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Lookout Landing Nov 13, 2015

Joaquin Benoit and the Dipoto Plan

What does Statcast have to say about the Mariners' newest reliever? Jerry Dipoto has wasted no time as he begins to revamp the Mariners’ roster. We’re just a week and a half into the offseason and he’s already made two trades. As he settles into his new position, his plan for the Mariners and the philosophies that back it are becoming clearer. Acquiring Joaquin Benoit from the Padres yesterday is a perfect example of these values Dipoto has subscribed to. Yesterday, David Laurila from FanGraphs posted an interview with Jerry Dipoto from the GM meetings that took place this week. It...
Friars on Base Nov 13, 2015

Padres Trade Joaquin Benoit; Second Trade in Two Days

The San Diego Padres made their second trade in as many days on Thursday, sending reliever Joaquin Benoit to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for two minor league prospects. Benoit has served as the eighth-inning setup man for the Padres for the last two seasons, compiling a 10-7 record with a stellar 1.96 ERA and […] Padres Trade Joaquin Benoit; Second Trade in Two Days - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
U.S.S. Mariner Nov 12, 2015

M’s Trade for Joaquin Benoit; Angels Lock Up a SS

The M’s added 38 year old reliever Joaquin Benoit in a trade with San Diego. Heading south are RHP prospect Enyel de los Santos and IF Nelson Ward. Jeff Sullivan has a great post on the veteran Benoit at Fangraphs, noting that Benoit seems to have the ability to induce weak contact and thus post This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.M’s Trade for Joaquin Benoit; Angels Lock Up a SS
Gaslamp Ball Nov 12, 2015

Joaquin Benoit Traded to Seattle Mariners

The first major trade of the offseason sees Joaquin Benoit sent to Seattle. The offseason continues for the Padres with another trade today. This time, it's one where a notable piece of the Padres is headed to their natural rival. #Padres trade RP Joaquin Benoit to #Mariners for RHP Enyel De Los Santos, INF Nelson Ward. Santos, 19, big arm. 15 teams called on Benoit. — Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) November 12, 2015 Benoit, who has been with San Diego since December 2013, was set to earn 8 million dollars after having his 2016 option picked up last week. According to Dennis Lin, it...

Mariners acquire reliever Joaquin Benoit from the Padres for two minor leaguers

General manager Jerry Dipoto continues to retool the Mariners’ roster, addressing one of the team’s biggest weaknesses and causes for the failures of 2014 – the bullpen. On Thursday morning, Dipoto and the Mariners completed a trade with the San Diego Padres, acquiring veteran right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit in exchange for pair minor leaguers that spent last season […]
Lookout Landing Nov 12, 2015

Mariners acquire reliever Joaquin Benoit from Padres

Team trades two minor leaguers for veteran reliever. Old friend Corey Brock drop the beat: #Padres trade RP Joaquin Benoit to #Mariners for RHP Enyel De Los Santos, INF Nelson Ward. Santos, 19, big arm. 15 teams called on Benoit. — Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) November 12, 2015 Joaquin Benoit will be 39 next season. The Mariners just got rid of an old, right-handed, power fastball/change up reliever. Let's hope this ends better. Joaquin Benoit is getting PAID next year. 8 million bucks. That seems like a lot for a situational reliever. That is a lot for a situational...
Lookout Landing Nov 12, 2015

Lookout Landing hands out some hardware

Wherein the writers of this fine blog come together and vote on who they think should receive MVP, CYA, and ROY honors in both the AL and the NL. It's award season for baseball, y'all. We've already seen which gentlemen were selected as the comeback players of the year and which individuals were bestowed with gloves made of gold (a special congratulations to A.J. Pollock, who is one of my favorite non-Mariners). However, the results for the Big Awards (ROY, CYA, and MVP) won't be announced until next week. Before the super official decisions are meted out by the BBWAA, a few of us here at...
Lookout Landing Nov 12, 2015

Twenty-Twos & Tridents: Bringing Sexy Back

I hate when there's no baseball, but honestly, I love the offseason. You'd think we'd run out of news, and we almost did last week, but once you get in the thick of it, there's always something to talk about. And this week, we had a lot. There's the near Chris Iannetta deal. There's the actual deal for Franklin Gutierrez. Then there's trade rumors and Manny Acta's hiring. So, the usual items before getting to it. Beers: I had Fremont Brewing's Bonfire Ale, which is a pale ale. We discussed pale ale's in the LL chat a bit. I initially said they were bad, which is incorrect. They're just...
Gaslamp Ball Nov 12, 2015

Mark Kotsay takes bench coach job with Athletics

Last season's Padres coaches all believe they deserve a managerial position and are scattering in the wind after they were passed over in San Diego for the second time.  There were rumors that there was some animosity within the staff and didn't work well together after Bud Black was fired and Pat Murphy was installed as an interim instead of one of them.  Dave Roberts has already made his intentions clear that he's not coming back, now Mark Kotsay too is gone.  Kotsay will become the new bench coach for the Oakland Athletics after one year as hitting coach with the Padres. A’s to name...
Gaslamp Ball Nov 12, 2015

Padres in trade talks with Braves for Andrelton Simmons

A rumor on Twitter turned into a possible Padres offseason storyline tonight.  The Padres are attempting to take an early lead in the offseason championship race as they hope to repeat last year's victory.  As a fan, you know the organization hasn't had a real shortstop since Khalil Greene and it's proven to be terrible weakness.  GM A.J. Preller is looking to fix that by talking to the Braves about Andrelton Simmons. It all started when the mysterious Jonah Keri hinted that a mysterious NL West team was in deep talks with the Braves about a mysterious player..  So mysterious! Source:...
Bless You Boys Nov 5, 2015

Padres open to trading Joaquin Benoit, could Tigers be interested?

Detroit's former closer is reportedly on the market, and with the Tigers on the lookout for bullpen help it's possible they could trade for him. Righthander Joaquin Benoit is one of the few bright memories in the void that has been the Detroit Tigers' bullpen in recent years. From 2011 to 2013, Benoit recorded 68 holds and 28 saves for the Tigers, along with 2.6 combined fWAR in 199 innings. Unfortunately, he's best remembered for serving the meatball that [you don't actually want me to keep going with this], but for the most part was a very solid pitcher during this stretch. Unfortunately,...
Friars on Base Nov 4, 2015

Padres News: Joaquin Benoit Option Picked Up by Padres

In a somewhat surprising move the Padres have exercised the option on relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit for 2016, now owing the hard throwing right hander $7.5MM with a $1MM buyout according to Corey Brock of MLB.com and other reports. In moves that are not suprising, they have declined the options on SS Clint Barmes and pitcher […] Padres News: Joaquin Benoit Option Picked Up by Padres - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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