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Saturday, November 09, 2019

‘Multiple teams’ believe Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will be available for trade this winter

Multiple teams believe Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will be available in trade talks this winter, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Being available in trade talks doesn’t mean Contreras will be dealt, and Passan’s report didn’t definitively say Contreras is available. However, it shows the Cubs are open to changing their roster this offseason, one where they’ve already changed managers following a disappointing 84-win season.

Team president Theo Epstein has said time and time again he doesn’t believe in untouchable players, and at his end-of-season presser, he said the Cubs are open to roster changes.

“We’re open to change. We’re open-minded about this roster, and I expect to have a lot of trade discussions this winter,” Epstein said in September. “I think a lot of the players on this year’s team are gonna be part of the next Cubs championship team, so we want to be mindful of that.

 

 

QLE Posted: November 09, 2019 at 12:27 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: trade rumors, willson contreras

Friday, November 08, 2019

Report: Red Sox trading Jackie Bradley Jr. ‘all but certain’

Chaim Bloom will be put to the test right away this offseason as the Boston Red Sox’ new Chief Baseball Officer.

The Mookie Betts contract situation is enough to give any front office executive a headache, but one under-the-radar storyline in Boston this offseason will be what Bloom and the Red Sox brass decide to do about center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr.

Bradley is set to hit free agency after next season and will make $11 million in the final year of his contract. As the Red Sox look to shed payroll, they could look to deal their Gold Glove center fielder and find a more cost-effective replacement. In fact, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic believes it’s “all but certain” Boston will look to trade Bradley.

Will he be taking the Jackpot Wad with him when he goes?

 

QLE Posted: November 08, 2019 at 12:46 AM | 72 comment(s)
  Beats: jackie bradley jr., red sox, trade rumors

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Joe Panik to Mets? New York Daily News make case for ex-Giants infielder

After six years with the Giants, second baseman Joe Panik was designated for assignment Tuesday in an expected, yet difficult move. Panik has struggled at the plate throughout the 2019 season, and Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi was able to pull the trigger on a deal with the Reds to acquire Scooter Gennett—also a second baseman—before the July 31 MLB trade deadline.

With Panik expected to decline the option of being outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento, he is set to become a free agent. There does appear to be one team—or at least one local media outlet—that sees Panik as an ideal fit.

Panik is a Yonkers, N.Y. native and played his college baseball at St. Johns University in Queens, less than 10 miles from Citi Field where the Mets play their home games.

It seems guaranteed that this would be a disaster for the Mets- the question is, what sort of disaster would it be?

 

QLE Posted: August 07, 2019 at 04:01 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: joe panik, mets being mets, trade rumors

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Madison Bumgarner never expected Giants to trade him, ready to work

PHILADELPHIA—The trades came quickly, sending shockwaves throughout the sport and delivering a couple of body blows to the visiting clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park. Madison Bumgarner briefly looked up at a clubhouse TV at 4:10 p.m. and then walked to his locker and grabbed his glove, running outside for a quick game of catch before the rain came.

Bumgarner had work to do, and he had to do it for the Giants.

After months of trade rumors and a frantic final hour, the Giants ultimately decided to hold their ace.

“I never expected to be somewhere else until that happened,” Bumgarner said. “Nothing has changed for me. I don’t look at it as being past a hurdle. I’ve got a job to do and I’m going to do it.”

Well, why should the dominant team in one of the largest- and richest- markets in all of North America raise the white flag, especially with the National League as unsettled as it is?

 

QLE Posted: August 01, 2019 at 03:12 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: giants, madison bumgarner, trade rumors

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

LEADING OFF: Thor throws as deadline nears, Rays vs Red Sox

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:

STILL A MET (FOR NOW)

Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard (7-5, 4.33) is set to start against the White Sox, and it could be his final appearance with the club. The hard-throwing 26-year-old changed his bio on Twitter over the weekend to read “Pitcher for the New York Mets, for now,” and he also tweeted a meme of Thor actor Chris Hemsworth with the text “I have no idea what’s going on.” First-year general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has been busy ahead of Wednesday’s trade deadline, acquiring right-hander Marcus Stroman from Toronto and dealing left-hander Jason Vargas to Philadelphia. It’s unclear if the club plans to send away more pieces or make a long-odds push for an NL wild card.

On the bright side, after Thursday or so there will be no further articles about the trade deadline, unlike how the free-agency articles lasted for months….

 

QLE Posted: July 30, 2019 at 04:57 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: noah syndergaard, trade deadline, trade rumors

Monday, July 29, 2019

LEADING OFF: Trade talks heat up, Nats host 1st-place Braves

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:

TRADEWINDS

Only eight games on the schedule, giving contending teams more time to talk about trades. The fourth-place Mets acquired Toronto ace Marcus Stroman for two minor league pitching prospects Sunday and the Rays made three deals, getting .300-hitting Eric Sogard from the Blue Jays.

The Yankees are in the market for a top starting pitcher — Mets star Noah Syndergaard is available, and San Diego is interested. Relievers are always in demand, with Pittsburgh lefty Felipe Vazquez attracting attention.

 

 

 

QLE Posted: July 29, 2019 at 09:56 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: felipe vazquez, noah syndergaard, trade rumors

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Cashman: Yankees engaged in trade talks with every team ‘except the Boston Red Sox’

The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees have long been rivals. And it appears that rivalry is still as strong as it is off the field as it is on the field.

Ahead of the second game of the teams’ four-game series at Fenway Park, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman confirmed that the Yankees, one of the league’s top contenders, would be working hard to find upgrades for their team ahead of the trade deadline.

However, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, there is a stipulation to their activity that involves the Red Sox.

“The Philadelphia Flyers, the Sacramento Kings, Manchester City, the All-Blacks, the Dallas Aces, the Ottawa Redblacks- we’ve been in productive negotiations with all of them, but the Red Sox….”

 

QLE Posted: July 27, 2019 at 11:06 AM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox, trade rumors, yankees

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Rockies trade offers Charlie Blackmon | Colorado Rockies

Still, sources say that the Rockies would listen to offers for Blackmon, even though the chances of a trade before next Wednesday’s Deadline are remote.

Blackmon, who turned 33 this month, has a 15-team no-trade clause, which would complicate any trade negotiations. Colorado would need to consider the reaction—inside and outside its clubhouse—to trading a cornerstone player so soon after signing Nolan Arenado to an eight-year, $260 million extension through 2026.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 23, 2019 at 11:59 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: charlie blackmon, rockies, trade rumors

Saturday, May 25, 2019

MLB Rumors: Phillies, Yankees Scouted Giants’ Madison Bumgarner Recently

Some interested teams reportedly got a good look at Madison Bumgarner recently.

The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees were among “several clubs” who scouted the Giants ace in his second-to-last start last Saturday, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported Wednesday.  Bumgarner pitched 6 1/3 innings that day, striking out six and allowing four earned runs in a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Phillies and Yankees both reportedly feel they could use a top-line starter, although both teams entered Friday in the top 10 in earned run average. Still, both teams are on Bumgarner’s no-trade list.

What might be a bigger deal to the Giants, however, is the quality of both team’s prospects.

Rather painful to watch in multiple regards- the dominant team in one of the largest and wealthiest metropolitan areas in the United States should never be in this position….

QLE Posted: May 25, 2019 at 06:04 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: madison bumgarner, phillies, trade rumors, yankees

 

 

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