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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .252 10 30 33 1 .277 0.9
Birth Date6-30-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age28 years, 3 months, 21 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
-0.12010
0.82011
-0.12012
1.62013
0.12014
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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
2009 SEA 23 21 65 54 7 17 3 1 1 25 8 10 2 1 0 5 0 0 .315 .415 .463 .317 6.4 1.4 0.8
2010 SEA 24 14 41 37 1 7 2 0 0 9 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .268 .243 .229 -0.4 -0.0 -0.1
2011 SEA 25 79 313 290 27 80 17 1 12 135 19 81 3 1 0 46 0 2 .276 .326 .466 .279 8.2 -0.9 0.8
2012 SEA 26 59 189 164 17 35 6 0 5 56 21 46 3 1 0 20 1 0 .213 .312 .341 .242 -1.9 1.0 -0.1
2013 BOS 27 86 243 216 34 64 18 2 9 113 22 67 2 3 0 43 1 0 .296 .362 .523 .322 17.8 -2.6 1.6
2014 BOS 28 42 103 86 9 17 5 1 0 24 11 17 5 1 0 9 0 1 .198 .320 .279 .231 -2.5 -0.2 -0.3
2014 TEX 28 17 46 40 2 5 0 0 0 5 5 14 0 1 0 4 0 0 .125 .217 .125 .151 -3.9 -0.7 -0.5
Career3181000887972255152736790243158012723.254.330.414.27223.6-2.12.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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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
2005 HAG A 89 375 .273 .261 .342 .395 .265 .296 99 4.8 9.9 -6.3 1.2 -0.4 8.4 0.9 8.4 0.9
2006 SLU A+ 137 573 .291 .258 .325 .378 .259 .338 103 14.2 12.2 -7.8 2.1 0.2 18.0 2.0 18.0 2.0
2007 SLU A+ 1 4 .199 .261 .323 .377 .254 .250 95 -0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2007 BIN AA 97 412 .261 .256 .330 .389 .254 .289 99 0.5 11.9 -7.6 2.7 -1.3 4.1 0.7 4.1 0.7
2008 BIN AA 134 566 .301 .266 .337 .404 .259 .338 102 25.7 16.7 -8.1 -8.0 -6.2 27.4 1.9 27.4 1.9
2009 SEA MLB 21 65 .317 .263 .320 .422 .259 .364 94 4 1.9 -1.1 1.4 1.3 6.4 0.8 6.4 0.8
2009 TAC AAA 110 490 .291 .277 .344 .427 .275 .323 97 16.1 14.0 -8.4 7.5 -3.2 14.3 2.1 14.3 2.1
2010 SEA MLB 14 41 .229 .254 .316 .404 .258 .241 99 -1.3 1.1 -0.6 -0.0 -0.7 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
2010 TAC AAA 110 463 .300 .274 .350 .429 .267 .265 92 22.3 15.2 -7.3 4.7 -2.2 28.2 3.1 28.2 3.1
2011 SEA MLB 79 313 .279 .250 .311 .396 .255 .343 94 5.8 8.4 -4.3 -0.9 -2.1 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
2011 TAC AAA 66 286 .359 .285 .357 .453 .267 .355 95 33.4 8.9 -3.2 1.3 0.1 40.2 4.0 40.2 4.0
2012 SEA MLB 59 189 .242 .250 .312 .409 .259 .263 92 -3.4 5.2 -2.3 1.0 -1.2 -1.9 -0.1 -1.9 -0.1
2012 HDS A+ 2 11 .587 .281 .362 .423 .287 .625 103 4 0.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2012 TAC AAA 35 154 .210 .275 .335 .423 .262 .269 99 -8.7 4.6 -2.8 -0.2 -0.8 -7.5 -0.8 -7.5 -0.8
2013 BOS MLB 86 243 .322 .253 .316 .406 .266 .385 101 14.4 6.4 -2.4 -2.6 -0.5 17.8 1.6 17.8 1.6
2014 BOS MLB 42 103 .231 .247 .308 .377 .257 .243 103 -2.8 2.7 -1.1 -0.2 -0.5 -1.0 -0.1 -2.5 -0.3
2014 TEX MLB 17 46 .151 .233 .302 .348 .250 .185 99 -4.7 1.2 -0.7 -0.7 0.6 -3.9 -0.5 -3.9 -0.5
2014 PAW AAA 7 22 .199 .252 .312 .378 .240 .308 92 -1.5 0.7 -0.3 -0.5 -0.5 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2

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
2005 HAG A 375 49 78 12 1 19 63 35 96 2 2 .249 .362 .476 .227 .273 8.4 1.2 0.9
2006 SLU A+ 573 69 141 27 1 17 88 51 107 2 1 .287 .383 .450 .163 .291 18.0 2.1 2.0
2007 BIN AA 412 55 90 16 0 11 48 39 75 2 1 .251 .341 .387 .136 .261 4.1 2.7 0.7
