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

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Trade Rumors: SS Danny Espinosa on Trading Block?


Trade Rumors:


Danny Espinosa played two Triple-A games at shortstop this weekend, leading a few rival evaluators to tell Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post that it seems as if the Nationals could be showcasing Espinosa's shortstop ability for a possible trade.

Kilgore isn't sure, since the Nats need Espinosa for infield depth and "trading Espinosa now would be the epitome of selling low." Espinosa has just a .465 OPS though 167 PA and has battled both a torn rotator cuff and a fractured wrist this season.

Mets could use Espinosa at shortstop, with the Tejada's status in Limbo...The asking price might be low..

Here are his MLB Numbers:
Year Age Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA
2010 23 WSN 28 103 16 22 4 1 6 15 0 2 9 30 .214
2011 24 WSN 158 573 72 135 29 5 21 66 17 6 57 166 .236
2012 25 WSN 160 594 82 147 37 2 17 56 20 6 46 189 .247
2013 26 WSN 44 158 11 25 9 0 3 12 1 0 4 47 .158
4 Yrs 390 1428 181 329 79 8 47 149 38 14 116 432 .230
162 Game Avg. 162 593 75 137 33 3 20 62 16 6 48 179 .230
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/24/2013.

Minor League Stats:
YearAgeTmGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBA
200821Vermont19648212004221717.328
200922Potomac133474901253141872291174129.264
2010232 Teams123481801291852269251141116.268
201023Harrisburg993866610116418542083394.262
201023Syracuse249514282141553822.295
201326Syracuse124035100310424.125
4 Seasons2871059181280529401485724136286.264
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/24/2013.

Monday, December 19, 2011

NL East Alert: Nationals are pushing hard for Gio Gonzalez


The Nationals are pushing hard for Gio Gonzalez, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The A's and Nationals are discussing a possible four-for-one deal involving the left-hander.

The Nationals, who have Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, John Lannan and Chien-Ming Wang in their projected 2012 rotation, are poised to contend before long.

The addition of Gonzalez would give manager Davey Johnson someone who has reached the 200 inning plateau in each of the past two season without posting an ERA over 3.23 in that time.

However, obtaining him from the A's won't be easy. Gonzalez has many suitors and Oakland's asking price remains high.

Mets unlikely to acquire Pitcher Gio Gonzalez


Although the Mets recently discussed the possibility of acquiring Oakland starter Gio Gonzalez (as Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported Thursday), they are unlikely to pursue the pitcher, according to Andy Martino of the Daily News.

The thinking went like this: Gonzalez, 26, would still be under team control when Mets prospects Matt Harvey, Jeurys Familia and and Zack Wheeler were ready to ascend to the major leagues. If those young arms remained healthy, they could form a formidable rotation, with Gonzalez at the top.

But one official said that discussions never advanced beyond that conceptual, preliminary phase. “Nothing serious,” he said.

The primary roadblock appears to be Oakland’s asking price (when the Yankees called, they were told to surrender

Friday, December 16, 2011

Tigers lead the pack for Gio Gonzalez, Willing to trade Pitching Prospect Turner in deal...


According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com , the Tigers are willing to trade pitching prospect Jacob Turner in a deal for the Athletics' Gio Gonzalez.

Turner is one of the better pitching prospects in the game and would be a fine centerpiece in a deal for the left-hander.

As Heyman notes, the competition for Gonzalez is stiff, but the Tigers might be in the driver's seat if they're indeed willing to part with their top trade chip. The Mets, Mariners, Marlins, Reds, Red Sox, Rangers and Nationals are among the teams interested in Gonzalez.

The Mets have to be leaning on a Murphy, Parnell, and Niese package... I can't imagine the Mets offering Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy in a deal unless the Mets get 1B Deric Barton back in return.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rumor Mill: Phillies and Red Sox lead the pack for Beltran


Yesterday the Mets provided Beltran with a short list of teams to consider, and the Phillies are believed to be on it, report Tim Brown and Jeff Passan of Yahoo.

The writers add that the Mets have indicated a willingness to pay much or all of the $6MM owed to Beltran depending on the return.

They list the Red Sox, Giants, and Yankees as other suitors, and wonder if the East Coast teams have an edge since Beltran lives in New York. Brown and Passan named the Brewers as a dark horse, but they don't have much in the way of top prospects.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Heyman: Mets would have to be overwhelmed to trade Reyes


As the deadline approaches there is many are speculating that  Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran will be traded.

Jon Heyman of Si.com has the top 20 everyday player candidates that could get traded before the deadline and of course,  Beltran and Reyes are on it

Heyman on Reyes:
"Reyes being dealt is far less than a certainty now. As one competing National League executive speculated, "the Mets will need to be overwhelmed'' to move Reyes. For a while, it appeared that his being traded was a foregone conclusion, but now that exec's assessment sounds about right, what with the Mets hanging around the fringes of the wild card race and Reyes generally playing better than just about anyone else in the league."
The Giants, Cards, Brewers, and Reds were mentioned to be logical candidates where Reyes would be a natural fit.

