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TRD

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 03:57 PM
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Yankees may deal for Mariners' Garcia
New York Post


Post columnist Joel Sherman thinks that the Yankees may trade for Mariners pitcher Freddy Garcia. The Mariners are looking for a young catcher and Yankees prospect Dioner Navarro may fit the bill.


Red Sox' Ortiz could get multiyear deal
Boston Herald


Will the Red Sox re-sign David Ortiz? The Herald's Michael Silverman reports that Ortiz could be in line for a multiyear deal worth upwards of $5 million per season.


Yankees, Angels, Orioles may make bids for Martinez
Boston Herald


Pedro Martinez could have several suitors if the Red Sox let him walk. A source told the Herald's Michael Silverman that the Yankees, Angels and Orioles could all target Martinez.


Brenly's job may be safe
Arizona Republic


Diamondbacks owner Jerry Colangelo told reporters yesterday that manager Bob Brenly is "doing as good a job as he possibly can do". Republic columnist Dan Bickley writes that Colangelo's decision to support Brenly could mean that the manager will be safe for the rest of the season.


Dodgers owner to decide Tracy's fate
Los Angeles Times


The Times's Ben Bolch reports that Dodgers manager Jim Tracy's fate may rest in owner Frank McCourt's hands. Although he will get "significant input" from GM Paul DePodesta, McCourt says that he will decide if Tracy will return next season.

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TRD

posted on May, 18 2004 @ 05:05 PM
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Should Rockies deal Helton?
Rocky Mountain News


News columnist Dave Krieger writes that the Rockies may want to think about trading Todd Helton. If the Rockies do decide to deal Helton, look for him to land with the Red Sox or the Braves.


Mets may make big trade
Newark Star-Ledger


Sources told the Star-Ledger's David Waldstein that the Mets are shopping for "big-ticket players". The Mets could strike a deal for Freddy Garcia, Alfonso Soriano, Carlos Beltran or Kris Benson.


Mariners could put veterans on block
Tacoma News Tribune


The News Tribune's Larry Larue reports that the Mariners may be ready to shake up their roster. The Mariners could put Rich Aurilia, John Olerud, Gil Meche and Quinton McCracken on the block.


Lowe unlikely to break bank in offseason
Boston Herald


The Herald's Michael Silverman reports that Red Sox pitcher Derek Lowe's lackluster start could keep him from getting a big money deal in the offseason. Unless Lowe steps up his play, teams may balk at signing him to a deal worth more than $10 million a season.


Dodgers may deal Lo Duca
Los Angeles Daily News


Paul Lo Duca may not be back with the Dodgers next season. The Daily News's Tony Jackson reports that the Dodgers could decide to go with backup David Ross rather than pay Lo Duca the $7 million to $8 million that he could get in arbitration.

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TRD

posted on May, 19 2004 @ 04:25 PM
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White Sox may be players in Beltran sweepstakes
Daily Herald


Daily Herald columnist Barry Rozner writes that the White Sox have a good shot at landing Royals outfielder Carlos Beltran. The White Sox could offer the Royals the likes of Joe Borchard, Aaron Rowand, Brian Anderson or Ryan Sweeney for Beltran.


Red Sox could acquire Renteria or Vidro
Boston Herald


The Red Sox will have to find another shortstop if they fail to re-sign Nomar Garciaparra. The Herald's Michael Silverman reports that the Red Sox could replace Garciaparra with Edgar Renteria or Jose Vidro.


Red Sox shopping Kim
Boston Globe


Sources told the Globe's Gordon Edes that the Red Sox are ready to trade Byung Hyun Kim. The Sox may be willing to assume part of Kim's contract to get a deal done.


Mariners should hold on to Garcia
Seattle Times


Is it time for the Mariners to trade starter Freddy Garcia for some prospects? Times columnist Steve Kelley doesn't think so. Although Garcia's name keeps popping up in trade rumors, Kelly believes that it's still too early for the Mariners to give up on their season.


