Thursday, July 30, 2015
(7/30/2015 12:35:00 AM) - Al
Tom H says the Brewers may have to wait until the offseason to deal Gomez, as others will be spooked. I guess it depends on what the medicals show...if anything.
7/30/2015 12:35:00 AM
(7/30/2015 12:33:00 AM) - Al
Twitter is reporting talk radio in NY is just destroying the Mets, basically suggesting they look for any reason they can to not pull the trigger and go for it. Even worse, and while ignoring talk radio is pretty much the only way to go anyway...the media is basically agreeing 100%.
Many folks seem to think this guarantees the Mets will pick up "someone" before the deadline, and now that Wheeler is in play, no one is going to want to discuss anyone else. Many saying they should all the Brewers, apologize, and ask for a redo...save face by saying they got another opinion.
7/30/2015 12:33:00 AM
(7/30/2015 12:11:00 AM) - Al
Boras is upset, and to be honest, he's 100% correct. Embarrassing evening for the Mets.
7/30/2015 12:11:00 AM
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
(7/29/2015 11:52:00 PM) - Al
The Mets canceled a trade because of a player's injury that has seen him miss one game in the past 5+ weeks.
They're going to look brilliant if Carlos gets hurt soon. Otherwise, they're going to get made fun of forever.
EDIT: Any team still interested in Gomez is going to be asking for a copy of his medicals bright and early tomorrow morning, if they haven't already. If there's another deal, it will be pre approved as far as Gomez goes.
7/29/2015 11:52:00 PM
(7/29/2015 11:31:00 PM) - Al
Doug says he is very disappointed, was confident it would get done, were not fearful of it not.
Mets might well have had second thoughts after saying no on Wheeler so long. Wheeler is a top of the rotation SP, if healthy.
7/29/2015 11:31:00 PM
(7/29/2015 11:16:00 PM) - Al
Daily News is reporting Wheeler was not the issue, that Mets nixed trade due to concerns about Gomez's hip.
Scott Boras is beside himself, saying Carlos is healthy and is playing every day, not even receiving treatment. Boras was already spending his share of Carlos' marketing money, I think.
I think Carlos is about 85%, probably needs rest to be 100%. I doubt Braun is more than 85%, for that matter. Many guys aren't this time of year.
7/29/2015 11:16:00 PM
(7/29/2015 11:13:00 PM) - Al
Whenever Flores or Wheeler has a setback or success, we will think of tonight. They were almost part of the team.
Hopefully, there is a team or two out there that was very unhappy they missed out on Gomez, and was thinking to themselves, "Hey, we could have done better than that."
I would assume Brewers already have a handful of offers, or outlines of offers at least, on the table for both Gomez and Parra.
7/29/2015 11:13:00 PM
(7/29/2015 11:09:00 PM) - Al
Brewers very likely to trade Gomez before deadline.
JS reports Doug told them "there is no trade, trades are not official until they are announced."
7/29/2015 11:09:00 PM
(7/29/2015 10:22:00 PM) - Al
Doug always takes the high road, but it will be interesting to see his response to this, unless, of course, it was canceled due to medicals.
When you tell your player, and then have to go back and tell them it's a no go, that would seem to indicate this was a done deal.
7/29/2015 10:22:00 PM
(7/29/2015 10:11:00 PM) - Al
Even by Mets standards -- agreeing to a trade, having one of their players cry, announcing the deal is dead -- is beyond nuts.--Daily News
Goodness. As with any business, sometimes you can shake a person's hand and you know the deal is done. Others, not so much.
7/29/2015 10:11:00 PM
(7/29/2015 09:58:00 PM) - Al
Both Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson insist there is no Carlos Gomez trade. Not sure if they are just being sticklers for the physicals and medicals being done or what, but this is rather awkward.
EDIT: Alderson now saying "Gomez trade will not transpire."
Incredibly strange, unless the Crew looked at the reports and nixed it.
