Quick Hits: Buxton, Blue Jays, Quentin, Collins

Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 Red Sox tonight, becoming the first visiting pitcher to strike out that many batters in Fenway Park since Mike Mussina flirted with a perfect game in September 2001. Here's some news from around the league…

  • Representatives for second overall pick Byron Buxton will be in Minnesota to negotiate with the Twins early next week, reports Phil Mackey of 1500 ESPN (on Twitter). There's optimism a deal could be reached as soon as next Wednesday.
  • Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says the Blue Jays are expected to have interest in Carlos Quentin should the Padres make the slugger available. Ben-Nicholson Smith looked at Quentin as a trade candidate last week.
  • Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports wrote about Mets manager Terry Collins, who says he's made a conscious effort to change his style after high-strung stints with the Astros and Angels in the 1990s.


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25 Comments on "Quick Hits: Buxton, Blue Jays, Quentin, Collins"


Bombastic_Dave
3 years 2 months ago

So people other than the Blue Jays expect the Blue Jays to be interested in Quentin. Valuable information. Thanks.

3 years 2 months ago

Would people do Snider for Quentin?

3 years 2 months ago

no but we need a ss,

Lunchbox45
3 years 2 months ago

 Mike mccoy it is

sdsuphilip
3 years 2 months ago

padres would love to have on your 2 SS’s! (yunel escobar or adeiny hechavarria). Trading Quentin isn’t a must unlike last years mike adams deal but if you get good value do it, im not apposed to extending Quentin but it has to be reasonable (3 years 20-25 mill would be ok)

3 years 2 months ago

you needs to wait for sum time befores trading draftees

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 2 months ago

You can’t trade this year’s draft pick as previously stated.

They’re going to want a top prospect type of player… which the Blue Jays have plenty of… can never have too many prospects if you’re San Diego.

Bautista and Quentin in the middle of that order… WOW.

NickinIthaca
3 years 2 months ago

 It’s a shame they both play in America’s capital…

Lastings
3 years 2 months ago

Just until they hit free agency…

Lunchbox45
3 years 2 months ago

top prospect? WOW? Quentin is pretty meh, he’s incapable of staying healthy, and has a pretty average bat for a LF, which is what he would play for the jays. 

3 years 2 months ago

 Wrong.  Quentin’s power bat will play really well in AL east stadiums.

3 years 2 months ago

beltran last year set thee price n quentin es one uv thee best bats availables,,,

if not a top prospect who do u thinks it would takes jajajajaj

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 2 months ago

When he’s healthy he can carry a team on his bat. His health is really the only downside, granted it’s a huge downside.

Unless the Twins make Willingham available, this guy’s probably the best bat available.

Lunchbox45
3 years 2 months ago

how many jacks do you think he can hit from the DL?

Lunchbox45
3 years 2 months ago

his last 3 years he’s averaging 115 games per season and an .800 OPS..

how does that carry a team? 

mkl_nyn
3 years 2 months ago

The Nats have a good thing going there.  Attendance and TV ratings are great so far, and will probably continue to improve with an exciting young team with A++ talent under control for the next few years.  Think this whole Yanks/Sox buying the world every year for the last 20 years started when baseball was on a downswing (strike year) and is clearly changing with more teams having a lot more money to spend these days.  Washington will be fine.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
3 years 2 months ago

 My son goes to college in the DC area and one of his professors regularly passes on his season tickets to him and his friends.  He loved the team already last year-Jordan Zimmerman and Mike Morse were his personal favorites-but the Bryce Harper swagger really grabbed him this year, and the fact that he’s really good helps.

I am in fact going with him when Baltimore/Washington meet in Baltimore later this month.  As a fan, both of those teams dazzle with some of their fine young talent.  It’s a thing of beauty, and I can’t wait to see it up close and personal.

johnsilver
3 years 2 months ago

The difference is that Boston has put up + .500 teams every season (except 1) since 1967 and the Yank’s since the early 70’s, except for a couple and both have been powerhouse teams that no teams can count out ever since the 70’s in a race.

The strike (latest) didn’t have anything to do with the strength of either team. The fan base, powerful owners (Steinbrener’s and old days Tom Yawkey) were what built the 2 and neither still has any match in that regard with fan base.

Not intending to dice on you here, just a different point of view.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
3 years 2 months ago

 Well, AA could make a draftee a player to be named later, much later…..

You have to hold onto them a year before you can trade them.

mkl_nyn
3 years 2 months ago

Completely agree.  Boston and New York will always be the two strongest markets in baseball.  But through that strength in fan base they both came out of the ‘down’ years drawing, spending and winning more while a lot of other teams were struggling.  The Yankees were drawing less than 2.1M fans 5/6 years from ’90 to ’95 while over 3M were showing up almost every year to Orioles games.

TV deals, smarter management and overall strength in the sport (maybe with a little help from the digital age and baseball matching up so well) probably will help continue to create more parity in baseball over the next little while.. which, hopefully, is good news for everyone.

Plus, winning changes everything. The Nats start winning they may have a shot at keeping Harper/Strasburg and Co. a little longer than they might have been able to ten years ago.

TheSpidersWhoAttackedGAHill
3 years 2 months ago

Eh? From my count the Red Sox have had 6 teams below .500 since 1967.  Not that it is really relevant to your post.

3 years 2 months ago

Can’t even do that.  A PTBNL has to be named within 6 months of the trade.

3 years 2 months ago

Beltran offered defensive and baserunning value as well. Quentin is a negative in the field.

3 years 2 months ago

Yea… It does…

johnsilver
3 years 2 months ago

 I just remembered 1 from 83 or 84.. Might have had more mid 90’s when Duke was rebuilding the team again.

Point was the team has been one others cannot discount nearly every season, same with the NYY.