Rockies balk at Jennings deal
Denver Post


The Rockies aren't interested in dealing pitcher Jason Jennings. The Post's Troy E. Renck reports that the Rockies balked at swapping Jennings for some Red Sox prospects.


TRD

posted on May, 20 2004 @ 01:23 PM
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White Sox may deal for Big Unit
Chicago Tribune


Tribune columnist Phil Rogers thinks that the White Sox should swap Carlos Lee, Neal Cotts and some prospects for Randy Johnson and Steve Finley. The White Sox could then dump Magglio Ordonez and his $14 million salary to help pay for the pair of Diamondbacks.


Mets should target Johnson, Beltran, Ordonez
New York Post


Post columnist Joel Sherman is hoping that the Mets will make a big trade before the deadline. Sherman thinks that the Mets should pursue Randy Johnson, Carlos Beltran or Magglio Ordonez.


Mets could ship Leiter to Yankees
Bergen Record


The Yankees' wish list may include several high profile starters. Record columnist Bob Klapisch writes that the Yankees could try to trade for Randy Johnson, Freddy Garcia or Al Leiter.


Angels may replace Glaus with Boone
Los Angeles Times


The Times's Mike DiGiovanna reports that Troy Glaus may not re-sign with the Angels. Look for the Angels to sign Aaron Boone this summer if they don't like their chances of retaining Glaus.


Giants should say goodbye to veterans
San Francisco Chronicle


Chronicle columnist Glenn Dickey thinks that the Giants should overhaul their roster. Dickey suggests that the Giants part ways with Neifi Perez, J. T. Snow, Kirk Rueter, Jeffrey Hammonds and Dustan Mohr.


[Edited on 20/5/04 by TRD]


TRD

posted on May, 21 2004 @ 02:10 PM
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Sosa may have to take pay cut to stay in Chicago
Daily Herald


Daily Herald columnist Bruce Miles thinks that the Cubs may part ways with Sammy Sosa after next season. Miles writes that "there is no way on earth" that the Cubs will pick up the option on Sosa's contract in 2006.


Red Sox' Ortiz could get multiyear deal
Boston Globe


The Globe's Bob Hohler reports that the Red Sox may be close to re-signing David Ortiz. Ortiz is rumored to be seeking a multiyear deal worth $5 million per season.


Contract may be weighing on Lowe's mind
Boston Globe


Globe columnist Gordon Edes writes that Red Sox pitcher Derek Lowe's contract status could be the reason for his slow start. Although Lowe denies it, there is talk that the pressure of pitching for a big contract is getting to the free agent to be.


Angels may beat Mets to Boone
New York Post


The Post's Mark Hale reports that the Mets could enter the bidding for Aaron Boone. Unfortunately for the Mets, Boone would like to play on the West Coast and is more likely to sign with the Angels.


Aurilia doesn't interest Cubs
Chicago Tribune


Don't believe talk that the Cubs are thinking about trading for Mariners shortstop Rich Aurilia. Sources told Tribune columnist Phil Rogers that the Cubs aren't interested in acquiring the former Giant.

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TRD

posted on May, 22 2004 @ 03:45 PM
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Angels deny Mondesi contact
Los Angeles Daily News


"An Angels team official Friday refuted an Associated Press report out of the Dominican Republic that the Angels have contacted the agent of Raul Mondesi. However, that's not to say the Angels won't eventually pursue the former Dodgers outfielder."


Will Angels re-sign Glaus?
Orange County Register


"Don't forget, Glaus will become a free agent at season's end, so not playing hurts his value. There's no way the Angels will be able to offer him an Eric Chavez-type contract ($66 million over six years) coming off surgery, so Glaus will have to accept a contract laden with incentive clauses if he wants to return to Anaheim in 2005."

Schilling says D-Backs must win to keep Unit
Arizona Republic


"Schilling said he doesn't think the Diamondbacks 'are that far away from it' because of the parity in the National League West. But he also suggests that to keep Johnson happy, Diamondbacks management can't let its financial woes turn into a fire sale like the Florida Marlins endured after their 1997 title."


