Venezuelan Links: Mora, Escobar, Cervelli

A trio of venezolanos try to claw their way back to la gran carpa. Yes, that literally translates to "the big carp," but it also means "the big top." Links are in Spanish…

  • Melvin Mora will fly to the states this weekend to begin negotiations with the Giants and Reds, the 40-year-old utilityman told Jonathan Costa Hernández at Líder en Deportes. Mora said his agent received offers from both teams last week, but he didn't yet know the terms. "I haven't had much time for that, due to the kids," Mora said, in reference to his 11-year-old quintuplets.
  • After managing just five innings over the last five years, Kelvim Escobar says he is mounting what will be his final attempt at a comeback. "In two months I'll know where I'm at and the progress of my shoulder," the 36-year-old told Meridiano Television in Venezuela. He said his agent has been contacted by several teams, but they will wait until his shoulder is consistently healthy before attempting to arrange a tryout. In 2009, the Mets signed Escobar to an incentive-laden one year deal, but continued shoulder problems kept him from ever taking the mound.
  • Francisco Cervelli has heard that two teams are interested in obtaining him from the Yankees, but the team doesn't want to trade him, the catcher told Wilmer Reina at La Verdad. The Yankees have reportedly come close to trading Cervelli several times over the last two seasons, but for the moment he is laboring at Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and says his singular focus is on improving his offensive output enough for another callup. "I don't know anything about the Major Leagues, not even from the news," he said. "Now I only worry about working at my job and developing as a player."

8 Responses to Venezuelan Links: Mora, Escobar, Cervelli Leave a Reply

  1. fitz 3 years ago

    I completely forgot about Kelvim Escobar.

    • thesultanofswingandmiss 3 years ago

      I did to. I think I found his card from 2005 on the street yesterday.

  2. johnsilver 3 years ago

    You know the 3b situation is in bad, bad shape when anyone is looking at a 40YO 3b who cannot hit for average and lost his power eons ago.

    The asking price for people like Youkilis goes up every time someone like Tejada and Mora even gets dragged back on a MiLB deal.

    • Gunner65 3 years ago

       Only way Youk’s asking price goes up is if he shows he can hit better than these 40 year olds and the Sox swallow a huge load of that contract

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

         HAHA. You watch.. Not only will Boston *not* end up paying a dime of that 2012 contract, but whomever trades for him may pick up his 2013 option also.

        Funny how some here put on blinders with one of the TOP 10 offensive producers in the game over the last 5 seasons and this one only makes 12m a year. Yet some of these teams needing him have people like Sandoval leading them in every offensive category… youk would instantly become the SFG only credible threat with the bat there for instance.

        • Gunner65 3 years ago

           Talk about blinders. Youk cant stay healthy … those days of top 10 run producers are over

  3. The yanks should trade cervelli because they have plenty of catching depth with stewart, romine, sanchez, murphy, and even gustavo molina

  4. JR_Tolls1 3 years ago

    He just wants to play one Mora.

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