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Brendan Ryan SSYankees

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Birth Date3-26-1982
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age32 years, 8 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.22010
3.52011
1.92012
0.32013
-0.82014
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 SLN 25 67 199 180 30 52 9 0 4 73 15 19 1 0 3 12 7 0 .289 .347 .406 .268 12.5 4.2 1.6
2008 SLN 26 80 218 197 30 48 9 0 0 57 16 31 2 0 3 10 7 2 .244 .307 .289 .226 1.7 -1.9 -0.0
2009 SLN 27 129 429 390 55 114 19 7 3 156 24 56 6 3 6 37 14 7 .292 .340 .400 .273 23.5 25.1 4.9
2010 SLN 28 139 486 439 50 98 19 3 2 129 33 60 2 3 9 36 11 4 .223 .279 .294 .225 3.0 8.8 1.2
2011 SEA 29 123 494 436 51 108 19 3 3 142 34 87 10 5 9 39 13 3 .248 .313 .326 .248 19.4 13.3 3.5
2012 SEA 30 141 470 407 42 79 19 3 3 113 44 98 5 6 8 31 11 5 .194 .277 .278 .228 6.3 12.0 1.9
2013 NYA 31 17 62 59 7 13 2 0 1 18 2 13 1 0 0 1 0 0 .220 .258 .305 .209 -0.8 2.9 0.2
2013 SEA 31 87 287 260 23 50 10 0 3 69 21 60 1 1 4 21 4 2 .192 .254 .265 .201 -3.8 4.9 0.1
2014 NYA 32 49 124 114 5 19 4 0 0 23 4 30 3 2 1 8 0 2 .167 .211 .202 .164 -8.3 1.1 -0.8
Career8322769248229358111016197801934543120431956725.234.295.314.23553.570.412.7

