Hot Stove - 12-8-17


Oakland signed P Yusmiero Petit to a 2-year contract.

Seattle has trade with the Marlins for 2B Dee Gordon plus $1mil in International pool money. In exchange, Seattle sends three prospects to Miami... RHP Nick Neidert, IF Christopher Torres, and P Robert Dugger.

(Since July, the Mariners have acquired Gordon, Mike Leake, Marco Gonzales, Erasmo Ramirez, Andrew Albers, Nick Rumbelow, Sam Moll, Ryon Healy, and Andrew Romine. That’s 25% of the 36 players currently on their 40-man roster.)

C Wilin Rosario has signed to play with the Hansin Tigers in Japan.

Detroit is signing P Mike Fiers to a two year deal.

The Mets are now taking a look see at 1B Mitch Moreland and 1B-OF Adam Lind.

    Moreland:  31/yrs: LHH - 508-AB, .246/.323/.446/769, 22-HR, 79-RBI

    Lind:  33/yrs - LHH - 267/AB, .303/.363/.513/876, 14-HR, 59-RBI

    (it is obvious that, since both of these guys hit from the same side of the plate as Dominic Smith, that neither is being looked at to become a platoon partner to Smith)


Reese Kaplan said...

Adam Lind's last contract was for $1 million. Moreland's last deal was $5.5 after $5.7 the year before. IF (and that's a big if) the plan is to have them there off the bench or as an OF until Michael Conforto is ready, I have no problem at the relatively low cost. However, if the Alderson era plan of benching the younger player to give time to a washed-up veteran as the starter is what they have in mind, then a HUGE and RESOUNDING no to both of them.

By the way, the xenophobic Mets who were let off the hook by Ohtani's agent can breathe easily now that he's signed with the Angels who meet his west coast criterion.

bill metsiac said...

Have you looked up the definition of "xenophobic"? How does it apply to an organization filled with Dominicans and Venezuelans?

I know you love anything Japanese and are willing to spend (Fred's) money to fill the roster with players from there, but you still haven't answered my question about them:

Other than Hideki Matsui and Ichiro, which Japanese position players have become stars in the US?

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