The Mets are interested in righty reliever Liam Hendriks, arguably the No. 1 bullpen arm available on the open market, per Andy Martino of SNY. He’d be the second major relief addition this offseason for the Mets, who signed Trevor May to a two-year, $15.5MM guarantee last week. Hendriks, previously with the Athletics, was perhaps the most dominant reliever in baseball during the previous two seasons. In that 108 1/3-inning stretch, the 31-year-old logged a matching 1.66 ERA/FIP, notched 13.21 K/9 against 1.83 BB/9, and recorded 39 saves in 47 opportunities. While the New York club has some level of interest in cross-town star D.J. LeMahieu, David Lennon of Newsday writes, it’s more on the “periphery” in that pursuit at the moment.
More from the eastern divisions:
- The aforementioned Hendriks and fellow free-agent reliever Brad Hand “are believed to be” on the Blue Jays’ radar, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet writes (their interest in Hand was previously reported). Either pitcher would further strengthen a Toronto bullpen that finished 24th in the majors in ERA and 28th in K/BB ratio last season. It seems the Toronto organization is still casting rather a wide net in its free agent search. Gregor Chisholm of the Toronto Star recently linked the team to a number of big names at a variety of positions.
- Orioles general manager Mike Elias said Tuesday that the team is unlikely to give out any multiyear contracts in free agency (Twitter links via Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com and Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun). However, Elias acknowledged the Orioles are hunting for a new shortstop after trading Jose Iglesias to the Angels last week. Elsewhere, Elias said the Orioles plan to keep righty Alex Cobb, who has one year and $15MM left on his contract. Cobb had a decent year in 2020 (4.30 ERA/4.87 FIP in 52 1/3 innings), though he may be a tough sell at his current salary.
- Sticking with the Orioles, beleaguered first baseman Chris Davis revealed Wednesday (via Melo) that he has no plans to hang up his cleats at this point. “I don’t want it to end the way that things have gone the last few years for me. I think there’s more of a story to be told but as far as my contract is concerned, it is what it is,” said Davis. “I’m not going anywhere. I’m not giving up. I’m not throwing in the towel. I understand the club is in a position right now to where they’re trying to cut payroll, and I’m the one big lump that they’re kind of stuck with. But they knew what they were signing up for when they took the job.” Davis’s seven-year, $161MM contract has been an unmitigated disaster for the Orioles, but he’s certainly not obligated to walk away from the remaining two seasons even if the club would prefer it. The 34-year-old is coming off a third-straight woeful season. Davis took just 55 plate appearances, failed to hit a home run and posted a brutal minus-14 wRC+.
- Moving south on 95, the Nationals have a need for just the sort of player Davis once was. The D.C. organization put in an effort to lure Carlos Santana before he latched on with the Royals, Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post reports on Twitter. Missing on the veteran slugger makes it likelier that the Nats will end up putting together some kind of timeshare at first, as there isn’t a clear everyday alternative available in free agency. It also keeps the door open to a return for Nationals stalwart Ryan Zimmerman, whose intentions remain unknown.
I need my twins to sign Hendricks back! He and brad hand the mn native would be awesome!
FredMcGriff for the HOF
Translation on Chris Davis. “I am not Gil Meche. Keep paying me my money and I’ll show up and probably be terrible”.
He isn’t Lymon Bostock either. Bostock was so embarrassed by his performance after signing as a FA with the Angels he donated a months salary to charity. Then he got killed. Davis does not even come across remotely apologetic. He says “they knew what they were getting into”. Meh, grow a pair. You have not earned a cent.
Technically he has earned every cent! Due to union contracts once they are signed they have absolutely nothing to do with performance or ability. All you have to do is show up to work and you “earn” that paycheck.
From reports I’ve read his lack of success is not from a lack of working hard. Those same reports have said that his lack of success bothers him a tremendous amount.
I miss the old CD….. hitting 40-50. Coming in to pitch in games and stuff. I remember he got a win before lol. He was a good player at a time. Was a fun player to watch. Always struck out at a stupid high clip though, he was a good defensive first basemen too.
