Quick Hits: Draft, Sizemore, Royals, CBA, Greinke

Some links from around MLB…

  • ESPN's Keith Law posted a list of the top 100 prospects in this year's amateur draft. High school outfielder Byron Buxton and high school shortstop Carlos Correa top the list.
  • "I love this game and I don't see myself calling it quits anytime soon," said Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian (Twitter link). Sizemore is currently on the DL with a back issue, the latest problem in a long line of injuries in recent years.
  • Royals owner David Glass says he hasn't spoken to anyone about selling his team despite rumors to the contrary, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star. "I've not talked to anyone, nor has any of my family talked to anyone," he said.
  • Ben Badler of Baseball America explains how teams and player representatives are working to side-step the international spending restrictions imposed under baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement. MLB is aware of the loopholes and would object more strongly to some than others.
  • Recent extensions talks haven’t taken place for Zack Greinke, Cole Hamels or Tim Lincecum, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets. Greinke and Hamels are eligible for free agency this offseason, while Lincecum is under team control through 2013.
  • Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports points out that Edinson Volquez of the Padres looks like a trade candidate (Twitter link). However, six of the right-hander’s seven starts have been at Petco Park, a generally forgiving environment for pitchers.\

Mike Axisa contributed to this post.

20 Responses to Quick Hits: Draft, Sizemore, Royals, CBA, Greinke Leave a Reply

  1. chico65 3 years ago

    Quick hits with Glass, eh?  Royals fans’ hopes of new ownership have been shattered.

    • twenty1thirteen 3 years ago

      No joke. The Glass family is the worst thing to ever happen to this organization, including Jose Guillen.

    • Gumby65 3 years ago

       Frank McCourt has a cool billion in his pocket…

    • NickinIthaca 3 years ago

       Well done… On so many levels.

  2. ZAK
    ZAK 3 years ago

    “Recent extensions talks haven’t taken place for… while Lincecum is under team control through 2013.” And you can bet every penny of that 42mil he’s making until then that they will take all that time to evaluate if Lincecum can even be as effective as Greinke for his career. 

  3. Lunchbox45 3 years ago

    I see Grienke going back to KC, not sure why

    • chico65 3 years ago

      He left his cell there?

    • Infield Fly 3 years ago

      Perhaps because it’s the only place (so far) he seems to be able to generate a Cy Young caliber performance, and because with the young core they’re forming down there, he might be an important piece to help move the Royals into genuine contention down the road?

      Just a guess. :)

      • Lunchbox45 3 years ago

        bang on

      • vtadave 3 years ago

        Yeah because most pitchers are able to generate “Cy Young caliber” performances in multiple places.

        • Infield Fly 3 years ago

          Citing the “Cy Young” was really more of an allusion to his comfort zone, which seems to be a pretty major factor in his life and may have helped him to have a higher level performance in KC than he has had with the Brew Crew. I just mentioned the Cy as a kind of shortcut to that point.

          No matter. Lunchbox got it.

          • johnsilver 3 years ago

             I still think Grienke at around 100m and 5 years is too much just to see if he can succeed and that is about what it’s going to end up costing, unless he takes a huge hometown (more or less) discount to go back to KC.

            If Grienke was willing to sign a extension with the Brewers in the 5/75-80m area, it would have been done by now. Have to think he is looking at an above market deal, or what he would have been worth from his Cy Young season now rather than his performance the last couple of years.

  4. wrong link for bullet 1

  5. Royals owner, David Glass.

    Grady Sizemore, made of glass.

    • Double_Up 3 years ago

      Yah, I’m not sure people will want Sizemore after all his injury problems except on a minor league contract.  Guy is way too injury prone.

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