EDIT 2: Alderson now saying there will be no trade with Brewers before deadline. Again, unless this was cancelled by the Brewers after perusing the meds, this is as puzzling as it gets. It also set back the Brewers, as they could have been talking for the past hours instead of, you know, acting maturely and treating their players with respect.
7/29/2015 09:58:00 PM
(7/29/2015 09:27:00 PM) - Al
Mets kept Flores in because Brewers have to look at Wheeler's medicals and decide if they want him, per Heyman. Trade is not official.
7/29/2015 09:27:00 PM
(7/29/2015 09:08:00 PM) - Al
We forget what a well run organization the Brewers are until you see stuff like this.
7/29/2015 09:08:00 PM
(7/29/2015 08:58:00 PM) - Al
Cole Hamels going to Rangers, per reports.
Wilmer Flores is reportedly in tears as he continues to play for the Mets. He signed with them at 16, and has never known another team. Probably crushed.
7/29/2015 08:58:00 PM
(7/29/2015 08:31:00 PM) - Al
Flores with a career 900 OPS in AAA, as a 22/23 year old, about 5 years younger than the average player. 81 of his 207 hits for extra bases. Many will hold his major league numbers against him, but he hasn't been bad at all, about average for a 3B, methinks.
Flores still playing SS, as the Mets trail 7-2. Strange, though he is still their player until the physicals are done.
7/29/2015 08:31:00 PM
(7/29/2015 08:16:00 PM) - Al
Gomez has been told of the trade, flight just took off for MIL.
According to Twitter, Flores is still playing SS for the Mets. I assume he'll be pulled in seconds.
7/29/2015 08:16:00 PM
(7/29/2015 08:13:00 PM) - Al
Casuals already blasting Flores' defense, but he has solid numbers at 2B/SS/3B.
Casuals gonna be casual.
7/29/2015 08:13:00 PM
(7/29/2015 08:05:00 PM) - Al
Be interesting to see if this leads to other moves, such as Segura and/or Sardinas being available.
Many already have Flores penciled in as 3B of the future, but he has been solid at SS in the field.
7/29/2015 08:05:00 PM
(7/29/2015 08:03:00 PM) - Al
BREAKING: Daily News is reporting Gomez to Mets is done, barring physicals.
Crew gets Wheeler and Flores.
Before his injury, Wheeler would have brought Gomez and a pair of youngsters by himself. Step one of the reset (actually, step two, as Gallardo to TEX was the first step).
7/29/2015 08:03:00 PM
(7/29/2015 08:00:00 PM) - Al
Still obstacles, but progress has been made between Mets and Brewers.--Daily News
Holliday went down tonight, and while the Cards have Piscotty and Grichuk in reserve, it might make them want Lind a bit more.
This might be a long night at Miller Park.
7/29/2015 08:00:00 PM
(7/29/2015 07:54:00 PM) - Al
Dodgers, Braves, and Marlins about to pull off a monster three team deal.
EDIT: Some wondering if Dodgers are putting together enough young pieces to acquire Cole Hamels.
7/29/2015 07:54:00 PM
(7/29/2015 07:53:00 PM) - Al
Source: If Mets trade for Carlos Gomez does come to fruition, Juan Lagares expected to go to the Brewers. Name has been prominent in talks.--Yahoo
As I said earlier, it makes sense for a number of reasons. Think how slow and crappy a below average defensive CF would look. Certainly a huge step down at the plate, however.
Add to that that the Crew has 4 "young," inexperienced SP's now, the near future might be to build with pitching and defense.
7/29/2015 07:53:00 PM
(7/29/2015 07:42:00 PM) - Al
Indians also very interested in Gomez.--Sherman
Gee, I hope a bidding war does not develop!
7/29/2015 07:42:00 PM
(7/29/2015 07:26:00 PM) - Al
Sounds like Gomez to
Heh. Go trade for a 4th OF then boys. The Crew has until 7/31/16 to trade Carlos.