Funny how Machado was considered such a good defensive third, One of the, if not the best at the time. And then left and ain’t been the same fielder. When I watched all them bird games though I noticed Davis was stretching and bailing him out on a lot of throws that weren’t exactly perfect, just in the ballpark of first base. Always had a strong arm but he’s no Arenado over there. Goes to show how a good first can do a lot to help finish plays. He made it happen.
That was many moons ago lol. Just reminiscing.
Machado’s still pretty darn good w the glove.
Fans want it both ways. Pay up, owners! Yet owners take risks, the Davis contract being an example. They’re on the hook, period, and Davis is right–they knew what could happen. A reasonable person might look at this situation and say “maybe it isn’t collusion, maybe it is common sense to not throw a ton of money at everyone”…
He’s not nearly what he was in Baltimore. He’s good but he’s not platinum glove good. Davis made that difference. Just my opinion. I watched all the Baltimore games unfortunately lol
I’m talking about personal standards and ethics.
Yeah I agree with that. It seems to me after he played SS for that year—that the defense at 3rd wasn’t quite what it used to be. He also gained a pretty solid amount of weight throughout his career. Not necessarily bad weight but mass is mass. Being a half second slower can make the difference between great and very good. tough for me to say.
That is correct.
Davis was very nice to watch, on both sides of the ball, in his prime, yes.
Did CD promise to play or did he promise to play well. It seems the contract is to play baseball and the “hope” is that he plays well. At some point the money is spent and you just move him to a special instructor role (like Yankees with pay-Rod) and free up the roster spot.
Then it’s a serious skill problem. Old news, O’s should move on.
I dont know a single person who would turn down the money to put on a uni, he was lucky enough to make it to free agency and get his money, 99% of players dont
@Oscar I remember hearing Jim Palmer on a game broadcast nearly choking with anger about Chris Davis early in his funk. He claimed Chris Davis wasn’t working at all on getting better. I don’t know if his criticism was valid but he certainly expressed it in no uncertain terms.
Machado is still great defensively, after the slow start in San Diego, he’s a great hitter too.
Gil meche was really good when he decided to quit compared to what Davis is right now.
While Hendriks would certainly improve the Mets pen, I don’t see it as a strong need at this point. A backend of May/Diaz is pretty solid. Still, Cohen has the money right? May as well go nuts. Diaz could essentially turn into a 7th inning guy if they lock up Hendriks.
The Mets would trade Díaz; combined with losing Canó, that would purge the stupid Kelenic trade.
Not a chance. Diaz was great last year. He’s not going anywhere.
You would still role the dice with Diaz in the ninth inning in a playoff game? His inconsistency makes him a risk for a team looking to win now. That said, a team looking to surprise might hit the jackpot if they trade for him and he delivers. It just seems like the Mets have more to lose by keeping him if another club wants him and is willing to pay a fair price. If the Mets get Hendricks, they could trade Diaz for a couple of young unproven kids with talent and strong arms that could be ready in three years. It’s the type of move a thinking forward GM makes. If no such offer is made, then the roster becomes deeper, etc.
I don’t trust Diaz at all for the 9th. I could 8th inning, but he still had a bunch of blown saves last year and I think got bailed out a couple of times too. I would LOVE Hendricks and then keep Lugo in the rotation.
I mean Diaz had a dreadful.2019, but 2020 he was one of the stronger relievers. Perhaps it was because there weren’t fans in the stands. We’ll see, but Diaz has been elite. 2020 looked like he was coming back to form.
why do they need to do that?
Fully agree. Mets bullpen moves almost never seem to work out great from start to finish, so the more arms, the better.
Diaz would be the 8th inning
Who ever else is pitching the best
Lugo may end up starting.
Yeah maybe. This is just if he is in the pen. (I hope he isn’t starting)
On paper that’s the best pen in the division by far.
AL East is the best division in baseball.