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2003 NWJ A- 53 213 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .355 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PEO A 105 472 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PMB A+ 49 207 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SFD AA 43 174 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SCO A- 8 40 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .258 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 PMB A+ 3 14 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SFD AA 10 47 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 MEM AAA 7 27 .207 .242 .328 .366 .260 .136 84 -1.5 0.8 0.4 0.0 0.4 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2007 SLN MLB 67 199 .268 .273 .338 .440 .264 .306 101 1.7 5.9 1.1 4.2 2.5 12.5 1.6 12.5 1.6
2007 MEM AAA 81 353 .244 .280 .347 .439 .266 .305 100 -6.1 10.6 4.8 1.9 4.9 11.8 1.3 11.8 1.3
2008 SLN MLB 80 218 .226 .268 .333 .433 .266 .289 97 -7.9 6.3 1.4 -1.9 1.8 1.7 -0.0 1.7 -0.0
2008 PMB A+ 3 13 .309 .243 .306 .361 .240 .273 89 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.6 -0.9 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.1
2008 SFD AA 4 21 .381 .280 .345 .434 .292 .500 91 2.7 0.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2008 MEM AAA 21 88 .228 .283 .351 .453 .262 .258 106 -3.1 2.7 0 -0.1 0.2 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.0
2009 SLN MLB 129 429 .273 .259 .329 .416 .262 .332 91 5.8 12.3 4.9 25.1 -0.8 23.5 4.9 23.5 4.9
2009 MEM AAA 3 11 .048 .270 .343 .380 .264 .000 75 -2.5 0.3 0.1 0.3 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2010 SLN MLB 139 486 .225 .263 .329 .415 .274 .253 89 -17.1 13.4 6.1 8.8 1.8 3.0 1.2 3.0 1.2
2011 SEA MLB 123 494 .248 .253 .315 .400 .258 .299 93 -5.8 13.3 6.1 13.3 2.5 19.4 3.5 19.4 3.5
2012 SEA MLB 141 470 .228 .259 .318 .415 .263 .244 91 -15.1 12.9 5.9 12.0 -1.0 6.3 1.9 6.3 1.9
2013 NYA MLB 17 62 .209 .246 .309 .398 .259 .267 102 -3 1.6 0.8 2.9 0.7 -0.8 0.2 -0.8 0.2
2013 SEA MLB 87 287 .201 .261 .322 .406 .270 .237 94 -16.1 7.5 3.4 4.9 -2.1 -3.8 0.1 -3.8 0.1
2014 NYA MLB 49 124 .164 .250 .311 .385 .260 .221 102 -11.1 3.2 0.7 1.1 -0.5 -8.3 -0.8 -8.3 -0.8
2014 TAM A+ 4 17 .273 .247 .312 .337 .243 .364 102 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.1 -0.5 1.4 0.2 1.4 0.2
2014 TRN AA 3 13 .297 .254 .335 .377 .262 .400 96 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.7 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2003 NWJ A- 213 20 60 14 4 0 13 14 25 11 3 .311 .365 .425 .114 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PEO A 472 72 137 21 4 2 59 24 42 30 7 .322 .356 .404 .082 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SFD AA 174 28 42 8 1 2 9 15 19 6 0 .273 .341 .377 .104 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PMB A+ 207 29 57 17 0 1 16 15 20 8 1 .303 .348 .410 .106 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 MEM AAA 27 4 4 0 0 1 6 1 3 1 0 .154 .185 .269 .115 .207 -0.4 0.0 -0.0
2006 PMB A+ 14 2 6 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 .429 .429 .500 .071 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SFD AA 47 6 13 1 0 0 3 3 6 1 1 .302 .340 .326 .023 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SCO A- 40 5 8 0 0 0 3 3 4 1 0 .235 .289 .235 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 SLN MLB 199 30 52 9 0 4 12 15 19 7 0 .289 .347 .406 .117 .268 12.5 4.2 1.6
2007 MEM AAA 353 55 88 9 5 1 15 25 39 17 6 .272 .327 .341 .068 .244 11.8 1.9 1.3
2008 SFD AA 21 5 7 3 0 1 3 1 6 1 0 .368 .429 .684 .316 .381 4.0 -0.1 0.4
2008 SLN MLB 218 30 48 9 0 0 10 16 31 7 2 .244 .307 .289 .046 .226 1.7 -1.9 -0.0
2008 MEM AAA 88 13 19 5 0 3 10 4 17 1 0 .237 .276 .412 .175 .228 0.6 -0.1 0.0
2008 PMB A+ 13 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 .250 .308 .333 .083 .309 0.3 0.6 0.1
2009 SLN MLB 429 55 114 19 7 3 37 24 56 14 7 .292 .340 .400 .108 .273 23.5 25.1 4.9
2009 MEM AAA 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .048 -2.1 0.3 -0.2
2010 SLN MLB 486 50 98 19 3 2 36 33 60 11 4 .223 .279 .294 .071 .225 3.0 8.8 1.2
2011 SEA MLB 494 51 108 19 3 3 39 34 87 13 3 .248 .313 .326 .078 .248 19.4 13.3 3.5
2012 SEA MLB 470 42 79 19 3 3 31 44 98 11 5 .194 .277 .278 .084 .228 6.3 12.0 1.9
2013 NYA MLB 62 7 13 2 0 1 1 2 13 0 0 .220 .258 .305 .085 .209 -0.8 2.9 0.2
2013 SEA MLB 287 23 50 10 0 3 21 21 60 4 2 .192 .254 .265 .073 .201 -3.8 4.9 0.1
2014 TRN AA 13 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .364 .462 .364 .000 .297 0.2 0.1 0.0
2014 TAM A+ 17 1 4 0 0 0 2 3 3 0 0 .286 .412 .286 .000 .273 1.4 0.1 0.2
2014 NYA MLB 124 5 19 4 0 0 8 4 30 0 2 .167 .211 .202 .035 .164 -8.3 1.1 -0.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 821 0.5128 0.4689 0.8229 0.6105 0.3175 0.9066 0.6535 0.1719
2009 1544 0.5207 0.4822 0.8345 0.6331 0.3162 0.9077 0.6752 0.1602
2010 1779 0.5183 0.4564 0.8397 0.6193 0.2800 0.9054 0.6833 0.1591
2011 1876 0.5155 0.4472 0.8010 0.6236 0.2596 0.9055 0.5339 0.1990
2012 1822 0.4945 0.4648 0.7751 0.6404 0.2910 0.8769 0.5560 0.2225
2013 1263 0.5186 0.4905 0.7718 0.6519 0.3141 0.8665 0.5602 0.2265
2014 479 0.5094 0.5783 0.7690 0.7541 0.3957 0.8424 0.6237 0.2310
Career95840.51270.4720.80510.63670.29740.89220.60680.1927

