Showing posts with label Shopping Players. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shopping Players. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Rumor Mill: Sandy Shopping Relievers K-Rod, Izzy, and Byrdak

Getting Shopped?
According to a report in the Daily News, two major league sources familiar with the Mets' thinking, Sandy Alderson and his staff have made clear to other teams that they are shopping closer Francisco Rodriguez (no surprise, given the expensive vesting option in his contract), setup man Jason Isringhausen and lefthanded specialist Tim Byrdak.

"They are really trying to move Isringhausen, and also Byrdak and K-Rod (before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline)," one of the sources said. "Those guys have pitched well, and they could help somebody."

With many contending teams looking for bullpen help, Alderson hopes he can parlay his veteran pitchers into decent minor leaguers - high-end prospects is probably a stretch - or at least salary relief.

Both Isringhausen and Byrdak have proven effective in their roles this season, and neither is under contract for 2012. It seems doubtful that either could bring a significant return in prospects, but the Mets will shop them aggressively, sources say, and see what market develops.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Rumor Mill: K-Rod getting shopped around by Mets

According to Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record, the Yankees say the Mets have made Francisco Rodriguez available for trade.

More specifically, Klapisch was told by a source that the "door is wide open."

However, the Yankees would prefer to wait on the progress of Rafael Soriano.

K-Rod has 31 games finished already, so assuming the Mets fall out of playoff contention, look for them to make every effort to deal him before he reaches the 55-game threshold.
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