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Given the "Last Word" in today's Sun, Bob Elliott quotes J.P.:

"Unless we totally fall off the face of the earth between now and the end of the month, of course, then we'll be buyers," Ricciardi said. "We'd like another starter. The problem is finding someone that's available.

Paul Godfrey cautions that the 12-game stretch beginning July 8 against Boston and New York may still affect the club's decisions, but praised his GM for assembling a cohesive group with "a lot of players maturing at the same time." I think Ted Rogers will find a million or two to back this longshot.
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_Mick - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 12:45 PM EDT (#99173) #
The problem is finding someone that's available.

How about a guy with 84 wins over the past six years, a former All-Star who average more than 200 IP/season in that span and has a career ERA+ of 104?

That's right, friends, you too can get in the bidding on Chan Ho Park!
_Donkit R.K. - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 12:59 PM EDT (#99174) #
SkyDome would eat him alive
_Elijah - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 01:06 PM EDT (#99175) #

Like Coach said, Rogers may kick in a million or two. Not $45 million. =)

I wouldn't mind another lefty off the bench. At least J.P. is realistic about getting another starter and it's clear he won't overpay for a starting pitcher. Hopefully, some of the relievers (because I think people are more prone to overpay for relief help) can come around. I know J.P. won't go after a closer like Urbina... even if Politte has some more home run meltdowns.
_Lefty - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 01:07 PM EDT (#99176) #
Yup I think on the basis of Chan Ho's past 1 1/2 seasons thats just to big a risk. Bringing Sturtze over and hoping the change of scenery would earase the 2002 season was fantasy. Given Parks significant niggling injury problems on top of just poor and uneven performance when healthy I think that would be very unwise. I'd rather they take a flyer on someone with less baggage.
_Donkit R.K. - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 01:16 PM EDT (#99177) #
Park has been an all-star in Chavez Ravine for the Dodgers. He's been less than stellar, to say the least, everywhere else. A park like the SkyDome would further deplete his numbers.
_Lefty - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 01:17 PM EDT (#99178) #
One more, I find it interesting that JP reiterated his comments from two days ago regarding the bullpen generally and the closer situation specifically. This inspite of the Star story, "Tosca loyal to closer".

The story where Carlos took pains to say that Pollitte is his man come hell or high water. Okay that might be a slight embellishment of of Carlos comments perhaps.

I guess JP is firmly on the record with respect to close ninth in situations now and it looks to me that he is quietly exerting his authority without embarrassing the skipper.

With Carlos apperant lack to strategic thinking and perhaps personel decision making, I think it wise to keep close tabs on him.
_Mick - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 01:46 PM EDT (#99179) #
Just for the record ...
Park? Joking. I was just funnin' the ol' Box.
_Donkit R.K. - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 03:38 PM EDT (#99180) #
Well done Mick. I pondered that for a moment but the 104 and 200 + innings almost looked good. I didn't care to note who posted the message, so I thought it just might have been someone looking at the innings and strikeout numbers and all-star selection and assuming he was a good pick. Now I have egg on my face :-)
_Jurgen - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 04:04 PM EDT (#99181) #
If Patterson can resurrect Loaiza, I'm sure he can do something with Park--not that it's worth a $12 M gamble.
_Lefty - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 04:26 PM EDT (#99182) #
If I were JP I might be watching the Rangers John Thomson's start tonite. He was signed to a one yr. 1.3 million contract last January.

Thomson got off to a rocky start and then settled down nicely for about five quality starts in a row including a couple beauties.

Lately he has not pitched well at all. A few weeks ago the Rangers quietly let it be known that Thomson is available. Though due diligence would be imperitive, a complete physical should be done in order to assess whether he has a injury issue to explain the past months performance.

Tonite he goes against Harang and the A's. If he pitches well I think he is someone that will be worth consideration in view of the fact that Texas has now officially thrown in the towel.

As an aside I hope A-Rod is enjoying his money because his career path/satisfaction has to be less than gratifying.

