Author Topic: Around Baseball (06/14 - 08/15)  (Read 58691 times)

CUBluejays

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Re: Around Baseball (06/14 - 08/15)
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2014, 08:41:06 pm »
I can't believe Cashner has only thrown 100 innings once in his career.  His home/away splits are pretty ugly and out of Petco he might be more of a mid-three guy, which isn't bad.  He is made of glass though.

Watcha and Garcia to the DL with shoulder issues.  Pitchers, I tell you.

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Re: Around Baseball (06/14 - 08/15)
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2014, 08:46:34 pm »
Twitter rumor: Cashner scratched from his start tomorrow.  Stay far away from him.

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Re: Around Baseball (06/14 - 08/15)
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2014, 08:48:39 pm »
Personally, if they're completely tearing down, I'd like to see the Cubs make an offer for Tyson Ross.

I doubt Ross would be available. He's still making peanuts and is under control for a long time - that's not an asset a tear down team trades away, normally.

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Re: Around Baseball (06/14 - 08/15)
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2014, 08:49:10 pm »
The thing I'm curious to see is if the Cubs snatch up Byrnes.

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Re: Around Baseball (06/14 - 08/15)
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2014, 09:21:42 pm »
I'll be shocked if he isn't a Special Assistant to Somebody.  The guy I'm curious about is Hinch, if he doesn't get the GM job does he move on?

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Re: Around Baseball (06/14 - 08/15)
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2014, 09:50:21 pm »
I doubt Ross would be available. He's still making peanuts and is under control for a long time - that's not an asset a tear down team trades away, normally.

Well, if they follow the great plan made famous by the Cubs, they might as well trade him now.  He's a 27 year old with top of the rotation stuff and 3 1/2 years left until free agency.  That's what Jeff Samardzija was two years ago at this time. 

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Re: Around Baseball (06/14 - 08/15)
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2014, 10:08:02 pm »
It's too bad Seth Smith doesn't make more, because I'd love to snag him for a song.

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Re: Around Baseball (06/14 - 08/15)
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2014, 04:01:34 pm »
Cashner to the DL with shoulder soreness.

Apparently, the Padres are interested in bringing back Towers to be their GM.  I guess they like the job he did in Arizona.

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Re: Around Baseball (06/14 - 08/15)
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2014, 09:09:36 pm »
Aaron Nola doing his best Mark Appel imitation in his debut.  3 innings 5 runs, 4 ER.

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Re: Around Baseball (06/14 - 08/15)
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2014, 01:34:54 pm »
Pirates outright Jose Tabata to AAA.  He can become a free agent, but he'd lose the $10 million left on his contract through 2016.  That's unlikely.


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Re: Around Baseball (06/14 - 08/15)
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2014, 04:30:46 pm »
Grady Sizemore signs a minor league deal with the Phillies.

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Re: Around Baseball (06/14 - 08/15)
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2014, 05:03:26 pm »
Grady Sizemore signs a minor league deal with the Phillies.

Well, of course he does.

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Re: Around Baseball (06/14 - 08/15)
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2014, 05:06:41 pm »
Well, he does bring their average age down quite a bit...

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Re: Around Baseball (06/14 - 08/15)
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2014, 07:52:11 pm »
Adrian Beltre just picked up his 2,500th hit.  He'll be a real interesting Hall of Fame case...he's going to be close to a slam dunk for stats guys, but he's not going to "feel like" a Hall of Famer to more traditional voters.

Also, this Dallas Morning News article speculates that the Rangers could consider trading anyone, including Darvish: http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/texas-rangers/headlines/20140623-rangers-explore-trade-landscape-for-core-type-players-what-market-is-elvis-andrus-adrian-beltre-yu-darvish-more.ece

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Re: Around Baseball (06/14 - 08/15)
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2014, 08:52:00 pm »
I can't even wrap my head around what Darvish would cost in a trade.