7/29/2015 07:26:00 PM
(7/29/2015 07:18:00 PM) - Al
Source: One combination that
Wheeler is one of the "top five" that NYM have insisted are not available. That said, he had Tommy John surgery and will be out until at least 2016.
While most pitchers return from TJ surgery, so much so it is becoming "routine" (the old joke is, he has not had TJ surgery...yet), some never do, or are a shell of what they once were. However, before the injury, Wheeler was very good for a young SP, a 3.50 ERA, and will be pre arby next season, under team control until after 2019.
7/29/2015 07:18:00 PM
(7/29/2015 07:17:00 PM) - Al
I do find it funny how many wannabee scouts hope the Brewers get nothing but low level prospects in trades.
There's a reason they get dealt so often, teams know they are a lottery ticket; as they flame out often, due to drugs, depression, injury, and so on. Guy who have proven themselves in AA, AAA, or the majors are simply safer, and therefore, worth oodles more.
Brewers top three prospects after 2010 at the lower levels? Kyle Heckathorn, Kentrail Davis, Cody Scarpetta.
Three bums named Peralta, Gennett, and Nelson.
Some work out, but many do not. You better get a couple if you want one to make it.
7/29/2015 07:17:00 PM
(7/29/2015 07:02:00 PM) - Al
Was told in last few days
I concur. Have been told over and over Mets would not trade any of their top SP prospects.
7/29/2015 07:02:00 PM
(7/29/2015 06:59:00 PM) - Al
MY SPECULATION: Wonder if
I wondered this back when the Mets asked about Gomez months ago, and it would eliminate a lot of money owed in the future for the Mets. Juan is an outstanding defensive CF...his metrics are even better than Carlos'...but he has been injured this year and is no where near the offensive player. Cit has probably held down his numbers some.
7/29/2015 06:59:00 PM
(7/29/2015 06:52:00 PM) - Al
Mets pushing very hard for Carlos Gomez.--Yahoo
7/29/2015 06:52:00 PM
(7/29/2015 06:44:00 PM) - Al
Mets have discussed Gomez with Brewers recently, per Rosenthal and Daily News.
Brewers have always liked Flores, who is starting at SS tonight, per the NY Post.
EDIT: The irony about that is, Flores did great in AAA, and was rushed to the majors, and has predictably struggled...kind of reminds you of Gomez as a youngster
7/29/2015 06:44:00 PM
(7/29/2015 05:56:00 PM) - Al
Mets still working on a deal that apparently would really please fans if it materialized.--ESPN
Heh. How is that for cryptic? Could be any one of a dozen players, and it could even be a reliever, given they just lost a fella to suspension.
7/29/2015 05:56:00 PM
(7/29/2015 05:44:00 PM) - Al
"Much discussion" of late between the Mets and Brewers, presumably about Parra, per NY Post.
7/29/2015 05:44:00 PM
(7/29/2015 04:22:00 PM) - Al
I'm not "outraged" a whole lot because, I'm an adult and know evil exists in the world.
That said, much of this seems to be manufactured by the anti hunting goofballs, who simply do not care if someone hunts for meat, fur, or a trophy for the wall. I'm the same way, it doesn't matter to me, and while I'm against poaching, I certainly have no issue with others following the laws as they have been set.
Any anger here seems to be misdirected, as it should be the laws of Zimbabwe, not some rich guy who takes advantage of them.
7/29/2015 04:22:00 PM
(7/29/2015 01:48:00 PM) - Al
Mets asked about Gomez, gave up due to asking price...and are now once again talking about Parra, per Heyman.
7/29/2015 01:48:00 PM
(7/29/2015 12:00:00 PM) - Al
How boxers/wrestlers/MMA folks make weight. 20 pounds in 4-5 days? No problem.
