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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25 Comments on "Quick Hits: Rays, Inge, Red Sox, Indians"


chico65
3 years 3 months ago

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

johnsilver
3 years 3 months 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 3 months ago

Just wait, watch Theo get Xander as the PTBNL

MaineSox
3 years 3 months ago

That ain’t gonna happen.

chico65
3 years 3 months ago

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

MaineSox
3 years 3 months ago

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

verlander
3 years 3 months ago

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

chrisn313
3 years 3 months 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.

Joe Halstead
3 years 3 months ago

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

chris_synan1
3 years 3 months 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 3 months 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

Snoochies8
3 years 3 months 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

mwagner26
3 years 3 months ago

Mariners should trade John Jaso back.  

Vmmercan
3 years 3 months ago

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

3 years 3 months ago

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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

3 years 3 months ago

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 3 months 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

3 years 3 months ago

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

jwsox
3 years 3 months 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

Eric Foster
3 years 3 months 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.

3 years 3 months ago

I’ll personally pay the Rays to take Olivo.