2007 SLU A+ 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .199 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0
2008 BIN AA 566 67 143 29 1 17 72 79 88 1 2 .299 .405 .471 .172 .301 27.4 -8.0 1.9
2009 TAC AAA 490 66 112 25 1 15 64 58 99 0 1 .271 .376 .446 .174 .291 14.3 7.5 2.1
2009 SEA MLB 65 7 17 3 1 1 5 8 10 0 0 .315 .415 .463 .148 .317 6.4 1.4 0.8
2010 SEA MLB 41 1 7 2 0 0 0 4 8 0 0 .189 .268 .243 .054 .229 -0.4 -0.0 -0.1
2010 TAC AAA 463 67 105 17 1 29 76 41 93 1 2 .257 .333 .516 .259 .300 28.2 4.7 3.1
2011 TAC AAA 286 55 86 14 0 21 64 28 50 6 2 .343 .411 .649 .307 .359 40.2 1.3 4.0
2011 SEA MLB 313 27 80 17 1 12 46 19 81 0 2 .276 .326 .466 .190 .279 8.2 -0.9 0.8
2012 TAC AAA 154 13 31 8 0 2 17 12 31 1 3 .223 .286 .324 .101 .210 -7.5 -0.2 -0.8
2012 HDS A+ 11 2 6 1 0 1 4 2 0 1 0 .667 .727 1.111 .444 .587 4.0 0.0 0.4
2012 SEA MLB 189 17 35 6 0 5 20 21 46 1 0 .213 .312 .341 .128 .242 -1.9 1.0 -0.1
2013 BOS MLB 243 34 64 18 2 9 43 22 67 1 0 .296 .362 .523 .227 .322 17.8 -2.6 1.6
2014 PAW AAA 22 2 5 1 0 1 3 1 7 0 0 .238 .273 .429 .190 .199 -1.6 -0.5 -0.2
2014 BOS MLB 103 9 17 5 1 0 9 11 17 0 1 .198 .320 .279 .081 .231 -2.5 -0.2 -0.3
2014 TEX MLB 46 2 5 0 0 0 4 5 14 0 0 .125 .217 .125 .000 .151 -3.9 -0.7 -0.5

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
2009 243 0.4568 0.4156 0.7129 0.5856 0.2727 0.8308 0.5000 0.2871
2010 177 0.4294 0.4633 0.8171 0.6316 0.3366 0.8542 0.7647 0.1829
2011 1121 0.5067 0.4830 0.7246 0.6127 0.3490 0.7989 0.5907 0.2754
2012 752 0.4761 0.4481 0.7774 0.6117 0.2995 0.8311 0.6780 0.2226
2013 963 0.4829 0.4185 0.7792 0.5656 0.2811 0.8441 0.6571 0.2208
2014 556 0.4820 0.4406 0.7918 0.5970 0.2951 0.8688 0.6471 0.2082
Career38120.48430.44840.76220.59750.30880.83150.63520.2378

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-01 2014-07-07 15-DL 36 33 Right Foot Fracture HBP -
2014-05-28 2014-05-29 DTD 1 1 Right Foot Soreness -
2014-04-06 2014-04-09 DTD 3 3 - Low Back Inflammation - -
2013-08-29 2013-09-01 DTD 3 3 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
2013-06-17 2013-06-22 DTD 5 5 Right Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2012-08-13 2012-09-04 15-DL 22 20 Left Groin Strain - -
2012-06-11 2012-07-24 15-DL 43 36 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2012-05-16 2012-05-17 DTD 1 1 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2012-03-29 2012-05-01 15-DL 33 23 Right Shoulder Sprain Diving Catch - -
2010-09-26 2010-10-04 DTD 8 8 Right Foot Strain Partial Tear Plantar Fascia -
2007-05-04 2007-06-19 Minors 46 0 Right Fingers Fracture Ring Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BOS $1,400,000
2013 BOS $508,500
2012 SEA $488,800
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$997,300
2011Current$1,400,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$2,397,300
3 yrTotal$2,397,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 10 dO'Connell Sports1 year/$1.4M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2014). Re-signed by Boston 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Claimed by Texas off waivers 8/3/14 after being DFA by Boston 8/1/14. DFA by Texas 8/30/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/4/14. Refused assignment by Texas 10/6/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2013). Acquired by Boston in trade 2/20/13 after being DFA by Seattle 2/12/13. Signed by Boston 3/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4888M (2012). Re-signed by Seattle 2/27/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Seattle 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by NY Mets 11/20/08. Acquired by Seattle in trade from NY Mets 12/10/08. Signed by Seattle 2/21/09.