I had to stop reading, as it was making me nauseous. When I start a diet, I often lose 20 pounds in the first 7 days, so water weight is certainly easy to shed. Hard to believe that doing that every month or two does not cause internal issues.
7/29/2015 12:00:00 PM
(7/29/2015 10:56:00 AM) - Al
Astros said to be monitoring relief market, including KRod.
I doubt he goes anywhere, as no one wants to give the Crew his market value.
7/29/2015 10:56:00 AM
(7/29/2015 08:30:00 AM) - Al
The left, in their goofy insulated world, finds fault with humor.
Every single person who was against the new arena might as well be called the anti fun police. They hate the fact other people enjoy themselves while they sit and pout.
7/29/2015 08:30:00 AM
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
(7/28/2015 10:30:00 PM) - Al
It isn't so much that analytics are worth several wins a year if you start using them, it's that the Twins were just ignoring the obvious...Gardenhire didn't even platoon hitters.
7/28/2015 10:30:00 PM
(7/28/2015 09:48:00 PM) - Al
$600 for a haircut?
That's not so bad, if you're Kate Upton. Hillary paying that kind of money to look better is like me bragging about losing a half pound in the sauna.
7/28/2015 09:48:00 PM
(7/28/2015 06:22:00 PM) - Al
Lind back at 1B (no pun intended), Braun still out.
7/28/2015 06:22:00 PM
(7/28/2015 06:22:00 PM) - Al
I've had two people email saying if Lind is traded it will be for Player X...of course, both gave different guys, though I'd be thrilled either. The irony is, neither played last night, and neither is in the lineup tonight...though I believe one of them is back in AAA.
EDIT: Neither has played anywhere since Sunday, when this talk began.
I hope they are correct, especially after seeing the Tribe got a 2015 version of Mark Belanger...in AA, for Murphy.
7/28/2015 06:22:00 PM
(7/28/2015 06:13:00 PM) - Al
The Angels get Dave Murphy from the Tribe for a good field/no hit AA SS. Very limited return, to say the least. I'd be disappointed if that's what the Brewers got for Parra. At first glance, I'd say the Crew got more for Aramis, though I guess he is an excellent glove.
7/28/2015 06:13:00 PM
(7/28/2015 05:10:00 PM) - Al
GOP overwhelmingly voted for new arena, Dems were about 50/50.
Once again, I'm glad I'm on the side I am.
7/28/2015 05:10:00 PM
(7/28/2015 04:43:00 PM) - Al
I'm very surprised at all the casuals wishing Doug would sell $1 for 88 cents..."just to make a trade."
Yes, it is true players can get hurt, that's a risk you take by trying to maximize your return.
7/28/2015 04:43:00 PM
(7/28/2015 04:34:00 PM) - Al
I don't really have a problem with this, except that, of course, the idea of a 5-5, 105 pound woman (universally referred to as "chubby" in Hollywood) beating up bodyguards and bad guys is, well, stupid.
7/28/2015 04:34:00 PM
(7/28/2015 03:20:00 PM) - Al
Papelbon soon to be dealt to DC.
7/28/2015 03:20:00 PM
(7/28/2015 03:08:00 PM) - Al
Rival exec: “I don’t think MIL is really looking to trade Gomez. Price is VERY high -- think they’re hoping to get blown away.”--Rosenthal
The price should be high, very good player near his peak, signed for far under market value for next season too.
7/28/2015 03:08:00 PM
(7/28/2015 02:17:00 PM) - Al
We got it through. Thank you for all your calls and efforts.
7/28/2015 02:17:00 PM
(7/28/2015 11:43:00 AM) - Al
I gotta go, but allow me to say, it's amazing they ever get anything done in Madison. Self important, ego driven, look at mes.
7/28/2015 11:43:00 AM
(7/28/2015 11:28:00 AM) - Al
Chris Copeland will sign with the Bucks today. Poor man's Ersan.
Tulo could have ended up in SL, moving Peralta to 3B and Carpenter to 1B, per Fox.