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-22 2014-05-06 15-DL 45 31 - Back Nerve Injury Pinched Nerve - Upper Back - -
2014-03-05 2014-03-22 Camp 17 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-03-20 2013-03-21 Camp 1 0 - Neck Stiffness - -
2012-10-04 2012-10-04 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2012-10-04 -
2012-08-05 2012-08-10 DTD 5 4 Left Elbow Contusion HBP - -
2012-07-16 2012-07-16 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Contusion Patella - -
2012-04-07 2012-04-09 DTD 2 1 - Neck Stiffness - -
2012-02-25 2012-03-03 Camp 7 0 - Foot Contusion Foul Ball - -
2011-09-18 2011-09-29 DTD 11 11 - Neck Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc - -
2011-09-14 2011-09-16 DTD 2 1 - Upper Back Soreness - -
2011-08-04 2011-08-19 15-DL 15 12 Left Shoulder Sprain AC Joint From Collision - -
2010-03-10 2010-03-10 On-Alr 0 0 Foot Surgery Ingrown Nail 2010-03-10
2010-02-09 2010-03-20 Camp 39 0 Right Wrist Surgery Debridement 2010-02-09
2009-09-28 2009-09-30 DTD 2 1 Right Fingers Contusion Index Finger -
2009-09-22 2009-09-25 DTD 3 2 Left Fingers Sprain -
2009-09-15 2009-09-16 DTD 1 1 Left Fingers Sprain -
2009-07-31 2009-08-07 DTD 7 5 Left Ankle Contusion Foul Ball -
2009-07-06 2009-07-07 DTD 1 0 General Medical Illness GI -
2009-07-04 2009-07-04 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness GI -
2009-06-26 2009-06-28 DTD 2 2 Right Wrist Soreness Cortisone Injection -
2009-06-21 2009-06-22 DTD 1 1 Left Lower Leg Cramp -
2009-04-30 2009-05-15 15-DL 15 13 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-02-24 2009-03-02 Camp 6 0 Right Wrist Inflammation Tendonitis -
2008-06-01 2008-06-05 DTD 4 3 Neck Soreness -
2008-03-21 2008-04-23 15-DL 33 21 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2006-03-14 2006-07-25 Minors 133 0 Left Wrist Sprain -
2005-05-14 2005-06-14 Minors 31 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 NYA $1,000,000
2015 NYA $2,000,000
2014 NYA $2,000,000
2013 SEA $3,250,000
2012 SEA $1,750,000
2011 SEA $1,000,000
2010 SLN $425,000
2009 SLN $403,000
2008 SLN $393,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$7,221,000
2011Current$2,000,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$9,221,000
2 yrFuture$3,000,000
9 yrTotal$12,221,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 82 dWasserman Media Group2 years/$5M (2014-15), 2016 option

Details
  • 2 years/$5M (2014-15), plus 2016 option. Re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/2/13. 14:$2M, 15:$2M, 16:$2M club option or $1M player option. Performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$3.25M (2013). Re-signed by Seattle 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Seattle 9/10/13.
  • 2 years/$2.75M (2011-12). Signed by Seattle 1/7/11 (avoided arbitration). 11:$1M, 12:$1.75M. 2011 performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 400, 440 PAs. $75,000 each for 480, 520, 560, 600 PAs. 2012 performance bonuses: $0.15M for 450 PAs. $0.2M for 500, 550, 600 PAs.
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2010). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10. Acquired by Seattle in trade from St. Louis 12/12/10.
  • 1 year/$0.403M (2009). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/28/09.
  • 1 year/$0.393M (2008). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/08. Optioned to Triple-A 8/5/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed 2/07. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 6/2/07. Optioned to Triple-A 6/7/07. Recalled 6/16/07. Optioned to Triple-A 7/12/07. Recalled 7/15/07. Optioned to Triple-A 7/27/07. Recalled 8/12/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by St. Louis 11/05. Re-signed by St. Louis 2/06.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2003 (7-215), $0.1M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .202 .257 .274 .212
11 vs R (Multi) .199 .262 .265 .206
18 Split (Multi) -.003 .005 -.009 -.006
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.016 -.025 -.039 -.021
30 vs L (2014) .120 .120 .160 .108
31 vs R (2014) .180 .235 .213 .178
38 Split (2014) .060 .115 .053 .070
39 LgAvg (2014) -.016 -.025 -.036 -.021

