The latest minor moves from around baseball…
- Former major league first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp is attempting a comeback with the New Britain Bees of the independent Atlantic League, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. This is the first mention of Carp on MLBTR’s pages since the Orioles released him in April 2016. The 33-year-old hasn’t appeared in the majors since 2014 or at the Triple-A level since 2015. A former Mariner, Red Sox and Ranger, Carp combined for a .254/.330/.414 line with 27 home runs in exactly 1,000 MLB plate appearances from 2009-14. During his best season, 2013, Carp slashed .296/.362/.523 (138 wRC+) with nine homers and 1.4 fWAR across 243 PA as a member of a World Series-winning Boston team.
Fishy sounding transaction….
He’s no Mike Trout.
He’s no Tim Salmon.
He was better then Kevin Bass
Well, I’m hooked
Not really. Bass was a nearly 15 WAR player over a 14 year career.
But not AJ Pollock
He looks like the homeless guy outside of your local Burger King in his BBR page
He better have an entirely new approach to the game because at 33, oh buddy, its over.
IIRC he was a three true outcomes kinda guy, so maybe he’s got a better chance to stick if he shows he can hit again.
could be part of the all-fish outfield with Mike Trout and Tim Salmon
he could also team up with steve trout and johnny ray.
My dream of having him play for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp is alive again!