On this date in 1973, Tom Seaver of the Mets won the NL Cy Young award, becoming the first pitcher to take home the prize with fewer than 20 wins. We checked in on the Mets earlier tonight; here are some updates on their division rivals…
- Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post gets the sense that the Marlins could convince Javier Vazquez to return for another season if they offer him $10MM for 2012.
- The Marlins have some interest in re-signing Greg Dobbs, but not in bringing Jose Lopez back, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.
- There's "nothing substantial" developing between the Nationals and free agent outfielder Laynce Nix, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. The sides have discussed a deal for 2012 and Nix has interest in returning to D.C. for another season.
- David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution doubts that the Braves would dangle Jair Jurrjens in trade talks because his knee injury reduces his trade value (Twitter link). Jurrjens spent much of August on the disabled list with a right knee strain and didn't pitch in September.
I always liked Vazquez, a consistent pitcher who struck out a lot of batters but never got much attention. Well, at least until he got to the Bronx, but being a good pitcher who sucked for the Yankees is a plus I guess.
David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution doubts Jurrjens will be traded? Why is this even a topic for discussion? He’s a very good young pitcher! I guess David was bored and ran out of things to write about!
Well they need offense and have a surplus of excellent pitching *prospects (edit: I hate autocorrect), so that’s probably the reason it’s a topic of discussion.
Dan Uggla seems to be on Vernon Wells’ every other year plan. Maybe you can say the same for Heyward?
Maybe we can bicker and moan about it being the home ball park’s fault that we built then move the fences in when our overhyped players don’t hit enough HRs not a half-decade from when it was built.
No, the Bravos hit enough home runs, but that’s all the offense did. Jeromy Burnitz and Jack Cust would like it, I guess.
Braves would be making a HUGE mistake trading JJ…DON’T DO IT!!
depends on the return really.
if they could use him to land a drew or something, then why not
Preferably Stephen over JD 😛
If JD can play short, why not? lol
I know he had a great 1st half. He is injury prone and he is due a raise in arbitration. I think I would consider trading him even if you are selling a little low. If the money they save on JJ could be used to improve the offense. I’m high on Medlen. I know they aren’t sure he will be in the rotation next year but I think that would be a mistake.
I’m high on everyone but JJ. I don’t care if we sold a little low, the man is injured quite a bit and when he is, he stinks. Even when he’s healthy, his stuff is declining.
Vasquez is just not worth $10 million, a franchise trying to make a splash that’s on the rebound would be wise to spend that money elsewhere, or at least try and cut that deal way down