Boston and Baltimore say otherwise
Your NL East can’t hold a candle to the AL East. Your division is so bad it allowed the Marlins to be in the Top 8. The Mets are considered contenders. Don’t sleep on Baltimore, then can rake. Boston is getting their top 2 starting pitchers back.
Oh, and the AL East had a better head to head record overall against the NL East. 54-46.
The other thing is one of those three relievers could be come a trade chip at the deadline. Reliever trades can bring hefty returns in trade.
A Mets signing of Hendricks opens the door for a potential blockbuster deal. The Lindor rumored deal looks to be that much closer IF this signing occurs.
Diaz, Rosario, Familia and one of either Nimmo, Davis or Smith for Lindor, Carrasco, Hedges (or Perez) and either Luplow or Zimmer.
Or Mets get crazy and try to get Ramirez AND Lindor for Davis AND Nimmo. It’s insane, but if the Indians want to unload contracts, the Mets have cash and affordable, major league experience to deal.
That’s a terrible deal for the Mets
Still sad the Jays traded Hendriks for Jesse Chavez (!!!) after an outstanding 2015 season in a set up/middle relief role, going 5-0 with a 2.92 ERA over 64.2 innings with a FIP of 2.14 and WHIP of 1.082 (and 9.9 K/9 vs only 1.5 BB/9). Not sure what Shapiro was thinking!
Still sad they didn’t claim him off waivers after the A’s placed him on them as well. Not sure what Shapiro was thinking!
Like you can really cry about whatever you want. I didn’t think the trade was particularly good at the time and it wasn’t. But whenever a player is free to 29 other teams and they decide he wasn’t worth a spot over their 40th player, it’s time to get over it. The faux outrage schtick is ridiculous. Especially when you’ve been spewing the same crap for years across multiple websites. It’s embarrassing really, nobody believes it.
Cheer up JD… as the article noted, the Jays bullpen absolutely stunk overall in 2020. Giles and Cole are gone. But keep telling yourself Anthony Castro was a genius move to raise the talent level after Dolis, Bass and Romano!
The problem with the Hendriks deal for Chavez at the time was literally minutes after Atkins was hired he talks about acquiring young, controllable players and the budget. Then turns around to deal a younger, more controllable, less expensive and better arm (in my opinion at the time) in Hendriks for Jesse Chavez. It was a complete misdirection and Chavez was promptly put in the bullpen when he was a starter at the time.
THAT should provide skepticism.
The thing about the Chavez acquisition is that it was a direct result of groundwork done by AA and LeCava. His acquisition has nothing to do with Atkins. It’s all Anthopolous and LeCava on this one. Of course, AA cops to this facts but also says the plan wasn’t to deal Hendriks. This of course is BS. Of course he would have dealt Hendriks at the time. He was dealing anyone other teams asked for.
AA was gone by then. But thanks.
It’s okay because the A’s claimed Encarnacion on waivers when the Jays let him go after 2010 before non-tendering him which lead him back to the Jays before he became one of the best power hitters in baseball for 3 or 4 years.
It all evens out in the end.
Yea they kept lousy Kevin kouzmanoff lol. I guess later claiming Danny Valencia from jays was ok, gave them solid production for a season and a half.
What did it cost them? They lost the 2016 ALCS due to no offense. Hendriks was DFA and his breakout did not align with their window.
He was a young, controllable arm back then. Blue Jays thought very little of him. They did the same thing to Tepera when he came up and did it again to Jordan Romano. Jays are fortunate Romano returned. Jays even reluctantly gave the closer role to Osuna in 2015. This is a pattern.
Shapiro is a poor professional talent evaluator.
I think Shapiro was probably thinking that he’ll trust LeCava and the groundwork laid down by AA since they were ones that had worked on getting Chavez. I find it strange to read someone make a “what was he thinking” statement with respect to a player that wasn’t much for 3 straight years after being dealt away. Kind of disingenuous really. I’m guessing you are a Shapiro hater? Do you blame Shapiro for losing out on 3 mediocre to poor years of Hendriks, but don’t give him credit for the signing of Happ and resigning of Estrada?
