Add another lefthanded reliever to your deadline shopping lists. Teams that have spoken with the Cubs -- who, incredibly, now have too MUCH pitching -- report they're calling around to American League clubs to gauge interest in left-hander Scott Eyre. Among teams expected to be in the mix: the Rays, Red Sox and Tigers.
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Sox interested in Scott Eyre?
Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:49 PM
Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:51 PM
Posted 28 July 2008 - 10:24 PM
In his 3+ years with the Giants (late-2002 thru 2005), opponents put up a .230/.315/.340/.652 line with a .261 BABIP. Over that span he prevented 169 of 206 inherited runners from scoring (82.0 %).
In his 2+ seasons so far with the Cubs, opposing batters have compiled a .279/.369/.453/.818 line with a .325 BABIP. With Chicago, he's prevented 68 of 89 inherited runners from scoring (76.4%).
Since leaving San Fran for the Windy City, his WHIP's jumped from 1.38 to 1.69, and he's walking nearly an extra batter per 9 innings (4.98 vs 4.09).
Most troubling is that he's now pretty much impotent when facing lefties. In 363 PAs with the Giants vs LHH, those batters were shut down to the tune of .209/.282/.306/.588. But facing 215 lefty hitters during his Cubs tenure, he's gotten pounded at a .265/.338/.491/.830 clip.
The guy's 36 years old. Pass.
Edited by mabrowndog, 28 July 2008 - 10:24 PM.
Posted 28 July 2008 - 10:40 PM
Posted 30 July 2008 - 04:17 PM
Edited by SoxScout, 30 July 2008 - 04:18 PM.
Posted 30 July 2008 - 04:29 PM
If all he costs is Jon Van Every or something I'm all for it. Don't give up anything of real value.
McAdam says that there is more Scott Eyre talk happening right now, and it will not take much at all to get him. He's someone the Sox have been interested in for a while.
Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:27 PM
Yanks, Red Sox eyeing Eyre
Thursday, July 31, 2008 | Print Entry
Posted by Jayson Stark
That never-ending Yankees-Red Sox intrigue has found its way to Scott Eyre. Both clubs are in on the Cubs left-hander, who is expected to be moved for a very modest return. But both teams also have him as a back-burner option as they search for more impactful bullpen help.
Posted 05 August 2008 - 02:36 PM
To make room on the roster, the club designated left-hander Scott Eyre for assignment less than two months after his club-record streak of 33 consecutive scoreless appearances ended.
Signed to a three-year contract before the 2006 season, Eyre was 5-4 with a 4.03 ERA in 2 1/2 years with the Cubs.
His streak of scoreless appearances ran from Aug. 16, 2007 to June 13, but he never meshed with manager Lou Piniella after a slow start last season, Piniella’s first with the Cubs.
“I just don’t think Lou ever got over that,” a choked up Eyre said. “I have no hard feelings, and I mean that, truly.”
Once the streak ended, the earned runs piled up for Eyre. He was 2-0 with a 7.15 ERA in 19 appearances. The recent acquisition of Chad Gaudin from Oakland and the emergence of Jeff Samardzija made him expendable.
General manager Jim Hendry said Eyre cleared trade waivers, leaving the club seven days to make a deal.
“I think he still has the ability to help a ballclub,” Hendry said.
Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:53 PM
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