Showing posts with label Dodgers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dodgers. Show all posts

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mets Rumors: Dodgers Scouting Mets, Possible Trade for Andre Ethier??


Mets Rumors:


Less than three weeks before the trade deadline, the Los Angeles Dodgers have a scout watching the Mets, a source told ESPNNewYork.com.

That does not mean a trade will materialize before the July 31 deadline, but it is worth monitoring.

The Mets' interest in Andre Ethier is not completely clear -- and likely would be highly dependent upon how much money the Dodgers kicked in.

For the record: No one said the scout was looking at the Mets to identify return pieces in an Ethier trade.

Ethier is owed $15.5 million in 2014, $18 million in 2015, $16 million in 2016 and $18 million in 2017.

Andre Ethier's Career Stats:
Year Age Tm AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG
2006 24 LAD 396 50 122 20 7 11 55 5 5 34 77 .308 .365 .477
2007 25 LAD 447 50 127 32 2 13 64 0 4 46 68 .284 .350 .452
2008 26 LAD 525 90 160 38 5 20 77 6 3 59 88 .305 .375 .510
2009 27 LAD 596 92 162 42 3 31 106 6 4 72 116 .272 .361 .508
2010 28 LAD 517 71 151 33 1 23 82 2 1 59 102 .292 .364 .493
2011 29 LAD 487 67 142 30 0 11 62 0 1 58 103 .292 .368 .421
2012 30 LAD 556 79 158 36 1 20 89 2 2 50 124 .284 .351 .460
2013 31 LAD 304 28 83 18 1 5 28 3 3 34 50 .273 .350 .388
8 Yrs 3828 527 1105 249 20 134 563 24 23 412 728 .289 .361 .469
162 Game Avg. 568 78 164 37 3 20 84 4 3 61 108 .289 .361 .469
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/13/2013.

Do I want the Mets to trade for Andre Ethier?  Absolutely not, He reminds me of a lefty version of Jason Bay, but I can be wrong.. Mike Stanton is one player that that I would even trade Syndergaard, and Flores to get. What would make Ethier appealing to the Sabermetric Mets is that even though he makes alot of money and his power numbers are down, he still has a great track record with a good OBP.  He is a lifetime .290 hitter and Averages 84 RBI's in his career... If a trade for Ethier would pan out, it would only mean the Mets would not give up much and take the remainder of his contract in return to make way for Yasiel Puig.. - DD

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Rumor Mill: Dodgers have Parnell on the trade radar??


According to John Heyman of CBS Sports,  sources suggest the Dodgers are considering a variety of relievers, and could also make a play for either Indians closer Chris Perez or Mets reliever Bobby Parnell instead of  Pirates Closer Hanrahan (Red Sox also have interest).

The Pirates are willing to consider trading Hanrahan, as they have re-signed Jason Grilli, who could close. The bullpen has been a Pirates strength in recent years.


The Dodgers would prefer a left-hander, but many of their best choices appear to be right-handers -- including Hanrahan, Perez and Parnell.

OF Andre Ethier has been mentioned on the block. Can the Mets pull of a deal with the Dodgers??? Is he a right handed hitting power hitter?  No, but it is a power threat and he is in the prime of his career..

Ethier's Stats:
Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA
2006 24 LAD NL 126 441 396 50 122 20 7 11 55 5 5 34 77 .308
2007 25 LAD NL 153 507 447 50 127 32 2 13 64 0 4 46 68 .284
2008 26 LAD NL 141 596 525 90 160 38 5 20 77 6 3 59 88 .305
2009 27 LAD NL 160 685 596 92 162 42 3 31 106 6 4 72 116 .272
2010 28 LAD NL 139 585 517 71 151 33 1 23 82 2 1 59 102 .292
2011 29 LAD NL 135 551 487 67 142 30 0 11 62 0 1 58 103 .292
2012 30 LAD NL 149 618 556 79 158 36 1 20 89 2 2 50 124 .284
7 Yrs 1003 3983 3524 499 1022 231 19 129 535 21 20 378 678 .290
162 Game Avg. 162 643 569 81 165 37 3 21 86 3 3 61 110 .290
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/20/2012.