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-10-14 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who's your leading candidate for Yankee shortstop next season?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Alex Rodriguez hurling Brendan Ryan toward the location of the ball. (Matt Sussman)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)In a 12 team mixed league, where are you drafting Jeter and his injury worries?
(Alex from Anaheim)
HI Alex:

I see Derek Jeter as a reserve pick. I have him 22nd among shortstops and you don't need to do heavy analysis to know that he won't fit in at middle unless second base is putrid. Maybe Jeter bounces back, but the presence of Brendan Ryan makes me believe that Jeter won't see more than 120 games...and that mgiht be generous. I hope he proves me wrong, because I love watching a healthy, productive Jeet. But his age and injury profile tell me otherwise. (Mike Gianella)
2013-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Cardinals are about to sign Kelly Shoppach FYI. The cardinals were supposedly looking for SS but had no luck. Pete Kozma, Ryan Jackson, nor Greg Garcia are the answers so who is?
(Bubba from STL)
I thought Alexei Ramirez made sense for them before the rumors of their interest popped up. It's really hard to find a MLB-quality shortstop out there (which is something that we perhaps don't take into account enough when talking about the Iglesias and Gregorius deals). Maybe they reunite with Brendan Ryan, or Arizona decides to move Cliff Pennington for some reason? I don't know. St. Louis may not have a choice but to roll with what they've got. (R.J. Anderson Trade Deadline Wrap Chat)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Best defensive shortstop in MLB ? Simmons, Crawford, or Andrus ?
(Derek from Florida)
Crawford wouldn't be in my top ten best defensive shortstops. He makes some dramatic plays on balls that guys like Andrus and Simmons get to without all the fanfare. Simmons and Andrus are near the top of the list, but I still like Brendan Ryan. (Jason Parks)
2013-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your favorite ball player that you will never own on a fantasy team? I personally love Brendan Ryan because of his humor and how under appreciated he is.
(Jon from Arlington)
Ryan Hanigan might actually be my favorite active player after Bourjos, and I'd never own him on a fantasy team, so (Sam Miller)
2012-12-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on UZR and the other modern defensive metrics? They're not without problems, granted, but it seems like a growing portion of saber-minded individuals wish to throw them out the window altogether. While it does seem they fluctuate from year to year, perhaps making them poor tools for predictive purposes, aren't they still accurate representations of what DID happen on the field during a given time, and therefore useful in determining who actually DID play the field better during a said given time?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
I don't see it as "throwing it out the window." They're just so divergent from one another. They don't hold up year to year. As the Sabersphere starts to think more like a team thinks (and they don't care what happened last year except in how it informs next year) it'll probably be a point of contention. There are two big problems: lack of really good publicly available data and the fact that when we talk about good vs. bad fielders, we're talking about a small number of plays that Brendan Ryan doesn't get to but go Pasta Diving Jeter. (I've fulfilled my poke at Derek Jeter's fielding quota.) (Russell Carleton)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi, Jason. Welcome to this chat thing here at BP. Do you see the Mariners going out of their way to get Nick Franklin into the lineup ASAP (by trading one of their infielders to put Franklin at SS or 2B) or do you see them taking an approach that at some point an opening will just work itself out? In a related question, do you see Franklin as a better option at SS than Brendan Ryan when offense is taken into consideration or does Ryan's glove make it more likely that we will be seeing a Ryan-Franklin middle of the infield?
(ORWahoo from Tigard)
Thanks! Franklin is a player the M's would like to find time for, and if they do it will be at shortstop in 2013. Ryan may cost a little too much via arbitration, so he could late-winter trade bait. If the M's can secure a veteran backup middle infielder that can push and mentor Franklin, thatís probably what will happen. Best thing that happens to Franklin several times a year is people doubt him. So, in light of that, Franklin is terrible, can't hit and will probably have to move to left field. In terms of value, I think the cost more than pushes things in Franklin's favor. (Jason A. Churchill)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any non-superstar/star-level players who could be non-tendered that teams should kick the tires on?
(jlarsen from chicago)
With the caveat that I did less than two seconds of research, some interesting names to me are Kyle Blanks, George Kottaras, Nyjer Morgan, Mark Reynolds, Brendan Ryan, Gaby Sanchez, Geovany Soto, Ian Stewart, Drew Stubbs, Dallas Braden, Philip Humber, Tommy Hunter, Jair Jurrjens, Mike Pelfrey, and Jerome Williams. (Geoff Young)
2011-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Howdy Jay ... thanks for chatting. Your choices for best mustaches currently in MLB are? More seriously ... at a certain point, prospects lose their optimal value if something isn't done with them. Is Montero's value "past prime"? Should Cashman have dealt any of his stable for "something", even if the (perceived) talent exchange was negative for the Yanks?
(dianagramr from NYC)
Hey Diana! John Axford has a pretty remarkable mustache. I haven't seen Dale Thayer lately and am not even sure he's on the Mets' 25-man roster, but he's got a fantastic mustache. I'm pretty sure Brendan Ryan's infield triple owes its entirety to the awesome power of the 'stache.