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2004 (9-254) (Lakewood HS, Calif.). $60,000 signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 333 45 85 19 1 13 46 33 73 2 1 .292 .371 .501 .312 19.8 1B 0, LF 0 2.2
80o 312 40 77 17 1 12 42 30 70 2 1 .278 .355 .477 .299 14.4 1B 0, LF 0 1.6
70o 296 37 70 15 1 11 39 27 68 2 1 .268 .343 .459 .289 10.9 1B 0, LF 0 1.2
60o 283 34 65 14 1 10 36 25 66 2 1 .259 .333 .444 .280 8.2 1B 0, LF 0 0.9
50o 271 32 60 13 1 9 33 24 64 1 1 .251 .323 .430 .272 5.8 1B 0, LF 0 0.7
40o 259 30 56 12 1 9 31 22 62 1 1 .243 .314 .416 .265 3.5 1B 0, LF 0 0.4
30o 246 27 52 11 1 8 29 20 60 1 1 .234 .304 .401 .256 1.4 1B 0, LF 0 0.2
20o 230 25 47 10 1 7 26 18 57 1 1 .224 .292 .384 .246 -0.9 1B 0, LF 0 0.0
10o 209 21 40 9 1 6 23 15 53 1 1 .211 .276 .360 .233 -3.5 1B 0, LF 0 -0.3
Weighted Mean27733631411035246511.255.328.436.2766.81B 0, LF 00.8

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
6% 39% 12% 24% 73%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20152942053932111553351022.248.320.427.2731.210.3-1.8-4.811.35.70.7
201630620791363202177571472.247.325.420.2731.512.7-2.6-7.314.97.61.0
201731626791323112379541571.236.311.418.2661.08.5-2.5-7.514.93.51.0
201832629771373212176521541.241.311.412.2661.08.1-2.4-7.714.93.31.0
201933627751292902072511530.229.300.386.2520.10.2-2.3-7.914.9-4.61.0
202034608731302911870501420.237.307.392.2570.43.1-2.2-7.814.9-1.80.9
202135639761352911973521500.235.306.390.2560.31.9-2.3-8.414.9-2.41.0
202236609721292711869491410.233.302.383.2520.1-0.2-2.2-8.214.9-4.71.0
202337611721292811768501410.234.305.382.2520.1-0.1-2.2-8.414.9-4.51.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
18.414.72.44.44.91.844.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 75)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 90 John Bowker 2012 .000 DNP
2 87 Brandon Moss 2012 .335
3 84 Scott Hairston 2008 .295
4 83 Casper Wells 2013 .139
5 82 Fred Lewis 2009 .275
6 82 Seth Smith 2011 .281
7 81 Xavier Paul 2013 .268
8 80 Chris Dickerson 2010 .203
9 79 Ryan Church 2007 .283
10 79 Alejandro De Aza 2012 .271
11 79 Paul McAnulty 2009 .000 DNP
12 78 John Mayberry 2012 .257
13 78 Mark Hamilton 2013 .000 DNP
14 78 David Freese 2011 .280
15 77 Jake Fox 2011 .254
16 77 David Cook 2010 .000 DNP
17 77 Ben Francisco 2010 .268
18 77 Nelson Cruz 2009 .277
19 77 David Murphy 2010 .280
20 77 Nolan Reimold 2012 .317
21 76 Travis Ishikawa 2012 .249
22 76 Josh Fields 2011 .000 DNP
23 76 Jeff Clement 2012 .171
24 76 Andrew Brown 2013 .258
25 76 Steve Pearce 2011 .190
26 76 Alex Gordon 2012 .285
27 75 Clete Thomas 2012 .153
28 75 Will Venable 2011 .277
29 75 Jorge Piedra 2007 .000 DNP
30 75 Mike Baxter 2013 .227
31 75 Matt LaPorta 2013 .000 DNP
32 75 Chris Carter 2011 .000 DNP
33 75 Chris Duncan 2009 .249
34 75 Lou Montanez 2010 .104
35 75 Chris Shelton 2008 .222
36 75 Jeff Larish 2011 .000 DNP
37 75 Josh Willingham 2007 .278
38 75 Ryan Raburn 2009 .296
39 75 Rick Ankiel 2008 .291
40 75 Daniel Nava 2011 .000 DNP
41 75 Scott Thorman 2010 .000 DNP
42 74 Eric Patterson 2011 .228
43 74 Brian Stavisky 2009 .000 DNP
44 74 Alex Escobar 2007 .000 DNP
