On this date in 1983, Steve Carlton of the Phillies won the 300th game of his career. The Phillies don't have any 300 game winners on their staff at this point, but it won't be surprising if one or two of their pitchers join Carlton in Cooperstown one day. Here are some links for Friday…
- Coco Crisp told Joe Stiglich of the Contra Costa Times that he's looking for a winning team, a location he likes and a good "financial situation" when he decides where to sign this offseason (link via the Boston Herald). The 31-year-old California native says he enjoys playing in Oakland and believes the A's have a chance to win in 2012.
- The Orioles placed Troy Patton on the restricted list yesterday, according to MLB.com's Transactions Page. The left-hander left the team for a court-appointed orientation class that's related to his offseason DUI arrest, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. He should re-join the team in Detroit today.
- Yankees GM Brian Cashman told Bob Klapisch of the Record that he's "comfortable but not expectant" of a new contract after the season, when his current deal with the Yankees expires. Klapisch says Cashman has earned another contract.
- Bud Shaw of the Cleveland Plain Dealer made the case for bringing Grady Sizemore and Fausto Carmona to the Indians next year. Though there are arguments in favor of each player, it's not easy to get excited about "the prospect of continued uncertainty."
This is more accurate now:
“The 31-year-old California native says he enjoys playing in Oakland and believes the A’s have a chance to battle the Mariners for the bottom of the AL West in 2012.”
I guess that is better than playing for homer813 team who just snagged the first pick in next year’s draft. LOL
So much for the chance (pipe dream) of crisp returning to Boston and giving them the absolute perfect 4th OF that they have lacked since he left, not to mention maybe cost them 3-4 wins this season as a guess being stuck with carcasses, such as Darnell McDonald on the team being shuffled out onto the field.
Epstein.. Please.. Talk to the guy and offer him a LARGE amount to come back AFTER you look at the Indy league refugees you have had since he left and ask yourself what those losses they have cost you true value is.
They seem like a much better fit based on what he’s supposedly looking for. I don’t see how the A’s fit his description at all. It’s like he’s wearing beer goggles.
Where can I get myself a pair of bear goggles?
Crisp’s starter material on a lot of teams. Epstein would have to drastically overpay to get him back here as a fourth outfielder and that’d be a huge waste of resources.
yeah, the negative factor. Then look at what they paid Mike Cameron over the last 2 seasons (15m) then all those other people ran out there, mcDonald, Nava, Hall, Baldelli, VanEvery (multiple times) and it is a sickening picture of well below mediocrity.
Maybe I just don’t understand as well why every team does not invest in that PERFECTguy, like Amezaga (before injuries) Bloomquist type who can step in and play positions at an adequate MLB level. Crisp would be a different “animal” a specialist OF, but better than most at 3 positions. Maybe Lowrie could be that perfect guy if he could be taught to play t least the corner OF positions.
Anyway.. IMO having a 4th OF that can step in and play like Crisp, would be worth 7-8m spread over a couple seasons, it’s no more than Cameron was given, though he was signed as a starter and crisp could even be signed as a starter even if they wanted. not sure how his arm would play in RF might be an issue. Would give reddick/Kalish further time and they would rotate to 4th OF.. Same good 4th OF situation. Even a platoon
Crisp should command more than $7-8MM over a couple of seasons, he’s one of the best outfielders available this offseason.
Hey.. My bad.. Once again was not plain on my post 🙁
i meant the 15m (7-8m per season) that Cam got paid.
My Tigers have about 12 of thoes type of guys…
I see a good fit in SF. Maybe 2 years, 10-12MM? Andres Torres has turned back into a pumpkin and if Crisp stays healthy (big if), he could flourish at AT&T.
Lol… A pumpkin haha!
He wants a winning team though
Your reputation as a Giants fan antagonizer precedes you, so nice try. BTW, did you happen to bump your head and sleep through last October/November?