12/22/09

The Right Zambrano, Dumb or Not Omar, Bay Day... bad Delgado... and BP looking for writers

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Carlos Zambrano:

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Cubs are willing to trade RHP Carlos Zambrano.Zambrano, 28, was 9-7 last year with the Cubs, while posting a 3.77 ERA in 28 starts.

Mike Puma of the NY Post believes that Yankees GM Brian Cashman inquired about Zambrano, but Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago, says that those talks are premature and Zambrano's agent, Barry Praver, said he has not been contacted about a trade. - link



Omar Minaya:

But really, what has Omar Minaya ever done to deserve the reputation as a dumb general manager?

Did he give a 5 year/$50 million contract to Gary Matthews Jr.?

Did he give a 6 year/$100 million contract to Carlos Lee?

Did he give a 6 year/$66 million contract to Eric Chavez?

Did he give a 7 year/$126 million contract to Vernon Wells?

Did he give a 4 year/$60 million contract to Derek Lowe?

Did he give a 4 year/$42 million contract to Jeff Suppan?

Did he give a 4 year/$41 million contract to Kyle Lohse?

Did he give an 8 year/$136 million contract to Alfonso Soriano?

Did he give a 3 year/$30 million contract to Eric Byrnes?

Did he give a 2 year/$45 million contract to Manny Ramirez?

Did he give a 7 year/$126 million contract to Barry Zito?

Did he give a 4 year/$57 million contract to Travis Hafner?

Did he give a 4 year/$48 million contract to Carlos Silva?

Did he give a 5 year/$80 million contract to Michael Young?

Did he give an 8 year/$90 million contract to Scott Rolen?

Did he give a 6 year/$52 million contract to Daisuke Matsuzaka (after spending $51 million plus on the posting fee?)

Did he give a 3 year/$36 million contract to Jose Guillen?

Did he give a 5 year/$75 million contract to Magglio Ordonez?

Did he give a 5 year/$44 million contract to Juan Pierre?

Did he give a 7 year/$69 million contract to Alex Rios?

metsonline


Jason Bay:

Think about that as Jason Bay is hoping that the Elmjack little leaguers can raise about $61 million in sales of Nestle Crunch bars so that he can have another option ... any option ... other than the Mets.  - metstradamus




Carlos Delgado:

Decade's Worst Fielders:

Sorry, but we just can't resist offering the worst fielders, according to UZR per 150 games (except for catchers):

1B -- Carlos Delgado (minus-4/150G) - Delgado hasn't been the new Doctor Strangeglove, or even the new Marv Throneberry. These days, the truly awful first basemen usually get moved to an easier position.


Baseball Prospectus:

 is looking for an excellent dba with Oracle, mysql, perl, php, html, apache, and linux system administration experience to maintain and expand our database and statistical operations. This is a work-from-home position with flexible hours on a full-time equivalent contract. That’s right, sit in your boxers while working on cutting-edge baseball research with cool people. Future likely opportunities to advance further into developing content, or into MLB itself–the originator of this position now works for a major league club, and Baseball Prospectus has graduated many people into big league front offices. Please send resume and cover letter attachments in pdf format with email subject “dba application” exactly to jobs@baseballprospectus.com. Applications ignoring these specifications will not be considered.  -  BP

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