Minor Moves: Jack Cust, Dewayne Wise

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  1. Brandon. 3 years ago

    If Wise had been a little more patient I bet he would have been pulled back up to the big league club when rosters expand. He was doing a really good job. Could’ve had a good chance at a ring. Oh well. I guess it’s better to not be playing at all.

    • BitLocker 3 years ago

      He’s 34. I doubt he wants to rot in the minors when he can be used as a back-up for another team.

      • Douglas Rau 3 years ago

        But what team? The Phillies, who just traded two outfielders and are going nowhere? At 34, how many more chances is a career 4th outfielder going to get at getting a ring? You play to win. Unless he’s foolish blown his salaries, money isn’t an issue for him at this point.

        • Trout Almonte 3 years ago

          I don’t think he earned much during his career. Much more than we’ll ever see but still not much for MLB player.

          • LazerTown 3 years ago

            BR has his career earnings at $1,075,000. Certainly not a lot for a baseball player, but if he was smart with his money it is a good start. Not enough to live off forever, but decent living while he was playing.

          • Trout Almonte 3 years ago

            If you count tax and cost of living plus the fact that he didn’t go to college after being drafted (in 97) he better have invested smart or he might be in trouble.

          • Maybe BR should have put (may be incomplete) in big bold letters.

            $1,075,000 is his total for 2000, 2004 and 2009.

            Judging by the number of games he’s played during the other seasons, even at a prorated amount of the league minimum I’d say he’s made twice that figure at the very least, most likely more.

          • Jeff Snedden 3 years ago

            Cole Hamels sneezed at 1:45 pm EST today. It cost the Phillies $1.075m.

    • Slopeboy 3 years ago

      @Brandon Emerick

      Wise played fairly well with the Yanks after a dreadful start. He actually contributed to a couple of wins and did everything that was asked of him.
      He lost his job to an over-the hill brand name, which is understandable, but nevertheless unfair. He deserves the opportunity to call his own shots as to where he may want to play.

      Good Luck Dewayne.

  2. Greg O 3 years ago

    White Sox should consider. AAA though.

  3. Michael 3 years ago

    Mark Buehrle can give him a place to stay until he gets back on his feet.

  4. Joe Young 3 years ago

    Reds need a left handed bat Jocketty bring him home!!

    • Trout Almonte 3 years ago

      Curtis Kruml and Wise can’t hit, Cust can’t field, so what are ya looking for here?

  5. Zach Kemble 3 years ago

    Wow, did Jack Cust ever take that many walks in his life? That’s crazy.

    • OrangeCards 3 years ago

      So I guess clicking on his name to see that he had 105,111, and 93 walks from 2007-9 was too much to ask …

      • Zach Kemble 3 years ago

        woo, 3 years in his career, whoop-de-do. Hasn’t done much since but K

        • OrangeCards 3 years ago

          I didn’t say it was impressive … Seriously, that dense?

          And actually, he’s maintained his high walk rates (16.3% in 2011 w/ SEA) but his power disappeared last year.

          • MichaelKirschbaum 3 years ago

            guys it is just Jack Cust, calm down

          • Kurisu Rg 3 years ago

            Ehem… Safeco destroys careers. From journeymen AAAA players to highly-touted prospects (Smoak)

    • melonis_rex 3 years ago

      he’s a prototypical TTO hitter. Most of his offensive game is walks, Ks, and HRs.

      • Kurisu Rg 3 years ago

        A poor man’s Adam Dunn.

        • Iconoclast17 3 years ago

          A very very poor, destitute man. They should never be mentioned in the same sentence. Cust had one good year in oakland and then proceeded to walk-troll for the next 4 to inflate his OBP. The most common sight there was watching clean-up hitting Cust take a strike three with the tying and winning runs aboard.

  6. Dynasty22 3 years ago

    Wow, we are really cleaning house today..

  7. BradyAndersonsSideburns 3 years ago

    I’m sure Duquette has Cust on speed dial, he has a thing for DH’s and players that should be DH’s

  8. Dewayne Wise is the only of them that I see landing somewhere else, as a left-handed bat off the bench for the rest of the season (which I see as being his last). He was really the victim of the Ichiro Suzuki trade.

  9. CitizenLoonie 3 years ago

    I’m sure ESPN will dedicate twenty minutes strictly for Yankees minor league moves. Jack Cust is the epitome of why walks contributing to OPS+ are overrated. So what if he’s on first if it takes a homer or at least two hits to drive his slow butt in.

  10. Bob Hulsey 3 years ago

    When you can’t make the Astros, your career is over.

  11. sourbob 3 years ago

    Ah, thank you. I knew something was hinky there.

  12. Kurisu Rg 3 years ago

    Him averaging a HR every 6.35 PA just didn’t seem right.

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