As for prospects, while I agree that they lose their optimal value at some point, I reject the notion that Montero's time has passed - he's 21 freakin' years old! I don't at all think there was any reason for Cashman to trade his blue chippers for "something" just to look busy. This isn't McDonalds, where if you've got time to lean, you've got time to clean. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Didn't Brendan Ryan cut off the 'stache before the infield triple? It was gone the last I saw him - I thought, anyway.
(timber from KC)
It's been off and on. I only saw the replay via a tiny pixelated video, and it lacked a close-up. Still, never doubt his residual mustache power. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)the giants arent going to make a splash at the trade deadline a la pence or beltran. I'm sorry i dont see it. what is going on with their rotation? is sanchez injured? is he long relief? are they going to use a six man rotation? thanks
(im a pharoe from giza)
Once you start planning on a rotation before you have all the pieces you have are ready, things go horribly awry. Sanchez has another rehab start on Friday. So, the fastest he'd be back would be 7/27. I'm ok with a short term 6 man. Not sure I trust Sanchez lack of control in the bullpen.

I do agree for the most part on the Giants at the deadline. While I think Pence is a really good fit, Brian Sabean seems to like the more under the radar moves like Keppinger. What about Brendan Ryan for SS? At least he can pick it, and while he's not a big hitter, he's an upgrade over Crawford and he can flat pick it (Mike Ferrin)
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Brendan Ryan and Jack Wilson manning the middle infield, the Mariners seem to have gone overboard in their attempts to improve their defense at the expense of their offense. I know a run saved is just as valuable as a run scored, but isn't the spread of runs produced by hitters wider than the spread of runs saved by fielders, making a focus on improving defense less beneficial than a focus on improving offense, especially for a team as offensively challened as the Mariners? (Excepting, of course, the idea of someone like Jim Thome playing shortstop).
(Jambois from Middleburg)
I wonder if the Ryan-Wilson tandem was as much a reaction to available talent as a doubling down on last year's gloves uber alles strategy. As I said, there's not a ton of middle infield talent out there right now. That said, I think your formulation is pretty much correct. Arguably, no team of the last 40 years needed an offensive infusion more than the Mariners, whose 2010 offense ranks among the worst in the history of the game. (Steven Goldman)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)So you Red Sox joy counterbalances your Padres' sadness on the Gonzalez deal?
(formersd from San Diego)
There really isn't any Padres' sadness, honestly. Here is my thinking.

As great as Adrian Gonzalez is--and he's one of the top players in the game--he is one guy. The Padres had reason to believe the 2011 team could be a bit better, with an improved rotation, a full season of (healthy) Ryan Ludwick, Cameron Maybin possibly blossoming in center with another year in the majors, Kyle Blanks coming back from his TJ surgery, etc. If they acquire Brendan Ryan in a trade to man shortstop as is expected, and then sign someone like Derrek Lee to play first base, then you're talking about a team that could still win something like 82-85 games. Then, in 2012, you have Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo, Simon Castro and maybe Drew Cumberland coming up if he continues to tear up the minors. That is an exciting roster all of a sudden, and it was brought about without fielding a terrible team.

