Quick Hits: Lidge, Hamels, Worley, Ortiz

On this date in 2003, the Tigers signed Jair Jurrjens as a 17-year-old amateur free agent out of Curacao. He made his big league debut with Detroit in 2007 before being traded to the Braves as part of a package for Edgar Renteria. Here's the latest from around the league…

  • "They're going to have to ante up … he hasn't been willing to take discount so far," said former Phillies reliever Brad Lidge to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com when asked about Cole Hamels' impending free agency (Twitter links). Lidge also speculated about a fit between his former teammate and the Dodgers.
  • A second opinion confirmed that Phillies right-hander Vance Worley does not need Tommy John surgery but will have to pitch with bone chips in his elbow for the rest of the season, reports MLB.com's Todd Zolecki (on Twitter).
  • Red Sox GM Ben Cherington told reporters (including WEEI.com's Alex Speier) that he feels David Ortiz has taken his leadership to a new level this season (Twitter link). He said he feels good about the relationship between the team and the DH, who is due to become a free agent after the season.


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hawkny1
3 years 2 months ago

All David Ortiz has to do is keep the 30 lbs. he lost off, permanently, and keep in shape….He could be effective as a DH until he reaches 40.

1980CHAMPS
3 years 2 months ago

I can see him getting a 2 year deal in the off season especially considering the market for DH’s will increase by one next year.

Jaysfan724
3 years 2 months ago

That may go to Carlos Lee though

bucs_lose_again
3 years 2 months ago

Jair Jurrjens : Tigers as

a) Philip Humber : Twins
b) Francisco Liriano : Giants
c) Dan Haren : Diamondbacks
d) Matt Morris : Pirates

j6takish
3 years 2 months ago

 Dan Haren was pretty well established when the D-Backs traded him. Dan Haren : Cardinals, would probably be more acceptable

Clayton Wilson
3 years 2 months ago

Heck of a trade by the Bravo’s, shame Jurrjens can’t even get through an AAA lineup without giving up 7+ runs. Got one great season, one good season, and a half of a great season out of him. He looks absolutely worthless now.

3 years 2 months ago

Brad Ledge is so bitter.

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

 because he is on the younger and more exciting team with a brighter future?

1980CHAMPS
3 years 2 months ago

Its gonna be difficult to sustain that Nats team if that fairly new ballpark remains half full.

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

 wow really? i feel like thats the only comeback phillies fans have for anything these days

3 years 2 months ago

Because he thought the Phils would give a broken down old pitcher a big contract. Oops. Maybe not the craziest thing considering some Phils contracts I guess. Either way I don’t think 35 year old pitchers care about the future of the team they just signed with.

And that is impressive that the Nats can be the 4th lowest scoring team in the NL and still be exciting. If they keep it up maybe they can reach 9th in attendance.

Jaysfan724
3 years 2 months ago

So you bag on their attendance and scoring, but yeah how has their starting pitching been and wait, where are they currently in the standings?  And they just proceeded to win another series against the Phils.  Yeah it’s May still, but that should be exciting for Nats fans, just as O’s fans should be excited for how well their team is performing.