Notes: Twins Sign Everett

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Although the Mitchell Report was released today, teams are still working to improve their teams. First, the Twins were quick to sign Adam Everett after he was released by the Astros. Everett, who is much better defensively, hit .232 with 2 HR and 15 RBI in 66 games. I think he will probably share time with Brendan Harris, unless he can turn things around.

- The Yankees finally finalized the Alex Rodriguez deal. It is a ten year deal worth 275 million dollars loaded with incentives.

- The Cubs may sell Wrigley Field to an Illinois agency, according to reports. Well, as long as the name stays Wrigley Field, I think people will be fine. But if it is not, there will probably be problems.

- The Devil Rays reached an agreement with OF/DH Cliff Floyd.

- The White Sox are listening to offers for Paul Konerko. Maybe if the White Sox would absorb some of the cash, the Giants would be interested. They seem to be interested in aging players right now.

- The Reds are determined to trade for a big name pitcher.

- Rockies are closing in on free agent pitcher Luis Vizcaino, according to reports.

- As the Cubs try desperately to acquire switch-hitting lead off hitter Brian Roberts, second baseman Mark DeRosa is wondering why. DeRosa put up good numbers, fit well in the clubhouse, and is now a fan favorite. We'll see what happens, but the Cubs seem determined to trade a few prospects for a big name player.

- The Phillies are jumping in on the Geoff Jenkins race.

- Japanese pitcher Hiroki Kuroda is still up in the air. The top four teams are believed to be the Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Mariners, and Royals.

- Rockies looking at veterans like Kip Wells and Mark Hendrickson.

- The Blue Jays are still in the hunt for a catcher.

More updates coming soon...

3 comments:

Yaow 7:11 AM CST  

wonder if the cubs would be willing to put together a package to include Bedard as well?
It will be a pretty steep price to pay but with starting pitching very difficult to come by, and not to mention to keep him off another team in the NL, it might a move that might help them in more ways than one.

Anonymous 6:39 PM CST  

I like DeRosa a lot. But the last two years have been the best years of his career. His numbers are close to Roberts. But he is not a lead off hitter and doesn't bat lefty. Roberts walks a lot more. And steals a lot more bases.

If Cubs can't Roberts, I think DeRosa will be fine at 2nd. But imagine a line up of:

1)Roberts
2)Theriot
3)Lee
4)Soriano
5)Ramirez
6)Fukudome
7)(Pie, DeRosa, Fuld)
8)Soto

Yaow 11:24 PM CST  

well I think if the cubs do get Roberts it pretty much forces Theriot to get less at bats than DeRo.

Just wondering if DeRo has the range to play shortstop and if Theriot can play center field if Pie flops. He has the speed.

Pretty much make DeRo, Theriot and Pie share at bats and that's one heck of a team.

imagine our rotation if we had Bedard following Z? Nl central champs easy.