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MLB Rumors November 25 2014
25 Nov 2014 19:32:42
After trading Kendrick/Jepsen for Zimmermann
Then the Angels trade Hamilton/Freese for Lincecum/Scutaro
25 Nov 2014 14:52:44
Mets trade: Jonathan Neise
Bos trades: Brock Holt and S. Victorino
Mets sign C. Capuano (2nd left in bullpen and spot starter / rotation depth)
1. CF - Lagares OF - Capt Kirk
2. 2b - Murphy OF - Victorino
3. 3b - Wright 2b/SS/3b - Holt
4. 1b - Duda 1b/3b/lf/rf/2b - Campbell
5. RF - Cuddyer C - Recker
6. LF - Granderson
7. C - d'Arnaud
8. SS - Flores
This will give Mets a good bench with depth and possibilities to play matched against righty and lefty pitchers.
1. Harvey CL - Parnell*
2. deGrom CL - Mejia
3. Wheeler R - Familia
4. Colon R - Black
5. Gee R - Torres
L - Edjin
L - Capuano
25 Nov 2014 15:30:45
A Mets fan with the gall to give a reasonable, un-sexy trade.
25 Nov 2014 14:03:10
If Hamels is traded, and on the very real possibility Cliff Lee can't come all the way back, the Phils rotation right now has Jerome Williams and David Buchanan at the TOP. Ugly. They need to find some pitchers who are at least MLB-capable. They are looking at free agents in the Chad Billingsley range. Here's a couple ideas for low-impact trades the Phils could also do.
1. Carlos Ruiz to the White Sox for John Danks and a mid-level prospect. The Sox are said to want to move Danks. T. Flowers had the worst K rate of any player with more than 400 ABs; Ruiz is a high OBA guy. Sox would save about about $11.5M, so the addition of a prospect would be warranted. Say, Scott Sanburn.
2. Ryan Howard and $21.5M to the Orioles for Ubaldo Jimenez. The Orioles are said to be trying to trade Jimenez and this would seem to be a deal that benefits both teams, especially if N. Cruz doesn't come back to Baltimore. The $21.5M is the difference in their contract money.
Sorry, meant Nolan Sanburn, not Scott. Brain freeze.
Howard to Orioles wouldn't help the Orioles. They have Davis and Pearce, both better options than Howard. I don't think the Phillies would want another bad contract in Jimenez on their roster. Plus being the bandbox that Citizen's Bank is he would get lit up every start.
25 Nov 2014 04:57:36
Reds Get: Bautista and Encarnacion
Blue Jays Get: Votto, Bruce and Simon
25 Nov 2014 05:11:37
25 Nov 2014 15:31:59
Reds aren't parting with Votto. but if they did, they'd want a monstrous over-haul of prospects.
25 Nov 2014 04:55:06
With the recent free agent signings that the Red Sox have made. let's see what you think of this one between the club and the Reds.
Reds get: Cespedes and Bogarts
Red Sox get: Latos, Ondrusek and Heisey
They are not trading boegarts he's going to be their shortstop. Hanley's playing left field.
24 Nov 2014 20:04:06
i've been posting some of my ideas for blue jays offseasons lately and this one is rather simple and one of my favorites
red sox are reportedly on the verge of signing hanley and the panda to big deals so now I suppose it will be harder for them to reach a big deal with lester.
cubs are apparently in the lead for lester but after the jays make a trade to clear a bit of cap I say we go all in and sign him
dodgers receive buehrle , navarro , goins
jays receive ethier, barney
jays sign lester 5y 125 mil
jays sign gregerson 4y 24mil
1. reyes ss
2. ethier cf
3. bautista rf
4. EE 1b
5. martin c
6. smoak/valencia dh
7. lawrie 3b
8. barney 2b
9. pompey/pillar lf
By acquiring Either, the said freed up salary has not been freed up.
This is not really a good proposal.
The Jays need to trade Bautista while he still has some value.
In that proposed trade the Blue Jays would save at most about 3 mil. As for Lester 5yrs 125mil, its probably going to be 6 to 7yrs at about 160 to 180mil and the way teams are already being stupid with money *cough, cough* those numbers might not get it done.
