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Two Things


Couple of deals:

Matt Thornton and Brian Roberts.

And in the wings…

That is all.

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1 RagingTartabull   ~  Dec 17, 2013 1:02 pm
2 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 17, 2013 1:11 pm

1) Zzzzz.

3 Sliced Bread   ~  Dec 17, 2013 1:13 pm

I've changed my mind. Is it too late to make Cano an 11 year offer?

4 rbj   ~  Dec 17, 2013 1:28 pm

Meh on Roberts. He's older and brittle these days, but did get to see his junior college year at South Carolina. Set the SEC record for stolen bases in a year. The year before he was at North Carolina (IIRC) and set the ACC record for stolen bases in a year. Clearly the best player in the game back then.

One good thing about the South, College baseball games start in February.

5 RagingTartabull   ~  Dec 17, 2013 1:31 pm

2) he'll be appearing on the Q train between 4 and 6 this Friday screaming about Socialism. Get your tickets now.

6 thelarmis   ~  Dec 17, 2013 1:52 pm

why didn't they just sign Mark Reynolds, instead? i'd rather have him...

7 monkeypants   ~  Dec 17, 2013 3:30 pm

Brian Roberts.


The brass doesn't believe it has anyone within the organization who can outperform a 35 y.o. 2B who's put up this line over the last three years: .231/.289/.344/.633/71.


8 RagingTartabull   ~  Dec 17, 2013 3:32 pm

so I've been watching Tanaka highlights, and all I can say is...that don't look like no 25 year old I've ever seen

9 RIYank   ~  Dec 17, 2013 7:14 pm

[6] Don't be ridiculous.
Roberts is 36.

10 monkeypants   ~  Dec 17, 2013 7:29 pm

[8] You're always the voice of reason.

11 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Dec 17, 2013 8:58 pm

Brian Roberts. Sigh..

[7] He's great. But I worry about the workload.

12 Boatzilla   ~  Dec 17, 2013 9:08 pm

[1] Great read, IMHO. There's simply no reason we should not have Cano at 2B.

13 randym77   ~  Dec 18, 2013 6:48 am

The main thing I remember about Roberts is that he had his elbow turned inside out when he put his arm between Bubba Crosby and first base. (Poor Bubba felt terrible. Roberts was a friend of his; they were roommates when they played on a college all-star team together.)

Roberts had been having a career year. Showed power he never showed before or since. Turns out, he was also 'roiding, which may be related.

He's also missed a ton of time with a concussion (which he gave himself, by bopping himself on the helmet with his bat). And he's geriatric for a second baseman.

On the bright side, it's a cheap one-year deal. This is a stopgap, perhaps even just an insurance deal.

14 Jon DeRosa   ~  Dec 18, 2013 9:15 am

And if these Two Things don't work out, we can always go the other way:


15 The Mick536   ~  Dec 18, 2013 9:18 am

[1] Just missing the how it happened, with a nod to Buster Olney, and why. Could they have been too concerned about the construction and financing of the new ballpark, which I cannot afford to visit?

16 The Mick536   ~  Dec 18, 2013 9:22 am

[12] David Wright did it last year. My concern for Roberts is that he claims to have hit himself in the head a million times. Not a fit, fit.

17 The Mick536   ~  Dec 18, 2013 11:56 am

And low hud ain't so positive either.

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