Quick Hits: Rivera, Orioles, Peavy

Mariano Rivera told reporters that he still has "love and passion for the game" and wants to play next year, Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets. Rivera’s out for the season after tearing his ACL and his contract with the Yankees expires this winter. Here are more links from around MLB… 

  • For the Orioles to win fans back to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, they’ll have to win, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes. The success of the NFL's Ravens and the nearby Nationals hasn't made it any easier for the Orioles to draw large crowds.
  • Matt Wieters of the Orioles is emerging as one of the game's best catchers, ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick writes. The 25-year-old will be arbitration eligible for the first time following the 2012 season and he's under team control through 2015.
  • White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy told Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports that he realizes he could be traded this summer (Twitter link). “If that comes about, I’ll welcome that and do what I’m asked to do,” he said. “But I’d love to be in Chicago.” Peavy may become a midseason trade candidate, as Mike Axisa explained earlier this season.


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13 Comments on "Quick Hits: Rivera, Orioles, Peavy"


EdinsonPickle
3 years 3 months ago

I remember some time back reading an article posted on this site about the biggest draft busts, and the writer of said article actually put Wieters at the top of the list after just a season or so of him being in the Bigs. Man, how wrong was he. Wieters is getting real comfortable in the Big Leagues, and I think he’s going to be a force to reckon with for some years to come.

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

Huh.. I didn’t think Weiters was just “emerging” as one of the best catchers in the game, but already WAS, since the guys who can hit, can’t catch (Napoli) and the guys who can catch (Molina for example) aren’t exactly generally good with the bat and Weiters is a powerful overall package with a CANNON for an arm that is the best package since Mauer was hurt we have seen.

Maybe Posey when he shows his stuff finally, but he is stuck in an awful offensive stadium. Weiters is young, plays in a great home park for his abilities and is the total package.. I think the O’s have a young Fisk here and should be trying to lock this guy up long term ASAP.

twentyfivemanroster
3 years 3 months ago

Am I missing something? Feel like I’m having one of those episodes where you look and look for something and it’s right in front of your nose.  I’m trying to find why Kansas City Royals are tagged in this posting.

3 years 3 months ago

KC is where Rivera hurt himself.

hawkny1
3 years 3 months ago

Mariano’s mind may be willing, but, at age 43, his body may not fee the same way.  But, then again, he is an amazingly driven man…

3 years 3 months ago

I am not sure who said Wieters was a bust. I know some local bloggers (not writers or authors) in Baltimore said he was a catch and throw and not much else.

Also if that’s a subliminal message by tagging the Orioles and Peavy together I am all for it. As all Orioles fans found out last night Arrieta is not a #1 pitcher. Peavy is, if healthy!

mstrchef13
3 years 3 months ago

Baseball Prospectus article at the beginning of last season. I forget his name, but he has already been on the radio locally saying that he made a mistake.

MB923
3 years 3 months ago

Rivera mentioned his decision in spring training was to come back for next year anyway. I mean perhaps he could be just saying that though, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he meant it.

mstrchef13
3 years 3 months ago

Rosenthal is a genius. Did you all know that? I would have never in a million years have thought that Orioles fans would be reluctant to come to see games during the week while school is still in session even though the team has started off well. Thanks, Ken, for enlightening me!

Tool.

My greatest moment in life would be the Orioles winning the World Series in 2015 and Rosenthal being forced to interview Peter Angelos live on national television.  

Badmamajama11
3 years 3 months ago

The Nats still aren’t exactly bring them in either. When Harper debuted last week at Nats Park, they only drew a little over 22,000. Both have played similar ball to start the season. I would rather have 20,000 die hard fans at OPACY than 20,000 bandwagoners who only care about Harper and Strasburg at Nationals Park as my favorite teams fan base any day of the week.

Double_Up
3 years 3 months ago

Well, the Nats have to compete with the NFL draft, or some protest near the White House, or a lack of interest in the Nats.  Yah, that’s it, the last one.

Never been to either Baltimore or Washington, but if I had to pick a place to watch a game, Baltimore hands down.

mstrchef13
3 years 3 months ago

I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating…

A large portion of the people in the Washington, DC area are from somewhere else, and grew up rooting for other teams. Just because they now live in DC doesn’t mean they give up those old loyalties. People may go to watch the Nationals play baseball, but that doesn’t make them Nats fans.

Badmamajama11
3 years 3 months ago

I agree with you. I’m from the DMV area and I could only tell you of about a half-dozen “die hard” Nats fans. The Redskins are the cream of the crop as far a DC sports team go. And despite all of the Skins blundering for 20 years now, no other team even comes close to the Skins in popularity. But as an O’s fan I get tired of hearing that the Nats will take away from the O’s fan base. If those who can be duped into following the Nats just because of a couple of highly touted prospects, then I say don’t let the door hit em’ in the a$$ on the way out.