45 74 Jason Botts 2009 .000 DNP
46 74 Travis Buck 2012 .215
47 74 Matt Joyce 2013 .285
48 74 Max Ramirez 2013 .000 DNP
49 74 Donnie Murphy 2011 .196
50 74 Chip Ambres 2008 .249
51 74 Hee-Seop Choi 2007 .000 DNP
52 74 Todd Linden 2008 .000 DNP
53 73 Jesus Guzman 2012 .275
54 73 Scott Sizemore 2013 .168
55 73 Rusty Ryal 2011 .000 DNP
56 73 Jeremy Hermida 2012 .253
57 73 Kendrys Morales 2011 .000 DNP
58 73 Laynce Nix 2009 .268
59 73 Michael Cuddyer 2007 .281
60 73 Shin-Soo Choo 2011 .268
61 73 Brad Hawpe 2007 .295
62 73 Shelley Duncan 2008 .228
63 73 Drew Sutton 2011 .273
64 73 Ryan Ludwick 2007 .279
65 72 Matt Downs 2012 .220
66 72 Bryan LaHair 2011 .308
67 72 Justin Maxwell 2012 .273
68 72 Geovany Soto 2011 .254
69 72 Juan Miranda 2011 .261
70 72 Curtis Granderson 2009 .267
71 72 Gabe Gross 2008 .262
72 72 Chase Headley 2012 .320
73 72 Brett Carroll 2011 -.027
74 72 John-Ford Griffin 2008 .000 DNP
75 72 Rocky Colavito 1962 .309
76 72 Allen Craig 2013 .297
77 72 Landon Powell 2010 .218
78 72 Jeff Baker 2009 .269
79 72 Jason Cooper 2009 .000 DNP
80 72 Jared Goedert 2013 .000 DNP
81 71 Jack Hannahan 2008 .238
82 71 Stefan Gartrell 2012 .000 DNP
83 71 Sean Rodriguez 2013 .272
84 71 Ryan Spilborghs 2008 .295
85 71 Bill Rhinehart 2013 .000 DNP
86 71 Josh Whitesell 2010 .000 DNP
87 71 Delwyn Young 2010 .257
88 71 Joe Mather 2011 .212
89 71 Ronnier Mustelier 2013 .000 DNP
90 71 Michael Morse 2010 .314
91 71 George Kottaras 2011 .265
92 71 Jim Ray Hart 1970 .291
93 71 Brandon Boggs 2011 .236
94 71 Victor Diaz 2010 .000 DNP
95 71 Mauro Gomez 2013 .000 DNP
96 71 Lance Berkman 2004 .347
97 71 Michael Restovich 2007 .122
98 71 Nate Schierholtz 2012 .273
99 71 Josh Satin 2013 .283
100 71 Jason Perry 2009 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .291 .332 .439 .266
11 vs R (Multi) .269 .346 .475 .294
18 Split (Multi) -.022 .014 .036 .028
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .269 .321 .423 .253
31 vs R (2013) .300 .367 .537 .320
38 Split (2013) .031 .046 .114 .067
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 In 2011, Carp hit well enough against lefties, and overall, that he seemed poised to break out of platoon prison. In 2012, he hit so poorly against righties that the Mariners might exile him to a distant island instead. As it was, they batted him eighth in baseballís worst lineup. Carp injured his shoulder in the teamís opener in Japan, the first of three stints on the disabled list. That gave him plenty of time to rehab in Tacoma, where, surprisingly, he was even worse than in Seattle. The best news is that his walk rate returned. The worst is that he has turned into a groundball machine, a losing strategy for a player whose only tool is second-deck power.†
2012 Ladies and gentleman, the best hitter on the 2011 Seattle Mariners, Doug Fister (.333/.333/.500 in seven plate appearances) excluded. Carp was called up in early June and put into the eighth spot; by the end of July, he was the Mariners' cleanup hitter. His success in that role masks some moderately troubling trends. He is drawing fewer walks and hitting more grounders than he ever has. It's a waste of resources from a slugger who can hit the ball foreveróall 12 of his homers went at least 385 feet, and nine cleared 400óbut who offers nothing but a bat. A strong season against left-handed pitching, in Tacoma and Seattle, gives hope that he won't need to be platooned.
