AL East Links: Vlad, Theo, Red Sox

One AL East player has avoided arbitration in designated hitter David Ortiz, and another is close in reliever Casey Janssen.  The latest from the division:

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  1. Caballo14 3 years ago

    If Vlad really wants to go to the Yankees, he should sign for a 1-2 mil contract with incentives. I don’t think the Yankees will sign Vlad, but I wish they would

    • Chris Barrows 3 years ago

      What are his current demands – the Yankees had made it clear who they’re interested in – but I hadn’t actually read what Vlad is looking to get.

      • BeisbolJunkie 3 years ago

        He is looking to keep his facial hair. I can’t picture him without it.

  2. I really want Matsui to come back, he never should have left. If I have to get a consolation price, then Johnny Damon. 

    • Corey Italiano 3 years ago

      Get over it man, these guys are shells of what they were.

  3. ultimate913 3 years ago

    If he can have the season he had with the Rangers 2 years ago, then sign him up. But I’m scared he’ll have an awful season like last year.

    • Dc21892 3 years ago

      He played half his games where he ball absolutely flies because of the heat, and it also helps the body since you’re not having trouble getting loose in 75 degree weather in April as opposed to 40-50. Regardless, Vlad still puts fear in a lot of pitchers. He would be a nice sign for the Yankees if he can stay healthy.

    • umm…how did he have an awful year i dont understand why people keep saying that, he hit .290, his hr’s went down but hes old , his average was better then most of the hitters on the yankees

  4. Ferreira isn’t surprised or disappointed about not getting him. Well he shouldn’t be, because I am almost 100% certain the Orioles didn’t even make an offer. So therefore, if you don’t make an offer, how in the world would you get Cespedes? A good comparison would be one hand clapping!
    Vladimir Guerrero has made it known to the Yankees that he wants their DH spot.  I can’t see Vlad playing for the Yankees.  To be honest, I think he had his best games against them and the Red Sox. In fact I remember the sacrifice fly he hit to get the O’s into extra innings only to lose in like the 15th or something. The man can still hit and when he wants, he still has a very versatile swing. I wish the O’s would sign him again, but it simply won’t happen.
    I wish I could say Roy Oswalt reads MLB Trade Rumors, I doubt it, but if he does, I wish he would sign with the Royals

    • j6takish 3 years ago

       He can still hit, he just cant walk, run, or field.

      • Dc21892 3 years ago

        He still probably has a cannon, but I would be scared to see his frail legs roaming the outfield.

        • sdsny 3 years ago

          Probably has to do with the artificial turf he had to play on in Montreal all those years.  That stuff beats the crap out of your knees.

          • johnsilver 3 years ago

            Olympic stadium will probably go down as the worst field in modern history. Just the field alone was awful enough and then the turf factor.. it ruined Vlad, The Hawk’s knees also..

            Those were 5 tool guys who could run when they 1st came up and that gawd awful turf literally killed them.

            That place (Montreal) deserved to lose a team years before they did due to that awful stadium alone.

  5. formerdraftpick 3 years ago

    If the Yankees deal A.J., could they have the luxury of having both Vlad and Raul?  

    • sure but Vlad doesn’t make any sense at all for the Yanks. He can’t field at all these days and the Yanks already got a great righty bench/DH bat in Andruw Jones. I think the Yanks will sign Damon or Ibanez and then finish their offseason shopping by signing Chavez to a minor league deal.

    • MB923 3 years ago

      Why would they want 2 guys who are terrible OFers on their bench? Yes 1 would be the DH but then that leaves the other or Andruw Jones on the bench when he is not the DH as well. It makes much more sense for the Yankees to get Eric Chavez back (if they can) and maybe 1 of Vlad/Ibanez. 

  6. theroundsquare 3 years ago

    I wonder if the Red Sox & Cubs briefs are available anywhere.  I’d love to see their arguments about Theo’s value and what they should get/give up.

    • petrie000 3 years ago

      and then i’d love to see Selig’s reasons for getting it so terribly wrong… which is about the only thing everybody can agree on at this point…

    • petrie000 3 years ago

      and then i’d love to see Selig’s reasons for getting it so terribly wrong… which is about the only thing everybody can agree on at this point…

    • BillJohnston3434 3 years ago

      I am sure their briefs read (aprox.) as follows:

      Sox:  We place Theo’s value at the Matt Garza level….

      Cubs: We place Theo’s value at the Wrigleyville Rooftop Peanut Vendor level….

      Fairly certain they will be made to settle somewhere in between.

  7. jwsox 3 years ago

    When was the last time the whitesox had a top 100 prospect? I honestly don’t remember if beckham and sale were top 100.

  8. MNTwins12 3 years ago

    I’d really like to see the Twins sign Vlad. A right-handed, power hitting bench player would make sense in Target Field.

  9. notsureifsrs 3 years ago

    sour grapes. there’s no reason for him to rush a decision

  10. j6takish 3 years ago

     I meant BB, he hit 290 last year but had a Yuni-esque walk rate of 2.9 bringing his OBP up to a whopping 310

  11. Hey you might mock his running ability, but he has at least one triple during the season since 1998. How many players can say that?

  12. notsureifsrs 3 years ago

    not really. none of the teams he’s interested in are going to add someone in his place. they all already have guys in place that they want to replace with him

  13. Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

     He’s probably better off waiting until camps get under way. There’s always the possibility a contender could lose an elite pitcher in spring training.

  14. you don’t think that most teams would drop/move to the bullpen/trade their 5th starter to make room for Roy Oswalt?

  15. hoagiebuchanan 3 years ago

    Because Ibanez can play the field. Raul gets a lot of flack, and doesn’t have much of an arm, but he is a veteran fielder who will make the plays. He won’t drop balls, but he won’t get to all of them either. Either way, Ibanez still played hard last year at 39 and logged over 1000 innings in left field whereas Vladdy has clocked about 980 in the last 4 seasons.

  16. Add Damon too, well since 1999. I thought maybe it was more rare, but I think you’re right.

    @Shu, Vlad isn’t that bad!

  17. formerdraftpick 3 years ago

    Plus, you would have another future HOF in a Yankees uniform.

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