Thoughts On Bobby Valentine, From Those Familiar – Over the
Archive for November, 2011
Rosenthal says that the Giants are trying to trade either Ramon Ramirez or Jeremy Affeldt. He says it’s for payroll space and flexibility. Which makes one wonder why in the hell they picked up Affeldt’s $5 million option after the season was over, but I suppose that’s between Brian Sabean and his god. Ramirez would be…
It’s hard to come up with words that rhyme with heaven!
Buster Olney writes that Bobby Valentine’s first move with the Red Sox should be to individually visit his players this winter and clear the air of any preconceived notions. After the September collapse and subsequent media barrage, a fresh start is key.
As the Cardinals wait for Albert Pujols to make a decision Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that they “could shift their focus to Jimmy Rollins” if the three-time MVP signs elsewhere. Rollins obviously wouldn’t replace Pujols–in the lineup or at first base–but the Cardinals also have an opening at shortstop and…
The Giants have a ton of money tied up in the bullpen right now, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, so they’re trying to move Jeremy Affeldt or Ramon Ramirez. Many teams seek bullpen help, including the Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Tigers, Twins, Angels, Mariners, Mets, Brewers, Cardinals, and Reds. Affeldt, a 32-year-old lefty, had [...]
When we inadvertently created the “Who?” meme to describe Nick Evans’s lack of attention from the organization two or three years ago, none of us had any idea we’d be sitting here today eulogizing the greatest mediocre baseball player to wear a Mets uniform since, I don’t know, Jay Payton? Few players have stumbled through [...]
Here’s a game for us to play at work today. I call it the Mets Money Challenge. Pretend you have $100 to play with on Amazon. (You don’t. This is a hypothetical). Your challenge – find the best random Mets gifts you can. Maybe you want to give someone 25 Mets Disposable Pens. I don’t [...]
Interview With Braves Outfield Prospects Mycal Jones And Cory Harrilchak From The Panamanian Winter League (Part 3)
Here is the conclusion of my three part interview with Atlanta Braves outfield prospects Mycal Jones and Cory Harrilchak from the Panamanian Winter League at Estadio Rod Carew in Panama City. It got a little loud in the dugout, so I apologize if it’s hard to hear in certain parts. Many thanks to Myke and [...]