Trade Deadline Newsbeat
Friday, August 02, 2013
Gammons Daily leads off with a celebrity snarker. Nice favicon!
Despite a seller’s market, far too many teams out of races failed to convert players who aren’t part of their future for players who might be. The White Sox, though they did trade Jake Peavy and Jesse Crain and Matt Thornton, still employ Alex Rios and Adam Dunn and Alexei Ramirez and Alejandro de Aza. The Mariners still have Brendan Ryan, Raul Ibanez, Michael Morse, Kendrys Morales and Oliver Perez. The Phillies got nothing for Chase Utley, Michael Young and Carlos Ruiz. It’s one thing to hold your players in high esteem and to want to extract maximum value. It’s another to end up doing nothing and getting nothing.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Sources said Kennedy asked for the trade after receiving notice that he was significantly behind in his obligation to give Kirk Gibson 100 pitches per start, and that Crazy Gibby Collections would be demanding repayment of the entire back-debt during Ian’s next inning pitched.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The good news: you’ve been traded to a contender. The bad news: you’d better cancel that boat you ordered.
Jose Veras, closer. From: Houston Astros. To: Detroit Tigers. Old tax rate: 0%. New tax rate: 6.75% (including Detroit city tax).
Who will be this year’s Marco Scutaro? Here is a look at all the significant trades that got done in the month of July, which is the heart of the trade deadline season (and remember, deals can and will still be executed in August, with the added complication of players needing to go through the waiver process — and teams more than willing to block potential trades to competitors by claiming the player in question).
1, Orioles acquire RHP Scott Feldman and C Steve Clevenger from Cubs for RHP Jake Arrieta and RHP Pedro Strop, July 2.
2, Dodgers acquire RHP Ricky Nolasco from Marlins for RHP Steve Ames, RHP Josh Wall and RHP Angel Sanchez, July 6.
3, Nationals acquire OF Scott Hairston from Cubs for RHP Ivan Pineyro, July 8.
4, Red Sox acquire LHP Matt Thornton from White Sox for OF Brandon Jacobs, July 13.
5, Rangers acquire RHP Matt Garza from Cubs for RHP C.J. Edwards, RHP Justin Grimm, 3B Mike Olt and one or two PTBNL, July 22.
6, Orioles acquire RHP Francisco Rodriguez from Brewers for 3B Nick Delmonico, July 23.
7, Yankees acquire OF Alfonso Soriano from Cubs f0r RHP Corey Black, July 26.
8, Braves acquire LHP Scott Downs from Angels for RHP Cory Rasmus, July 29.
9, Rays acquire RHP Jesse Crain from White Sox, for cash or PTBNL, July 29.
10, Tigers acquire RHP Jose Veras from Astros for Of Danry Vasquez, July 29.
11, Indians acquire LHP Marc Rzepczynski from Cardinals for 2B Juan Herrrera, July 30.
12, Red Sox acquire RHP Jake Peavy from White Sox for RHP Francellis Montas, SS Cleuluis Rondon and RHP Jeffrey Wendelken; Red Sox send SS Jose Iglesias to Tigers for RF Avisail Garcia and RHP Brayan Villareal; Red Sox trade Garcia to White Sox, July 30.
13, Diamondbacks acquire LHP Joe Thatcher and RHP Matt Stites from Padres for RHP Ian Kennedy, July 31.
14, Royals acquire OF Justin Maxwell from Astros for RHP Kyle Smith, July 31.
15, A’s acquire IF Alberto Callaspo from Angels for IF Grant Green, July 31.
16, Orioles acquire RHP Bud Norris and international draft slot from Astros for OF L.J. Hoes, LHP Josh Hader, and 204 competitive balance pick, July 31.
17, Dodgers acquire catcher Drew Butera from Twins for PTBNL or cash, July 31.
Posted: July 31, 2013 at 05:28 PM | 24 comment(s)
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