West Links: D’Backs, Cespedes, Maybin

Here's the latest from baseball's two West divisions as some late night baseball is being played in Florida…


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22 Comments on "West Links: D’Backs, Cespedes, Maybin"


vtadave
3 years 5 months ago

Manny “shadowing” Cespedes doesn’t sound like the best of ideas.

Hopefully for the A’s he doesn’t shadow him into a bathroom stall with a syringe.

johnnycomelately9
3 years 5 months ago

Better than Kenny Powers

Mario Saavedra
3 years 5 months ago

Prospect Adam Eaton? feels like 1999 again.

3 years 5 months ago

Pat Gillick’s worst signing as Phillies GM was giving that dude $8 mil per.

Amaro has been trying to top that one ever since…..

3 years 5 months ago

 Worse than Howard? No way.

Snoochies8
3 years 5 months ago

pat gillick didn’t sign howard to that contract…

melonis_rex
3 years 5 months ago

Amaro already topped that one. Ryan Howard. Probably also Papelbon. 

wtfis john
3 years 5 months ago

Linked to the wrong Adam Eaton.
Correct link: link to baseball-reference.com

lefty177
3 years 5 months ago

wrong Chris Young link but when is the outfielder Chris Young eligible for FA?

3 years 5 months ago

If B-R.com is correct he’ll cross the 6 year service time mark this season, but he’s signed through ’13 with a team option for ’14

James Attwood
3 years 5 months ago

It is correct. The Dbacks have an $11MM option with a 1.5 buyout on his 2014 year. If he stays healthy this year, unlike last year, it won’t take much more out of Young for that salary to look pretty reasonable.

The Dbacks really are in the driver’s seat here. There simply isn’t any incentive to move either Parra or Young. So the only way a team prys one of those players away is to make an above value trade offer. Those sorts of offers usually only happen at the deadline, and usually only for pitchers or bonafide thumpers.

Jason_F
3 years 5 months ago

“Cots baseball contracts” will tell you everything you need to know about any player’s contract, team payroll, etc.

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 5 months ago

2014?

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
3 years 5 months ago

I kind of like what Geraldo Parra adds to the D’Backs.  It’s good to hear they aren’t necessarily thinking of moving him.  

Amish_willy
3 years 5 months ago

His value is too high. Towers typically waits until a players shine has worn off to move his players. If he has a poor year in 2012 expect him dealt next off-season. Very few trades happened when his players value was at or near their “peak”.

It makes me sick to my stomach that in the first 10 picks of the 2011 draft, the first under Towers helm, he’s almost guaranteed to get more production from that duo then he did with with a good 13 or so drafts worth of first rounders with SD. In fact I expect Bauer alone to cross that threshold come 2014 or 2015.

Parra seems like too good a piece to deal away. The perfect Kubel insurance if he turns out to be a dude and a championship caliber 4th outfielder if he isn’t.

Thomas Wilson
3 years 5 months ago

you think Kubel might just be a dude? Well that’s just, like your opinion man!

James Attwood
3 years 5 months ago

Probably meant dud, but still, a funny typo.

3 years 5 months ago

Cespedes needs to be on the opening day roster. They only have four years with him on the team, and sending him down wont delay his free agency. The Athletics dont appear to be a contender this year, so there is no harm in letting Cespedes prove himself on the big club.

3 years 5 months ago

 Agreed.

Iconoclast17
3 years 5 months ago

The A’s don’t play the “delay the FA’cy” game nearly as much as people think they should. Parker, Milone and Peacok will all very likely be up this year, with two in the rotation the first month.

They don’t really have a choice with only AAAA Godfrey and Ross behind McCarthy and Colon and Dallas Braden not ready. And Milone/Parker are right there. You don’t waste/stash young arms at AAA. If anything, players like Cahill, Mazzaro and Anderson were rushed.

Note how they brought Weeks up last year, with Ellis still on the roster. Kurt Suzuki may have been delayed a 1/2 year or so, but nothing major.

Jeff Wiser
3 years 5 months ago

The Nats are certainly looking for a CF, maybe Young’s a fit?

Dan Mazzaro
3 years 5 months ago

wrong Chris Young and wrong Adam Eaton