Showing posts with label Got Traded. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Got Traded. Show all posts

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Enemy Report: Braves get Justin Upton from D-Backs


The Braves acquired Justin Upton from the D-backs on Thursday in exchange for five players, including Martin Prado.

The Braves received Upton and Chris Johnson in exchange for Prado, shortstop prospect Nick Ahmed, Class A infielder Brandon Drury and right-handed pitchers Randall Delgado and Zeke Spruill.

With this trade, Braves general manager Frank Wren provides his club arguably the game’s best outfield. Earlier in the offseason, Wren signed Justin Upton’s older brother, B.J. Upton, to a five-year, $75.25 million contract. Atlanta's projected outfield over at least the next three seasons will consist of Jason Heyward and the two Upton brothers.

To complete this trade, Wren had to part ways with Prado, who is one of the Braves’ most popular players among his teammates and the fans. But he was able to acquire Upton without giving up either of his top two pitching prospects, Julio Teheran or J.R. Graham.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Red Sox trade INF Marco Scutaro to Rockies, No need to trade for Justin Turner


According to ESPN,  the Boston Red Sox looking to free up money to pursue either starting pitcher Roy Oswalt or outfielder Cody Ross, have traded shortstop Marco Scutaro to the Colorado Rockies.

The Red Sox received right-handed pitcher Clayton Mortensen in return. Mortensen, 26, is a former first-round sandwich pick in 2007 by St. Louis, who sent Mortensen to Oakland in the deal for outfielder Matt Holliday. The Rockies acquired Mortensen for a minor league player last January; the Red Sox become his fourth big league organization.

Last season, he was 2-4 with a 3.86 ERA in 16 games, six of them starts.

Scutaro was projected as Boston's starting shortstop but will play second base and bat second in Colorado, where the Rockies also have added Michael Cuddyer and Ramon Hernandez in an offseason makeover following last year's disappointing slide.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Reaction to revamped Bullpen and Angel Pagan's exit to left coast


First off let me tell you that had I stayed up, I would of reported all the Mets moves..So I apologize. Mets Chronicle does not pay the bills, but other things do..

That being said, Sandy Alderson said it best when he did not opt to go after a backup catcher, he wanted use that money to fix the pen and bring in multiple arms and he did. How much quality did Alderson get back?  Well with what monetary units he has to work with, it's almost amazing he got anything done..

The signing of  Frank Francisco was not a surprise , who Steve Popper (of the Bergen record) nailed it and said would be the closer of the Mets as Mets Chronicle posted.. Getting Jon Rauch too was a surprise.. I did not think were going to get both, but it was good to see Sandy and Crew upgrade the pen a bit.. The Mets have some attitude in the back of the bullpen again with Francisco and Rauch..

FRANK FRANCISCO'S STATS

GPGSCGSHOIPHRERHRBBSOWLSVHLDBLSVWHIPERA
2011 Regular Season5400050.2492120718531417241.323.55
Career331000334.02861451383414536818194966211.293.72

JON RAUCH'S STATS

GPGSCGSHOIPHRERHRBBSOWLSVHLDBLSVWHIPERA
2011 Regular Season5300052.05628281114365411451.354.85
Career4681100520.24912362216216041839315880271.253.82
Both off into the sunset


In a classic swap of players coming off disappointing seasons, the Mets dealt outfielder Angel Pagan in exchange for Giants Center Fielder Andres Torres and right-hander Ramon Ramirez Tuesday night.


All three players were eligible for arbitration and not certain to be tendered contracts by Monday’s deadline. The deal, the structure of which was first reported by Bay Area News Group, is pending a physical and might not become official until later this week.


Torres and Ramirez were hugely productive in 2010 while helping the Giants to the NL West title on their way to the World Series. Torres, in particular, emerged as a fan favorite because of his energy and gallantry, along with his gliding defense in center field. But he struggled mightily with physical and mental issues in 2011 and was no longer seen as an everyday solution.

ANDRES TORRES' STATS

GPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2011 Regular Season11234850772414194295196.221.312.330.643
Career41512641973087921271181313256021.244.318.403.721

Friday, July 15, 2011

Brewers were on K-Rod's NO-Trade List


According to the USA Today, Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez said he wasn't surprised when he learned the Mets had traded him. He was surprised, however, when he learned he had been dealt to the Brewers.

The Brewers were on a list of 10 teams Rodriguez compiled along with then-agent Paul Kunzer when he signed with the Mets in late 2008.