I love how you think the blue jays can get everyone they want.
Kind of like Angels getting Wilson and Pujols one off season
24 Nov 2014 18:39:23
I know this would never happen and I enjoy being a realist but if something like this could get done the public view of Alderson would change drastically.
Blue Jays Acquire:
Reyes left the Mets for a reason, I doubt he would return.
And who, in your world, would play SS for Toronto?
25 Nov 2014 15:34:36
If the Blue Jays trade Reyes, they certainly aren't sending money with him. especially not to a team with money to spend.
Jed Lowrie, Asdrubal Cabrera or stephen drew possibly. I'm not saying this will happen because it almost definitely won't. What I'm saying is that Reyes never wanted to leave the mets and if Alderson ever brought him back it would be similar to when Tom Seaver was brought back after being traded to the Reds.
24 Nov 2014 15:20:11
NY Mets Trade
Mets get a SS with great upside but take on risk as he was out all last year with shoulder tear
Rangers get a #3 left starter under good contract
If Profar were 100% healthy he'd be worth more than Neise but because of the gamble of his shoulder its a good value for Rangers
If the Rangers are going to trade Profar they would probably wants some prospects or better pitching in return.
This may not be as strange as it seems on the outside. With Profar being injured his value is a bit down and they're looking for pitching that can help them win now. Niese a good lefty who is a groundball pitcher which Texas likes. Maybe coupled with a prospect or two this might get closer to what the Rangers want for a Profar then a lot of people may think. Maybe add in den Dekker and Michael Fulmer?
If you had said Profar for Wheeler or Syndergaard, I might be inclined to agree with you. But for a No. 4 or 5 starter? Nope.
If Profar was 100 healthy yes there is more value but his shoulder still has a 5% tear.
Who knows if he'll even play at the major league level this year. He needs to build up arm strength.
Plus for a young guy to miss a year of , probably affected his development.
24 Nov 2014 14:05:03
Pirates Get-Evan Gattis & Jason Hursh
Braves Get- Tony Sanchez, Andrew Lambo & Nick Kingham
You wish, Pirates fan.
24 Nov 2014 13:18:00
So it appears that Boston is signing Hanely Rameriz to a deal of 5 years and 90 million or more. And either have agreed to or are on the verge of signing Sandavol to 5 year 100+ million deal. So if both happen, are they going to trade Boegarts to Philly in a deal for Hamels?
I think that Cespedes is going somewhere and Hanley is going to play left
24 Nov 2014 15:14:03
Bogaert plus about 2-3 marquee free agents. and even still, maybe not.
Hamels has been rumored to want to go back west if he moves.
Thought rumor was Hanley to LF. Cespedes would be the one on the way out not Xander
24 Nov 2014 16:31:18
Nope. Hanley will play left, Bogaerts will stay, and Cespedes will be traded for a mid-rotation starter like Gee or Leake
Highly Biased BoSox Fan
Yep, I posted this before I heard about LF. As for Hamels I haven't seen a signal rumor that says he wants to play out west. Just that he wants out of Philly.
IMO, Hanley playing the outfield will go horribly wrong and he will just end up hurting his shoulder again.
I think Boston is putting together a package for Hamels, and I think Hamels will be glad to go to Boston.
Cespedes, Renaudo and Swihart for Hamels and Ruiz perhaps?
Either way, Cespedes would bring more than Leake or Gee.
They should really just target Hamels and not Ruiz.
Sox will have to get serious with their offer. The Cubs are still in on Hamels and Bob Nightengale reports the Dodgers are now in. Competition means a better return, so good for Philly fans. I heard Hanley will move to left and Panda will play third, which does leave Bogaerts available. (Amaro has said on numerous occasions he doesn't want Cespedes). So how about Xander, plus Barnes and Swihart.
24 Nov 2014 05:15:30
Cubs sign Jon Lester for 6 years 150 million.
