Buzz: Would The Rangers Have Interest In Ryan O’Reilly?

On TSN, the panel was asked which team they thought Colorado holdout Ryan O’Reilly could be traded.

Aaron Ward picked the Rangers and said “It will be interesting to see what role the cap plays for the NY Rangers since they still need to sign Stepan, Hagelin and McDonagh. He would be a great second line center and compliment to Nash. It may involve a more elaborate deal both ways with more players.”

Darren Pang says that he would be perfect for Toronto and Bob McKenzie said that Ottawa has the assets to make a deal.

Darren Dreger said last night that Colorado was asking for a roster player and a top prospect.

O”Reilly is an RFA and Colorado has offered him the same deal that they signed Matt Duchene to, 2 years and $3.5 million per season. They have also offered him a five-year deal worth $17 million.

O’Reilly reportedly wants to be paid based on his production last season of 18 goals and 37 assists.

He is 22, 6 ft and 200lbs, and has played 236 career games with 39 goals and 68 assists.


Adam Rotter: One thing that the Rangers don’t do, with the exception of Marc Staal, is offer players coming off entry-level deals more than two years. Ryan Callahan, Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anismov and Michael Del Zotto all got two years.

Those are  home grown players who had big roles when their contracts expired.  It would set a bad precedent for the Rangers to trade for a guy like O’Reilly, who they don’t know, and reward him with a deal of more than two years when they don’t’t do it for their own players.





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juunit
juunit

You know, I like the decision to send deGrom back out. But Terry has this amazing ability to let guys stretch their pitch count when they're not throwing well and pulls them when they're unhittable.

Bent
Bent moderator

Come on, he hasn't done that for at least 24 hours.

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit @Bent


Must confess I don't understand this reference and google led me down a Toby Keith wormhole.

juunit
juunit

@Bent @juunit 

It's really just the "solo" part. I added the red cup parts in for flair. I believe the high school and college aged kids drinking from red solo cups at parties is a strictly American thing.

I think 17 of his 20 homeruns have been solo homers. 

Bent
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@juunit @Bent


Yeah, his last eight hits were all home runs and most if not all of them were solo.


Hahaha the new guy's name sounds like Yo' anus.


I'll take another solo homer in the 9th and a 3-2 walk-off win.

juunit
juunit

@Bent @juunit 

A double works too. 

And hey, if you're only half listening, his last name could sound like Syphilis. Yo'anus Syphilis. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit


Or that, I'll take that too.


Who closes tonight, though?

Bent
Bent moderator

Woot

juunit
juunit

@Bent 

He's looked better the last two nights. Hopefully this means he's put his Armando Benitez phase behind him. 

juunit
juunit

@Bent @juunit 

Sucks it's a nationally televised one. Although I think it's at least ESPN instead of Fox. 

Might actually be good for you though, since you might get it. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit @Bent


Yes I do get it.  Looking forward to it.


I've seen like every other game over the last few weeks anyway and the last three have either been SNY or Ron Darling doing a nationally televised one, so I'm doing ok.

juunit
juunit

@Bent @juunit 

Yeah, the TBS guys are pretty good. I like Smoltz. (Never thought I'd say that.)

Bklyn Dude
Bklyn Dude

@juunit

Terry said he had a short bullpen because some guys were unavailable. 

He asked deGrom how he felt (fine) and since he was throwing better wanted to see if he could get another inning out of him.  Also he said deGrom would have an extra day of rest before his next start.  

Collins has been trying to protect the young staff as best he can and only pushes them once in a while.  These guys should remain strong in October if we get there.

juunit
juunit

@Bklyn Dude @juunit 

I wish he'd let them go out for another inning and push past 100 pitches more often, especially with some of the performances these guys have thrown up. He just seems to let them do so at strange times.

Like Syndergaard's last start would've been perfect. Let him try and get the complete game shutout when he was still 10 pitches under his season high and had taken a perfect game through 6. Hell, Thor could throw 150 pitches with the way he's built. 

Instead, he lets Harvey go another inning when he was clearly tiring and had gone from a perfect game to giving up a bunch of hits. Then he lets deGrom go another inning in a game where he struggled through every inning. 


It's a theme, and an illogical one at best.

Bklyn Dude
Bklyn Dude

@juunit @Bklyn Dude

Collins already thinks he ruined Johan Santana's arm because he knew he shouldn't have sent him back out there to finish his no-hitter.  How do you think he would feel if he ruined one of these kids arms.

In a season where the Mets weren't really in it but not really out of it either,  he's been cautious most times so the team doesn't have to shut any of them down early which teams do now-a-days.  It's just not like the old days.

Matt Havey is coming back from TJ surgery and is on an innings limit.  Matt Harvey is also the leader of the staff who thinks he should never come out of any game.  I love that attitude but he's not going to be available in October if he doesn't keep his total IP down.  Harvey's got to be a tough guy to manage.

Lots of responsibilities as manager that the fans don't have to be concerned with even though most fans think it's an easy job to do.  We've picked up a few bats and it's close whether these pitchers can pitch deep into any playoffs if the team does make it. 

williamg1
williamg1

Speaking of which (favorite thing I've read so far):

"Linebacker I.K. Enemkpali is physical, really physical

No one caused as many ‘pops’ during this drill as Enemkpali. The linebacker was straight giddy to run into anyone that was in front of him. Unlike others that tried to make their way around with a swim move or spin, Enemkpali went through (successfully most of the time) whoever stood in front of him. It was impressive, but also fun to watch. The hits brought quite the reaction from the crowd in attendance."

http://www.scout.com/nfl/jets/story/1569241-5-observations-from-jets-training-camp-day-3

williamg1
williamg1

I'm pretty sure the Mets will perform just well enough in the 2nd half to make the final collapse that much more painful.

Bent
Bent moderator

@williamg1


They play nine innings in baseball, not two halves.

williamg1
williamg1

See: pre and post All Star break. Splits the season in half.

juunit
juunit

Anyone know why Cespedes plays LF if he's got this cannon of an arm? Shouldn't he at least play RF? Did the first base line sleep with his girlfriend?

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit @Bent


Maybe he can be convinced to play there some if Lagares continues to struggle.

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit


All I know is that he used to be a CF but then decided he didn't like it in CF any more a few years ago.

juunit
juunit

@Bent @juunit 

If he went back to CF he'd be infinitely more valuable. Make a lot more money this offseason too. 

Bklyn Dude
Bklyn Dude

@Bent @juunit

Terry Collins already confirmed in his pre-game presser that Cespedes wants to play some CF. Terry just doesn't want him there on his first night.  Also, if the Mets get the lead expect to see Lagares in CF later in the game.

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit @Bklyn Dude @Bent


Great, just like the Conforto debut the game will be over before Cesp even gets up to bat at this rate.

juunit
juunit

@Bent @juunit @Bklyn Dude 

DeGrom's ERA in the first inning is actually over 4, so there's a good chance he settles down.

A tight strikezone definitely does not benefit the offensively starved Mets though. 

Bent
Bent moderator

The guy with a solid green square for an avatar is accusing other people of being boring?

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

He should have shaped that green square into some sort of a universal symbol perhaps.

NJJDB
NJJDB

Ryan Fitzpatrick, NFL's Grumpy Cat analog.

williamg1
williamg1

Connor Hughes @Connor_J_Hughes

Owusu added Geno's a film rat. Constantly watching tape and looking for ways to get better. Said entire team is "completely behind" Geno

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@williamg1

If the 16 game season were made up of 16  "week 17s" , Geno would be in the HOF.


As Casey Stengel  used to say, "You can look it up fellas"