Quick Hits: Rays, Inge, Red Sox, Indians

On this day in 1997, the Yankees traded Ruben Rivera, Rafael Medina, and $3MM to the Padres for players to be named later, Homer Bush, and minor leaguer Gordon Amerson.  A little more than a month later, the Padres later sent Hideki Irabu to the Yankees as one of the PTBNLs to complete the deal.  Here's a look at today's links..

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  1. chico65 3 years ago

    Just when one thought that it couldn’t possibly get any more combustible in Boston…

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

       They will get along or get released.. Imagine the DFA documents are already made out for both and only awaiting a signature since they have -0- invested in either..

      • chico65 3 years ago

        Just wait, watch Theo get Xander as the PTBNL

        • MaineSox 3 years ago

          That ain’t gonna happen.

          • chico65 3 years ago

            Rain must be messing with you sarcasm detector, Maine :)

          • MaineSox 3 years ago

            No I knew it was sarcasm, but it would make me so mad that I had to say something anyway.

  2. verlander 3 years ago

    I think if they’re going to get rid of Inge, it’ll probably be in 2013.

    • chrisn313 3 years ago

      Talk to me in two weeks max. Now way he stays on the team that long. Guy couldn’t buy a hit in slow pitch softball if it was low and away.

  3. Joe Halstead 3 years ago

    Too bad… Padilla did a quality job, at least when I saw him, now he’s on the team with his nemesis again.

  4. chris_synan1 3 years ago

    Padilla is getting overused cuz he is the only good RP the Sox have and that’s why he gave up 5 runs…it’s gonna be interesting with Byrd and Padilla and also Byrd and Aceves

    • jwsox 3 years ago

      i have been reading a ton about byrd and aveves, but i dont get it, from what i remember that pitch simply got away from him, no one intentially throws at someones head, I doubt there is any bad blood at all. Why does everyone think its going to be an issue, and if there is bad blood one is a position player one is a pitch its pretty easy to stay away from each other

  5. Snoochies8 3 years ago

    suzuki’s value remains pretty damn low because of his offense. Yes, Derek norris is dominating right now in AAA, but this is his first stint there and it’s only been a few weeks mostly playing in super hitter friendly parks. I say wait at least a month/month and a half more until deciding to trade suzuki

  6. mwagner26 3 years ago

    Mariners should trade John Jaso back.  

  7. Vmmercan 3 years ago

    Sheesh, who would have guessed Homer Bush would be the most useful player in that trade?

  8. If the Tigers are tired of Inge…A’s fans will gladly take him to play 3B for us…and TB can have Suzuki…

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

       Brandon Inge has lots of use , as long as he does not have to come to the plate and hit.

      Nobody wants a 3b who hits as bad (or worse) than many NL pitchers and that is exactly what Inge is now.

      • Snoochies8 3 years ago

        same with the a’s 3rd basemen right now, it’s really a wash between inge/donaldson/sogard. with the claim of luke hughes it appears donaldson might be sent down to AAA

        edit: also brandon hicks might get the boot off the 40-man

        • johnsilver 3 years ago

           They could probably get Reynolds from the O’s and maybe get them to kick in a good portion of what he is owed. Inge is only owed 2m less (5.5m-7.5m) and reynolds at least provides power and production, though his glove is cast iron vs GG caliber at 3b.

      • chrisn313 3 years ago

        Can we please stop operating under the fallacy that Inge is a good fielder?

        • I was going to say the same thing. The myth of Inge as a great fielder, athlete, and guy is totally busted. Great athlete? Who is he, Bo Jackson?

    • Snoochies8 3 years ago

      uhhh i’d rather not have inge, i’d rather wait it out with our awful 3rd basemen and see if stephen parker can keep up hitting well in AAA, dude has great control of the strikezone, just needs to improve his defense

      edit: also derek norris isn’t quite ready to take over MLB catching duties, and recker is a backup at best. As much as i would love to see suzuki gone, and think he’s a perfect fit for TB, there isn’t really someone to take over at the moment

    • Take him please and get rid of our distraction! You can have his sub .100 average and awful fielding for a bag of balls.

  9. jwsox 3 years ago

    AJ isnt going any where just yet he is hitting lights out and the sox really only have flower and thats it, there is no real catching depth in the system

  10. Eric Foster 3 years ago

    Byrd and Padilla:
    A scrappy, energetic and good clubhouse guy doesn’t get along with a cancerous malcontent. 
    What a surprise.
    Byrd may be on the decline and having a horrible start to the year, but he plays the game the right way, hustles, and brings a little pop to the lineup.

    Padilla should show himself the door. He’s undoubtedly more trouble than he’s worth.

  11. I’ll personally pay the Rays to take Olivo.

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