When your team puts a self-imposed budget on themselves and take pride in holding controllable players only to spend more and lose controllable years by dealing Hendriks, who wasn’t given a fair shake in 2015, has little to do with feelings on Shapiro.
Kaboom are you going to credit the Jays for not dealing Donaldson to St Louis or dealing Smoak in 2017 or signing 3 DHs after the 2016 season? There is good and bad, but asking for transactions that make sense is not too much to ask.
Who wanted Smoak?
Return would’ve been similar to Pillar’s.
Donaldson was a bad gamble. Had he recovered enough to hit like he did in ATL would have been a much better return. Fail there.
The worst part of the Hendiks move is that it really highlighted a disconnect between the new front office and Gibbons. Chavez value over Hendriks at the time was that he could be used as a starter, but the Jays didn’t use him as a starter. Didn’t commit to the move. Chavez probably wasn’t going to stick as anything beyond emergency starter anyway. And Hendriks took a pretty heavy investment of time from the A’s but it feels like a fail here.
This was Shapiro before making Atkins officially his GM puppet I believe?
With a puppet manager and GM in place, there is no excuse now, 2021 is the year to make a splash.
Hand or Hendriks are much needed at the back of the bullpen. Romano and Dolis are still relatively unproven and everybody behind them are all question marks. Improving the bullpen is very important for a team that lost so many one run games last season.
I agree, but relievers can be very upredictable
The pen would be a lot better if they didn’t have to pitch 7 innings every game, though. I think a good starer would improve the Jays’ bullpen more than a good reliever. Ideally both of course.
I can’t believe Chris Davis wants to keep playing. He’s already made so much money. I would go enjoy the amazing life that being a multi-millionaire would afford me.
Oh come on… why would he pass up another $50M? All he has to do is suit up and continue to hit .180 and he collects another $50M — no one would pass that up. Even if he is inexplicably awful.
Even the cardboard fans are booing him. I guess by the end of it, we will be calling it The Chris Davis Line, and Mario Mendoza can fade into obscurity.
Pretty optimistic of you to think that Davis will hit .180 lol.
His comments were kind of weird. “I realize I’m a shell of my former self and hurting the team but you can’t get rid of me.”
It’s stubbornness on both sides.
Baltimore COULD release Davis and give a kid the spot to audition.
Davis earned that payday. All the earlier years he performed and got paid the reduced salary the team was allowed to give him. He’s entitled to isist on being paid.
It’s not Davis the team can’t get rid of, it’s the legacy contract.
Davis & Albert Pujols are laughing at their employers
Orioles could just as easily release him if they wanted….. But they don’t, so why should he quit so they don’t have to pay him?
Feels good to get that daily Jays rumor.
As for the Mets’ interest in Hendriks, they will have the best pen in the game if they sign him. Imagine a 7,8,9 of May, Diaz, Hendriks, and Lugo somewhere in there as well. Holy crap. And if Alderson and Rojas have an ounce of brain, then they definitely won’t put Lugo in a starting spot. Mets’ fans, feel good.
There’s also Familia, provided he still has anything left in the tank. He was better last season after an absolutely disastrous 2019.
I would do anything to have familia gone he’s awful
Familla is garbage unless you like 3-2 counts on every batter. How many times do you need to see him fail? Don’t be naive. The Mets need to go get Hendriks right now. You can never have enough arms in the bullpen.
Familia is nothing but a mop up guy right now, at least with the Mets. They also still have Betances for another year, but he also still a project not to be relied upon.
Lugo is SO valuable because he’s a 2+ inning guy and has shown he can quickly be stretched out to be a quality #4 or 5 SP. he can close or set up. He just gives them so much insurance.
I think the tendered Matz is a candidate to be the #5, work in long relief or even go back to AAA to regain his confidence.
I love the fact that we are at least exploring adding MORE healthy, quality arms, unlike years past.
There is also still the possibility that we see expanded rosters again which magnifies the need to have as many experienced pitchers as possible.
Go Mets, go!