7/28/2015 11:28:00 AM
(7/28/2015 11:21:00 AM) - Al
My thoughts on trades involving the Brewers?
---Lind has to play, or I suppose, say he is ready to play. Holding pattern.
---My guess is, Parra is all but certain to be dealt, and the team has either asked for final offers or will do that soon.
---Have heard very little about Segura, Lucroy, and so on. Of course, heard nothing about Tulo/Reyes until it was complete.
---TOR certainly has no reason to hold back, and I assume the Brewers have told them what they need for Fiers. Wonder if any of those pieces went to COL?
---Difficult to move Gomez without getting back at least one player in the majors, which makes it tough to do in season. That may be why interested teams that have been ID'd are out of contention.
---Others we have heard are available? Broxton, Lohse, Garza will clear waivers. No one has said it, but Matt has been very solid since his return from the DL, hit 95-96 a few times.
---I forgot Cotts, but his value is so low, despite him pitching well, that we're talking about a shot in the dark type.
7/28/2015 11:21:00 AM
(7/28/2015 11:11:00 AM) - Al
Two quick notes:
1. I have an appointment at 12:30 today, so will begin getting ready about 11:45. Coverage is on WI Eye like last time, check your local listings, or you can watch it online. Vote expected to be in the 12:30-1 range.
2. The Assembly leader just tweeted out this, so he feels confident. Jason Kidd and other Bucks' reps are there as well, not like they would show up to see it lose.
7/28/2015 11:11:00 AM
(7/28/2015 08:00:00 AM) - Al
It's funny because it's true.
7/28/2015 08:00:00 AM
(7/28/2015 01:05:00 AM) - Al
CC on what's next for Kyle Lohse: "He’ll make his next start."--Adam, MLB.com
Did not mention for who. Last time he said, "He'll scheduled to start for us Monday."
I assume Brewers have a couple teams that will happily take him (TOR still strikes me as a good match, I still wonder if the Fiers talks stemmed from MIL trying to package them together), but probably only willing to pay a small share of his salary...minimum the rest of the season would be about $175K, I doubt teams want to pay him much more than $500K-1M, Lohse is owed about $3.75M.
7/28/2015 01:05:00 AM
(7/28/2015 12:42:00 AM) - Al
Can't wait until after the deadline so I can unfollow some of these bloggers I added in case they get early info on a trade. They are painfully casual and painfully bad.
7/28/2015 12:42:00 AM
(7/28/2015 12:24:00 AM) - Al
Legislators have all remarked how amazed they are by sheer volume of Bucks fans weighing in with support for arena bill.--Save Our Bucks
Keep it up gang. Fight like a girl. Make your calls ASAP, vote is scheduled for this morning.
7/28/2015 12:24:00 AM
Monday, July 27, 2015
(7/27/2015 11:44:00 PM) - Al
You can always tell the bad umps because they love TV time.
7/27/2015 11:44:00 PM
(7/27/2015 11:36:00 PM) - Al
Tulo to TOR.
Didn't see that coming.
EDIT: Forgot TOR still has turf. That might be mighty tough on Tulo's body.
EDIT 2: Jose Reyes and youngsters back to COL. One of the biggest deadline trades in history, star power wise.
EDIT 3: LaTroy Hawkins also to TOR.
I find it funny so many are saying TOR needs pitching, seemingly not realizing the more runs they score, the more runs they can give up.
7/27/2015 11:36:00 PM
(7/27/2015 11:18:00 PM) - Al
Little question Counsell allowed Lohse to go longer that usual in an effort to find him another team.
7/27/2015 11:18:00 PM
(7/27/2015 09:41:00 PM) - Al
Four teams in on Parra, Gomez may or may not be moved, per Heyman.
7/27/2015 09:41:00 PM
(7/27/2015 08:43:00 PM) - Al
The Rambling wife just found two boxes of mac and cheese in the garage freezer.
