Tag:Scott Cousins
Posted on: June 4, 2011 7:49 pm

Getting Drilled

Some of Mike Lowell's comments he said on 790 The Ticket on the Dan LeBatard Show on June 3, 2011. Comments are in regards to the incident involving Buster Posey and Scott Cousins, and the comments by San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean.

“If Posey knocks out Buck, Sabean is telling everyone how good of a player Posey is.”


“I’m kind of sick of that. That’s ridiculous. I thought Posey said right after the next day 'I don’t want to vilify Cousins.' All this stuff. I mean, did he have a lane? Maybe. What people fail to understand is that the ball beat him. You’re taught that in baseball if the ball beats you and the catcher is going to get in there, you crush him. And you know what, he crushed him. And he didn’t crush him down low, and he didn’t crush him dirty. He hit him at the top. He didn’t even hit his leg. His leg got caught underneath, that’s baseball man.”

“I dislocated Piazza’s shoulder on a play at third. He slid head first. I felt terrible, I called over. He said ‘hey man it was baseball. You caught the ball I was sliding away from the bag.’ I dove and I kind of tagged him and landed on his shoulder and I heard him go ‘ohh’ right away. And you feel terrible. I mean hey Buster Posey is great, but he’s not Mike Piazza yet.  And I felt terrible and I called him. I said Mike I apologize, and he said ‘you don’t need to apologize.’”

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Posted on: December 16, 2010 4:36 pm
Edited on: December 16, 2010 4:39 pm

What $15 Million Buys You?

The Florida Marlins refused to give Dan Uggla a 5yr/$70 million dollar deal. They had good reason to. Chris Coghlan is most likely the second basemen of the future. Until then Omar Infante will be making a pit stop here for 2011.

So what does the Marlins do with the $15 million that Uggla was asking for?

Javier Vazquez - 1yr at $7 million.
John Buck - 3yrs at $18 million.
Randy Choate - 2yrs at $2.5 million.

Rumor has it the Marlins signing of John Buck may open up the possibility of a trade for his former team mate Zack Greinke if Greinke would be willing to sign long term with the Marlins. Greinke has made it clear he does not want to play in a big market and would be willing to take a discount. Two teams, the Marlins and Rays are likely landing options since they both are near home. The Malins are expected to contend in 2011 and 2012, while the Rays are just now starting a rebuilding phase.

Rumor has it the Marlins are looking to deal Ricky Nolasco, Logan Morrison, and possibly Chris Volstad involved in the deal for Zack Greinke, although the Marlins deny the rumor. The trade is expected to be a 3-team blockbuster deal possibly involving the Seattle Mariners or the Arizona Diamondbacks.

With Nolasco gone, this would open up the possibility of Greinke becoming the second starter behind Josh Johnson. He would be in a no-pressure situation with a much better offense. Coghlan could move to left field with speedster Scott Cousins taking over center field. Alex Sanabia would fill in the 5th spot in the rotation.

With Vazquez being on a 1 year deal the Marlins would not have financial issues for at least another 3 years when Michael Stanton, Gaby Sanchez, and Chris Coghlan are arbitration eligible.

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