• Mark Hendrickson

    Posted by on June 27th, 2006 · Comments (5)

    From the St. Pete Times:

    …interest in starter Mark Hendrickson is building, with the Yankees among the possibilities

    Hendrickson is having a decent year this season – which is atypical for him. Basically, he’s a “Pitches Well Against The Yankees But Stinks Against Everyone Else” type pitcher.

    If the Yankees are smart, they should call Lou Piniella before making a move on Hendrickson. He could tell them whether he’s worth it or not.

    Comments on Mark Hendrickson

    1. JohnnyC
      June 27th, 2006 | 12:32 pm

      Perhaps Torre needs a power forward on his CYO team.

    2. baileywalk
      June 27th, 2006 | 1:51 pm

      Word out of L.A. is that a deal is almost done with the Dodgers getting Hendrickson and Toby Hall and sending back ex-Yankee Dioner Navarro. No word on who else would be going over from L.A., but they have a stacked farm system and I’m sure they have someone the Rays like.

    3. JohnnyC
      June 27th, 2006 | 2:56 pm

      I always wonder about this: how come all the teams that supposedly have “stacked” farm systems invariably end up trading for someone else’s mediocre veterans? With the Dodgers’ vaunted pitching depth in the minors, what do they need a Hendrickson for? And if Russ Martin was good enough to beat out Navarro, what do you do with Hall? Apparently they like Alomar’s “veteran” presence as the back-up. If the Dodgers have the best farm system in the world, why not sit back and let it develop? Matt Kemp looks like all-world. Billingsley, if he doesn’t ingest the other pitchers on the staff, is allegedly a stud. What gives?

    4. baileywalk
      June 27th, 2006 | 3:33 pm

      Boy, you have to love any deal where the Mets get screwed. The deal went down today and it is Hendrickson and Hall for Jae Seo and Navarro. The Mets wanted Danys Baez. The D’Rays wanted Heilman in return. Mets were offering Jae Seo and the D’Rays wouldn’t bite. And now the D’Rays are taking Seo… from the Dodgers… even though Seo has been AWFUL this year.

      Looks like we’ll be seeing Navarro a lot now.

    5. June 27th, 2006 | 9:12 pm

      “With the Dodgers’ vaunted pitching depth in the minors, what do they need a Hendrickson for?”

      Simple. 2006. Look at the Dodger rotation right now. Brad Penny, Derek Lowe (good), Chad Billingsly (promising, but he’s 21 and still learning), Aaron Sele (past his prime if he ever had a prime), Odalis Perez (head case, had many chances, has blown them all), and/or Brett Tomko (injured, and inconsistent when healthy). Hendrickson and all his mediocrity slots into this rotation at #3.

      Beginning in about 2008 or 2009, we might have a great rotation in LA. But this is a $100 million team this year. They are contendabuilding. If they don’t fill out the rotation with some credible arms, they might as well trade Drew, Kent and Garciaparra to teams interested in remaining in the pennant race.

      In fact, some Dodger fans would be happy if they’d do just that. But the owner likes sellouts, and right now Garciaparra is doing a lot more to sell out Chavez Ravine than Chad Billingsley.

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