Jonny Gomes for 2 years 12 million
Jason Hammel 2 years 9 million
5. Wood or Wada
Trade Paul Blackburn and Victor Caratini for Miguel Montero.
With Lester the Cubs might have to go 7 yrs to get him, which I hope they do. Gomes would probably sign at 2yrs for 9 mil. Hammel wants 10 mil a year. I'd rather the Cubs gave 1yr 10mil to Masterson. No to the Montero trade, there are still to many cheaper/better options, Jaso just went on the block, Navarro is available, Avila could probably be had.
Yeah, Cubs won't go for Gomes but the Lester and Montero options are legit. Not sure if the Cubs will give up that much for Montero though.
Mayhem Like Me
24 Nov 2014 03:50:05
NY Mets should trade Jon Niese , Dillon Gee , Rafael Montero , and Reuben Tejada for Addison Russell or Baez
The Cubs would trade Castro not Baez or Russell. We'd want Wheeler or Degrom bot older subpar pitchers
NO x Infinity
And as a mets fan none of your shortstops are worth Wheeler or deGrom so that's pretty much not going to happen unless the cubs lower the price on Starlin.
^what? Baez is worth more alone than just Wheeler and DeGrom.
24 Nov 2014 01:55:32
Astros recieve: Starlin Castro
Cubs recieve: Jason Castro
If the Cubs do trade any of their shortstops they will have to be overwhelmed by the offer. That wouldn't even make Theo & Co. raise their eyebrow.
So if the Astros were to propose a trade for Starlin Castro what would the Cubs want?
How about Fidel for Raul?
24 Nov 2014 00:06:59
blue jays off-season
trade buehrle , navarro and diaz for ethier and barney
get russell martin to talk to liriano and then sign him lol
also resign jansen
if not sign k-rod
1. reyes ss
3. bautista rf
4. EE 1b
5. martin c
6. smoak/valencia dh
7. lawrie 3b
8. barney 2b
9. pompey/pillar lf
If they sign a closer Sanchez will be in the rotation
23 Nov 2014 21:37:26
Possible Red sox off season
Sign Lester 6/140 with vesting option for a 7th
Sign Sandoval 5/95
Sign Masterson 2/10
Trade with Phi:
Thoughts? I know it's a stretch but it would pretty much solve most of their problems besides the outfield and bull pen
24 Nov 2014 15:15:31
Boston has way better prospects to deal. Philly knows that.
Yeah, no. That's not even close to enough for Hamels.
23 Nov 2014 19:14:26
Giants get: Trevor Plouffe
Twins get: Hector Sanchez, Adam Duvall
Sign C Geovany Soto
Sign RHP Kenta Maeda
Resign RHP Jake Peavy
Sign RHP David Robertson
Resign OF Michael Morse
Sign OF Colby Rasmus
1. Colby Rasmus, CF
2. Joe Panik, 2B
3. Buster Posey, C
4. Hunter Pence, RF
5. Michael Morse, LF
6. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
7. Brandon Belt, 1B
8. Brandon Crawford, SS
9. Pitchers' Slot
OF Angel Pagan
OF Gregor Blanco
IF Joaquin Arias
C Geovany Soto
1. Madison Bumgarner, LHP
2. Matt Cain, RHP
3. Kenta Maeda, RHP
4. Jake Peavy, RHP
5. Tim Hudson, RHP
LHP Jeremy Affeldt
LHP Javier Lopez
RHP Tim Lincecum
RHP Hunter Strickland
RHP Yusmeiro Petit
RHP Santiago Casilla
RHP David Robertson
The Giants will not do a lot of this stuff. They don't need Soto because they already have Susac and Sanchez as backup options. They don't have enough money to sign Maeda, and they won't sacrifice a draft pick for Robertson. Morse is likely gone as well, and Pagan won't be on the bench. Trading for Plouffe and signing Rasmus I do see as possibilities, but Rasmus would play left and the Twins wouldn't accept that trade. They have Miguel Sano coming up to play 3B and they already have Suzuki and Pinto to catch. And this roster only has 24 players.
