Quick Hits: Cespedes, Sanchez, Cabrera

The Twittersphere is um, atwitter, with Jeremy Lin chatter right now, but you'll have to head over to Hoops Rumors for the latest on the Knicks' sudden superstar. Here are a few baseball-related odds and ends to share as the night winds down …

  • Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said on ESPN 1000 Radio today that while there's a lot to like about free agent Yoenis Cespedes, the outfielder doesn't come without some concerns. Guillen added that many teams are interested in Cespedes, implying that it's hardly a sure thing that the Cuban defector will sign with Miami.
  • An arbitration expert told Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com that the Marlins "blew it" by allowing Anibal Sanchez to earn a $4.3MM raise through arbitration coming off a season in which he won eight games and posted a 3.67 ERA (Twitter link). Sanchez will earn $8MM in 2012.
  • An arbitration expert also told Heyman that the Indians did well in settling with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera slightly above the midpoint of their exchanged figures, as the Tribe's original offer was low (via Twitter).

27 Responses to Quick Hits: Cespedes, Sanchez, Cabrera Leave a Reply

  1. Clayton Wilson 3 years ago

    Any pitcher who isn’t capable of making his teams offense put up runs when he’s on the mound deserves to be sent down to the minors. 8 wins? Shame on you, Sanchez…

    • 202:64 K:BB. Sanchez was OBJECTIVELY great last year.

      u mad?

      • Clayton Wilson 3 years ago

         Christ, two of you didn’t catch the sarcasm? Thought I laid it on pretty thick there….

        • JacksTigers 3 years ago

          It wasn’t sarcasm, until your opinion got destroyed. You were 100% serious.

          • Clayton Wilson 3 years ago

            You absolutely cannot be serious……Read it again, please. Wow….you thought that I was saying pitchers are capable of MAKING their team put up enough runs for them to get ‘wins?’


          • JacksTigers 3 years ago

            No, you believed it, “Einstein.”

          • Clayton Wilson 3 years ago

            See Nick’s comment. See the amount of likes both of my posts received.

            I’m honestly a bit speechless, you seem to be a relatively bright guy on here. I laid it on as thick as I could man, how you managed to not pick up on is it is pretty crazy. I’ve defended Anibal Sanchez countless times on this site…..

            Looks like I’m done with using any form of sarcasm on this site…..

          • JacksTigers 3 years ago

            No offense, but there are tons of people on here, this is the first time I’ve noticed you. And the fact that you only have commented 26 times, and five of them have been above this comment, making it hard to believe that you have said it “countless time.” In fact, I looked it up, and you have only commented about him once on this site. Not countless, but once.

      • Dylan 3 years ago

        Walking 3 per 9 is not great…He almost had a 1.300 WHIP as well. He has the stuff to be very good number two, but he still needs a little work yet. His ERA+ has him just above average last year. However his FIP does suggest he was better than the numbers.

        • ehsank24 3 years ago

          By no means is he an ace, but if he were to hit the open market, he would be getting a big deal from some team. $8 million is a bargain.

          • Dylan 3 years ago

            Prob. Right but do would Strassburg, Kershaw, Bumgarner, Kennedy, Pineda, Hanson, and all other young pitchers, doesn’t mean they need to overpay in arbitration years for him. It was a huge difference, but 8 million is more than most people expected for him.

      • rundmc1981 3 years ago

        Point is, there’s not enough there to justify a $4.3M raise in arbitration. Just another example of how Marlins are financially irresponsible.

        But, when you’re trying to make your investment look like it’s more valuable than it actually is so you can get a nicer return before it starts cracking and fading, I can understand why Loria doesn’t mind giving away $4.3M when it didn’t need to.

  2. Clearly Ozzie is just trying to drive his interest down at an attempt to lower the price.

    • rundmc1981 3 years ago

      That would make sense, but MIA hasn’t made any deals this offseason to show they can’t afford to pay a player their asking price. Cespedes’ agent saw the deals given to Buerhle, Bell, and Reyes.

      • Except it does make sense because this guy is a bigger question mark than Buehrle, Reyes, and Heath Bell.  We know how they perform in the big leagues.  This man however could be a bust so I’m sure they want to pay him as less as possible just in case.

  3. Clayton Wilson 3 years ago

    Any idea of what Cespedes’ asking price is? I haven’t been following this whole thing since I watched that ridiculous video of his…..

  4. Could I start the rumor Adam Jones and a O’s SP for Anibal Sanchez (Duquette signed him) and Chris Coughlan. Could that possible work?

    • Clayton Wilson 3 years ago

      The Orioles seem to over-value Jones a bit, so I don’t see that happening. Seems pretty fair to me though. The Marlins would probably have to include Dominguez or a similar prospect for the O’s to accept, but in terms of actual value……it’s a fair proposal.

    • Bleed_Orange 3 years ago

      I wouldnt hate that. 

  5. I don’t care about hoops, or Jeremy Lin, or the NBA.  What does that have to do with baseball?

  6. Its kind of scary that a “arbitration expert” would include wins in any pitchers evaluation.  Do they count fielding errors by other players against the pitcher as well?

  7. Clayton Wilson 3 years ago

    That’s a million dollars per win!

    I was just joking though. It’s irritating how much arbitration factors in a pitchers win/loss record. Good for Anibal….

  8. NickinIthaca 3 years ago


  9. Dylan 3 years ago

    What year did he pitch 200 innings?

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