Trade Rumors Newsbeat
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Toledo News-Bee, April 7, 1916:
There is a story [in New York] to the effect that the most important baseball deal of the season will be completed [there] on Friday or Saturday. By the deal the world’s champion Red Sox will lose their big sticker, Tris Speaker, who will go to Bill Donovan’s Yankees.
As part of the deal for Speaker, Fritz Maisel, the little third sacker, will be sent to the Red Sox.
Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Press reports that Red Sox president Joe Lannin denies the Speaker to New York rumors. That much was true; Speaker wasn’t headed to New York.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
According to a report from the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, then-Montreal Expos owner Jeffrey Loria wanted Derek Jeter so bad that he gave his general manager, Jim Beattie, free reign to offer everything the team had.
So, the report said, Beattie offered Yankees general manager Brian Cashman a crazy package: Pedro Martinez and Vladimir Guerrero. Obviously, Cashman rejected it.
“I can’t trade Derek Jeter,” Cashman said, according to the report.
The report didn’t say which year the deal was proposed.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Cincinnati Reds had agreed to send Bruce to Toronto, which would have shipped outfielder Michael Saunders to the Los Angeles Angels, who would have given the Reds at least one prospect, according to multiple sources. The players, one of the sources said, had been agreed upon and the deal was contingent on a review of medical records.
It is unclear which player’s medicals snagged the deal, though Saunders played only nine games last season after injuring his knee stepping on a sprinkler head in spring training.
Monday, February 22, 2016
MLB Network’s Jon Heyman was the first to report Toronto’s interest in the 28-year-old former Silver Slugger. Heyman tweeted Monday that a three-team deal was in the works that would send Toronto outfielder Michael Saunders to the Angels, Bruce to the Blue Jays and undisclosed players going to the Reds.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Milwaukee Sentinel, December 15, 1915:
A trade involving six ball players and four clubs is in process of negotiation among American leaguers now gathering in Chicago for their annual meeting, according to rumor.
It was said the Yankees proposed to turn over [Fritz] Maisel to the Red Sox, the Red Sox in turn to deliver [Larry] Gardner, [Smoky Joe] Wood and [Ray] Collins to Cleveland, Cleveland releasing [Ray] Chapman to the Athletics, [Home Run] Baker coming to the Yankees. In addition it was said that Col. Ruppert stands ready to give the Athletics a check for $15,000.
This didn’t happen, presumably in part because the Red Sox realized it would be insane to trade Larry Gardner plus other stuff for Fritz Maisel.
If this trade had happened, it would have been one of the five biggest trades of all time, ranked by total WAR of the players involved. The six players combine for 212.9 BBRef WAR. That’s bigger than Rogers Hornsby for Frankie Frisch and Jimmy Ring, but smaller than the aggregate of the guys who changed hands in the mammoth 1977 Blyleven/Oliver/Matlack/Ken Henderson/John Milner deal.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
What are the Padres doing?
The club has been shopping outfield prospects Travis Jankowski and Hunter Renfroe, sources told the Union-Tribune on Wednesday. San Diego also is listening on its top three starting pitchers—Tyson Ross, James Shields and Andrew Cashner—and one source said the Padres have been particularly aggressive about pushing Cashner’s name in conversations.
The Padres may be merely gauging interest in their players, but it’s worth noting that neither Jankowski nor Renfroe was drafted under Preller’s watch. Gyorko was sent to the St. Louis Cardinals for veteran Jon Jay, who, like Jankowski, is a left-handed-hitting center fielder.
Posted: December 09, 2015 at 06:30 PM | 5 comment(s)
Once the A’s reacquired Jed Lowrie last week, it was obvious Oakland would move Brett Lawrie.
And late Tuesday night, The Chronicle learned that Oakland was nearing a deal with Chicago that would send the infielder to the White Sox in exchange for two minor-leaguers. According to two sources, the teams were still unsettled on the minor-league portion of the deal.
In addition, The Chronicle learned that the A’s are close to signing free-agent reliever John Axford.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
“We haven’t been actively shopping him, but other than the four guys [Harvey, deGrom, Syndergaard and Matz], we’re going to be looking for ways to improve the team,” Ricco said. “If there’s a deal that involves him and makes us better, I think we would definitely consider it.”
Niese went 9-10 with a 4.13 ERA in 33 appearances (29 starts) for the Mets this past season.
How would the Mets’ offset the departure of Niese in the rotation until Wheeler’s expected return in June or July?
“We do feel good about where Rafael Montero is health-wise, and I think he’d be a candidate for that,” Ricco said. “But we have other guys that we like. Sean Gilmartin has started in the past, and I think he’s shown he can get major league hitters out. So he’d be another consideration. And then we have some other young pitchers who would be in the mix there.”
The Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees are all known to have spoken about Fernandez with the Marlins, who have said publicly that their ace is unavailable even while they continue to entertain trade talks about the 23-year-old right-hander.
Sunday, December 06, 2015
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
The Diamondbacks and Giants are two more of the 20 or so teams that are said to have expressed interest in Miller. The Braves generally are seeking to upgrade their offense, though obviously in the case of Severino they are willing to look at young pitchers, as well.
One rival GM, while not denigrating the asking prices, said the Braves were “very aggressive” with their proposal.
While there’s no word of anything being close, no one’s exactly hanging up yet. Miller raised his value with a very nice year, and as a rival said, “The (Braves) made a very nice deal to get him.” That is true, as they also obtained Tyrell Jenkins in a two-for-two deal with the Cardinals for outfielder Jason Heyward, who is now a free agent, and Jordan Walden.
Now, the Braves are able to ask a lot for Miller because the price of pitching isn’t going down, even with several top starters free agents. The Braves can suggest that Miller is comparable or close to comparable to Jordan Zimmerman, who just got a $110-million, five-year deal rom the Tigers; by comparison, Miller should make less than $30 million via arbitration over the next three seasons. That represents a major savings.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Melancon saved 51 games last season, and since the season ended, he has heard his name mentioned as a possible trade chip. Why would the Pirates trade such an important part of their team? Melancon’s performance the last three seasons should net him a sizable contract. And the Pirates just aren’t into those.
“It’s been part of my career in baseball,” said Melancon from his home in Houston. “I’ve been traded four times, so really I’ve been there and done it, and if it happens again, then I’ll deal with it.
“I love the Pirates. I love our group of guys and would love to stay here, but I also understand the business of it.
“Every organization has a different business plan, and if the Pirates feel they need to deal me, then I understand that. Our people haven’t said a word to me about the possibility, so until that changes, I’m assuming I’m starting the year with the Pirates.”
Posted: November 22, 2015 at 08:02 AM | 2 comment(s)
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
No trade discussions were characterized as far along or specifically targeted to just one team. Nevertheless, Gardner has long been a player whom new Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto has liked going back to his time as an executive with the Diamondbacks and Angels. The Mariners, in fact, as part of the six-player trade done last week with Tampa, obtained center field prospect Boog Powell, who is commonly compared to Gardner in projecting his future.
Posted: November 11, 2015 at 07:08 PM | 11 comment(s)
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Any player should be available in the right deal.
When Dombrowski was asked if he had untouchables, he said, “I have always tried to phrase it that I don’t try to have untouchables. I’ve also said if you have Miguel Cabrera and he’s the best hitter in the game and somebody offers you two Miguel Cabreras, you have to be open-minded about it.
“Does it usually happen? No. There are some players we have that are less apt to be dealt than others.”
Posted: November 10, 2015 at 06:26 AM | 0 comment(s)
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