23 Nov 2014 20:29:51
1. Susac seems much more adequate to back-up Posey than Soto does.
2. Pagan, when healthy, will not be on the bench.
3. I don't see the Giants giving up that much money for a guy like Robertson.
4. Maeda will cost a ton. start with about $20M for the bid, then his contract.
I like the Plouffe idea if the Giants can resign Sandoval. I'm also okay with bringing back Morse on a team-friendly deal, but I'd imagine he'd be more of a back-up.
23 Nov 2014 20:36:56
I would imagine spot #25 (he's shy a bench guy) would be Matt Duffy.
Colby leading off? don't think so
23 Nov 2014 15:35:02
Non-Tender 1B/OF Travis Ishikawa
Sign SP Jason Hammel - 2 yrs/15 million
Sign SP Brandon Morrow - 1 yr/7 million
Sign OF Colby Rasmus - 1 yr/7 million
Sign RP Jason Motte - 1 yr/3 million
Trade SP Ty Blach to MIN for 3B Trevor Plouffe
CF Angel Pagan
2B Joe Panik
C Buster Posey
1B Brandon Belt
RF Hunter Pence
LF Colby Rasmus
3B Trevor Plouffe
SS Brandon Crawford
C Andrew Susac
SS Matt Duffy
SS Ehire Adrianza
3B Joaquin Arias
OF Gregor Blanco
23 Nov 2014 20:40:18
That's a steep overpay for a reliever who has pitched 25 innings in the past 2 years.
I'm not sure if the Giants would use 3 middle infielders on the bench. they'd likely want a RH outfielder there. Gary Brown or Juan Perez would likely fit.
23 Nov 2014 14:58:32
Seattle acquires OF Matt Kemp from the Dodgers for
SP Hishashi Iwakuma. LA gets its rotation depth, the Mariners get their RH hitter.
23 Nov 2014 14:39:17
23 Nov 2014 20:44:59
The Blue Jays wouldn't have any reason to make the Ethier for Buehrle trade. Buehrle will make $19M, Ethier will make $18. the Dodgers would need to eat at least 40% to make it worth it, but with $19M coming their way, they won't eat it.
So, then you have the Blue Jays trading away a guy to pay an equal contract to a platoon outfielder.
They can do better.
23 Nov 2014 00:41:37
Yankees Get- Justin Upton(OF)
Braves Get- David Phelps(SP), Jose Pirela(2B), Bryan Mitchell(SP), & Ramon Flores(OF)
Please tell me this is a joke.
Braves would want top prospects not 4 useless prospects
The Braves would want at least two legitimate prospects for Upton. No a swingman and three AAAA guys
Highly Biased BoSox Fan
Yankees don't need Upton. And those 4 will not get him. ^^None of those guys are useless. Phelps is decent starter or long reliever. Pierla could start at second, Mitchell could start or relieve and Flores is a decent outfielder with starting potential.
22 Nov 2014 20:37:01
two different directions
two different ideas for the blue jays offseason
sign the panda 5y 102.5 mill
trade navarro to la for ethier
again trade navarro to la for ethier I like that trade
reyes and happ to the mets for daniel murphy and zach wheeler
jays sign jed lowrie to play short
Sandoval is almost certainly going to goto Boston. Its very hilarious that you think Navarro will get the Blue Jays Andre Eithier. Dodgers would want prospects.
23 Nov 2014 06:06:09
Where is all this money coming from? I could see a couple mil being given out on the front end of Martin's deal. not the back end.
Also, I don't think the Mets are willing to give up Wheeler in a trade. They seem to like him a lot.
As a mets fan i'd kill to see reyes in a mets jersey again but that being said he's not worth Wheeler. Maybe Murphy, Montero and Matt den Dekker for Reyes and Rob Rasmussen? Honestly, I wish it were possible but I really just don't see a deal between them unless Toronto picks up a bunch of money which I don't see them doing. However as a fan, having reyes back would be similar to when tom seaver came back after leaving.
