Some links to browse through during your Sunday evening…
- Add the Rangers to the list of clubs that are not interested in recently released Carlos Silva, reports MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan (on Twitter). The Yankees and Cardinals are also out.
- The Angels can opt out of their stadium lease in 2016, but owner Arte Moreno told Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times that the team has not begun exploring the possibility of building a new stadium. That process would have to start at least four years before the planned opening date.
- Indians manager Manny Acta told MLB.com's Jordan Bastian that there are likely to be roster moves made on Monday when the 25-man roster is finalized (Twitter link).
- Tom Krasovic spoke to several scouts about teams and players from all around the game.
- In regard to CBA talks, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes that the "general consensus is that a hangup or even the slightest threat of a work stoppage would be shocking."
- Within the same piece, Cafardo says the Twins aren't as willing to deal Kevin Slowey as it may seem. One scout opined that the right-hander is "throwing too well for them to deal him."
- The Rockies continue to receive calls about their middle-infield depth, but the club isn't looking to move either Eric Young Jr. or Alfredo Amezaga, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.
- Dave Bush earned a spot in the Rangers' bullpen as a long man, tweets Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Bush would have opted out of his contract today if he didn't make the team.
- The Red Sox' bullpen depth has drawn interest from other teams, a source tells Alex Speier of WEEI.com.
MLBTR's Luke Adams & Mike Axisa contributed to this post.
This is a triviality, but I’m curious about a throwaway at the end of Cafardo’s article: that “Adam Dunn has played in 652 winning games and 795 losing games (and one tie).”
One tie? How does that work? I assume the stats are only counting regular season games (and not the All Star game, if Dunn even played in the year of the tie). Am I being dense?
Well he was in the 2002 all star game. So I’m guessing that’s what he meant.
I agree the non-trade of Kevin Slowey might be one the best moves the Twins make this offseason. He’s thrown great this spring and as recent history indicates, you can never have enough quality major league starting arms to carry a team through a season. You hear that yanks!?!?
should a twin’s fan really be mocking the yanks giving their history?
Hmmm. The biggest thing I recall about the Twins history is what most older Twins fans want to forget.. Owner (cheapskate) Calvin Griffith running a shoe string budget team during the late 70’s-early 80’s and letting the franchise players walk away 1 at a time. Rod Carew, Lyman Bostock, Bill Campbell. The game passed by the day of owners who were in it (and wealth) attributed to the game only and had little else to afford salaries with outside of revenue generated from his team.
I meant the playoff history of the twins vs yanks.. but ok
Ah yes…Apologies… Yes.. Not very glorious there either..
Twins are another of those teams (like Baltimore) that had a very proud past, but fell apart at the seams, rose up again after the Griffiths finally sold them.
Once again.. Was reminiscing of times past…
you’re alright with me john.
Lyman Bostock didn’t really walk away from the Twins so much as… Well…
I was gonna make a joke, but it just seems tasteless.
The point was he became a FA before he was murdered. Though get the drift there. Bostock may have chosen a poor circle of companions after he left the Twin Cities perhaps.. But who is to say.
should a jays fan really be mocking a twins fan given their history?
I’m sorry can you show me where I mocked anyone?
Thing is I think Slowey is too good of a pitcher to be in a long relief role. He can be a very servicable starter, and if the Twins really are going to keep him in this role, they might as well get something decent for him.
They’d be selling low on Slowey, it would be stupid to trade him now.
how can you say that without knowing what they will receive back?
They wouldn’t get anything back, that’s the point.
However until the inevitable injuries hit- having a low cost SP is one of the main qualities of a sustainable good team. I am a die hard Detroit fan, but the twinkles should def hold on to Slowey because they’ll need him eventually this season and he isn’t hurting them. I’d live if they got rid of him, but only as a selfish Tiger fan…
Changes to revenue shareing would be the only issue that could cause a work stopage in my opinion, It seems to be the only hot button topic among owners.
Even though there isn’t any current threat, man I don’t know what I would do if there was no baseball next season…
You would be forced to watch re-runs of good shows and new episodes of terrible reality shows. That’s my crappy Plan B anyway.
Well Burn Notice plays in the summer…
Not helping the point in any way….
Hey, I wouldn’t be surprised if Carlos Silva turns up on The Biggest Loser…
Fish should have brought back Amezaga. He was one of the most popular players they had for years. Had microfracture(s) in his leg or arm as recall and missed a lot of time, but that guy is a superior version of Billy Hall/Willie Bloomquist when he is healthy.
Arte Moreno is a dumbass sometimes. Why would Angels fans want a new stadium?? We have one of the nicest stadiums in the country, even being the 4th oldest in the league. The only way the Angels move to another stadium is if Arte gets his wish to move the team to Los Angeles…
Let’s decide who’s the dumbass:
1. The billionaire owner of one of the most successful franchises in all of sports, or…
2. the person flying off the handle for that owner NOT exploring something the person is against.
Hmm, tough decision.
right. Let’s hope your favorite team gets renamed as a team from a city they aren’t in and then get moved away after being where they are for 40 years or so. You probably live in the middle of Oklahoma with a name like BigRed Expy, so you wouldn’t understand anyway
Living rent free is tough to walk away from.