Topkin goes more-and-more off the rails as time is passing by ... (or ... maybe it's Friedman going off the rails???)
"Depth" for the "rotation or bullpen"? With a Roberto Hernandez/Fausto Carmona?
(But ... I guess there are also those people who bet on 100-1 longshots at the track, too!)
Because of his ground-ball rate, he looks to me headed to the BP. Replacing Badenhop.
Now on to Valverde!
I dunno. From what I understand, because they're all out of options, it seems they really have to do something contractually and roster-wise with McGee, Neimann, Ramos and Torres ... so ... unless they have plans to let one or more of those guys go to waivers at some point (since they can't be sent down any more) ... I don't see why they would be signing Hernandez ???
As I've said ... I especially like pitchers who throw hard sliders and sinkers ... so ... if this guy does that very well ... then ... he'd be my kind of pitcher ... but ... I really don't know if he's good ... and I wouldn't like to see him replacing McGee, Neimann, Ramos or Torres ... or totally eliminating the possibility of re-signing Farnsworth. ???
Of course, if he can be had at a bargain-basement price ... and if they can stockpile him at Durham if they have to ... why not!
Roberto Hernandez could be signed to a minor league contract. With an invite to ST.
And just keep him there until something happens.
One of our projected SP is thinking of changing his name back to the one he was baptized with, Alejandro Cordova.
I had no idea...
Don't sound like a minor league contract to me
5 million bucks?
nrg, yea I'm wonderin what exactly is Roberto gonna be doin for the Rays? We've still got Rodney to finish up and Peralta to set-up and and Jake to wind-up and a few others to keep-up, where's he fit in?
Did I hear 5 mil. for this guy? For what?
Very poetic skimp and Hernandez will not take Rodney's job away from him (of course barrin injuries)
What 'bugs' me is when all the complainin and whinin and cryin about havin such a tight budjet has been accomplished by unloadin Upton and Pena and maybe Scott, Stu just contemplates flippin off 5 mil to Roberto to do what in the BP?
It's a sign. It all has been prophesied by the Mayan calendar.
Unfortunately, it seems like I will not get to finish the re-runs of Glee.
$5+ million seems to be correct.
Well, set-up men can't set up EVERY day ... and closers can't close EVERY day ... so a guy who might be able to do both while on-call ... could be a big plus.
For me ... I was hoping that Farnsworth had gotten his mojo back ... and, if so, that the Rays would re-sign him.