Quick Hits: Bourjos, Dempster, SFX

The Angels have told some teams that Peter Bourjos is unavailable and offered the outfielder to other teams for relief help, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter). The fleet-footed 25-year-old has a .237/.293/.348 batting line and won't be arbitration eligible until after the 2013 season. Here are today's links…


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16 Comments on "Quick Hits: Bourjos, Dempster, SFX"


gcheezpuff
3 years 1 month ago

Buster olmey just reported the red sox are going hard after Dempster. If I am Dempster, not sure if accept to go to Boston. Maybe it is just Media hype, but it sounds like a mess there right now. He has control where he goes and has never pitched in the AL… He isn’t a bad hitter for a pitcher either so you think he’d want to stay in the NL.

vtadave
3 years 1 month ago

Fully agree. I’m pretty sure we’ll see Bobby V. back on ESPN or on the unemployment line come 2013.

stl_cards16
3 years 1 month ago

C’mon….for the sake of all baseball fans, can’t the Red Sox keep him at least one more year?

3 years 1 month ago

completley agree, it is not going to be a good fit for exactly those reasons, to much of a media frenzy, follow me at twitter: @BaseballNews15 thanks

thebigbangdito
3 years 1 month ago

yes the angels could use bullpen help.. but i can really only see bourjos moving if its for a Quality starter to help the struggling haren/santana.

They have other pieces they could move for bullpen help. Example Izturis etc

BK
3 years 1 month ago

You dont pay for relief.  PERIOD.

Colin Christopher
3 years 1 month ago

This isn’t fantasy baseball. In real life, one good reliever added at the trade deadline can make all the difference between an effective bullpen and an exhausted bullpen down the stretch.

BK
3 years 1 month ago

KIND OF!  The sample size on a relief pitcher, especially for a second half run is so small that statistical normalization cannot be relied upon.  

John Adams
3 years 1 month ago

Why would he re-sign with the Cubs? A 35 year old pitcher on a young rebuilding team makes no sense. He does not fit their plan at all. Why would you not go to Atlanta? You know the coach and gm, some of the players, they are most likely going to the post season and have a team that can compete. 

Guest
3 years 1 month ago

Dempster re-signing with the Cubs makes sense for both sides. For Dempster, it’s his home, and basically the only organization he’s known. He’s stated many times he likes it there. For the Cubs management it makes sense as he is a good club house guy and can mentor many of the young players who will be coming through the Cubs system rapidly throughout the next couple of years. 

petrie000
3 years 1 month ago

the Cubs can probably give him a deal not unlike the one Wakefield used to have with the Redsox, only with a good chunk of the money up-front. Then Dempster could stay in Chicago for as long as he’s able to pitch and the Cubs, The Cubs get a veteran arm to stabilize the rotation as the new guys get established.

Dempster’s unlikely to get a long term, big money deal from anyone at this point, So he might be more interested in job security. He can also probably get a fairly lucrative ‘personal services’ contract once his playing days are up… Cubs Fans love the guy.

baseball52
3 years 1 month ago

Dream situation: Demp goes somewhere, nets a great package, wins a ring, comes back to the Cubs on a team friendly deal, wins a WS in his last year with us, rides off into the sunset.

I’m just going to imagine this for a while.

$4555515
3 years 1 month ago

let me ask you something how are the angels offering bourjos for relief help and telling teams he’s unavailable at the same time

senior52
3 years 1 month ago

 I guess I’m not the only one who thought that didn’t make sense.

Ohhhplease
3 years 1 month ago

Would love to see Borjous come to the Pads.  He and Maybin would make an insane defensive OF in the massive friendly confines of PETCO.  Not sure if Street and Thayer for Borjous is enough….

3 years 1 month ago

Street and Gregerson sound better.