Ethier is set to make $10.9 Million and is under contract to 2017.. Click Here for more

Starters RHP Aaron Harang and LHP Chris Cappuano have been also mentioned available... The Mets do need starting pitching help , especially in the 5th spot of the rotation..

Monday, December 10, 2012

Mets Holding Dickey for Ransom of prospects, List of prospects the Mets have to look at


There are several teams that the Mets might trade for Dickey. The Rangers, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Diamondbacks all remain possibilities..  The Mets are holding Dickey for a ransom of prospects, not just one..  Here is a list of their Top Prospects thanks to Baseball America.. Players in Orange have been talked about...

Texas Rangers  TOP TEN
PROSPECTS

 
1. Jurickson Profar, ss
2. Mike Olt, 3b/1b
3. Martin Perez, lhp
4. Leonys Martin, of
5. Justin Grimm, rhp
6. Luke Jackson, rhp
7. Luis Sardinas, ss/2b
8. Cody Buckel, rhp
9. Jorge Alfaro, c/1b
10. Joey Gallo, 3b

LA Dodgers TOP TEN
PROSPECTS

1. Zach Lee, rhp
2. Allen Webster, rhp
3. Nate Eovaldi, rhp
4. Alfredo Silverio, of
5. Chris Reed, lhp
6. Garrett Gould, rhp
7. Chris Withrow, rhp
8. Josh Lindblom, rhp
9. Joc Pederson, of
10. Tim Federowicz, c

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Rumor Mill: Dodgers Expected to sign Greinke, Deal being delayed by other possible deals


According to Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers are expected to keep on spending this off-season, beginning with Zack Greinke.

The Dodgers, also could add arguably the second-most attractive free-agent pitcher, righty Anibal Sanchez, in a dual investment that could approach $250 million.

At the moment, the Dodgers also are negotiating with another starter, Korean lefty Ryu Hyun-Jin. The deadline to sign him is Sunday. If the Dodgers fail to complete a deal, they will not pay a $25.7 million posting fee to his Korean team.

That would be $25.7 million more for the Dodgers to redirect to free-agent starters, or perhaps an expensive pitcher whom they might acquire in a trade.

The Dodgers, sources say, have talked to the Mets about NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.

As many insiders have said, once the Greinke signing is official the Mets may find themselves in the driver seat for a compatible Dickey trade that will fill their needs...

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Rumor Mill: Dodgers have interest in Daniel Murphy


Daniel Murphy of the Mets is the player the Dodgers tried to trade for at the Winter Meetings, according to a baseball source, and they might make another run at him.

Murphy was the unnamed player general manager Ned Colletti referred to when he said he might be able to upgrade the roster at the Winter Meetings, adding yet another multi-position player after earlier signing Jerry Hairston Jr. and Adam Kennedy.

But Colletti said the trade he thought might happen instead unraveled when the other club satisfied its need elsewhere without trading the player he wanted.

That apparently was a reference to the Mets' acquisition of Giants outfielder Andres Torres. It's not clear who the Dodgers would have sent to the Mets, although Tony Gwynn Jr. is also an outfield defensive specialist.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Capuano gets 2 year deal with Dodgers


The Dodgers are closing in on a two-year, $10MM deal with left-hander Chris Capuano that will round out the team's rotation and may signify the end of Hiroki Kuroda's tenure in Los Angeles. Capuano joins Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Ted Lilly and Nathan Eovaldi in the Dodgers' rotation after a bounce-back season with the Mets. He has the chance to earn $1MM in incentives.