"Still trying to find out what happened," Rodriguez said Thursday after he had joined the Brewers in Denver, where they're playing the Rockies. "I was told by my ex-agent about the 10-team list and Milwaukee was one of them. … I just found out my agent never sent the letter to the players association or MLB. The Mets had an opportunity to trade me to anyplace or anywhere they wanted to."

However, Rodriguez says he made out the list when he knew the Brewers had an established closer, Trevor Hoffman. Rodriguez, a closer himself who set the single-season saves record with 62 in 2008, says he's happy to be with the Brewers. He holds no grudge against the Mets, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

"That's not an issue at all," said Rodriguez, dealt Tuesday by the Mets for two players to be named. The Brewers also receive cash in the deal.

"I'm a Brewer now, and I'm just going to go out there and compete," he said. "I'm trying to enjoy every moment, every day, work double as hard as I can and help this ballclub. That's the only thing I have in my mind."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Scott Boras had no influence on trade talks, he didn't even know?


According to the NY Post:

Francisco Rodriguez recently hired Scott Boras as his agent, but Boras was not the mastermind behind the trade that sent K-Rod from the Mets to the Milwaukee Brewers, FOX Sports reported Wednesday.

In fact, it appears Boras had no direct influence on the trade talks.

Milwaukee was not among the 10 teams to which Rodriguez could have blocked a trade, major league sources told FOXSports.com, meaning the deal took place without the blessings of Boras or the four-time All-Star reliever.

As a result, Boras was unable to negotiate any financial bonuses or conditions with the deal — such as whether Rodriguez will serve as a closer with his new team. K-Rod’s role is of the utmost importance from a contractual standpoint, since his $17.5 million option for next year will vest if he finishes another 21 games this season.

CBS Video: Does K-Rod Close or Setup for Brewers?


K-Rod Trade Details and Links


Shortly after the All-Star game last night, the Brewers came out of nowhere to acquire Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez and $5MM from the Mets for two minor league players to be named later.

The deal came together quickly, tweets ESPN's Adam Rubin. The Mets couldn't afford to wait much longer, because K-Rod has a $17.5MM option for 2012 that vests with 55 games finished, and the reliever racked up 34 closing for the Mets.

Details and links on the shocking deal...

Brewers GM Doug Melvin told Jim Memolo and Mel Antonen of MLB Network Radio that the list of five minor league players the Mets will choose from in September does not include the Brewers' "top top guys," but they are "players that could play in the big leagues."

The Brewers were not among the ten teams to which Rodriguez could block a trade, report Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. That comes as no surprise, because new agent Scott Boras had indicated recently that his client would not approve a trade to set up if the team was among those ten. The smart money is on K-Rod setting up for Brewers closer John Axford, though there's room for the new acquisition to safely finish ten or more games.

Though the agent had no influence on the trade, Rosenthal and Morosi note that it benefits Boras to get Rodriguez to free agency after the season, commission-wise. I imagine Boras found all of this to be the likely scenario when he began representing K-Rod.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Garza Traded to Cubs???


According to ESPN Chicago,  The Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago Cubs have agreed to a multi-player deal that will bring right-handed pitcher Matt Garza to Chicago, according to a major league source.

The deal, which has been agreed to pending physicals, sends right-handed pitcher Chris Archer, outfielder Brandon Guyer, catcher Robinson Chirinos, shortstop Hak-Ju Lee and outfielder Sam Fuld to Tampa for Garza, a minor league pitcher and minor league outfielder Fernando Perez.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Greinke on his way to Brew Town?


According to Jim Breen of Bernie's Crew ( A Brewers Blog), A Source within the organization earlier today insists that the Milwaukee Brewers have come to a preliminary agreement with the Kansas City Royals for a deal that would send pitcher Zack Greinke to Milwaukee.

The rumored agreement would send shortstop Alcides Escobar, center fielder Lorenzo Cain, and right-hander Jeremy Jeffress to Kansas City in return for Greinke, shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt and approximately $2M.

The extra $2M is to offset a portion of the $31M that would come to Milwaukee in the trade. Coincidentally, Betancourt's buyout for the 2012 season is $2M -- so that number could make a good deal of sense, if the Brewers have no intention of keeping the shortstop.

Breen had been told that the Milwaukee Brewers were originally informed that they had "no chance" of landing Greinke during the Winter Meetings, but that could have changed significantly once Greinke went public with his demands to leave the Royals.

The deal is expected to be announced on Monday.

Yesterday I reported that Greinke wanted out !
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