Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Darvish, Montero, Pineda

Three years ago today, Russell Martin and the Dodgers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $3.9MM, a record for a first time eligible catchers. Martin had hit .285/.373/.433 with 42 homers and 49 steals during the first three years of his career. Here's the latest from around the web…

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7 Comments on "Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Darvish, Montero, Pineda"


Snoochies8
3 years 7 months ago

I agree with TVP Rookie Card Retirement Plan, the signings/trades do make the A’s somewhat watchable, but why have watchable when you already don’t have many fans to start with and are in a full on rebuild mode?

These moves mean a backlog of outfielders, unless they cut 1 or 2 of their AAAA (cedric hunter, jason pridie, brandon moss), because those guys would take playing time away from Grant green, michael taylor (who needs some more time for his power to come back after the wrist injury), and jermaine mitchell in AAA

this also means players in AA are held back (matt sulentic who’s nothing more than a AA players anyway) and possibly jeremy barfield, who hasn’t put up spectacular numbers but (from what i’ve read) has decent tools and is a good defender. 

going further down the backlong, that maybe means bobby crocker, dayton alexander, dusty robinson and xavier macklin aren’t quite challenged and start the season at a lower level than they rightfully should, and Royce Consigli might spend another year in Burlington

basically these outfield moves could hinder the promotion and development of some of their younger talent throughout the minors

redsx968
3 years 7 months ago

That might be the best blog name of all time…

Snoochies8
3 years 7 months ago

I must agree to that

Leonard Washington
3 years 7 months ago

Marlins should def lock up Stanton immediately for as long as they can get him Rockies style. Its like 98% certain to save them money down the road. 

Snoochies8
3 years 7 months ago

I also really like the mock draft mymlbdraft put up, mainly because it has my number one choice of who i realistically would like the a’s to get in the draft, although victor roache is a very close number two

3 years 7 months ago

“Fish Stripes broke down what a potential Mike Stanton extension could look like.”

Hmm.

Something like this: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Rangersfan32
3 years 7 months ago

BBTiA is correct. How in the world did JD get Darvish to agree to such a cheap deal? It must be true that Darvish really wants to play in Arlington.