I agree. But may would be behind lugo imo
If lugo stays in the pen, he’s better than Diaz or may… it would be nice to have them all in the pen w hendriks, but I still think sp is their biggest need right now
Athletes get where they are through a lot of self belief. They almost always play until they are told they can’t.
Davis still believes in himself despite the overwhelming evidence.
“They knew what they signed up for”….yeah, right. I’m sure they knew they were signing the guy who was about to become the worst player in the history of baseball. Apparently Davis has no pride whatsoever and doesn’t mind getting booed and laughed at every night…just keep those checks coming in (which he’ll never live long enough to spend). What a d-bag.
Hey a contract is a contract. It goes both ways. Hes entitled to every cent. There are plenty of cheap contracts on players out there that out perform them, that benefit the owners as well.
He was still the Orioles nominee for the Clemente Award in 2017, 2018, 2019. Seems like a good guy outside of baseball.
Not taking away meaningful ABs from anyone yet.
Somewhat helping as the O’s build up a strong prospect base.
He absolutely is entitled to it as long as he continues to uphold his side of the contract. I would have to agree that he comes off as a dbag, though. That certainly wasn’t the best response he could have given.
Don’t need to be a skilled orator to become a ballplayer…. even president for that matter.
Just how bad Chris Davis is is truly shocking… like at this point he’s barely better than a random athlete you’d stick into a ML lineup out of no where. I actually legitimately do not understand it… like its just baffling how atrocious he’s been. I actually feel bad for him and would like to see him rebound a bit… if for nothing else at least to restore SOME dignity after he’s been so atrocious for several years now.
He has no dignity. No class. No respect for the organization that’s already wasted a ridiculous amount of money on him…or their fans. Time for the O’s to cut their losses and force him to go away….no point in making a bad situation worse by wasting a roster spot (and god forbid, playing time) on this guy
Lol no class or respect? My gosh man. You think he’s sucking on purpose? Do teams have no class when they pay the minimum to young stars?
The Orioles signed him to that deal. Why should he walk away? No class? Are you joking?
That’s on the Orioles. They can pay him to go away or pay him to embarrass himself.
I love that Davis quote. Players don’t want to suck and be embarrassed but a contract is a contract. Theres a reason why long term contracts provide the player financial security, you could get hurt or start to decline(in this case really bad). I say get all the money hes entitled to, its the nature of the business and the owner was willing to offer the contract in the 1st place. I say the same thing about Pedroia in Boston as well. Maximize your value in a career that is usually short lived on average(when considering all professional players), with players rarely making it past 35 before retirement in todays game.
If he wasn’t financially secure about 3 years ago then something is seriously wrong. There are better ways to spend the prime of your life than being a laughingstock and an embarrassment.
The O’s can release him if they choose that route. Dude wants to play, its the only job he’s ever known and he’s under contract. If he wants to figure it out, or more likely not, and embarrass himself then so be it. Its on Baltimore to pay him to go away if they want…
Would you leave $50 million on the table? It is utterly baffling to me that fans will rip apart a millionaire player and essentially side with a billionaire owner. Chris Davis deserves every penny.
He doesn’t deserve every penny …but he is entitled to it.
And the ten years @ $3.5 million as well as another 5 @ 1.4 million in deferred money AFTER the playing contract is done. I wonder if that is contractually affected if he pulls the plug?
Tulo and Ellsbury come to mind.
His quote was perfect! His walk up music next season should be the nWo theme song. He needs to embrace it and go full heel to finish it out.
Why aren’t the Phillies linked the Hendriks or Hand? This team can’t stand pat or get worse losing JT Realmuto. They had one of the worst bullpens in history.
I know they complain about the money they are already spending, but they have the tv deal and in a lot of ways it is more of a financial waste to spend what they are spending only to be a team consistently not good enough to make the playoffs (couldnt even do it last year with expanded playoffs) and the fans give up on because they never even bother opening a window of contention. Why pay Harper and Wheeler only to not be willing to do what is truly necessary?
