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Mailbag: Tanaka, Mayberry, Betemit, Setup Man
Senator Schumer sped up visa paperwork for Masahiro Tanaka
  • Draft 2 Dynasty

    Who gets to MLB first?
    Judge, Bird, O’Brien or Jagielo?

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      I would put money on Jagielo.

  • jim

    Are the Yankees playing opossum with Steven drew or are they going to sign him

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      They’re playing roadkill, not opossum or possum, with Stephen Drew since they’re not going to sign him and allow some other team to sign him instead.

      I don’t know who Steven Drew is.

  • John

    I disagree with so much of what you say.. And you are so wrong everytime someone asks you what it would take to get someone your all the way in left field. It would take tanaka Ellsberg McCann and Sanchez to get trout??? No way and he’s not far and away the best player in baseball miggy is.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      Defense and baserunning count, too. The one and only thing Miggy has done consistently better than Trout the last two years is hit home runs.

      But I agree with you. Mike is wrong. The Angels wouldn’t trade Trout for anything right now.

      • bpdelia

        The angles wouldn’t trade trout but that is an absurd deal. Trout’s a ten war player. Counting pitch framing McCann is a 5 win player, ellsbury a four five win player. Let’s give Tanaka a conservative 3 wins and a top 50 21 year old power hitting catcher.

        That’s 12 war, a top prospect and 300 million (basically) making 5ose guts free? A team would be idiots to turn that down. You are getting a top 5 CF a top 5 catcher, a top catching prospect 25 year old #2 starter all for zero in payroll at a time trout is about to start breaking arbitration records. That would be a hilarious historically disastrous overpay.

  • nycsportzfan

    I hope you were joking about what you think it would take to land Trout Mike. The guy coulden’t even do enough to get his own team in the playoffs with Pujols, Trumbo, Kendrick, Hamilton..etc Why would you trade 4 huge pieces(tanaka,McCann,Sanchez,Ells) plus 300million is ridiculous.

    Your the man Mike , but sometimes you come up with some crazy stuff outta that mind. Good luck winning with Trout and Tex..lol I would turn that trade down even if they threw in Jered Weaver.. There is no doubt hes fantastic, but you over do it on em quite a bit.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      I don’t know why I’m bothering, but you cite guys who had OBP’s of .330, .294, .335 and .307. Pujols only played 99 games. Trumbo hit home runs and did little else. Hamilton only hit 21 home runs.

      Oh, and of course their rotation sucked outside of Wilson and Weaver (who only pitched 154 innings) and their bullpen was pretty terrible overall outside of Dane De La Rosa.

      But, yep, clearly it was all the fault of the guy who hit .323/.432/.557 with 109 R, 27 HR, 33 SB, 110 BB and at least OK defense (considering his defensive metrics were all over the place last year) that they didn’t make the playoffs.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    “Pineda, Sanchez, Williams, Austin, Heathcott or Banuelos. Which of these guys would be the biggest help if they became a star in the league? (given their potential)”

    Banuelos in a landslide. “Star” in this context means an ace, and that clearly trumps star for an everyday player, at least for me.