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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Monday, August 01, 2016
Could the Yankees jump in on Sale?
And, of course, he’d have to live in Cleveland.
Lucroy and his agent, according to industry sources, wanted the Indians to decline his 2017 club option worth $5.25 million and make him a free agent after this season. The Indians, in effect, would be giving up three of their valued prospects for a two-month rental.
There was some talk about an extension, but when the Indians found out that Lucroy really wanted to be a free agent, they said no to the extension. They felt they were giving up too much talent for a rental player. It was not only Lucroy’s talent that attracted them, but his contract as well.
Bob Nightengale from USA Today reported that Lucroy and his agent turned down the deal because the Indians wouldn’t guarantee him the starting catching job in 2017 and certain financial incentives to his existing contract. Tribe starter Yan Gomes is out for six to eight weeks with a separated right shoulder, but a source indicated that if the Indians were willing to part with prospects catcher Francisco Mejia, outfielder Greg Allen and shortstop Yu-Cheng Chang, they weren’t going to do it for a part-time catcher.
In other words, Lucroy was going to be the starting catcher this season and next, but they just weren’t willing to guarantee him the job. He would have also seentime at DH and first base, but he was going to be the No.1 catcher.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
According to multiple reports on Saturday night, the Indians have reached an agreement with the Brewers to acquire Lucroy, a two-time All-Star, as part of a multi-prospect package. MLB Network’s Ken Rosenthal reported that Milwaukee would be receiving four players in exchange for Lucroy, who would still need to waive his no-trade clause to approve the deal. Neither club has confirmed the agreement.
Three prospects reportedly heading to the Brewers are catcher Francisco Mejia—ranked sixth on MLBPipeline.com’s list of the Tribe’s Top 30 prospects—shortstop Yu-Cheng Chang (No. 12) and outfielder Greg Allen (No. 22). Mejia and Chang are with Class A Advanced Lynchburg, while Allen is with Double-A Akron.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Those factors pretty much make this analysis useless.
Obviously, factors such as contract length, pending free agency status, team record and payroll availability all play a role in such trades. But from a pure, on-the-field baseball standpoint, it’s clear getting an equal return back for an ace in a deadline deal is a tricky proposition based on our findings.
Posted: July 30, 2016 at 08:10 AM | 14 comment(s)
The Braves have no intention to trade Francoeur unless they are presented with an offer they can’t refuse. Ditto for Inciarte. Olivera has limited trade value because of his domestic violence suspension, which expires Tuesday, but Atlanta could try to package him in a deal with an attractive trade piece.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Torres would be a good get, although there is a question whether he’ll outgrow shortstop.
MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported on Sunday night that the Cubs’ top prospect, shortstop Gleyber Torres, would be a part of a deal between Chicago and the Yankees involving Chapman. Torres was scratched from the lineup before his game Sunday at Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
The Yankees are informing other clubs that they are nearing a trade of closer Aroldis Chapman but will hang onto fellow left-handed reliever Andrew Miller, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported on Saturday night. The club has not confirmed the report.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
I can’t see the White Sox dealing Sale. That said, every player should be available in the “right deal”.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The scenario, according to major-league sources, unfolded like this:
The Cubs tried to acquire left-hander Drew Pomeranz before the Padres sent him to the Red Sox for Class A right-hander Anderson Espinoza — simple enough.
The Cubs’ plan, though, wasn’t to keep Pomeranz, who is under club control through 2018. No, the Cubs wanted to spin Pomeranz for a starter who is under even longer team control.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Would the Cubs trade him for Miller and Chapman?
“Cash thinks he can hit 50 home runs there,” one source with knowledge of the Yankees’ plans said, and, well, that isn’t altogether farfetched. Schwarber is a 30-home run hitter in any park, presuming he comes back from the torn ACL that has sidelined him almost all of 2016.
He has to pitch to have value.
Rich Hill, one of the top trade chips on the mid-summer market, left Sunday’s start five pitches in after a blister on his left hand appeared to pop.
Hill had been scratched from Friday’s start because of the blister but reported that his side session that day went well and he was fine.
Moore pitched a season-high 7⅓ innings. He had gone exactly seven five times. He allowed five hits and struck out only one because he pitched to contact against an aggressive lineup. Shortstop J.J. Hardy’s two-run homer in the second accounted for the Orioles’ runs.
“I tell you, Moore was as good as Tillman,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “That was two good pitchers at the top of their game. Fine margin of error.”
Scouts from the Dodgers, Rangers, Red Sox, Pirates and Nationals on hand to see Moore pitch went away pleased.
Posted: July 18, 2016 at 08:53 AM | 0 comment(s)
Monday, July 11, 2016
Is regressing before you become an All-Star a really big issue?
Benintendi, the Red Sox’s first-round pick out of Arkansas a year ago, has only 177 at-bats at Double A. Some Sox officials are wary of rushing him, knowing that shortstop Xander Bogaerts and center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. reached the majors quickly, then regressed before becoming All-Stars.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
The Red Sox aren’t making a big deal.
“You’ve got to start with one,” Dombrowski said of how many starters he seeks. “I hope we get one. It’s not an easy starting pitching market out there. There’s a lot of clubs looking for starting pitching and there’s not a lot of starting pitchers out there.
“You can get starting pitching. I assure you I can pick up the phone and get a starting pitcher. But is it a starting pitcher that helps you? So that’s sort of the key there.”
What are teams asking for? Exactly what you’d think.
“The names we don’t want to trade always seem to start the conversation,” Dombrowski said.
He didn’t specify, but Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi are obvious names.
Posted: July 10, 2016 at 07:50 AM | 9 comment(s)
Friday, July 08, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
Why would Baez be a non-starter?
Kyle Schwarber, Javy Baez and top catching prospect Willson Contreras are expected to be non-starters in talks. But the Cubs have a handful of other intriguing young prospects (and possibly Jorge Soler) who could be made available.
Posted: June 13, 2016 at 10:04 AM | 42 comment(s)
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