Jays to meet with Pavano’s agent

Updates on Burnett and Sabathia
Sabs, Yanks meet again

Nothing much to pass along, so I thought I’d share a bit on the MLB Hot Stove blog about the Blue Jays meeting with Carl Pavano’s agent Tom O’Connell. He claims he’s going to talk to 10 teams this week, though there’s no indication that they’re all about Pavano.

Updates on Burnett and Sabathia
Sabs, Yanks meet again
  • E-ROC

    Sheets met with Yanks per Joel Sherman, via MLBTR.

    • Ivan

      I want this staff

      CC
      Wang
      Joba
      Sheets
      Pettitte

      and if Pettitte doesn’t sign

      CC
      Wang
      Joba
      Sheets
      Hughes.

      Either way that’s straight nasty my dude.

      • E-ROC

        I agree. Then you’ll have Aceves and Kennedy backing up the rotation in case there is an injury.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        I’m with you as well; this is the exact, two rotations I had envisioned in my head with said circumstances.

      • Greg C

        People here are always telling me that we do not need ANY pitchers, and a few readers prefer this staff:

        Wang
        Joba
        Hughes
        Aceves
        IPK and the rest of AAA/AAAA fight it out

        I prefer the second one up there, but wouldn’t mind the first.

        • steve (different one)

          really? who?

      • DonnieBaseballHallofFame aka they guy who has well documented history of belligerent thickheadedness and anti-intellectual character assassinations

        I would take either of these in a heartbeat

        CC
        Wang
        Joba
        Sheets
        Pettitte

        and if Pettitte doesn’t sign

        CC
        Wang
        Joba
        Sheets
        Hughes.

        BUT I STILL WANT MANNY!

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

          Yup. Me too.

  • rbizzler

    Might be time for you guys to hit the blackjack tables or something. News on Pavano is just making us freezing folks on the East Coast more depressed.

    I want a few tales of CC betting gripfulls at the craps table or Eckstein getting carded at the club, etc.

    • Jack

      I would love to see him grit out a phone number.

  • Steve

    You went all the way to Vegas to check the MLB Hot Stove blog?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      Why do you feel the need to be a jerk about it?

  • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    It wouldn’t be a bad idea if they brought him back for 1yr/$2M with incentives up to $9M. In my mind, he’s a better option than Alfredo Aceves next year.

    Now that we’re on the subject of replacement-level starters: Why do people insist that the Yanks sign 3 starters? C.C. is a given and I think few, if any, fans oppose it (though I do have some qualms about his weight and workload). But Burnett? Lowe? No. Sheets? Yes–on the right years and money (2/$25? 3/$36?). But we forget that we have Phil Hughes, who is coming back fully healthy and throwing like we know he could–92-94 w/ plus curve and cutter, and horrendous work-in-progress change. Let’s not be quick to write him off. And, assuming we get C.C. and Sheets, the rotation looks like this:

    C.C.
    Sheets
    Wang
    Joba
    Hughes

    Pavano (?)
    Aceves
    Kennedy
    Horne
    McAllister
    Garcia

    This beats the Red Sox and Rays, and pretty much any staff in baseball

    • pat

      highly dubiousl hughes makes the team outta ST

    • Steve

      Hughes and Sheets get hurt, as they usually do. Now your rotation in this

      C.C.
      Wang
      Aceves
      Kennedy
      Joba

      for the next 2 months of the season, which happen to be August anbd September. Bye bye, playoffs.

      That’s why they need to sign 3.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      It beats the Red Sox, yes, but not the Rays. The Red Sox really have three guaranteed starters in their rotation: Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and Daisuke Matsuzaka (Heh, I was so close to typing “Fatsuzaka”… damn you, NoMaas!). There have been reports that Tim Wakefield is considering retirement due to some shoulder ailments he’s been suffering (this was reported on Sons of Sam Horn after Boston picked up his annual $4M option, but I haven’t heard anything since), and they have no starter currently slotted in that fifth hole.

      As for the Rays, there’s no point in discussing that, they truly have the best rotation in baseball (even if Jake Peavy goes to the Cubs, I still say the Rays are tops).

      Oh, and I’d re-sign Andy Pettitte to pitch in that fifth slot over Phil Hughes. Don’t get me wrong, I’d have no qualms with Hughes starting the season with the big boys if only one starter is signed, but Pettitte’s two-hundred innings are not to be undervalued.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Ben Sheets met with Yanks:

    In addition to meeting with CC Sabathia today, the Yankees met with his former Brewers teammate and fellow free agent, Ben Sheets, late this afternoon.

    Sheets, 30, who started the All-Star Game for the National League this season, won a career-best 13 games, posting a 3.09 ERA in 31 starts. It was the first time in four years the injury-plagued righty started more than 24 games in a season.

    Sheets has spent his whole career in Milwaukee. He’s represented by Casey Close, who also has Derek Jeter in his stable.

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/12082008/sports/yankees/yankees_meet_with_ben_sheets_143256.htm

  • J.R.

    The Jays might be a good fit for Pavono. He won’t be under a microscope and if they get him to sign a 1 year deal with heavy incentives, he could make some decent money. If he gets hurt nothing lost to the Jays.

    And one thing Pavono has shown is that he miracuosly gets healthy in contract years.

  • DonnieBaseballHallofFame aka they guy who has well documented history of belligerent thickheadedness and anti-intellectual character assassinations

    I think the reason Pavano is biggin up AJ right now is so he goes to the Yanks and it leaves more places for him to go because he aint coming back here.