Showing posts with label MLB Rumors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MLB Rumors. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

MLB News: SS Stephen Drew signs with Red Sox

MLB News:

After a prolonged holdout, Stephen Drew has re-signed with the Boston Red Sox, according to multiple reports.

Mets officials recently told ESPN that they had no intention of signing Drew until at least after June 5 when they would not need to forfeit a draft pick.

Monday, March 17, 2014

MLB Rumors: Detroit Tigers could deal for SS Nick Franklin, Darwin Barney, or Jimmy Rollins..? No Drew

MLB Rumors:

The Detroit Tigers suddenly have a hole in their infield in the wake of the Jose Iglesias injury, and need a shortstop. Many people around baseball speculated the defending AL Central champion Tigers would pursue free agent Stephen Drew. However, it appears general manager Dave Dombrowski has put the axe on any possible Drew signing.

According to Lynn Henning of The Detroit News, the Tigers have no interest in signing Drew.
Dombrowski suggested the Tigers could look at an internal candidate to replace Iglesias, prospects Danny Worth and Hernan Perez are two possibilities.

Henning then speculated that the Tigers could look on the trade block to fill the need at shortstop. Nick Franklin, of the Mariners, and Darwin Barney, of the Cubs are two players Henning mentioned as possible acquisitions.

Another player, a bit off the radar that Henning mentioned: Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins. However, Henning prefaced the statement by making it clear the Tigers and Rollins won’t be a match unless the Phillies eat a significant portion of Rollins’ contract (he has the potential to earn $33 million through 2016.)

The New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees also have reported some interest...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Rumor Mill: Mets interested in Trading for Justin Upton, Hairston back up plan?

Rumor Mill:

The Mets are again interested in trading for Arizona Diamondback Outfielder Justin Upton, reports Marc Carig of Newsday (on Twitter).

Carig also says it's a long shot they'll surrender the prospects required to made a deal.

Recently Justin Upton invoked his no-trade clause to reject a proposed deal to the Mariners, one of four teams on his no-trade list.

The trade would have sent four players to Arizona: (# 5 Prospect) Nick Franklin, (MLB) Charlie Furbush, (# 11 Prospect) Stephen Pryor and (# 2 Prospect) Taijuan Walker.

Upton who can also block trades to the Blue Jays, Red Sox and Cubs... The Mets would have no problem in obtaining the outfielder if the case presented itself..

The Texas Rangers appear to be moving on from Upton.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Five Teams have interest in Scott Kazmir

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe:

Scott Kazmir, LHP, free agent —

He was released by the Angels, who ate $14 million. While Kazmir was on his rehab assignment, it became evident to the Angels that he was not going to make it back, pushing their frustration meter to new heights. It goes to show the Rays know when to get rid of guys. As poorly as Kazmir has pitched the last two seasons, there are at least five teams looking at him — Colorado, Florida, San Diego, Texas, and Arizona. And nobody would be surprised if the Yankees are another, considering the breakdown in their pitching.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Yanks interested in Ollie???

Here's one for the back pages and talk show hosts. The Yankees have discussed Oliver Perez as a potential cheap addition, according to Jon Heyman of (on Twitter).

However, GM Brian Cashman doesn't seem enthused about the 29-year-old left-hander.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Castillo Back to the Fish??

Luis Castillo 2003 HomeImage by BaseballBacks via Flickr
According to Fish Bytes,  The Marlins have spoken internally about reacquiring second baseman Luis Castillo, who was released on Friday by the New York Mets.

Castillo, who has one year remaining on his contract, is owed $6 million, which the Mets will absorb.

The 35-year-old second baseman played 10 seasons with the Marlins from 1996-2005 and won three Gold Gloves and two World Series rings with the team.

The Marlins have discussed Castillo as a low-cost option at second base if Matt Dominguez doesn't make the club and Omar Infante is moved to third.

Here are some of the comments on Fish Bytes:

I hope the Marlins sign him. He'd be a good reserve second baseman/pinch hitter and possibly a starter if he plays well. He's also a fan favorite.


The Florida Heat must be getting to their brains....LOL

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Rangers, Cubs lead the pack for Brandon Webb's Bill Ladson that the Cubs and Rangers are the front-runners for former Cy Young winner Brandon Webb. The Nationals who appear interested apparently have fallen back in the running for the former Diamondback.

The Rangers have been looking at Webb's medical history. They certainly have a good idea of his health issues since Dr. Keith Meister, the Rangers' team physician, performed surgery on Webb in August 2009 to repair his torn rotator cuff.

As I posted, the Cubs were looking into Brandon Webb. How serious they are about him remains to be seen. A recent report on Bleacher Nation says that after the Cubs reviewed Webb’s medical information, they were no longer particularly excited about signing him.

The Nationals have been clear about wanting a top-shelf pitcher, but might be focusing on Carl Pavano. Washington also is looking for a first baseman, and is thought to be in the market for Derrek Lee.
After the Jayson Werth signing, there's going to be only so much the Nats can do financially.
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