Heyman on Beltran:
"Because of no knee concerns they shouldn't be limited to examining deals with only American League teams, though that's still where the logical interested teams reside. The Red Sox have long liked Beltran (top assistant Allard Baird was the GM when Beltran was starring in Kansas City), with the White Sox and Tigers other possibilities. The Yankees were making some sense when DH Jorge Posada was struggling from the right side and right-fielder Nick Swisher from the left, but the Yankees appear very focused on upgrading their pitching staff at the moment. Beltran also has no-trade powers, but he is said to be likely to accept a deal to a contender."

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Ace on the block? Francisco Liriano on Yankees radar


Francisco Liriano
Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune got the Francisco Liriano rumor mill rolling two weeks ago by reporting that the Twins aren’t interested in signing the 27-year-old left-hander to a long-term contract extension and are open to the possibility of trading him before he becomes a free agent following the 2012 season.

The reports linking Liriano to the Yankees are starting to roll in. Bob Nightengale of USA Today, who has broken Twins news several times in the past, wrote that the Yankees “are keeping a close eye” on Liriano “while the Twins are keeping tabs on Yankees prospects” and then yesterday Nightengale said on Jim Bowden’s radio show that “it’s possible” Liriano is traded to the Yankees for a package headlined by Joba Chamberlain or Ivan Nova before the season begins.

Building off that, Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com reported yesterday that “the Yankees called the Twins this offseason about the availability of Liriano” but “as of right now Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said there are no talks with the Twins.”
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Rays have no intentions of trading Garza


Andrew Friedman
According to C. Trent Rosecrans of  CBS SportsRays general manager Andrew Friedman said on a conference call Friday that he has no intentions of trading one of his six starters -- Garza, David Price, James Shield, Wade Davis, Jeff Niemann and Jeremy Hellickson.

"I've said before it's not a situation we look at like having two first basemen," Friedman said, via the Tampa Tribune 's Roger Mooney . "We were very fortunate last year until August that all of our guys took the ball every five days. It doesn't always happen that way. Depth on the starting pitching front is more valuable than anywhere else. At this time our focus is on making deals that fit in our short-term and long-term objectives, and without pinning it to any one area, we're always going to be open-minded to something that fits that criteria. But as far as our motivation? No, that remains the same." 

The Rays could be telling the truth and stick to the old saying, you could never have enough pitching or the Rays could be posturing while still looking to make a deal, so they can demand more.  We will see...

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 !

Monday, December 06, 2010

Greinke on the way to the Rangers?


A Zack Greinke deal won't be done quickly, but more and more it's sounding like it will get done.

There does, however, appear to be some tension between the Royals and the perceived leader for the 2009 Cy Young-winner, the Rangers. The Royals feel the Rangers are low-balling them and the Rangers feel like the Royals are asking for too much, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star writes .

"We're going to move slow with it and [wait] until we get the right type of deal if, indeed, we move on it," Royals general manager Dayton Moore told the Star. "It's no different than any other year. I could give you examples -- I won't, but I could -- where we've been close to dealing Zack or other players in the past if we got the right pieces. We didn't get the right piece included."

So what's the right piece? It appears to start with two top prospects, one of them being a pitcher.

From Texas, the Royals want shortstop Jurickson Profar, outfielder Engel Beltre and a pitcher or two among the group of Derek Holland, Tanner Scheppers and Martin Perez.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mets are not in the running for Uggla?


Dan Uggla seems to be the hottest name in the Hot Stove talks. The Marlins have been talking to other clubs about Uggla and there seems to be some general interest.

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.com, He lists the Tigers, Nationals, Braves, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Giants, Orioles, and Cardinals. No Mets!

According  to recent reports, The Marlins want in exchange some relief pitching and possibly a catcher (which is a position uncertain).

The Marlins have so far in there lineup according to Fox Sports :
  1. Coghlan, CF
  2. Logan Morrison, LF
  3. Hanley Ramirez, SS
  4. Mike Stanton, RF
  5. Gaby Sanchez, 1B
  6. Free agent to be determined, C
  7. Dominguez, 3B
  8. Bonifacio, 2B
In pure speculation (Marlins' Fans - they send such nasty remarks) , if the Mets were to engage talks with the

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dan Uggla Rumors: Tigers in the hunt for Uggla's services


According to James Schmehl of  Mlive.com, The Tigers appear in the hunt for Dan Uggla's services.

General manager Dave Dombrowski is expected to attend the annual GM Meetings from Tuesday through Thursday at a hotel near Disney World and will seemingly continue his conversations with the Marlins regarding a trade involving the 30-year-old power hitter.

The Tigers reportedly contacted the Marlins about their interest in acquiring Uggla via trade last week. The Marlins, who recently announced Uggla's availability, have reportedly been initiating and fielding calls from multiple clubs, including the Tigers and at least two unidentified National League teams. They have reportedly been asking for relief pitching in return.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Trade Rumors: Dan Uggla is available...., but at what price?


According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, contract talks have stalled, the Marlins are in the process of measuring trade interest for Dan Uggla.

FOX Sports.com reports that the Marlins have had discussions with the Tigers regarding the power-hitting second baseman.

According to multiple sources, MLB.com has learned that the Marlins are not confident they will sign Uggla, who recently turned down a four-year, $48 million offer.


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