AL East Links: Red Sox, Ortiz, Yankees, Orioles

We've already had two managerial changes in the AL East this offseason, and a ton of player moves will surely follow this winter. Here's the latest from the only division to house three 90-win teams in 2012…

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  1. Rabbitov 3 years ago

    If Hamilton joins the O’s I will put on a wedding dress and marry Bobby Valentine when it is legal.

    • MB923 3 years ago

      1 out of 30 chance

    • Karkat 3 years ago

      Does he still have a residence in Massachusetts? It could be legal right now!

    • Lefty_Orioles_Fan
      Lefty_Orioles_Fan 3 years ago

      I would chip in some money to not only see that, but to hire Fred the Bird to work the wedding reception.
      In all seriousness. Dan C says Swisher wouldn’t fit in the clubhouse? What a bunch of blarney (well maybe not, still) anyway I would take Swish in a heartbeat. Also, if I could sit next to his pretty wife during the game that would me be content as well.
      Also, Hamilton would be also very,very interesting.
      Line Up
      1.) Markakis
      2.) Hardy (not sure why he struggled this year offensively)
      3.) Swisher
      4.) Hamilton
      5.) Jones
      6.) Wieters
      7.) Machado
      8.) DH – Mystery Man
      9.) Andino ( Why you ask, because I said so)
      How could you argue about a line-up like that.
      As an added bonus sign Dan Haren
      Although from Dan C’s article , we’ll probable only get Keppinger.

    • Slopeboy 3 years ago


      You do realize that Bobby would disparage your cooking after only a week, don’t you?

  2. MB923 3 years ago

    Let Mo go and get Darren Oliver
    Trade Jeter and get Rafael Furcal
    Trade A-Rod and get Jerry Hairston Jr.
    Let Pettitte and Kuroda leave and sign Derek Lowe and Kevin Milwood
    Let Raul go and sign David Ortiz
    Let Ichiro go and get Bobby Abreu

    Don’t know how much better you get, but you’d certainly get younger

    • diehardmets 3 years ago

      I REALLY hope this was sarcasm.

    • Slopeboy 3 years ago

      As an added bonus, it gets them underneath the luxury tax threshold!

      • MB923 3 years ago

        Would also get them a bit closer to a record like the Red Sox had this year.

    • You Know Who 3 years ago

      That is the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in a while. It makes no sense at all. I really hope you’re joking.

      • MB923 3 years ago

        if you guys think I was serious, then you really have no clue what sarcasm is. And if you do know what it is but do not get the joke, then obviously you don’t know the ages of any of those players I listed.

        • Rabbitov 3 years ago

          Sarcasm (n) = getting SARS in a chasm

        • Vmmercan 3 years ago

          Are people really that dense? You were reiterating Cashman’s point, no? Good grief.

          • MB923 3 years ago

            In a joking manner I was, since all those players are younger than the other ones but obviously they are worse (except Ortiz)!. So I was partially reiterating what he said. They should be able to tell it was sarcasm when I said get Hairston Jr., Lowe, Milwood and Abreu and get rid of, in this case, A-Rod, Ichiro, Pettite and Kuroda

            I can’t believe there were people who thought I was serious.

  3. Karkat 3 years ago

    I hate when things aren’t realistic in reality.

    • MB923 3 years ago

      Here’s something that doesn’t seem realistic in reality – World Series Game 1 (thusfar).

      • LazerTown 3 years ago

        Zito outdueling Verlander?

        • East Coast Bias 3 years ago

          crazy talk

        • MB923 3 years ago

          Not much of the outduel, but Verlander getting shelled and also giving up an RBI single to Zito

          Then again, Giants also pounded Cliff Lee 2 years ago after he dominated (Like Verlander, he won game 1 and 5 of LDS, and Game 3 of LCS, against the Yankees, and got shelled against the Giants)

      • Karkat 3 years ago

        Technically it’s the only thing that’s realistic in reality

        • MB923 3 years ago

          Um, I must be confused by your OP then. Unless you are saying to me that you were expecting this to happen, cause i certainly wasn’t

          Not to mention that RBI single off of him.

          • Tko11 3 years ago

            Scutaro is making me wish he was still on the Sox but Im happy for the guy. Still cant get over his contact rate and low strikeout rate.