The Phillies are crying poor. They don’t have a GM, and don’t expect to be in on any major FAs, at least not for sometime. I don’t understand it either. Two or three moves in and they’re right there, competing. Instead it looks like they’ll be rebuilding.
It’s baffling to me really. I mean the Phillies are a pretty good team as much as it hurts me to say that as a braves fan. If they had one or two decent bullpen arms last season they would have made the playoffs. I still think they could compete if they added a mid rotation starter to replace Arrieta and a couple good bullpen arms but they seem to have no interest.
The pandemic really hurt the teams that were in the midst of spending. Phillies, Yankees…etc. I don’t feel pity when billionaires are complaining about financial crunches, but you’re going to see a real power shift in 2021. It’s really odd seeing teams like the Yankees and Phillies struggling to resign former players. Meanwhile the Braves are making smart moves as always, and the Mets suddenly have a huge wallet.
This might be a good idea to do a write-up on…
Chris Davis, from 2018-2020 (249 games), his stat line looks like this: .169/.251/.299 with a .550 ops. He also has an ops+ of 50 through those 3 seasons. Oh, and the same guy known for his home run numbers, has a combined… 28 HOMERS OVER 3 SEASONS. To be fair, in 2020 he played 12 games, so I guess we could bump that total up to 30 if he played a full 162.
Those numbers made me gag when I saw them… literally. Now it’s time to look at his player comps over at Savant lmao… brb… Ok, the best comp I could find for his production was Jeimer Candelario’s 2019 season. Even that season was miles better than Davis’s. And cheaper. I’d have to compare him to a bad season in the KBO. Worst player I’ve ever seen.
WAIT! I gotta go search Pete Kozma’s career stat line! I’m back… and omg. Here’s his career line: Over 341 games it’s… .215/.278/.291 with a .569 ops. He also had an ops+ of 57 over this span.
So… Pete Kozma = Chris Davis for one 20th of the price. That’s depressing.
Still salty about the Koji trade I see.
Hey buddy, that’s not fair to Pete Kozma. Pete Kozma is a solid defender all over the diamond lol.
The Orioles aren’t going to contend in the next 2 years and FWIW Chris Davis is only 5 home runs away from an even 300. Might as well shoot for that.
What’s the point of embarrassing yourself for money when you’re already set for life? Part of it falls on the Orioles for not cutting him already but Davis is as shameless as any player in recent memory.
Can’t believe someone who was among one of the best power hitters in the sport for a few years is happy to sell his dignity for money when he doesn’t need the money.
‘Shameless’? He has $50 million coming to him. Anyone who would walk away from that is a buffoon of the highest order.
I would embarrass the hell out of myself for 50 million dollars lol.
How can the O’s allow Davis to come back and even take up a roster space? They absolutely should eat his contract and move on. The guy aged out very young and now he is totally outmatched to the point of embarrassing at this level. His contract is arguably the very worst overall in baseball history from a devastated the franchise perspective, right up there with Cabrera and Pujols extensions. Good for him that he got paid.
If the O’s plan to release him, they won’t do so until the length of the 2021 season is determined due to the pandemic. His salary will be prorated (reduced) based on the number of games the league plays. If they cut him prior to the start, they’ll owe him his full salary.
The Orioles should put Chris Davis in the bullpen and call on him to pitch multiple innings every game during spring training. They should also require him to do all the running that pitchers do. If he’s gonna hit like a pitcher, he might as well be treated like one.
At first I thought “Melo” in the Chris Davis section was some new app since there wasn’t a link. But I believe it is referencing the Jon Meoli article below:
Chris Davis is literally robbing the Orioles without a gun. Seriously. Any chance he finishes the contract or will the orioles just cut him and eat the salary freeing up a roster spot
In fairness, they should just dump him. They’re getting nothing in return and now, with him sitting out 2 of every 3 games, we’re deprived of seeing him aim for the career strikeout record which he had a shot at three years ago. I still never heard anything pro or con about the Adderall issue. Did MLB ban it? That was the key to Chris’ success. Without cheating, Davis is nothing more than a AA player.
