Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fuentes Leaves Cardinals

Fuentes apparently has some personal issues back in California, and thus leaves the Cardinals with only two incompetent LOOGYs instead of three.

KJOK Posted: August 16, 2012 at 02:29 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cardinals

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Danny Posted: August 16, 2012 at 01:57 PM (#4209719)
Is it correct to presume this lets the A's off the hook for paying him the rest of the season?
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 16, 2012 at 02:10 PM (#4209732)
I'm assuming this means we've probably seen the end of Brian Fuentes in a major league uniform. Coors Field helped disguise the fact that at his peak, he was a pretty terrific closer, with a 158 ERA+ over the four seasons from 2005 to 2008. Identifying Fuentes as closer material was one of those things that made Bob Apodaca, once upon a time, one of the better pitching coaches in the game.
   3. just plain joe Posted: August 16, 2012 at 02:18 PM (#4209742)
Is it correct to presume this lets the A's off the hook for paying him the rest of the season?


Probably; the Cardinals put Fuentes on the restricted list which means (among other things) that he is no longer being paid.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Harry Balsagne, anti-Centaur hate crime division
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - Politics - February 2015: At This Party, You’d Better Keep It Down. Arizona Sheriff Known for Toughness Is Allowing Inmates to Watch the Super Bowl
(3243 - 8:06am, Feb 27)
Last: zonk

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-26-2015
(11 - 8:02am, Feb 27)
Last: bobm

NewsblogJose Molina joins the Cardinals as a guest instructor
(9 - 8:01am, Feb 27)
Last: Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy

NewsblogRed Sox land Cuban prospect Moncada
(209 - 8:00am, Feb 27)
Last: Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman

NewsblogJohan Santana gets another chance, signs with Blue Jays
(2 - 7:59am, Feb 27)
Last: Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat

NewsblogLindbergh: Has Baseball’s Minors-to-Majors Jump Really Gotten Harder for Hitters?
(7 - 7:52am, Feb 27)
Last: bookbook

NewsblogBlue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders injured, out until all-star break
(25 - 7:21am, Feb 27)
Last: What's the realistic upside, RMc?

NewsblogEx-big leaguer (Jim) King, 82, dies
(4 - 7:18am, Feb 27)
Last: What's the realistic upside, RMc?

NewsblogYankees confident they can avoid paying A-Rod milestone bonuses - CBSSports.com
(39 - 7:04am, Feb 27)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogThe Cuba Diaries: The Last Day of the Caribbean Derek Jeter, Carlos Tabares
(1 - 6:27am, Feb 27)
Last: What's the realistic upside, RMc?

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - February 2015
(1165 - 4:52am, Feb 27)
Last: Win Big Stein's Money

NewsblogDavid Ortiz Goes Off In Epic, Expletive-Filled Rant On Speed of Game Changes - Extra Bases - Boston.com
(48 - 2:26am, Feb 27)
Last: Bunny Vincennes

NewsblogHedges shrugs off rankings, focused on Majors | padres.com
(3 - 12:55am, Feb 27)
Last: Sleepy supports unauthorized rambling

NewsblogReport: Josh Hamilton meeting with MLB about 'disciplinary issue'
(127 - 12:51am, Feb 27)
Last: SuperGrover

NewsblogBraves insist it's a 'remodeling,' not a 'rebuilding'
(14 - 11:35pm, Feb 26)
Last: Howie Menckel

Page rendered in 0.1701 seconds
48 querie(s) executed