2011 Several varieties of Carp have been classified as invasive species, but despite the Department of Agricultureís best efforts, one of them periodically manages to wrangle a few starts at first base for Seattle. The lefty traded patience for power at Tacoma last season, but while he nearly doubled his 2009 homer total in fewer at-bats, he still ended up looking like something considerably less than a major-league first baseman. Against lefties, Carp is Casey Kotchman without the glove; the rest of the time, heís the equivalent of a defense-deprived Lyle Overbay.
2010 While Carp acquitted himself quite nicely in his big-league debut, he's more of a .270-.280 type who can draw a decent number of walks and smack some doubles. While that's nice, it's not quite up to the standard one expects from a major-league first baseman, and Carp's limited athleticism restricts him to that position. He hits righties much better than lefties, so there could be some platoon possibilities in his future, but that's about it, and the Mariners will need more than that in a lineup looking for some power.
2009 Carp supplied the thunder to accompany April's showers, batting .356 with six homers in 101 at-bats to open his second season in Binghamton, and was thus one of the names mentioned as a potential replacement for Delgado during the latter's struggles. Those calls ceased as Carp floundered and Delgado flourished, but the youngster still ended up with a good season in a tough hitters' park after flopping in '07. Shipped to Seattle as part of the Putz deal, Carp could be a passable option for the Mariners in time; he doesn't possess classic first-base power, so he'll need to continue to stay afloat against lefties (792 OPS last year).
2008 In an organization light on prospects, Carp was seen as one of the golden boys coming off of an impressive showing in the Florida State League. Splat! A big, unathletic first baseman, Carp needs his bat to carry him to the big leagues, but his swing is what scouts call "slider speed," and he can't do anything against lefties. The jump to Double-A can make or break a prospect, and it might just have broken Mike Carp.
2007 Carp was the Mets` ninth-round pick two years ago. He failed to live up to that high honor in his first two professional seasons, but last year he started hitting the ball to all fields, boosting his average. He also goosed his OBP by getting in front of 25 pitches, giving him a total of 46 HBPs over the last two years. Carp still has some work to do against his fellow lefties. He has time. Though his 2006 was a good season in the context of his league, it represents the beginning of prospectdom, not the end.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Houston all have ugly first-base situations. Meanwhile Mike Carp projects for 350 AB's. Shouldn't the first two make serious offers for him --- and do you think they will?
(pobothecat from over there)
Excuse me for not being able to get it up for a #FreeMikeCarp movement. (Bret Sayre)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Think Mike Carp has figured it out and raised his level of performance permanently?
(John from CT)
Definitely raised it some and that ballpark has treated him well, but he's not a 1000+ OPS guy. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the Mariners trading Mike Carp, what are your thoughts on Justin Smoak? Any indication from what you're seeing/reading that he could break out any time soon?
(johnpatrickbail from Washington, DC)
Smoak seems like a guy who really knows *how* to play baseball well but can't actually do it. If that makes sense. I just don't think he is capable of hitting the ball hard regularly, and this'll be the last ST we'll pay attention to him. (Sam Miller)
2009-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)John, Have you heard anything on Russell Branyan being dealt? Small sample, but seems like Mike Carp could be ready. If they hold on to Branyan, do you think the M's will give Carp the job next year and DH Russell?
(Richard from Tacoma)
I don't think the Mariners will deal Branyan at this point because they feel they still have a chance to win the division. If they fall off the pace, I could see them trading him later this month or in August. However, it would not surprise me to see your scenario play out where Carp plays first and Branyan DHs next season with Griffey and Sweeney both moving on to retirement. (John Perrotto)
2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat)Speaking as a Mets fan to an A's fan, what do you suppose it would realistically take to pry Huston Street from Billy Beane's far-from cold, dead hands? And do you think Street poses the best solution to the Mets bullpen woes (from here he seems to be a better solution than paying retail rates for K-Rod and/or Fuentes, or wishcasting on Putz to be healthy)?
(wrightfan5 from MD)
I think you can expect Beane to hold out for the best bits in the organization, but I really doubt that the Mets would deal Fernando Martinez for Street, and if I'm the A's, I don't need or want guys like Mike Carp. Danny Murphy's interesting, but basically this would have to involve a lot of low-level pitching to make it worthwhile. I suppose it depends on whether or not consecutive humiliations at the hands of the Phillies adds any additional impetus; at some point, Omar's going to be the guy taking the blame for failure. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)Hypothetical: Mets send Nick Evans, Mike Carp, and another prospect for Ibanez and Rhodes.
(Trade Offer Man from Trade Offer Land)
I think the Mets would be overpaying. I'd trade Evans OR Carp and a lesser prospect. (John Perrotto)


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