Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MLB Veterans Day- 2014

As America recognizes the men and women that have served or who are currently serving in this wonderful country's Armed Forces, WSBGMs wants to stick with the theme and give a shout-out to each MLB teams' longest tenured player.

* = free agent

AL East:
Baltimore Orioles - Adam Jones/2008, *Nick Markakis/2006

Boston Red Sox - David Ortiz/2003

New York Yankees - Alex Rodriguez/2004

Tampa Bay Rays - Ben Zobrist/2006

Toronto Blue Jays - Jose Bautista/2008, *Dustin McGowan/2005

AL Central:
Chicago White Sox - John Danks/2007 

Cleveland Indians - Carlos Carrasco & Michael Brantley/2009

Detroit Tigers - Justin Verlander/2005

Kansas City Royals - Alex Gordon/2007

Minnesota Twins - Joe Mauer/2004

AL West:
Houston Astros - Jason Castro/2010

Los Angeles Angels - Jered Weaver & Erick Aybar/2006

Oakland Athletics - Coco Crisp, Josh Donaldson & Eric Sogard/2010

Seattle Mariners - Felix Hernandez/2005

Texas Rangers - Matt Harrison/2008 

NL East:
Atlanta Braves - Kris Medlen/2009 

Miami Marlins - Giancarlo Stanton & Steve Cishek/2010

New York Mets - David Wright/2004

Philadelphia Phillies - Jimmy Rollins/2000

Washington Nationals - Ryan Zimmerman/2005

NL Central:
Chicago Cubs - Starlin Castro & Welington Castillo/2010

Cincinnati Reds - Brandon Phillips/2006 

Milwaukee Brewers - Yovani Gallardo & Ryan Braun/2007, *Rickie Weeks/2003

Pittsburgh Pirates - Neil Walker & Andrew McCutchen/2009 

St. Louis Cardinals - Yadier Molina/2004 

NL West:
Arizona Diamondbacks - Miguel Montero/2006

Colorado Rockies - Troy Tulowitzki/2006

Los Angeles Dodgers - Matt Kemp & Andre Ethier/2006

San Diego Padres - Will Venable/2008

San Francisco Giants - Matt Cain/2005


GM-Carson said...

Yankees and Mets checked on J-Roll.

Royals might be a fit for Howard.

Yasmany Thomas still a Phillies favorite.

Red Sox like Hamels.

Blue Jays checked in on Hamels, Utley, and Bastardo.

Robert Dalton said...

Rollins now longest player on one team in baseball.

GM-Carson said...

And it should stay that way until he decides to retire.

GM-Carson said...

Trade idea- Ryan Howard to O's for Ubaldo Jimenez and Ryan Webb. That leaves about a $20 million gap favoring Phillies, but could potentially help both clubs.

Robert Dalton said...

All for it. I see a lot of early moves this year as a trend. Then I wonder, if a trade of Hamels lands 2 top prospects like Javier Baez or Kris Bryant plus, and a Yasmil Tomas signing. Throw in a potential Byrd or Asche or other traded - then this team may be fairly good in the field, of course the rotation will suffer. There is potential for a quick rebound but it is risky.

GM-Carson said...

Phillies need to have a top offense again. Really, truly. Without one, you waist aces like Hamels and Lee.

GM-Carson said...

If the Phils trade Hamels, the rotation is a complete mess.

They'll have to gamble on some guys like Barry Zito, who just announced he wants to return, or Roberto Hernandez again.

GM-Carson said...

Pils signed a bunch on minor leaguers. Post forthcoming.

Jeff Francoer, Andres Blanco, Xavier Paul, and more.

Robert Dalton said...

Phillies signed some pitcher named Elvis. Could be a future bullpen arm.