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  1. The Angels, Royals, Indians, Pirates(maybe a stretch to be called a contender), Giants, Braves, Rangers, Blue Jays, Brewers and Padres ought to be on the phone with JV. In 2011 his last 19 starts were great

    Comment by Tomcat — December 31, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

  2. If I were the Braves, Indians, or Royals I would definitely pick up the phone. I think the Blue Jays are happy with their rotation

    Comment by My echo and bunnymen — December 31, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

  3. Re Seton Hall: LHP Kevin Morton, who made the big leagues briefly with the Red Sox, was also on that team IIRC.

    Comment by Mr Punch — December 31, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

  4. only anaheim, texas, atlanta, and toronto are contenders from that list

    Comment by jim — December 31, 2012 @ 2:18 pm

  5. For real tho,

    Evan Gattis is 26.

    Comment by wilt — December 31, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

  6. Ahem, World Champion San Francisco Giants beg to differ…

    Comment by Josh — December 31, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

  7. I realize it’s a fairly common name in baseball circles, but… 4 guys named Perez in the 25-and-under top 10? Wow.

    Comment by Ian R. — December 31, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

  8. not if you go by “2012 baseball age”, which it looks like the chart is. (ruf has also been 26 since late july, for example)

    Comment by wily mo — December 31, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

  9. Padres had a much better record in the second half than the braves did and have a sneaky talented lineup esp when Grandal returns. In the 25 and under in a Latin league

    Comment by Tomcat — December 31, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

  10. Fact:

    Braves 2nd half: 48-29
    Padres 2nd half: 42-33

    Comment by CarryOnMyHeywardSon — December 31, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

  11. The photo with the Crystalize effect applied to it makes this column worth fwding to people who aren’t even baseball fans.

    Comment by Keith — December 31, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

  12. i was assuming that a repeat in 2013 was understood ;)

    Comment by jim — January 1, 2013 @ 12:42 am

  13. So, if the Padres match their torrid pace of the last half of last season, they will win 84 games this season–a cinch to make the playoffs.

    Comment by Baltar — January 1, 2013 @ 11:20 am

  14. “And here’s his photograph with the Crystalize effect applied to it:” -LOL

    Comment by mschieve — January 1, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

  15. Not to mention they (the Padres) are at best the 4th best team in their own division

    Comment by jim — January 1, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

  16. Daily Notes. Javy Vasquez would consider joining a contender.. Well, Duh.. If anybody who reads or writes here, wouldn’t YOU also consider joining a contending team? Even if it was just to say “I was on the roster” ? –OR– take it the other way in this conversation.

    Team President: Javy, we are the vegas odds on winner of the world series and we need a pitcher to come in and help out. Would you like to join our team for the 2013 season?
    Javy: I really appreciate the offer, but I am holding out for an offer from the Marlins, or maybe the Astros. I feel that I am better for a “rebuilding/losing” team.

    yeah, I can see that scenario playing out soooo easily !! (there is jus a wee bit of sarcasm there)

    Comment by Cidron — January 1, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

  17. :)

    Comment by LOL — January 1, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

  18. Historically, that hasn’t always mattered in that particular division.

    Comment by TheHoustonian — January 1, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

  19. What he should do i sign with a team like the Astros or Marlins with an agreement that he would be traded mid-year to a contender. He would have a much better chance of making the playoffs that way.

    Comment by astrosfanatic — January 2, 2013 @ 10:44 am

  20. In a semi-related note, I would also consider joining a contender.

    Comment by Jason B — January 2, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

  21. I’m pretty sure no contract would include a clause like that. It’s hard to define “contender” in these days of two wild cards (would probably include about 25 teams) and besides none of them may want him, and you couldn’t force them to take him. Otherwise the Halos may want to insert a similar clause into Vernon Wells’ contract. :)

    Comment by Jason B — January 2, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

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