The Padres can trade Bell and Ludwick in July and still have a decent team, assuming Aaron Cunningham or Kyle Blanks can slot into Ludwick's place and they bump Mike Adams up to the role of closer. The gloom and doom mentality coming out of San Diego after the trade of Adrian Gonzalez is almost enough to make me start a Padres' blog in response. (Marc Normandin)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)As a die hard Cardinals fan, is there any reason for me not to go ahead and assume that I'll be loathing the next two years with TLR at the helm, and Mo as his GM-Puppet?
(Jason from Columbia)
It's a weird situation out there, huh? Ozzie Smith was interviewed in a piece where it was basically alluded to that TLR is the reason Brendan Ryan is now out of a job in spite of a stellar glove. So weird in this day and age that a manager would have as much sway as he does.

Lightning round time, folks. I have more BP annual work calling my name, especially with all of the transactions going on. (Marc Normandin)
2010-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)For a year where there weren't any SS to be had, it sure appears like there are a lot of SS to be had. Bartlett, Hardy, Drew, Alexei Ramirez, Jeter!, OCab, then on through to Ian Desmond, Nishioka, Brendan Ryan, Ryan Theriot, and down to Punto, Tejada, Augie Ojada and anyone else. Was it a bad year for SS, or just for decent ones?
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
Some of those names said to be available I just don't quite get -- not that you're wrong in naming them. Why wouldn't a team want to keep guys like Drew or Ramirez, given how rare any offensive production from a shortstop has become? There's a lot of guys out there, but not too many I like.

Going from Ryan to Theriot mystifies me, BTW, because Ryan's glove is a godsend behind all those groundball pitchers in Busch, and it's not like Theriot is Arky Vaughan or something. I can see trying to upgrade on offense, but I'm not convincd the possible improvement at the plate is worth the defensive hit. (Ken Funck)
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Got a snap post-mortem on what went so wrong with St. Louis in the last month? I understand small sample size regression to the mean, but why so many regressions all at once, and why were none of them for the better?
(Bill from New Mexico)
They are a stars and scrubs roster, and when the stars struggle even a little bit, it is very tough to compete. Pitching Jeff Suppan more than zero times hurt, and not playing Rasmus everyday made little sense. I can't get on La Russa for all of this either, as his roster is complete with players like Brendan Ryan, Skip Schumaker, Jon Jay, Felipe Lopez, etc. The Cardinals, like the Mariners this year, needed to have a lot go right for them to have a great season; while everything went wrong with the Mariners, the Cards had some go right, enough to keep them in contention, but not enough to push them into the playoffs. (Eric Seidman)
2010-09-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Whither my Cardinals? While I'd like to see things turn around, they clearly gambled and lost this year in picking up some plug-ins (e.g. Pedro Feliz) hoping to catch lightning. So what should the offseason hold in store for them?
(biggreentevas from Oakland CA )
The Cardinals withered, and it all comes back to the offense's tumble once they essentially traded Ludwick for Westbrook and started playing a regressing Jon Jay over Colby Rasmus. As to their offseason, the first question is whether LaRussa is coming back, because the team should be built in consultation with whoever's managing. But I do think the team's got to do resolve the Rasmus issue one way or the other, and do something to stabilize the middle infield with players better than Skip Schumaker and Brendan Ryan. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)I also have a Scoresheet going on right now. Who do you like better Brendan Ryan or Pedro Feliz?
(Cam from Sarasota)
Brendan Ryan. Leaving the Phils kind of damages Feliz' value a bit, because the Astros are not going to drive him in as often. Plus, SS is awful, and Ryan isn't half-bad. (Marc Normandin)
2009-02-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the Cardinals' second baseman? I think Brendan Ryan deserves a shot and could surprise.
(AJ from Pasadena)
I'd say Ryan is the favorite but I like Jarrett Hoffpauir and I think Orlando Hudson would be a nice fit here. (John Perrotto)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Two quick ones: 1) Have you ever seen an outfielder make two throws in a game as good as Rick Ankiel the other night in Colorado? 2) A team that carries Izturis, Brendan Ryan and Aaron Miles can't really stay in 1st all year, can it? Aren't Miles and Ryan redund
(akrieger from ATX)
1) Yes, but then on some level I'm always going to be in awe of Cory Snyder, and that's no slight of Ankiel. 2) Why not? The NL Central has a couple of very talented teams, but the Cubs and the Brewers have yet to put together the sort of hope-killing talent that could crush the rest of the field. (Christina Kahrl)


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