Week In Review: 10/7/12 – 10/13/12

On a day jammed full of American League and National League Championship Series games, let's take a break in the action to catch up on the week that was here at MLBTR…

  • Mets GM Sandy Alderson has made it no secret that signing both David Wright and R.A. Dickey beyond 2013 is one of his top offseason priorities, and formal contract negotiations with both players could begin next week.
  • Jim Tracy resigned as the manager of the Rockies after coaching the team for three seasons. Tracy had been under fire after leading the Rockies to a last place finish in the NL West with a franchise record for losses at 64-98. 
  • Following his 50-game suspension for a performance-enhancing drug and word of an alleged cover-up attempt, the odds of the Giants re-signing Melky Cabrera this offseason seemed unlikely. However, there is now more openness within the Giants organization to retain the outfielder.
  • The Reds want manager Dusty Baker back for the 2013 season. Cincinnati won the NL Central twice since Baker was hired, and their overall winning percentage for the five year period is .517. 
  • Contract talks between the Red Sox and Cody Ross have gained some momentum. The Red Sox are attempting to re-sign the outfielder, who is on track to hit free agency once the World Series ends.
  • Five years into Frank Wren's tenure as the Braves' general manager, the team continues contending on an annual basis. Wren will have at least two more seasons to bring a championship to Atlanta, as he has agreed to a contract extension through 2014. 
  • Veteran third baseman Scott Rolen is preparing to retire, though he will delay an official announcement until later in the offseason. Rolen hit .245/.318/.398 in 330 plate appearances for Cincinnati this year, with his playing time limited by both injuries and the Reds' desire to fit rookie Todd Frazier into the lineup.  
  • The Yankees designated right-hander Cory Wade for assignment. Wade, 29, appeared in 79 games for the Yankees across the last two years, posting a 4.23 ERA with 7.8 K/9 and 1.8 BB/9 during that stretch. 

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2 years 10 months ago

I see Boston getting back Ross more important than ortiz in one way.. Ortiz they can make a qualifying offer to of 13m and get that Supplemental 1st round pick for should he sign elsewhere. of the teams that do not stand to lose a pick, Toronto and Cleveland are the only real possibilities.

Mike Boyer
2 years 10 months ago

What are the Red Sox waiting for sign Ross sign Ortiz and get it over with move on get a manager 1stbaseman and a few pitchers with that extra money you got lets get Haren and Peavy in Red Sox uniforms

2 years 10 months ago

Gonna be tough on Scott Rolen going out like that. If he fields that ball cleanly in game 3 he’s probably still playing now.

2 years 10 months ago

Here’s hoping that retirement will give Scott Rolen plenty of time to reflect on the Hall of Fame-caliber talent he squandered when he injured his left shoulder by colliding into 1B Hee-Seop Choi in 2005.