Ruben Amaro Jr. of the Phillies (#2) and Frank Wren of the Braves (#9) both make Jon Heyman's list of top GMs of the year at SI.com. Here are the latest notes from the NL East…
- Davey Johnson will return as the Nationals' manager in 2012 unless he changes his mind, Heyman reports. The team is required to conduct a full offseason search, however.
- Former Mets GM Omar Minaya expects to join a new team before the Winter Meetings, according to Heyman, who suggests the Indians and Rays are possibilities.
- As Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com explains, Rule 5 pick Pedro Beato is destined to finish the season with the Mets and become the team's official property.
- The Braves' rotation is limping to the finish line, as Jon Paul Morosi writes at FOXSports.com. Atlanta probably didn't expect Mike Minor, Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado to start consecutive games in a pennant race.
- I examined the free agent stock of Marlins starter Javier Vazquez earlier today.
“Atlanta probably didn’t expect Mike Minor, Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado to start consecutive games in a pennant race.”
Wow really? I was pretty sure they would rather have every one of their players be AA and AAA players for a pennant race. <@;)
Yeah my Braves are struggling. Hope they can stop sinking before it is too late.
They will have no choice with Derek Lowe struggling, Jurjjens and Hanson hurting…who else would there be?
I wish Lowe never pitches again.
Anyone check out Heyman’s list? Cashman at 4, Melvin at 6, Friedman at 7, and AA at 10.
Considering what Friedman has to work with, he should be 1st, and AA should be second because of his ninjaness. I mean look at the diamondbacks infield: Hill, Macdonald, Overbay and Roberts, all ex jays and the jays werent even close to the playoffs with that infield and they had two all stars on the outfield and two all star starters.
As a Red Sox fan I wish we had those three guys to call on to start games….instead it is Wakefield/Miller/Lackey/Weiland.
Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhy is Davey returning?
Pedro Javier Teheran to avoid a Minor Beato in the Bronx