Yup adderall was chris Davis choice if PED. He did it legally with an exception leading up to his contract. He became an addict and git caught once doing it without an exception. The Orioles knew this and still gave him the contract.
It’s not cheating if he’s allowed.
Once again every free agent is on the “blue jays radar”
Agreed. Let’s just assume everyone is on the Blue Jay’s radar, and just give us the names of guys the Blue Jays are not interested in, as the news breaks. Much shorter list.
I remember when Hendriks was still considered one of the Twins’ best starting pitching prospects back in like 2011-2013. He’s come a long way.
Timex Social Club will be touring in Toronto this month, changing the names to every free agent they are in on at this time. Makes sense since rumors are surrounding us every day.
Did you hear the one about Springer….
Has anyone tied in the timeliness of chris davis using the adderall and his decline? It seems like he went downhill after he was forced to stop..mlb knows now and then he was using it for a medical issue and not cheating..shame on them for not allowing him to continue using it.
Knowing the mets have a penchant for screwing up why would i not be surprised if i read that they signed brian mccann or deceased actor Chuck mccann to a deal?
All of the lecturers with their “a contract is a contract” blatherings miss the point, None of them are Orioles fans, clearly. And I’m not either. But wow, what balls of stone it takes to say this – “(The Orioles) knew what they were signing up for when they took the job.” makes Chris Davis an official graduate of the Albert Haynesworth College of Blind A**holes. I cannot imagine a single long suffering Orioles fan wanted – or needed – to read that quote. All Davis had to do is say that he was busting his tail to get better, and THEN SHUT UP. Not to mention the middle finger he just shot at the Orioles. What a classy guy not.
Hahah totally agree with you, it did come across that way. And sticking to a cliche and then shutting up would really serve him well.
Just want to point out that I feel like he was trying to say that the new regime knew they already had this albatross to deal with when they took the job. Honest assessment.
It would be nice to see Davis return with a 40HR 100RBI season for old time sake.
How bad is Davis’s contract? It’s SO bad that not only did the GM who inked it get fired, but also his parents and all of his siblings.
According to Davis, Orioles leadership knew he’d be awful when they signed him. He sounds like a whiney baby.
starting the Jays rumors early today i see
Cohen, how about get deals done and stop worrying about your weight loss and stir up rumors. Stop talking start dealing
Cohen is done making deals.
Now that Adam Eaton is back with ChiSox, Nationals can add Todd Frazier for 1B/3B, right?
It’s not outside the realm of possibility.
Of course most Nats Fans are hoping for a signature Rizzo surprise signing like LeMahieu, but all the buzz points to the Nats staying as close to pat as they can given the numbers of free agents leaving this winter.
Crystal ball sees 1 significant FA signing, a Couple of bounce back players with good veteran makeup, an under the radar player & a whole slew of spring invites. My call is one of the veterans will be a fifth starter type who can be a stopper on the back end of the rotation
“They knew what they were signing up for” unless Chris literally has an expiration date printed on him somewhere then no the Orioles didn’t know his offense was going to crater so quickly.
But maybe they should have. The Orioles rarely hand out big money contracts but when they do they seem to get snake bitten. They paid Albert Belle for three years of not playing. Ubaldo Jimenez was awful over the life of his contract. They are apparently hoping to salvage something out of Alex Cobb. Even Brian Roberts couldn’t stay healthy the moment the ink dried on his contract. Its more magnified with Davis because his contract is worth about the combined amount of Belle/Jimenez/Cobb.
Mets need to go get Hendriks now. Like yesterday.
Familla is garbage unless you like 3-2 counts on every batter. How many times do you need to see him fail? Don’t be naive. The Mets need to go get Hendriks right now. You can never have enough arms in the bullpen.
The Mets will never get Hendriks.
They are all done.
Familia is certainly not at his peak, especially after the variety of things that has kept him off the mound the last 5 years. but for context he was a much stronger contributer to the Mets pen over his career. 3-2 counts are fine as long as it’s followed by strike 3 or some other out.