Where Aren’t Chris Capuano & Aaron Harang Going?

92topps_aaronharangJust from December alone…

Ken Davidoff, New York Post:

The Mets also have engaged in trade discussions with the Dodgers, who have former Met Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang, neither of whom likely would be in the team’s starting rotation if the 2013 season began today.

Jon Paul Morosi, Fox Sports:

The Mariners are a longshot for the 2013 playoffs but can make themselves more relevant with another move or two. Wednesday’s trade opened up a spot for a veteran left-hander in the Seattle rotation. (The Mariners spoke with the Dodgers recently about Chris Capuano, a source said Wednesday, but it doesn’t appear those talks have progressed.)

Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports:

Los Angeles Dodgers — They began shopping right-hander Aaron Harang and lefty Chris Capuano at the winter meetings, anticipating that they would add at least other two starting pitchers.

Righty Zack Greinke and lefty Ryu Hyun-jin turned out to be those two starters, and now Harang and Capuano are even more in play. The Pirates, Mariners, Twins, Blue Jays and Indians are among the teams checking in, major-league sources tell FOXSports.com’s Jon Paul Morosi.

92topps_chriscapuanoRosenthal, again:

A trade for New York Mets right-hander R.A. Dickey is unlikely, sources say, and the Rangers might simply aim lower, seeking a fifth starter who would be an upgrade over lefty Martin Perez — say, someone like Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Chris Capuano.

Buster Olney, ESPN (along with everyone else)

An evaluator on Chris Capuano:”He’s going to have more value to a National League team.” LAD has talked to Pirates;Milw a nice fit on paper.

Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe:

Capuano could be a fit for Boston

…and so on. I have no idea where they’ll end up — probably one of the teams mentioned here, though I’m sure there’s others involved, too — but with the way the market has exploded this winter, suddenly two league-average guys on short contracts for reasonable salaries might have some value. Not a lot of value, of course, so anyone who thinks Capuano is bringing back Mike Olt of Kyle Seager needs to reset those expectations. If they can help bring back a righty outfielder, backup catcher, or decent B-level prospect, I think I’ll be happy with that.

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Paulstralia
Paulstralia

Dale Murphy just nailed it in his AMA

"I'm supportive of any attempt to improve and advance the game, and Sabermetrics definitely falls under that category. There's some really good aspects to it, but as a former player I worry about the proposition of relying on Sabermetrics alone to predict a player's future performance. The system is definitely helpful and useful in a lot of ways, but I believe math alone can never fully quantify a player's value. But again, it's a system that I believe has helped and improved the game."

Batted Bob
Batted Bob

Holy crap, I'm probably a total moron for not knowing this but I just realized that Saul from Homeland is also Inigo Montoya!

Sangro Azul
Sangro Azul

The answer for the 3b quandary is.. get Figgy wit it!!!

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

GUISE!!!

 

3B is solved

 

RT @eddymk: #Dodgers sign well-traveled 3B Dallas McPherson, who has bashed 144 HR at Triple-A for Pirates, White Sox, Athletics, Marlins & Angels

efb
efb

That's a pretty cool random fact from Dodger twitter: Random Fact: @JonSooHoo was Randy Johnson's (@RJ51Photos) photography mentor at @USC.

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

I kinda want us to give Brandon Webb an NRI

Paulstralia
Paulstralia

So we're getting Mike Olt for Capuano? 

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

So. Chill day huh? What are you up to?

Paulstralia
Paulstralia

 @Bob Meripol I don't know what either of those things are, so even if you're a total moron, you are less of one than I am. 

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Sangro Azul No it isn't.

Batted Bob
Batted Bob

@EephusBlue signing minor leaguers older than me solves no problems.

*VND*
*VND*

Dallas Does Dingers II

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

 @efb haha whaaaaaat? This amuses me so.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@EephusBlue What would his role be?

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@EephusBlue Hanging out with my dad.

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

@EephusBlue Waiting to get a haircut so that when I see my entirely family over the course of the next 5 days, they don't think I'm the hideous slacker that I am.

efb
efb

 @EephusBlue just finished Christmas shopping, thank god. It's scary out there

*VND*
*VND*

Big Sugar Gummies?

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

 @efb hahaha It hit me while driving a while back. NPR was talking about pitchers and said his name. and I just sat there thinking "heh.....Randy......"

 

If Randy and Magic got together, best gay porn ever.

*VND*
*VND*

BOO thats her moms thats not nice. Strike two