Quick Hits: Greinke, Nats, Indians, Liriano, Dodgers

Recently it was reported that Zack Greinke received an extension offer from the Brewers in the neighborhood of $100MM and today the pitcher told Tom Haudricourt of the Journal-Sentinel and Adam McCalvy of MLB.com that the figure is “pretty accurate”.  However, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says that there’s no indication that Greinke will sign quickly.  More from around baseball as Friday turns into Saturday..

  • The Nationals planned on designating Xavier Nady for assignment if they came through tonight’s game healthy, but so far there hasn’t been an announcement, tweets Amanda Comak of the Washington Times.
  • Nationals manager Davey Johnson doesn’t think that the club needs to make a blockbuster move before the deadline, writes Dan Kolko of MASNsports.com.  “I have gone into that area with general managers, saying, ‘I need so-and-so,’ or this, that and the other,” Johnson said. “But I like what we have here. I don’t see any emergency move needed.
  • As the Indians look to bolster their pitching rotation, Francisco Liriano of the Twins is a name to keep an eye on, says Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (video link).
  • Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly gave a solid endorsement of Cubs hurler Ryan Dempster, who is said to be a target for Los Angeles, writes Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.  In addition to the Dodgers, there are six to eight other teams reportedly in on Dempster.


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31 Comments on "Quick Hits: Greinke, Nats, Indians, Liriano, Dodgers"


Dodgersarelife
3 years 8 days ago

“Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly gave a solid endorsement of Cubs hurler Ted Lilly, who is said to be a target for Los Angeles.”

Im sure he did, who wouldn’t give a solid endorsement for themselves.

CandyMaldonadoLand
3 years 8 days ago

He loves his doppelganger

mwagner26
3 years 8 days ago

“I’m Ted Lilly, and I approve myself.”

Lincoln Kupchak
3 years 8 days ago

Nice of Ted Lilly to give an endorsement of himself.

Kerry Ward
3 years 8 days ago

Ted Lilly endorsed himself? Sense this does not make.

3 years 8 days ago

I’d be pretty surprised if Twins and Cleveland made a trade.

S OB
3 years 8 days ago

Thome and Pavano say hi

Tyler Pair
3 years 8 days ago

ted lilly endorses ted lilly?

Hank Hill
3 years 8 days ago

Ted Lilly endorsed himself… While playing for 2 teams at the same time?

3 years 8 days ago

the amazing powers of one theodore roosevelt lilly

ellisburks
3 years 8 days ago

I am Ted Lilly and I endorse this message about Ted Lilly.
-Paid for by the Foundation to elect Ted Lilly.

tommyhilfigure
3 years 8 days ago

You guys are joking at a typeo i’m pretty sure they mean Paul Malhome

Dodgersarelife
3 years 8 days ago

Ryan Dempster, not * Maholm

tommyhilfigure
3 years 8 days ago

who will they trade ted lily for then?

chrisenvy
3 years 8 days ago

I’m pretty sure this was a joke, which you fell for.

Dodgersarelife
3 years 8 days ago

Check his recent posts and you will know this isn’t a joke.

tommyhilfigure
3 years 8 days ago

the joke is on you my friend paul malome and ted lily are good friends

Dodgersarelife
3 years 8 days ago

good for them…

S OB
3 years 8 days ago

neither “ted lily” nor “paul malome” even exist though, so I find it hard to believe they are good friends.

Brett Munson
3 years 8 days ago

Ted Lilly endorsed Ted Lilly. How nice of him

Kate
3 years 8 days ago

I love all the comments poking fun at pitcher Ted Lilly’s glowing endorsement of hurler Ted Lilly, and will love them even more when the typo is inevitably fixed. It’ll be like when crazy people have nonsensical conversations, except on a larger scale. :)

mlbscout6
3 years 8 days ago

Ted Lilly: “In a one game playoff, I’d have to give the ball to Ted Lilly.”

Rickey: “Rickey Henderson agrees. Rickey Henderson would also give the ball to Ted Lilly.”

DempseyK
3 years 8 days ago

IF the Nats DFA Xavier Nady, then I feel the Pirates NEED to grab him off of waivers. Nady’s career numbers at PNC are incredible. Also, the pirates are in need for an upgraded bench, it seems like a match made in heaven. Xavier has said on many occasions that PNC was his favorite park to hit in due to the measurements and visibility from the batters box. As a matter of fact, his career was resurrected here, and it helped him earn his last decent contract. I would be very dissapointed if we did not take a flyer on him. It is a ZERO risk move if he goes on waivers. We dont have a productive Adam LaRoche and Michael Morse…we have Jones and McGhee platooning first, but platooning those 2 at first, and Jones and Nady in RF will surely be better than trotting Drew Sutton or Josh Harrison out to a corner outfield spot. Nady surely is not what he was a few years ago, but he is absolutely a better corner outfield option compared to 2 utility infielders.

Any other Pirate fans out there that wants to give me an Amen?

indybucfan
3 years 8 days ago

You’re wanting to play Jones in right and first at the same time?

baseball52
3 years 8 days ago

Theodore Roosevelt Lilly endorses only Theodore Roosevelt Lilly.

Clayton Wilson
3 years 8 days ago

Nationals might want to make a trade for some morale after tonight’s performance…….

tommyhilfigure
3 years 8 days ago

exactly – one pitches the ball while the other one hurls.

tommyhilfigure
3 years 8 days ago

not unless he gets rid of the D in his first name and replaces it with an A L R T which spells ALBERT and then he gets rid of the L I Y in his last name and replaces it with P U J O S which spells PUJOLS so what im saying is if he changed his name to albert pujols and played as good as him then maybe…

Justin Timberpond
3 years 8 days ago

Hahah you really messed that all up… really bad

tommyhilfigure
3 years 8 days ago

it was joke if he really changed his name to albert pujols people would know its not really him

mlbscout6
3 years 8 days ago

I seriously doubt anyone is questioning whether or not it’s a mistake. It’s just fun to crack jokes about it.