Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by KOUFAX0000, Jan 24, 2015.
Will not be traded this spring!
I tend to agree (with both posters, actually-), I don't think he gets traded until Pederson grades out in MLB and then maybe he gets traded for 'B' prospects and a boatload of cash. I think he's a throw-in on a deadline deal if anything, or a giveaway to make a roster spot available.
Does anyone have my old "simple Dre" sig? Did you make it Irish, or was it M Brown?
it was me
probably still have it on one of my photobucket accounts
just not sure which one
if Baltimore's cheap asses are the only team they can get into trade talks with on Ethier's behalf i'll be inclined to agree. we'll be stuck with the bum.
Baltimore just acquired Travis Snider from the Bucs.
its not Spring Training yet... sheeesh
alright, so i'm a little eager
The Rays were excellent at unearthing quality relievers while under the leadership of now-Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney notes (Insider link). Friedman will face an immediate challenge in finding a replacement for outstanding closer Kenley Jansen, at least for the season’s early going. The market still contains some notable arms — free agents Francisco Rodriguez and Rafael Soriano, as well as trade candidate Jonathan Papelbon — but in some respects their availability only increases the stakes of getting the decision right. There are several possibilities for filling the closer role and the open pen slot, including a few recent acquisitions as well as younger arms (Pedro Baez, Yimi Garcia) who got a taste of the bigs last year and have impressed the new front office.
Last year Pedro and Yimi looked pretty confident and weren't looking nervous when they were called up so why not them!
Hamels’ candid words to Bob Nightengale of USA Today earlier this afternoon — the left-hander stated that he wanted to pitch for a winning club and knows that won’t happen in Philadelphia — have hurt the Phillies’ bargaining power in trade talks, opines Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Beyond that, however, they’ve made the job of manager Ryne Sandberg more difficult and sent a poor message to his teammates, with whom he may still share a locker room for at least several more months. Between Hamels’ words and Jonathan Papelbon‘s infamous 2013 quote, “I definitely didn’t come here for this,” Sandberg has multiple veterans on the roster who may prefer to be elsewhere, Brookover notes.
Good for Hamels. Amaro's had long enough to find a damn deal. Goran Dragic just did the same thing to the Phoenix Suns' front office. Players need to speak up more often in these regards and help the teams that are trying to acquire them. Philly fans and Phoenix fans won't like it, but neither team is going anywhere anyway and that's not because of those two players.
^A quick caveat on that though, Dragic only listed 3 teams while Cole didn't actually list teams but of course he has a limited trade clause. Plus Cole has a contract for the next 4 years at a known price while Goran will be unrestricted and who knows what he'll get.
Stay tuned this could get interesting and insightful...
Dodgers Showing Interest In Joba Chamberlain
By Steve Adams [February 19, 2015 at 10:11am CST]
The Dodgers, who recently learned that closer Kenley Jansen will be sidelined for eight to 12 weeks due to foot surgery, are showing interest in Joba Chamberlain, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link). The team is also considering “other possibilities,” though Rosenthal doesn’t elaborate any further on that notion.
Speculation following the news of Jansen’s injury was that the Dodgers may jump into the top end of the free agent relief market — specifically meaning Francisco Rodriguez or Rafael Soriano. However, multiple reports quickly downplayed that speculation, suggesting that if anything, adding a middle relief arm would be more likely.
Chamberlain, 29, fits that description, although as I noted recently, one could make a case that he’s the best buy remaining on the free agent market. He’s certainly the youngest notable free agent left in free agency, and he enjoyed an overall solid year on the mound, pitching to a 3.57 ERA with 8.4 K/9, 3.4 BB/9 and a 53.2 percent ground-ball rate. It’s true that Chamberlain faded in the season’s second half, but much of that is attributable to a nearly seven-percent dip in his strand rate.
Chamberlain stranded better than 75 percent of baserunners in the season’s first half — a mark that’s well in line with his lifetime 74.6 percent clip — and saw that number dip to 69 percent in the second half. Strand rate can fluctuate in small samples but typically regresses toward a pitcher’s average rate, giving reason to believe that Chamberlain could see improved all-around results in 2015. (A move to the National League, of course, may be beneficial to his bottom-line numbers as well.)
Adding a reliever in the wake of Jansen’s injury may seem an overreaction to some, but the Dodgers had some bullpen depth issues even when Jansen was healthy. Beyond Jansen, the team projects to have Joel Peralta Brandon League, J.P. Howell and Paco Rodriguez in the ‘pen, with candidates for the final two spots including Juan Nicasio, Chris Hatcher and Pedro Baez. Non-roster invitees include David Aardsma, Sergio Santos, Erik Bedard and David Huff. While the makings of a solid bullpen certainly could be in that mix of players, man offer question marks in terms of health, inexperience and/or recent struggles at the big league level.
Imagine he and Uribe at the food line.
Joba's a good team guy, has experience in October, still has gas and had a solid year last year. Still only 29yrs old as well, so he's not a geezer. Fuck it. I'll take him.
Oh and a 53.2% ground ball rate doesn't hurt either.
...used to be that malcontents simply weren't tolerated... of course it used to be that teams wanted to win too
I feel bad for Philly, no not really, because they appear to be roster gutting at a Marlin's like pace.
Joba is only 29?? What has he been pitching since he was 13? ... oh.. really? OK
Yea, I wouldn't mind taking a flier on Joba.
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