Kim On Marlins' Radar
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel


"According to an industry source, the Marlins would be interested in acquiring Byung-Hyun Kim from the Red Sox to fortify the bridge between their starters and closer Armando Benitez."


Yankees unlikely to sign Boone
Hartford Courant


"The Yankees will probably not re-sign Aaron Boone. They have had conversations, but Boone does not want to move to second base. If Boone's rehab progresses to where he could play soon after the All-Star break, look for the Angels, who have lost Troy Glaus to a shoulder injury, to pursue him."


TRD

posted on May, 23 2004 @ 01:52 PM
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Devil Rays may deal Lugo
Chicago Tribune


"Tampa Bay is expected to deal shortstop Julio Lugo, opening a space for B.J. Upton."

Mariners may make changes
Hartford Courant


"An AL coach on the Mariners: 'They're not kidding anybody. They know they won't get any better and are already prepared to make wholesale changes. Contenders will show a ton of interest in Freddy Garcia, who will never be an ace but would be a shot in the arm for any staff."

Rockies deny Helton rumors
New York Post


"Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd said "there was no truth to it at all" about reports that he would deal star first baseman Todd Helton."

Yankees interested in Beltran
Boston Globe


"An American League executive with knowledge of the Royals' plans said they still hope to climb into contention in the weak AL Central with Beltran, but reiterated that the Yankees have left no doubt of their interest in the center fielder."

Options For Boone
Hartford Courant


"The Angels may jump into the Aaron Boone sweepstakes if he can come back from knee surgery in August."



posted on May, 23 2004 @ 02:25 PM
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there are many rumblings up here in the northwest that the mariners are about ready to start making wholesale changes, some of the talk going around is that freddie garcia is about to be traded, gil meche sent down to the minors, and several of the veterns released and replaced with players from the farm system...they gotta do something soon


TRD

posted on May, 24 2004 @ 01:45 PM
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Yea the Garcia rumour has been floating around for a few weeks now with all sort of combination trades being mention. If he does go it could be anywhere.


TRD

posted on May, 24 2004 @ 04:30 PM
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Cubs may trade for Ichiro
Chicago Sun-Times


The Sun-Times's Chris De Luca reports that the Cubs may try to swing a deal for Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. To land Ichiro, the Cubs would likely have to part with Corey Patterson and several prospects.


Cubs scouting Mariners' Garcia
Chicago Sun-Times


Ichiro may not be the only Mariner in the Cubs' sights. The Sun-Times's Toni Ginnetti reports that the Cubs are also rumored to be scouting starter Freddy Garcia.


Hillenbrand, Sexson could be on the move
Arizona Republic


Several teams appear to be waiting for the Diamondbacks to start unloading players. Republic columnist Paola Boivin writes that the Angels are interested in Shea Hillenbrand and the Mariners are eyeing Richie Sexson.


Pirates may make bid for Boone
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


The Post-Gazette's Chuck Finder reports that the Pirates could enter the bidding for Aaron Boone. Although GM Dave Littlefield has already talked with Boone's agent, he says that "it's too early to get any read on what's taking place".


Rockies could ship Wilson to Mets or Mariners
Rocky Mountain News


The Rockies could trade Preston Wilson. News columnist Tracy Ringolsby writes that the Mets and Mariners could make pitches for Wilson if the Rockies put him on the block.

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TRD

posted on May, 25 2004 @ 03:10 PM
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Blue Jays deny Delgado rumors
Toronto Star


The Star's Mark Zwolinski reports that the Blue Jays have denied rumors that they have agreed to trade Carlos Delgado to the Dodgers. The rumored deal had the Blue Jays swapping Delgado for Juan Encarnacion and prospect Brian Morris.


Royals may be ready to begin fire sale
Kansas City Star


The Royals could start unloading players by the end of the week. A source told the Star's Bob Dutton that "there could be a lot of guys shipped out" of Kansas City.


Mets may trade for starter
New York Daily News


The Daily News's Adam Rubin reports that the Mets may make a trade to bolster their pitching staff. Kris Benson, Gil Meche, Brian Anderson and Pat Hentgen are among the pitchers who could be available.