All joking aside I think Mick was onto something looking into the Rangers for pitching help.
Pepper Moffatt - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 04:38 PM EDT (#99183) #
What about Jeff D'Amico of the Pirates? He's pitched pretty well for the Pirates this year and I'm sure JP could pick him up for cheap. He wouldn't make a bad #4 guy.

_Lefty - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 04:42 PM EDT (#99184) #
I see the reader metre is ticking up ever so close. Theres been more than 400 logins today but less than 15 comments.

Whats everybody doing logging in while gettng dressed for the celebration?

I can understand the coach. He's busy getting the fireworks display together. I'm not talking about the Jays v Orioles either.

We have serious issues to discuss.
_Lefty - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 04:58 PM EDT (#99185) #
Mike your a pretty good fisherman to troll up D'Amico. Over his past ten starts he has 6 very quality starts and 4 really bad ones. He sports an excellent WHIP but fairly low K rate. In his favour is the guy is a veteran, with a very decent track record.
_Lefty - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 05:06 PM EDT (#99186) #
oops forgot to mention in my last. Silly season has officially begun, the Red Sox pick up Kapler which is to say, more of the same. To many bodies to plug into the holes.

The Gonzalez trade??

And now the Yanks pick up Karim and Micili for a player to be named. That doesnt sound like much for a pretty good reliever and a so so injured bat. I suppose the player to be named will be on the basis of performance and if it is then theres nothing wrong with that if your going for it. Smarts a little if you don't make the cut, but ....

Tells me the market is at low tide. And the question begs, what will we really get for our named three trade bait guys this fishing season.
_Lefty - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 05:11 PM EDT (#99187) #
Well as the single heaviest contributor on this celebratory day I am afraid I will not be online when we go over the 100K mark.

Please save me a piece of cake and someone please take a picture of the firworks and post it.

Have a good time this evening folks.
who has a life ....... honest.
_benum - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 05:29 PM EDT (#99188) #
How about Shannon Stewart to LA for:

Paul Quantril (RH)
38G 33.2IP 26H 19SO 4BB 1HR 1.60ERA with Dodgers


Steve Colyer (LH)
24G 27.2IP 16H 31SO 7BB 0HR 0.65ERA at AAA Las Vegas
2G 4.2IP 6H 2SO 2BB 0HR 1.93ERA with Dodgers
_Ryan - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 06:12 PM EDT (#99189) #
Speaking of possible former Blue Jay pitchers to acquire, Graeme Lloyd would probably be a pretty good and cheap acquisition, provided that fans don't mind sitting through another two or three of Tosca's pointless pitching changes per game.

There's a few other interesting players on the Mets (almost all of whom are either former Jays or were once sought by the Jays). I was going to suggest Dave Weathers until I saw he's making $3+ million this year and next. For that money this year and $5 million next (and possibly $5 million in 2005), the Jays can bring back Mr. Crowd-Pleaser himself, Steve Trachsel.

Benitez is too expensive and would take too much talent to acquire. Let Boston drain their farm system for him.

It might be worth it to some team to take a chance on Al Leiter, but I can't see the Jays being that team, unless New York picked up a very large portion of his contract. Plus his 10/5 rights could be an issue.
Pepper Moffatt - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 06:25 PM EDT (#99190) #
I'm viewer 100,000! WOO!

Who would have guessed it would have been me? :)

_Shane - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 08:08 PM EDT (#99191) #
Poor Mick, as an east coast fella, I know what it's like when sarcasm escapes the straight forward, and the Ontarians, aka the "Upper Canadians".

The you too can get in the bidding on Chan Ho Park! should have given it away.
_Donkit R.K. - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 10:10 PM EDT (#99192) #
Ahhh, Shane, I'm just about as East Coast as they come hailing from about as North East in Cape Breton as you can get. I just assumed it was a fellow lurker who wasn't a sabermetrics guy or was just looking for a big name. Anymore seemingly ludicrous posts, I'll have to check on the poster. While we're at it, I'm sure Denny Neagle is available!
_Greg Os Fan - Saturday, June 28 2003 @ 08:50 AM EDT (#99193) #
Ponson is available. And the O's could really use one of the Jays' outfield prospects ...

Hey, anything we can do to defeat the Yankee Evil Empire!
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