Quick Hits: Fielder, Vazquez, Trumbo, Rockies

Links for Thursday night, starting with a pair of notes on the offseason's top remaining free agent… 


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38 Comments on "Quick Hits: Fielder, Vazquez, Trumbo, Rockies"


NYBravosFan10
3 years 6 months ago

wait, wait, woahwoahwoahwhoa…since when are the Braves interested in Seth Smith…smh

AFCFAN06
3 years 6 months ago

haha news to me

Rangersfan32
3 years 6 months ago

There’s been reports of this for a while. Whether they’re true or not, however, who knows. Seth Smith doesn’t strike me as a guy who should be getting so much attention.

esasc4
3 years 6 months ago

We dont need or want smith or jones right now, we need to sign wilson,scott and wait till the AS break when both JJ and Prado will be valuable to an AL contender.

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 6 months ago

I seriously doubt Boras would advise Fielder to take a backloaded opt out deal, kinda removes the purpose of the power the player would have in the opt out deal.

KCS1986
3 years 6 months ago

This was an opinion in a report by a Seattle writer. It in no way is accurate as to what the mariners are actually offereing prince and I’m sure its not because that deal doesn’t even make sense. saying the m’s don’t really want him is ludicrous. They’ve basically let their whole offseason slide trying to sign the guy.

sam_lammert
3 years 6 months ago

i don’t get all the interest in seth smith, hes never really stood out to me

NYBravosFan10
3 years 6 months ago

He’s available and he kills righties. Not the greatest player ever but he’s workable

bleedrockiepurple
3 years 6 months ago

I don’t think he should be a huge stand out to you but he’s a real solid platoon/4th outfield and many teams have interest in increasing depth, and he should come relatively cheap if hes by himself. Thats why there is so much buzz imo.

Rangersfan32
3 years 6 months ago

If he was so cheap and so solid as a #4 OF, I think he’d be wearing a different uniform by now.

bleedrockiepurple
3 years 6 months ago

Look at the numbers he kills righties. There is plenty of time left in the offseason, just because a player wasnt traded in December doesn’t mean he isn’t solid.

3 years 6 months ago

I still like Adam LaRoche. Much like myself, he has adult ADD, and beyond that we agree on all kinds of things like hunting, fishing… what were we talking about… did you guys see the new episode of community?

3 years 6 months ago

He’s married 😛

OCAngels
3 years 6 months ago

Foot Injury gonna take longer to rehab….  haven’t we heard this before?

Alex Foltz
3 years 6 months ago

there must be something in the water there. With Pujols recent string of injuries, the Angels better pray that nothing ever happens to Pujols

Scott Brewer
3 years 6 months ago

Why would trumbo even say something about his injury and a bigger question why would digovanni publicize it??  This could have potentially ruined a trade for the Angels, potentially.

cookmeister
3 years 6 months ago

players have to take physicals when traded anyways

East Coast Bias
3 years 6 months ago

hahaha Ben, it’s Wednesday night, not Thursday

Lunchbox45
3 years 6 months ago

poor guy is working too hard, doesn’t know what day it is

John LeClair
3 years 6 months ago

Adam LaRoche is okay with it…not a shocker here…he’s been traded plenty of times…Because he’s a good solution if a team doesn’t have a better choice…he got traded from the Red Sox back in like 09 within what a week?

redsx968
3 years 6 months ago

For what he lacks in overall skill (especially relative to Fielder) he makes up for in class and respectability. I’m a Sox fan to the max, but I’m also a baseball fan. These guys are good for the game. 

3 years 6 months ago

Why would any player want to sign a backloaded contract with an opt-out clause? Just means the team will keep him for 3 seasons while they aren’t paying him much and then opt-out before paying him the big bucks. That’s not going to happen.

3 years 6 months ago

I apologize, I thought the opt-out could be utilized by either the team or the player but I just read only the player can choose to opt-out. This makes much more sense now.

inleylandwetrust
3 years 6 months ago

Apology accepted

sonofsnake
3 years 6 months ago

I wish Washington would just sign Fielder already.  That way the M’s can sign Carlos Pena to a two year deal and make a push for Joey Votto when he hits free agency.  

3 years 6 months ago

Sorry man, I think Joey Votto is planning to go to Toronto if they give him a reasonable offer. Which I’m sure they will for the hometown boy.

sonofsnake
3 years 6 months ago

At least we would still get Pena. That dude is entertaining as hell.

3 years 6 months ago

Ain’t happening Walt isn’t letting Votto hit Free agency

PennMariner
3 years 6 months ago

Oh, so you know Joey Votto, huh?

Dan_O62
3 years 6 months ago

I pity the fans of the team that would be stupid enuf to sign Cecil jr to a backloaded Boras deal… While his stats will downgraded, ol’ Feilder will still be front- and back-loaded into his jersey and a too comfortable lifestyle with a ‘who cares about winning’ attitude.
Every example of a backloaded deal has rewarded the player and punished the team and fans.

Rangersfan32
3 years 6 months ago

Much like the Pujols deal, which I’ll be fully enjoying for the next decade.

3 years 6 months ago

You described Mr. “Me Me Me” PooHoles, not Fielder.  As a Cubs fan, I know he is not coming to my team, but that won’t make me trash the guy.  Fielder’s reputation is of a guy who only cares about winning and is a tireless worker.  I think whomever is the team that ends up with Fielder is a lucky team.  He’s a winner, through and through.

3 years 6 months ago

Thank you.  Fielder may be a fat guy, maybe even a bit moody, but he’s intensely competitive and plays all out, all the time.  He’s a great player.

Chiburgh
3 years 6 months ago

No one can expect Vazquez to pitch for Ozzie again, after the things Ozzie said publicly when they were both with the White Sox.

”He hasn’t been,” Guillen said Sunday of Vazquez as a big-game pitcher,
according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “That’s the bottom line.”

esasc4
3 years 6 months ago

Oh please, no smith for the braves, lets just sign luke scott and wilson and be done with it until the all-star break.

Rangersfan32
3 years 6 months ago

Yeah, Quintanilla would be bad even for the Mets expectations.

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

It allows one gm to sign a player and win now while screwing the gm in charge 8 years down the road.

What_the_knuck
3 years 6 months ago

Quintanilla was signed as a safety net, in case the Mets simply CAN’T afford anyone better. I would LOVE them to sign Theriot, LIKE it if they sign Wilson, and BE OK if they sign Cedeno. (ps- Is David Eckstein retired? He would be a perfect Terry Collins player).

And one more fun fact about recent signee Corey Wimberly; though he appears destined to play OF, he also has played 269 minor league games at 2B and 105 games at SS…