Five teams in hunt for Mondesi
Boston Globe


The Globe's Gordon Edes and Bob Hohler report that five teams may be interested in signing Raul Mondesi. The Red Sox, Angels, Cardinals, Mariners, and Dodgers could all make bids for the former Pirate.


TRD

posted on May, 26 2004 @ 02:57 PM
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Mets may add starter, slugger
New York Times


The Mets could make several moves before the trading deadline. The Times' Jack Curry reports that the Mets may trade for Jason Schmidt, Freddy Garcia, or Carlos Beltran.


Mariners should ship Garcia to Mets
Tacoma News Tribune


News Tribune columnist John McGrath is hoping that the Mariners will trade Freddy Garcia to the Mets. McGrath suggests that the Mariners ask the Mets for prospects David Wright, Justin Huber, Mike Jacobs, Victor Diaz, Craig Brozell, Prentice Redman or Esix Snead in return for Garcia.


Expos' Hernandez could help White Sox
Daily Herald


Daily Herald columnist Barry Rozner thinks that the White Sox should try to acquire Expos starter Livan Hernandez. Rozner calls Hernandez the "perfect guy" for the Sox.


Cubs shoot down Mariners rumors
Chicago Sun-Times


It doesn't look like Ichiro will be joining Sammy Sosa in the Cubs' outfield anytime soon. The Sun-Times' Mike Kiley reports that Cubs GM Jim Hendry has denied rumors that he has talked to the Mariners about acquiring Ichiro Suzuki and Freddy Garcia.


Axe could fall on Astros' Williams
San Antonio Express-News


Should the Astros fire manager Jimy Williams? Express-News columnist Richard Oliver writes that the Astros may want to think about dumping Williams if they continue to struggle.


Ben

posted on May, 27 2004 @ 09:58 AM
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If the Mets get a starter they are going to be even ebtter


TRD

posted on May, 27 2004 @ 03:10 PM
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Yea the Mets are doing pretty good so far. Better than i expected.


TRD

posted on May, 27 2004 @ 03:53 PM
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Delgado may be a goner
Toronto Star


Star columnist Richard Griffin expects the Blue Jays to trade Carlos Delgado before the deadline. Griffin writes that the Blue Jays will likely swap Delgado for prospects and that they may even be willing to pay part of his salary.


Mets should swap prospects for starter
New York Post


Post columnist Joel Sherman thinks that the Mets should deal for a starting pitcher. Sherman suggests that the Mets offer up some of their prospects for Jason Schmidt, Freddy Garcia, Victor Zambrano, Joel Pineiro or Tomo Ohka.


Mondesi could sign with Red Sox, Angels or Orioles
Pittsburgh Tribune Review


The Tribune Review's Joe Rutter reports that Raul Mondesi is ready to return to the big leagues. Mondesi says that he could sign with the Red Sox, Angels or Orioles by the end of the week.


A's unlikely to land Big Unit
Contra Costa Times


Times columnist Neil Hayes writes that Randy Johnson is no longer interested in pitching for the A's. Although Johnson had talked in the past about ending his career in Oakland, he now says that it is unlikely to happen.


Marlins could deal Nunez to Mariners
Seattle Post-Intelligencer


The Marlins may be shopping outfielder Abraham Nunez. The Post-Intelligencer's John Hickey reports that the Marlins may be willing to deal Nunez to the Mariners for a reliever.

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TRD

posted on May, 28 2004 @ 01:46 PM
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Angels may add Mondesi to outfield
Los Angeles Daily News


The Daily News' Gabe Lacques reports that the Angels could sign Raul Mondesi to replace injured outfielder Garret Anderson. Although the Red Sox and the Orioles are also rumored to be interested in Mondesi, the Angels appear to be the best fit for the ex-Pirate.


Guillen won't come cheap
Detroit Free Press


Free Press columnist Gene Guidi writes that the Tigers will have to "pay up" if they want to re-sign Carlos Guillen. A source told Guidi that the Tigers are "going to have to overpay to keep [Guillen]".


