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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31 Comments on "AL East Links: Vlad, Theo, Red Sox"


Caballo14
3 years 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

3 years 5 months ago

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 5 months ago

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

ultimate913
3 years 5 months 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 5 months 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.

3 years 5 months ago

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

3 years 5 months ago

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 5 months ago

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

dc21892
3 years 5 months ago

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

sdsny
3 years 5 months 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 5 months 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.

formerdraftpick
3 years 5 months ago

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

3 years 5 months ago

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 5 months 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. 

theroundsquare
3 years 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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.

jwsox
3 years 5 months 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.

MNTwins12
3 years 5 months ago

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

notsureifsrs
3 years 5 months ago

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

j6takish
3 years 5 months 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

3 years 5 months ago

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?

notsureifsrs
3 years 5 months 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

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 5 months 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.

3 years 5 months ago

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

hoagiebuchanan
3 years 5 months 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.

3 years 5 months ago

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!

formerdraftpick
3 years 5 months ago

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