22 Nov 2014 16:26:54
Mariners get - OF Justin Upton
Braves get - SS Brad Miller (to play 2B), SP Danny Hultzen
Sign Delmon Young
CF Austin Jackson
LF Dustin Ackley
2B Robinson Cano
RF Justin Upton
3B Kyle Seager
C Mike Zunino
1B Logan Morrison
DH Delmon Young
SS Chris Taylor
22 Nov 2014 22:07:52
Atlanta would want more MLB ready pieces they can use for Upton. Miller is blocked by Simmons.
I think they'd want Paxton or Walker for Upton.
Nice proposal. An All Star outfielder for a guy that is likely going to become a utility infielder, plus a pitcher who is always on the DL. Try again.
Not even close. Braves will want WAY more.
Ok Atlanta fans don't get to greedy with trades for Upton. He is a free agent at the end of the year. Why would we (the mariners) trade one of our best pitching prospects for one year of control.
22 Nov 2014 14:39:27
The Braves need offense in a bad way, and the Heyward-Miller trade only exacerbated that need. So, how about this one?
Atlanta uses their rotation depth (Miller, Teheran, Minor, Hale, Beachy, Medlen) to acquire 2B Howie Kendrick.
The Angels get Mike Minor and a top 10 prospect, which shores up the LA rotation (Weaver, Wilson, Minor, Skaggs, Richards). The Angels slide Beckham or Green in at 2B.
They want pitching! This is a dumb trade
The Braves have Medlen and Beachy coming back this year, and the team ERA last year was solid. It's the offense that needs help, and lots of it. They traded Heyward to add pitching depth and cut salary.
^yea both are coming back from their second TJ surgeries.
22 Nov 2014 09:50:31
ANGELS NATIONALS TRADE
I am very much against the idea of the Angels trading Howie Kendrick away. As Dipoto said, "we will only trade him if we feel as though we get better." And the Nationals definitely have some starters that would make the Halos a lot better.
A straight up trade, both will be free agents at the end off the year, and both teams will address needed issues.
This one would definitely be a block buster trade. The Angels get a big time Ace at the front of their rotation.
The Nationals, now that they just lost LaRoche, are now in need for a first baseman. Cron's defense is shaky but he has great power, very young, and has a great contract. Plus the Nats fill their Second Base whole.
ANGELS ROTATION FIRST OPTION
ANGELS ROTATION SECOND OPTION
If the Angels were to trade Kendrick, I would much prefer them to do the Second Option. If your going to try and address the rotation, do it in a Big Way! This trade however would make the DH position a need for the Angels, they could definitely look at bring Torii Hunter or Kendrys Morales back to fill that spot in the lineup.
Now dealing with the whole at Second Base, I think the Likely candidates are Grant Green, Gordon Beckham, and Alex Yarbrough. There will probably be a battle going into spring training over the spot but I think Yarbrough should be slotted as the everyday Second Baseman, he is a switch hitter who has put up some really good numbers in the minors. Plus the Angels have been getting some great results out of their youngsters lately. Trout, Richards, Shoemaker, and Kalhoun. Maybe he could be the next rookie to join the list.
Get Fister he would be easeir to resign and trade for
I hate the throw a wrench in your second proposal, but the Nats are planning to use Ryan Zimmerman there.
It would be cheaper and easier to resign Fister, however after the 2016 season, both Weaver and CJ's contracts will be gone, so they will be in need for a top tier starter.
Actually, get Zimmermann as he's better. But, C.J. Cron is a potential 30HR threat and the Nats wouldn't have anywhere to play him because Ryan Zimmerman will play first.
22 Nov 2014 22:02:08
The Nationals aren't going to give up marquee pitchers for a 1-year rental of Howie Kendrick.
^ Howie and Zimmermann/Fister are all free agents after next season.
23 Nov 2014 20:32:11
^^^ I get that, but Zimmermann is WAY more valuable than getting a year rental of Kendrick.
22 Nov 2014 06:03:18
1. Trade Jordan Zimmermann to the Angels for Howie Kendrick and Kevin Jepsen (Kendrick and Zimmermann are both FA's after this year, as Jepsen makes the deal even)
2. Sign Max Scherzer 7/184 (Now that we traded Zimmermann, we should sign Scherzer)
This is a better NATS team!