          • MB923 3 years ago

            And i know he never played a game for the Yankees, but I”m happy for Austin Jackson doing well. I also was happy when Melky did well in San Fran….until, well you know what.

          • Tko11 3 years ago

            Yeah I think its safe to say both teams benefited from that trade. Jackson cutting down those strikeout totals has helped him greatly this year. In 2010 he had 170 then in 2011 181 and this year only 134 which is still pretty high but nothing compared to 181. Hopefully he can keep trending those K’s downwards and those homerun totals up.

          • Vmmercan 3 years ago

            Didn’t he get hurt for awhile this year?

          • Lamar Smith 3 years ago

            At time of the trade the Yankees got the better end of the deal. Now I betcha the Yankee wish they kept Jackson.

          • Lamar Smith 3 years ago

            I truly believe the Sox blew that trade.

          • Karkat 3 years ago

            The past that actually occurred is the only realistic past.

          • MB923 3 years ago

            I get you now lol. I feel like a dummy now. Forgive me. I’ve been sick all day with a headache and it got worse earlier, but Baseball back on has made it better :)

          • Karkat 3 years ago

            Hahaha, it’s okay, I’m being weird and metaphysical anyhow

      • Slopeboy 3 years ago

        “That’s why they play the games”

  4. East Coast Bias 3 years ago

    Hey, fellow Yankees fans @Slopeboy:disqus and @MB923:disqus

    How do you feel about the Yankees reuniting with Melky on a one year deal? I’m sure we can get him for cheap to play RF, and he wants to prove his worth for a long term contract for other teams in 2014.

    • MB923 3 years ago

      Hmmm, it wouldn’t be a terrible move. But if they only wanted an OFer on a 1 year deal, I’d rather go with Ichiro. I can’t picture Melky doing better than he did for what he did this year. Then again I can’t expect Ichiro to repeat the numbers he had with the Yankees at his age.

    • Slopeboy 3 years ago

      @East Coast Bias

      I’m not convinced that Melky is the real goods. When he played for the Yanks, he was a good complimentary player, but nothing more. I was surprised at what he did in KC and SF has only raised my suspicions. I’ve heard Cashman talk on a couple of radio shows, and while he hasn’t tipped his hand about the OF situation, he gives the impression that he wants something more substantial than a one year deal out there.

      Yanks will have enough distractions coming into SP, they don’t need another one. Especially from someone who will have the added pressure of being suspect, having to answer questions and having to produce right away. I would pass on The Melk man.

    • jjs91 3 years ago

      Players dont usually maintain that BABIP but there is nothing wrong with kc melky or even the one that played with us. It’s a lot better than trusting dickerson, or Zoilo.

  5. Cashman is riding this core of players for wayyyy too long.

    New York and Boston fans are both going to have to learn to accept rebuilding as a part of baseball. Red Sox management took the plunge in 2012, and I’d be shocked to see the Yankees not at least make an attempt to take the same plunge in 2013 and move a good contract with a few bad ones in an attempt to get younger.

    • MB923 3 years ago

      I’m well aware. Yankees were a crappy team in a 4 year span (1989 – 1992), a few years later their dynasty started.

    • rkmarx 3 years ago

      The way the Yankees work, they will offer Cano $200M to stick around and stay young (yes, I realize he’s 30) and sell to the fans that they’ve gotten younger.
      Realistically, I could see other GMs going after Granderson, ARod and Tex even with their contracts (assuming the Yankees pay part). Other than that, I don’t see a lot of value in the players currently under contract at high dollars for the Yanks. I’m sure I’m missing a few playersm, but these guys just came to mind.

      • Lamar Smith 3 years ago

        I don’t see anyone going after Granderson, Tex and especially AROD’s bloated contract. Granderson is a product of Yankee stadium as he hit 27 HR’s at home and for the 3rd straight year. His avg and OBP has decreased while his strikeout totals have increased. As for Tex, I don’t see too many teams needing to trade for a 1st base with his contract. Not saying he isn’t worth it.

  6. MB923 3 years ago

    Where would they play him? The infield is full (well except Catcher), and he’s only played 5 career games in the OF.

  7. MB923 3 years ago

    He’s got good numbers to be an everyday player. Many teams would use him as a starter. I don’t see him signing with the Yankees, barring a trade of A-Rod

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