannan for a bat 

    • hallwagner 4 years ago

      detwiler also might get more of a return than lannan although i doubt it. if he does, i say trade him. lannan has proven himself

  4. Guest 4 years ago

    dont trade detwiler, haven’t we already given up enough for gio plus we already know what lannan can do…when it’s crunch time, he wilts like a flower….detwiler is already better and may have alot more potential ahead…..trade lannan for any bat you can then set the rotation…..

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