Stark On LaHair, Encarnacion, Orioles, Vargas

Here's some news from the Twitter feed of ESPN's Jayson Stark…

18 Responses to Stark On LaHair, Encarnacion, Orioles, Vargas Leave a Reply

  1.  I would trade Vargas i know we aren’t going to get much though i think of him as more of a 4th or 5th starter.

  2. petrie000 3 years ago

    “LaHair made the All-Star team after a hot start, though as Stark notes, is hitting just .220/.278/.341 since May 15″

    That explains why Barney’s getting all the irrational Cubbie love now, actually. Too bad LaHair couldn’t get one more good month in, now his trade value’s pretty much dried up.

  3. not_brooks 3 years ago

    Can you imagine Vargas in the bandboxes of the AL East?

    Dude would probably end up worse than Matusz and Arrieta were.

    •  Which is exactly why i don’t have any dreams of getting a good prospect he is helped out by our ball park he can still be a 4th or 5th starter though.

      • The_Unnatural 3 years ago

         He pitched better on the road last season.

    • Rabbitov 3 years ago

      I think he’d do worse than Mike DeJean.  

  4. bluejaysstatsgeek 3 years ago

    “Stark was somewhat surprised by Edwin Encarnacion’s three-year extension with the Blue Jays, as he reports the Jays were gauging trade interest in Encarnacion as late as last week.”

    How does Stark really know that the Jays were shopping EE?  AA keeps things close to the vest.  Almost every move – trade, signing, extension – comes as a surprise.  With Anthopoulos, what would be surprising would be if he did something that wasn’t surprising!

    And at a value of roughly 2 WAR per season, this contract is quite team-friendly and very tradable. 

    • mrsjohnmiltonrocks 3 years ago

       Ha, ha.  That was my thought too.  Um, Mr. Stark, it appears obvious that your information was wrong.  The Jays are not in the habit of talking publicly about anything they’re doing. 

      • Lunchbox45 3 years ago

        you do know that he has connections across the league right and AA has to talk to other teams about trades, shocking i know.

        so while the jays may not talk, another gm or front office staff could easily have informed him

        • stl_cards16 3 years ago

          But this random guy on MLBTR has a source that says the Blue Jays don’t talk about anything.  hmmmm who to believe?!?!?!

          Anyway, most teams don’t speak publicly about what is going on in trade talks.  I don’t know why Jays fans think it is some new thing.  We get just as much information about the Jays as we do any other team.

        • mrsjohnmiltonrocks 3 years ago

           Of course he talks to other GM’s and organizations.  Who’s to say they were being straight with Stark?  The Blue Jays said they weren’t shopping him.

  5. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 3 years ago

    I think a return to the Mets would be nice.  Jason Vargas to the Mets.  He can hold Gee’s spot.

  6. 14 Rocks 3 years ago

    Why in the world would the Braves be interested in Jason Vargas?  They already have enough crummy pitchers.  If the Braves are nosing around Seattle for a pitcher then why not Kevin Millwood who is actually have a decent season.

  7. petrie000 3 years ago

    that, actually, would have been the genius of Tony La Russa at work. He didn’t win any fan vote and was a selected reserve.

  8. baseball52 3 years ago

    Come on. Glorified platoon players are always All-Star worthy!

  9. Ptk123 3 years ago

    That same genius that thought Furcal should play 7 innings!

  10. Hawkguy 3 years ago

     Actually it was the players vote. Not LaRussa.

  11. petrie000 3 years ago

    well, either way you can’t blame the fans for it.

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