|By Jason A. Churchill||By 11-20-2012|
|1. By: jgstecker on 11-20-2012 06:26:48|
Farquhar cleared outright waivers once already this season, which would seem to suggest that he'd be overlooked in the Rule 5. Why take a guy in the Rule 5 with the active roster requirements when you could have had him for free with optional assignments remaining a few months ago? His showing in Tacoma may have changed his value some I suppose.
I think we've seen the best of Mitchell, Liddi, and Peguero. I'd probably lean toward keeping Robinson over Cousins, but I think both guys are out of options and shouldn't be on the big league club Opening Day. Carp still may be of some use, but he's out of options too and doesn't look like a fit on the M's roster.
I'd like to give Robles one more year.
|2. By: Jason A. Churchill on 11-20-2012 07:14:32|
Because not every team has the same roster makeup now as they did then. Certainly not likely that gets taken, but far more of a shot than Mitchell or Robles.
Robles will not be selected in the Rule 5, so the team is safe leaving him unprotected. Can't even get lefties out with any regularity, let alone RHBs. Oh, and he has never thrown strikes with any consistency, even pre-injury.
|3. By: jgstecker on 11-20-2012 08:04:25|
Robles is already on the 40 man, so removing him would mean any team could simply claim him and option him next year. No big loss, but he's younger than the other expendables on the 40 man.
|4. By: eknpdx on 11-20-2012 08:16:00|
If a Rule 5 draft eligible player is not added to the 40-man roster today, and is traded before the rule 5 draft, can the team that traded for him still protect him?
|5. By: Shawnuel on 11-20-2012 11:03:03|
Trayvon Robinson just traded to Baltimore for Robert Andino.
|6. By: maqman on 11-20-2012 11:19:13|
Robinson is gone,traded for Robert Andino. Not a big deal. I'm hoping they keep Carp through spring training. Figgins should be DFA, he's not worth exposing a prospect for. Catricala came on strong in the second half of the AFL and may have figured out his problem. Nate Tenbrink missed much of the first half of Jackson's season but then put up a better OPS (.935) than Franklin and Miller in 152 ABs. I'd like to see what he can do next season.
|7. By: Edman on 11-20-2012 11:32:19|
Andino trade at least fills the back-up infielder role. As much as I like Trayvon, he wasn't likely to stick in Seattle. Chances are pretty good that a new bat will fill a hole in the outfield.
|8. By: Jason A. Churchill on 11-20-2012 12:11:43|
Yes, they can. They'd have to or he'd be exposed.
|9. By: Paul Martin on 11-20-2012 18:32:30|
With Kansas City picking up Gutherie, their 2nd starter this offseason, how does this affect their need to trade one of their hitters for pitching? Also, why don't the M's sign Grienke with their extra $$$$ and trade their top pitching prospects for hitting? I just have a hard time believing Swisher will come here, and don't see a lot of bats in free agency...
I am losing hope that the team will be able to score runs next year or even be interesting to watch....
|10. By: Shawnuel on 11-20-2012 20:27:40|
Figgins DFA'd. PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|11. By: qwerty on 11-20-2012 21:06:49|
not getting Cabrera is a bad omen for the off season.
|12. By: Wishhiker on 11-21-2012 00:42:01|
I think kc has put themselves exactly in a position that their biggest need is an ace. While the big 4 may not be aces, there is some chance they get there within a few years. Most seem to like Paxton and Walker as best ceiling of them. There are not many present aces available often. It's possible they find a better option but I think there's still a fit.
|13. By: Mekias on 11-21-2012 05:44:43|
I'm curious why Julio Morban was put on the 40-man roster. He's not eligible for the Rule 5 Draft, is he? He's not ready for major league playing time. Are there any benefits to this move? Did he have it in his contract or something?
|14. By: diderot on 11-21-2012 08:47:17|
I agree with you. I think KC's hitters are now off limits unless an ace is offered...and we're not offering ours.
If they're willing to come up with the money, I think they have a better chance of landing Greinke than we do.
Which would be OK with me...I would happily watch the Angels pitching staff continue to disintegrate.
|15. By: maqman on 11-21-2012 11:11:27|
I think KC isn't really as good of a potential trade partner as the Twins now.
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