So once MLB Network gives an opinion on what should happen, everyone goes with it. I don't think its a bad idea though.
22 Nov 2014 22:03:18
The Nationals aren't going to give up Zimmermann for a 1-year rental of Kendrick. I doubt the Angels are going to give up Kendrick for a 1-year rental of Zimmermann, either.
22 Nov 2014 01:16:32
Giants sign Sandoval 5 yr 95MM
Thats how much the Red Sox are currently offering and it sounds like the Giants are not.
21 Nov 2014 23:36:57
Idk if this would work but here you go.
Reds receive- Moya, Suarez, and Porcello
Tigers receive- Bruce, Hoover, and maybe Mike Leake
The Reds and Tigers do not match up well for a trade, even if the Reds decide to move Jay Bruce. All the scouting reports I have read on Moya list him as a below average player who, unless his approach changes, will have a hard time making it to the majors to stay
First I have no idea what reports you are reading, but he has dominated at every level, and is stil growing into his body. MLB scouts have him listed as a potential All-Star if he continues on this pace. Second Detroit doesn't need another hitter who can't play defense. Like reading do you check out his WAR.
You tell other people to do research, you do rilize that Bruce is a gold glove caliber defender. But I agree with you on Moya.
Quotes about Moya from scouting reports:
"has impressive tools, but has had problems turning them into baseball skills."
"gets himself out way too often by chasing pitches out of the strike zone"
"repeatedly looks foolish against off speed stuff"
"looks rough in the outfield. He gets poor jumps, making fly balls and adventure."
"destined to be a DH, if/when he makes it to the majors"
The Reds are the best defensive teams in the majors for a reason. Moya struck out 179 times in the minors. Not a player the Reds could use.
^thats pretty much what it says on his page on the Tigers top 20 prospects. And just because he is number 6 on the Tigers top 20 prospects doesn't mean he is a good prospects. You go to remember every team has top 20 prospect list and overall many players could out rank him. Plus the Tigers farm is one of the weakest in the majors.
Moya is worth more then you think. He is very young has only been playing full time baseball for two years.Second the Reds defense is good, but check out Bruces War. Its not that he is not a good hitter he is, but his war on a defense that already struggles is not going to work. Yes he would be an upgrade over what they have, but is he better then Melky not for what detroit needs. Which is a number 2 hitter that can play defense.
21 Nov 2014 20:40:02
Mets get: Chris Taylor, Charlie Furbusch
Mariners get: Jon Niese, Ruben Tejada, Gabriel Ynoa
I could believe it but I hope it doesn't happen. Chris Taylor isn't a big enough upgrade over flores to be worth even Niese in my opinion. Really hope we try for one of the texas shortstops instead.
21 Nov 2014 19:45:25
i think jays should spend some money this winter
i really want to get to the playoffs!
sign jed lowrie
sign pat neshek
sign nick markakis
texas trades: derek holland or robbie ross jr
toronto trades : dioner navarro and john mayberry jr.
catcher: russell martin R
1st base: edwin encarnacion R
2nd base: jed lowrie S
3rd base : brett lawrie R
shortstop: jose reyes S
left field: nick markakis L
center field : dalton pompey L
right field: jose bautista R
DH: Justin Smoak
danny valencia 3b/1b/DH R
kevin pillar of R
ryan goins inf L
munerori kawasaki inf L
maicer izturis inf S
steve tolleson inf R
josh thole C L
holland/ross jr L
That trade is one sided. Navarro for a pitcher like Holland? I don't think so.
There's 29 players on your roster lol
Neshek is no closer.
22 Nov 2014 22:04:59
The Blue Jays have some money to work with on the front end of Martin's deal. but not at the end. They don't have a ton of money to spend.
21 Nov 2014 03:16:31
COL: Carlos Gonzalez OF
TOR: Aaron Sanchez SP, Franklin Baretto SS & AJ Jimenez C
Gonzales is real good, but Sanchez is one of the premier pitching prospects in the MLB right now. Jays are not giving him up for Gonzo.
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