Quick Hits: Marlins, Blue Jays, Phillies, Dodgers

Sunday afternoon linkage..

  • Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is angry at manager Ozzie Guillen for comments the manager made that were critical of him, a person who spoke with team officials told Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post.  Guillen made a series of comments on Friday that touched on his own job security and Loria's relationship with previous managers.  Earlier today we ran down the latest news out of Miami.
  • Blue Jays General Manager Alex Anthopoulos told reporters, including Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, that he believes the Orioles' success is due in large part to their strong bullpen.  Looking ahead, Anthopoulos says that he hopes to emulate that.
  • Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer previews what the 2013 Phillies might look like and sees a team with Chase Utley at third and a big ticket acquisition in centerfield.  The feeling around the club is that the high-priced pickup will be someone like B.J. Upton or Michael Bourn.
  • While some have posited that the Dodgers' woes are due to a lack of team chemistry, some club officials believe that the team is plagued by raised expectations, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  The Dodgers went from David to Goliath in the blink of an eye, which has led some to believe that a number of hitters are pressing.


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10 Comments on "Quick Hits: Marlins, Blue Jays, Phillies, Dodgers"


Howard
2 years 11 months ago

Our bullpen should be fine next year… we need 1-2 more starters, a better everyday LF and DH with Edwin at 1st. He is good defensively as far as glove work hence why he’s at 1B not 3B anymore lol his throwing accuracy sucks. Anyhow… we need someone like Sanchez or Anderson, or Marcum back, somebody who can throw a lot of innings and get outs. No more injuries, we need someone reliable. Wouldn’t see Ortiz coming to DH with us because he’ll want a lot and we need that extra money for starters if you don’t package a Escobar/Arencibia type deal somewhere. Though we shouldn’t get rid of Arencibia yet, maybe not even Lind who should be dealt, too. Though Lind is starting to come around towards the end of the season stretch…AA will know what to do, I’ll leave the rest to him. LOL

Shane McMahon
2 years 11 months ago

Blue Jays better copy somebody because they keep playing the way they’ve been playing, they may never win again.

LazerTown
2 years 11 months ago

I guess Ozzie didn’t get the memo.

TODD barber
2 years 11 months ago

good luck prying bourn away from the braves especially since they have chipper’s 15 million eric hinkse’s 4.5 million and derek lowe’s 15.75 million coming off the books..with that much money coming off the books for the braves,not to mention o’flaherty’s money and possibly moylan’s insurance money kicking in im pretty sure they are gonna make a concerted effort to resign bourn

vtadave
2 years 11 months ago

They don’t have Lowe’s “$15.75 million” coming off the books at all – they only paid part of that this year. Heyward, Hanson, and Venters will get nice raises. I do think though that they will make a competitive offer for Bourn.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
2 years 11 months ago

Chemistry? Try injuries. How many Dodgers on the opening day roster have not visited the DL at least once? I can think of only three. Try having 11 players out for the season.

vtadave
2 years 11 months ago

Yeah that is part of it, but consider all the payroll that hasn’t contributed this year – Crawford, Puig, the money still owed to Manny, etc. They shoudl be much better next year.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
2 years 11 months ago

The good new is, the days of salary deferrals should be over. Puig is a gamble that might pay off but not for a year or more probably. Next year can’t help but be better, if half the team doesn’t end up in the hospital again.

gs01
2 years 11 months ago

AA’s main focus has been the bullpen every year, unfortunately it hasn’t worked out for him.

johnsmith4
2 years 11 months ago

Actually, it has worked out for him. In previous years, he filled out the bullpen with the intent of turning the players into draft picks. It has paid off with the second best farm system. He even had the best draft this year.