Quick Hits: Mariners, Beras, Rockies, Padres, Peavy

Here are some links from the around the league as Saturday turns into Sunday…

  • The Mariners could probably afford to trade one of their third base prospects, muses Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (Twitter links). Seattle has Kyle Seager, Alex Liddi, Francisco Martinez, and Vinnie Catricala at the hot corner.
  • MLB is still investigating the signing of Dominican outfielder Jairo Beras by the Rangers, reports Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. Beras agreed to a $4.5MM deal last month, but there are questions about his age and eligibility to sign.
  • Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports wrote about the unique construction of the Rockies' roster. The team added high-character positions players to a largely unproven group of young starters this offseason.
  • Dan Hayes of The North County Times reports (on Twitter) that the Padres still expect to have their new television deal with FOX Sports San Diego finalized within the "next few weeks or sooner."
  • "If I can't stay healthy for 200 innings, if somebody says something about closing or being a reliever, I can do that, I can be a reliever," said White Sox starter Jake Peavy to MLB.com's Barry M. Bloom. "If it comes down to that, I'll do it because I love this game."
  • “I know that I want to make the right decision,” said Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to reporters (including Chad Jennings of The Journal News) today following Andy Pettitte's return. “That’s what I want to do. When I make the right decision, I don’t want to come back or say, ‘I should have done it’ or ‘I should have stayed.’ I want to be 1000% sure that it’s the right decision."Rivera hinted at retirement last month.


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12 Comments on "Quick Hits: Mariners, Beras, Rockies, Padres, Peavy"


Kevin Swords
3 years 5 months ago

Peavy is saying all of the right things, but if he wants his $22MM club option picked up in 2013, he will need to put together a strong season as a STARTER.  Chances are that the option is not picked up and he receives the $4MM buyout instead. 

If the option is not picked up, he will need to prove that he can remain healthy and maybe the bullpen does that for him, although it won’t do him any favors as a potential free agent. 

melonis_rex
3 years 5 months ago

Unless Kenny Williams gets on some very good drugs, Jake Peavy’s 2013 option won’t get picked up, regardless of how he pitches.

You just don’t pick up a 22MM option on a guy with the spotty injury history and performance Peavy’s had for the last few years.

gmenfan
3 years 5 months ago

Definitely have to give him credit for his attitude about the situation. Guys of lesser character would be balking and throwing a fit about being moved to the bullpen. Then again, you could pretty much move me anywhere if I was making $17M as well.

3 years 5 months ago

From what I am hearing, MLB has said no to new TV deal if Moorad sale goes through. Moores must stay majority owner. Bad news for Padres.

melonis_rex
3 years 5 months ago

I was wondering how that even made any sense whatsoever, then remembered that Bud Selig is MLB commish. 

jeffmaz
3 years 5 months ago

sounds like Peavy is already injured…

baseballbill77
3 years 5 months ago

Mariners 3B problem is spelled Chone Figgins.  

johnsilver
3 years 5 months ago

ll those years ago the majority of sane owners (less Charles O’Finley of course) actually were glad to see Bowie Kuhn gone for being strong willed and independent minded with the actual good of the game in mind.

Sure, Kuhn was the Commish when Toronto and Seattle came onboard, 2 expansion teams that made it. allowed Texas to move From DC (Senators) has worked out well. Added the DH that like it or not has added excitement.

Then compare selig and his turning the game into a circus atmosphere, handouts and it’s no comparison.

The games popularity even does not rate with what it was then, NFL and the NBA, even NHL continue to take larger shares of the fan market away.

gmenfan
3 years 5 months ago

Hey, Kenny can have him now if he wants. Zito for Peavy swap perhaps ?

philliesfan136
3 years 5 months ago

no.

gmenfan
3 years 5 months ago

It was really just a tongue and cheek comment. Honestly, I’ll swap Zito for a ham sandwich and a bag of chips to be named later at this point.

As you said, Peavy is a wild card because, when healthy, he can be a very solid pitcher and contribute to a  solid rotation. Zito is a known entity though – a back of the rotation arm with declining ability. No real upside in that trade for the Sox unless you are looking for a guy who can pitch 180 innings poorly.

gmenfan
3 years 5 months ago

It was really just a tongue and cheek comment. Honestly, I’ll swap Zito for a ham sandwich and a bag of chips to be named later at this point.

As you said, Peavy is a wild card because, when healthy, he can be a very solid pitcher and contribute to a  solid rotation. Zito is a known entity though – a back of the rotation arm with declining ability. No real upside in that trade for the Sox unless you are looking for a guy who can pitch 180 innings poorly.