Yeah, it was a meatball by JC but like I said earlier it was over when Baez walked onto that mound. That game winning hit was a routine fly ball if no one is on third or if there were 2 outs, but Baez painted himself and whoever that was going to replace him into a corner.
At least Romero had the decency to have it end quickly.
Why is Baez still in the majors? The guy sucks. Has he ever had a good outing for us?
I remember when Baez was a ****ing solid closer for Tampa Bay. Truth be told I was happy when they signed him. Now... It's awful. It's like I want to like him but he goes out there and ****s up all the time.
Eh, you might be able to get a pending free agent corner OF from a non-contending team for Blanton (don't know who is out there exactly) given that he's signed next year.
Unless you unload the farm system, you're not going to get an All-Star back. They just really need Dom Brown to get healthy and be the player everyone kind of expects him to be.
I'm not sure who's out there, either...and, frankly, if a team like the Royals becomes sellers, I don't want anything to do with guys like Melky Cabrera or Jeff Francouer. I don't trust them further than I can throw them.
I'm fine with them not being able to get an all-star. But I'd look for someone with a decent/consistent track record. If you can't get that, it's probably more sensible to see what Brown can do than dilute the pitching.
I'd be happy to trade Blanton even if we have to eat 75% of his salary this season in the deal. Get him out of here and give Worley the #5 spot he deserves. Ship Kendrick out while we're at it.
"You can never have enough pitching" is a saying for a reason. If we have to eat a bunch of salary to move Blanton, and still don't get anything that helps the offense more than marginally, it's really not worth experimenting with. This might hold especially true when you consider how close the team has become over the last few years, and how much they've emphasized that themselves.
I don't get why so many people have such disdain for Blanton. Yeah, he's superfluous on this team, but that's not his fault. And for ****'s sake, I've watched too many Tyler Greens and Calvin Maduros to be uppity about that.
Be like the Yankees and sign a marquee left fielder in the offseason....
Everybody likes to **** on the Yankees for that kind of stuff, but they're playing within the rules. And, newsflash, the Phillies have pretty much put themselves up on that pedestal, too. They've done whatever the **** they've felt necessary to land their guy over the last few years.