Capuano, who has had two Tommy John surgeries, didn’t pitch in the Major Leagues in 2008 or 2009. He returned to the Brewers in 2010 and pitched effectively, mostly out of the bullpen. Then, in 2011, he posted a 4.55 ERA with 8.1 K/9, 2.6 BB/9 and a 42.7% ground ball rate in 186 innings for the Mets.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Mets Unhappy With Thole


Josh Thole's days of being the Mets number 1 catcher seem to be coming to a close with the recent success of Ronny Paulino behind the plate. Last Night in a Mike Pelfrey win over the San Francisco Giants, Pelf praised Paulino's leadership and game calling stating that he thought Paulino was "very good back there today and he obviously deserves a lot of credit, he called a pretty good game." Pelfrey added that he and Paulino were in sync in pitch selection, "there were times when I would have the slider grip in my glove and he would put it down, and I'd be like O.K. Lets do it!" Thole who has been benched for struggling both offensively and defensively, will be back in the lineup on Friday Against the Dodgers. According to The New York Times,
Manager Terry Collins said that he was confident that Thole would break out of his catching slump and he may start playing like Johnny Bench. In that case, the Mets would go back to the platoon with Thole starting against righties. If Paulino shows success against righties and if he plays more, the Mets have to decide if they want Thole as a part-time player in the major leagues, or to temporarily go to Class AAA Buffalo to catch every day and work on his craft. The idea has been discussed within the last week. If they sent Thole down to the minors, they would likely call up Mike Nickeas, whom the Mets consider an excellent defensive catcher. But Paulino has done well, too, albeit in a brief sample.

In the last three games Paulino has started, Mets starters have allowed just three earned runs in 21 innings for a 1.29 earned run average.

Meanwhile, in addition to the problems Thole, a converted catcher, has had throwing out runners and allowing some passed balls, the Mets have been unhappy at times with some of his pitch calling. On April 6, they were dismayed when Pelfrey admitted to getting away from his two-seam fastball and taking the blame for it. The Mets were concerned at the time that he and Thole were not on the same page, and Collins spoke to both about it.

Then last Friday against the Phillies, with Ryan Howard at the plate, Thole called for a fastball from Dillon Gee, instead of his best pitch, the changeup. Howard hit the fastball for a home run. Afterward the Mets’ hierarchy was upset with both Gee and Thole for the pitch selection.

Bye Bye Josh.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Mets acquire Shortstop Chin-lung Hu in minor trade with Dodgers


The Mets quietly announced a minor trade Monday, acquiring shortstop Chin-lung Hu from the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league left-handed pitcher Mike Antonini. Hu, 26, split last season between the Dodgers and Triple-A Albuquerque of the Pacific Coast League. The 5-foot-11, 188-pounder started the season with the Triple-A Isotopes before being recalled to the majors on June 17. The right-hand-hitting Hu returned to Triple-A on June 23, before he was called back to the Dodgers on September 6. He appeared in 14 games with the Dodgers in 2010 and got 3 hits in 23 at-bats. Hu was considered a defensive gem, however he was unable to build upon a minor-league campaign in 2007 when he had an on-base percentage of .364 and slugging percentage of .507 in Double-A and Triple-A combined. In his major-league career, Hu has a .241 OBP and .283 slugging over 191 plate appearances. The Mets now have seven middle infielders on their 40-man roster, including Hu, Justin Turner and recent Rule 5 pick Brad Emaus, all of whom will presumably battle for a bench role in Spring Training. This should light a fire under Reyes to stay healthy and play better defense.. Hu by the Numbers:
Career: Batting | Fielding
SEASON TEAM G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 LA 12 29 5 7 0 1 2 5 0 8 0 0 .241 .241 .517 .758
2008 LA 65 116 16 21 2 2 0 9 11 23 2 0 .181 .252 .233 .485
2009 LA 5 5 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .400 .333 .600 .933
2010 LAD 14 23 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 .130 .160 .174 .334
Total -- 96 173 25 33 4 3 2 17 11 38 3 0 .191 .241 .283 .524
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