Quick Hits: Orioles, Indians, Free Agents

The Orioles decided to rely on internal options in the outfield after surveying the market for trade targets, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports (on Twitter). The Orioles had some interest in Juan Pierre, but it appears they’ll rely on players such as Nate McLouth, Chris Davis, Xavier Avery, Endy Chavez and Lew Ford in the outfield with Nick Markakis injured. Here are today’s links…

  • Jim Bowden lists some potential destinations for the offseason’s top free agents at ESPN.com. For example, could the Yankees could be a fit for Josh Hamilton? Could the Dodgers land Zack Greinke? Here’s MLBTR’s list of 2013 free agents.
  • Indians ownership was "unhappy" with the team's second half performance, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports. GM Chris Antonetti said "nothing is new" regarding the job security of manager Manny Acta. "I don't think anyone's happy with where we are or how we've played," Antonetti said.
  • MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo offers a report on the latest transactions involving top prospects.

17 Responses to Quick Hits: Orioles, Indians, Free Agents Leave a Reply

  1. dc21892 3 years ago

    Oh Bobby, where do we begin. It’s fantastic to have confidence but at this point, half the team has given up on you. It seems like only Pedroia, Ciriaco, Ross and a handful of bullpen arms are the only ones trying at this point. Everyone else giving effort is the young kids on the roster trying to earn a spot or get noticed. If they keep him next year, whatever. It’s better than firing him and possibly bringing in another manager for one year.

  2. Devern Hansack 3 years ago

    No Bobby, you’re not. You have no idea how to manage a pitching staff, design a lineup, or manage personalities.

    • Encarnacion's Parrot 3 years ago

      He can’t even manage his own personality lol.

  3. LifelongMets 3 years ago

    Bobby V has really lost it. Its really a shame that he couldn’t produce the magic that he produced in New York with Boston. Hopefully he latches on with another big league organization..

  4. MB923 3 years ago

    “Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine says he’s “the best man for the job” in Boston”


  5. hawkny1 3 years ago

    Cheers for Bobby V.. He has been sandbagged by overpayed, prima donna players, coaches whose loyalty has been to the front office and a general manager, wet behind the ears, who has been playing “stab in the back” politics since his first decision to hire an untried, not-to-bright- “yes” man as the team’s field boss last December. Stay with it Bobby, you will get a full shot at righting the ship next spring….

  6. EarlyMorningBoxscore 3 years ago

    Honestly, Bobby Valentine has one of the biggest egos in sports. What do you expect him to say? I suck and should’ve never left my cushy job at ESPN? C’mon.

  7. RedSx799 3 years ago

    What a surprise that ESPN thinks the Yankees are the best fit for Josh Hamilton. They will do anything to figure out a way to not have the Yankees – gasp! – go a decade or two without a World Series. How do you think Hamilton in NYC will work out the first time he strikes out with the bases loaded to end a game and the fans boo him and he goes out for “just one drink” after the game and he ends up face down in his own vomit in a gutter? no, I don’t think the yankees or red sox are good fits for Hamilton. too much baggage. heck of a player but he’s on the wrong side of 30 and has a history of serious personal issues.

    • MB923 3 years ago

      In case you are wondering, it actually lists the Rangers and Yankees as a best fit for Hamilton. Not just the Yankees.

      • RedSx799 3 years ago

        that’s true. But my point was about how he’s a bad fit for the Yankees. With the Rangers, he’s got the exact right amount of media “hype”. In new york (or Boston) that would be multiplied by about 1000%. I don’t like the Yankees one bit, so naturally my statements come with a bit of bias. But I do like Hamilton as a ballplayer and don’t want to see him self-destruct due to media scrutiny…which is why I mentioned “or red sox”

  8. basemonkey 3 years ago

    Here’s a crazy idea: In preferring a smaller market, and with their surprisingly young rising team play this year, could the Orioles be a landing spot for Greinke?

    Duquette did check in on him during the trade deadline. They’re most obvious glaring hole has been the lack of a true #1, and adding Greinke to Hammels, Chen, and young pitching depth could profoundly change everything. It’s not like they have been cheap. They’ve been offering big contracts to top tier free agents, they just haven’t been signing because the probability of winning was so dim. 2012 might have changed the overall perception of the Os now as a young up-and-coming team that has some magic going on.

  9. Mike1L 3 years ago

    Hamilton should stay in his comfort zone. Better for him, and better for baseball. He’s a terrific player when focused and healthy. I’d like to see him stay that way, and I’m a Yankee fan

    • RedSx799 3 years ago

      Another intelligent one, at that. Hamilton is a dynamic player but his personal issues would not mix well with the massive media attention the Yankees get. Rangers are the perfect team for him; although ESPN has taken a shine to them, they don’t have a huge throng of reporters in his face after a june game against the Athletics. With the Sox and Yanks, an april game against the Royals gets as much attention as an august game against the Angels.

  10. RedSx799 3 years ago

    Lackey and Salty for Santana and Bay….can’t say I wouldn’t consider it. I was never a big Lackey fan and Saltalamacchia strikes out way too much for my liking. Jason Bay’s power was sapped tremendously by the cavernous outfield of Citi Field. I’m just surprised a Yankee fan is coming up with a trade that actually might help the Red Sox.

  11. Meh Sheep 3 years ago

    That trade makes no sense for the Mets. You are trading two good players who are frequently injured for 2 bad mediocre players who are often injured.

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