Green pulling for Delgado deal
Toronto Sun


Shawn Green is hoping that the Dodgers will trade for Carlos Delgado. Green told the Sun's Bob Elliott that "we'd love to have Carlos here".


White Sox GM may have to convince Reinsdorf to open wallet
Chicago Tribune


Budget constraints could keep the White Sox from making a deadline deal for a pitcher. The Tribune's Bob Foltman reports that the Sox may not be able to trade for a "top-flight starter" unless owner Jerry Reinsdorf agrees to increase the team's payroll.


Expos could sign Galarraga
Philadelphia Daily News


Daily News columnist Paul Hagen writes that the Expos may bring back Andres Galarraga. The Expos are shopping for a veteran bench player and Galarraga could fit the bill.

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TRD

posted on May, 30 2004 @ 11:51 AM
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Royals could ship Beltran to Phillies

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle columnist Bob Matthews reports a "Interesting baseball trade rumor: Kansas City center fielder Carlos Beltran to Philadelphia for center fielder Marlon Byrd and top pitching prospect Gavin Floyd. That deal probably would clinch the NL East for the Phillies."

Oliver could land in Colorado
Denver Post


"The Marlins are attempting to trade Darren Oliver after banishing him to the bullpen, and the Rockies have held discussions about the left-hander."

Yankees may deal for reliever

New York Post columnist Joel Sherman writes that "The Yanks crave Baltimore's B.J. Ryan or Kansas City's Jeremy Affeldt, but don't expect either to be available. They are more likely to be in on Detroit's Jamie Walker and Los Angeles' Tom Martin. They also have had some internal dialogue about pursuing Mike Stanton if the Mets fall out of the race because they know he has the stomach to pitch in The Bronx."

Mariners may unload Meche, Garcia

New York Post columnist Joel Sherman writes "The Mariners would move starter Gil Meche, but there is concern around the majors about the health of his right arm. Besides Freddy Garcia (who almost certainly will be traded in the next six weeks), clubs are asking Seattle about Joel Pineiro, but are finding him unavailable."

A's could deal Zito

New York Post columnist Joel Sherman states the A's who are "Always looking to manage its payroll, are excited that prospect Joe Blanton may soon follow Rich Harden into the rotation. That, according to someone familiar with the A's thinking, could motivate the A's to deal one of their big three starters for a bat (at the deadline or, more likely, in the offseason), and Barry Zito is the likeliest candidate."

[Edited on 30/5/04 by TRD]


TRD

posted on May, 31 2004 @ 02:11 PM
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Garcia wants to stay in Seattle
Seattle Times


Although his name keeps popping up in trade rumors, Mariners starter Freddy Garcia isn't ready to leave Seattle. The Times' Bob Finnigan reports that Garcia appeared to be sincere yesterday when he said: "I want to stay in Seattle".


White Sox should hold on to Ordonez
Chicago Sun-Times


Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti doesn't think that the White Sox should deal Magglio Ordonez. Mariotti writes that dumping Ordonez would be "counterproductive, foolish and every bit as controversial as the White Flag Trade of seven years ago".


Padres interested in Beltran
San Diego Union-Tribune


The Padres could be players in the Carlos Beltran sweepstakes. The Union-Tribune's Tom Krasovic reports that the Padres have already talked to the Royals about Beltran and that prospect Xavier Nady is "known to appeal to" Kansas City.


Marlins could trade for catcher
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel


The Marlins may have run out of patience with Ramon Castro. A source told the Sun-Sentinel's Juan C. Rodriguez that the Marlins may be looking to replace the struggling catcher.


White Sox won't give away Rauch
Chicago Sun-Times


Will the White Sox trade Jon Rauch? Although Rauch walked out on his teammates on Saturday, GM Ken Williams told the Sun-Times's Toni Ginnetti that he's "not in the business of giving away guys with that kind of talent".


Mets may be interested in Rauch
New York Daily News


If the White Sox decide to unload Rauch, he could end up with the Mets. The Daily News's Adam Rubin reports that the Mets may inquire about Rauch's availability.

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