Julio Teheran gave up 1 hit & 1 walk in 5 2/3 innings two nights ago for Tigres del Licey. licey.com/archivos/Boxsc… #Braves***
— Bobby Aguilera (@BobbyAguilera) November 30, 2012
Julio Teheran’s Tigres de Licey teammate, Hanley Ramirez is batting .381, but still hasn’t drawn a walk in 5 games.
Congratulations to New York Mets fans for retaining their face of the franchise, David Wright, on what looks like a team-friendly deal. Sure, they will be paying prime dollars for some post-prime years, but teams in New York should not be losing their bets players because of salary restrictions.
The Twins traded Denard Span to Washington for excellent pitching prospect, Alex Meyer. The 6'9" right-handed, flame thrower will be a cog in the Twins Major League rotation sooner than later.
At the same time, Ken Rosenthal says the Twins should have received a larger return in this tweet:
Liked #Twins’ return of Meyer for 3 years of Span, BUT some execs think it wasn’t enough. #Mets got Zack Wheeler for 2 months of Beltran.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 30, 2012
In one respect, you cannot really compare the All American Denard Span with World Class Carlos Beltran. In some respects, it could be a good point, as you can't really say that 2 months are close to 3 years.
The Texas Rangers traded for Cory Burns, a young relief pitcher the Padres DFA'd in spite of his minor league career 11.2 K/9 rate.
It'll be interesting to see if he can grow into a a solid piece of the Rangers bullpen, as they try to overcome the losses of Koji Uehara and Mike Adams.
There are rumors of the Royals considering the release of Luke Hochevar to avoid paying his projected $4.5 million salary next season after arbitration. When looking at Hochevar's career W-L record and ERA, the idea of releasing him makes sense...
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There's value in the fact that Hochevar can be counted on for innings. Jason Marquis has made a lot of money primarily because of that skill. Fangraphs values Hochevar's performance favorably:
Luke Hochavar Fangraphs Value
2007: $0.1 Million
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2009: $6.7 Million
2010: $6.7 Million
2011: $10.5 Million
2012: $6.7 Million
The smart people behind Fangraphs are probably on to something here, making Luke Hochevar a good bet to be worth over $4.5 million in 2013.
Cleveland Indians Shortstop prospect, Dorssys Paulino turned 18-years old on November 21st.* Split between Rookie Ball and Low-A last season, Paulino achieved a .333/.380/.558 batting line with 7 homeruns and 11 stolen bases in 56 games. He was the Designated Hitter 10 times and will need to improve his defense, as 25 errors in 46 games is about as bad as possible.
*Happy belated birthday, Dorssys!
Enjoy your weekends, everyone!