Jump to content

Padres realease Jim Edmonds


El Guapo

Recommended Posts

SAN DIEGO (AP)?Center fielder Jim Edmonds has been released by the San Diego Padres after his batting average dipped to .178 and he struggled to track down fly balls he once easily caught.

 

The 37-year-old Edmonds, acquired in a December trade with the St. Louis Cardinals, strained his right calf in early March and started the season on the disabled list. Activated on April 5, he went 16-for-90 with just one home and six RBIs.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Marlins could use him...a solid veteran presence for the clubhouse to go with a respectable .178 average. The young guys could learn alot from him and you never know, he could turn out to have a comeback year with us. :thumbup

 

 

 

 

 

:banghead

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Chicago Cubs were on the verge Wednesday of signing free agent outfielder Jim Edmonds, who was released last week by the San Diego Padres.

 

Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said before Wednesday night?s game that Edmonds was on his way to Chicago and must pass a physical before he can join the team.

 

An eight-time Gold Glove winner and four-time All-Star, the 37-year-old Edmonds strained his right calf in a spring training game on March 6 and started the season on the disabled list before being activated on April 5. A career .286 hitter, he was batting just .178 in 26 games with one homer and six RBIs.

 

Edmonds has also played with the Angels and Cardinals.

 

He had an $8 million salary this year, which is being mostly paid by San Diego. The Padres received $2 million from the St. Louis Cardinals when they acquired Edmonds on Dec. 15 for minor league third baseman David Freese.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Anyone see Edmonds catch last night in CF. He is just sick! That is what a good defensive CF looks like, smooth as silk.

 

While I like Edmonds... he makes a lot of stuff harder than it should be, I haven't seen the play in question, but I'm willing to assume it would meet my criteria there...

 

I happen to agree that Edmonds is overrated but that catch was a good play, he got a perfect jump and took the best angle to the ball and robbed a hit.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Anyone see Edmonds catch last night in CF. He is just sick! That is what a good defensive CF looks like, smooth as silk.

 

While I like Edmonds... he makes a lot of stuff harder than it should be, I haven't seen the play in question, but I'm willing to assume it would meet my criteria there...

 

I happen to agree that Edmonds is overrated but that catch was a good play, he got a perfect jump and took the best angle to the ball and robbed a hit.

He may have had a good jump but it looked to me like he overran the ball and came back to catch it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



×
×
  • Create New...