Friday Links (15 Feb 08)

Food safety tip: “carpaccio” is Italian for “sashimi,” which is Japanese for “it ain’t cooked.” Just so you know.

Super quick links today. You provide the commentary…

Happy Friday!

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  1. Another link, from MLB Trade Rumor’s Tim Dierkes.

    http://tinyurl.com/2jxvgn

    I’d take any of the Milwaukee starters at a reasonable price. They all have pretty good strikeout numbers and were hurt by Milwaukee’s brutal defense. The problem in dealing with Milwaukee is they have near-zero need for position players. Would they deal a SP for BP and/or bench help, plus a prospect like Hundley?

    Of course that supposes that we have any interest in acquiring a SP, which seems to be untrue.

  2. 1: I’d do a Cameron and Hundley for Capuano type deal.

  3. Re: 2 but I dont think the Brewers would…

  4. Yeah we’re not a good match with the Brewers at all anymore. The only guys who would really help them are Peavy and CY who the Padres aren’t dealing.

    Meanwhile the only guys they have who would really help in SD are Braun, Hart and Gallardo who they aren’t dealing.

  5. 3: I dunno. I think the Brewers have a legit bullpen need. Their OF is completely backed up. Not really sure what else we have that we could deal (not like we have any 2Bs in the system aside from Antonelli).

  6. I know they need BP help but I dont think Cameron would be the guy they are looking for. He had a good season last year but most of it was in non-pressure situations. Hundley is nice but he’s not exactly a top prospect. I think its like what mark said, “Yeah we’re not a good match with the Brewers at all anymore.”

  7. Personally, I have always liked Dave Bush quite a bit … plus he’s under control through 2010 (Capuano only through 09). I think he’s an ~average starter who could eat up 170-180 innings a year for the next 3. Who knows what the Brewers would want, though. They made what I thought was a pretty horrible trade with Linebrink last year, so maybe they would be willing to do the same.

  8. All is right with the world…Pitchers and Catchers have reported and hope springs eternal!!!

    Welcome back boys, you were missed!!!

    And if there was a way to get either Bush or, preferably Capuano, from the Brewers, I would be all for it.

  9. I like Will Carroll’s UTK writing @ BP … his weekly UTK Wrap is free today …

    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=7145

    … but doesn’t contain anything Padre-specific (which is a good thing).

  10. This would be my ideal starting rotation:

    1. Peavy
    2. Young
    3. Wolf
    4. LeBlanc
    5. Maddux

    Prior as insurance.

    Does anyone else feel that LeBlanc could be a dark horse this Spring?

  11. Re: 11 He would have to have an amazing spring to make the team. I have a feeling we will be seeing him after the ASB when 3 or four of the starting pitchers the Pads have are on the DL.

  12. Scenario #12 seems more likely than #11 :-(

    I think I’m higher on LeBlanc than the consensus … I just hope he’ll continue to be solid at AAA in 2008 and can be our #4 or #5 guy in 2009 …

  13. Re: 13

    I would love to see LeBlanc, Headley, and Antonelli make an impact this year, but at the same time, it looks like this will be a year of the veteran. Giles, Hoffman, Edmonds, and Maddux may be making one final run at a pennant. The youth movement is exciting, if not in the team’s immediate plans. I too hope the reconstructed arms can hold up until October, but I wouldn’t bet on it either.

  14. The Pecota projected standings are up, and it predictably sees the NL West as basically a dead heat between all four teams. It has the D-Backs and Dodgers are 86 wins, the Padres at 83, and the Rockies at 82. This is the same projection system that has Maddux throwing 100 innings and CY throwing 140, so it’s not like it is overly optimistic on the Padres. It seems to conform to our thinking about the season, where it’ll be a close race that we can win if one or two things break our way (mainly Edmonds, Wolf, or Prior being healthier).

    It has the Padres allowing 19 more runs and scoring 41 fewer this year.

    http://baseballprospectus.com/fantasy/dc/

  15. Here’s a cool site. Lists all remaining free agents, years of service, agents…

    http://www.mlb4u.com/freeagency.php

  16. 17 … that seems like a lot of free agents … thanks for the link …