The Rambling son is a mighty intelligent young man, but he sure isn't much of a grocery putaway helper.
7/27/2015 08:43:00 PM
(7/27/2015 05:39:00 PM) - Al
Interesting that Casey Meisner is the one to go in this deal. I’m told he was the Mets pitchers Brewers wanted in Parra deal.--Marc Carig
Heh. The Mets seem to be all over the place, mind changing daily. That's strange for an Alderson run team.
7/27/2015 05:39:00 PM
(7/27/2015 05:31:00 PM) - Al
House leader says they have 45 votes to pass arena, as many will not bother showing up, so that should be enough.
Yes, we're in the best of hands.
7/27/2015 05:31:00 PM
(7/27/2015 05:28:00 PM) - Al
Mets get Clippard, A's get former 3rd round pick doing OK in high A ball.
Relievers worth next to nothing as of yet.
7/27/2015 05:28:00 PM
(7/27/2015 05:08:00 PM) - Al
Angels pick up Shane Victorino from Red Sox.
7/27/2015 05:08:00 PM
(7/27/2015 04:48:00 PM) - Al
Also hearing this from teams that have interest in Adam Lind. They think he's going to land in St. Louis.--Stark
That's a pretty certain way of knowing. Again, is Lind "resting" or is he being held out? Does SL want/need to see him play?
SL's farm system is not nearly as strong as it has been, but they still have a very solid top ten, including lots of young pitching
7/27/2015 04:48:00 PM
(7/27/2015 03:42:00 PM) - Al
No Lind in tonight's lineup, Segura and Gomez back.
Have to wait for word whether he is out due to continued tightness or "other reasons."
7/27/2015 03:42:00 PM
(7/27/2015 03:32:00 PM) - Al
Assembly leaders think they have votes to pass arena bill.
7/27/2015 03:32:00 PM
(7/27/2015 02:27:00 PM) - Al
Cards have legit interest in Lind. Not interested in other lefty 1B types like Moss, Davis, Alonso.--Crasnick
I don't know if they plan on playing Piscotty there or what, but Mark Reynolds has been very weak versus RHP.
7/27/2015 02:27:00 PM
(7/27/2015 02:18:00 PM) - Al
Funny how that works.
7/27/2015 02:18:00 PM
(7/27/2015 01:33:00 PM) - Al
More on Lind and SL.
One thing I'm sure the Brewers want to avoid is SL trading him after the season and getting as much or more than they gave for him...while still using him to replace Matt Adams. That's why he will not go cheap.
7/27/2015 01:33:00 PM
(7/27/2015 01:17:00 PM) - Al
Don't forget, make your phone calls again. I have not heard how the counts look, so do your duty.
7/27/2015 01:17:00 PM
(7/27/2015 12:21:00 PM) - Al
Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is one of the most intriguing players on the trade market – a right-handed hitter who is affordable and under club control through next season.
Not surprisingly, Gomez is drawing interest -- and not only from teams in obvious contention.
The Rangers and Indians are among the clubs that have reached out to the Brewers about Gomez, according to major-league sources.
Both teams rank near the bottom in the majors in OPS from the center-field position – the Indians are 23rd, the Rangers 28th.
The Giants, who rank 24th, and Astros, who rank 25th, are two other clubs that find Gomez appealing, but the Giants might not have the prospects to land him and the Astros appear more focused on bullpen help, sources say.
Gomez, 29, is earning $8 million this season and $9 million next season. A team could gain control of him for two pennant races and also have two opportunities to trade him – this offseason and next July.--Rosenthal
The Brewers and Cardinals have discussed Adam Lind "recently."--St. Louis paper
Before or after Lind's back tightened up? That's an important fact.
Gomez and Lind are under team control for next season, at well under market value. Doug will aim high and not be at all afraid to hold onto them, unlike Parra, who is all but certain to be gone before Friday night's game.
7/27/2015 12:21:00 PM