posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 10:20 AM
Big draft on tap for Yanks
New York Daily News
"Tomorrow's amateur draft is vital for the Yankees, who some baseball officials believe have their most barren farm system in years."
Trouble brewing in St. Louis?
"The rumor mill out of St. Louis indicates that general manager Walt Jocketty and manager Tony La Russa will be in serious trouble if the Cardinals
don't make the playoffs this year. We also hear that 73-year-old Whitey Herzog is telling friends that he would love to return to the Cardinals'
Jays may be ready to dump Delgado
"Despite being picked as a World Series winner by one genius baseball writer, the Blue Jays are prepared to start dumping players in preparation for
next season. CARLOS DELGADO , who is making $19.7 million in the final year of his contract, could be on a pennant contender next month if he gets
healthy and waives his no-trade rights."
Phillies may be eyeing Crawford
St. Petersburg Times
"There are rumors in Philadelphia of interest in Carl Crawford."
A's could deal for Belliard
"Don't be surprised if the A's try to beef up their infield by trading for Cleveland's RON BELLIARD."
Royals, Mariners may be ready to deal
"The Royals, a major disappointment after contending all of last season, are said to be willing to move outfielder Carlos Beltran, third baseman Joe
Randa and maybe even first baseman Mike Sweeney, and in return are looking for a third baseman, catcher, second baseman, an outfielder and pitching.
As for the Mariners, they will listen to offers for pitcher Freddy Garcia, second baseman Bret Boone and reliever Eddie Guardado, and are looking to
upgrade and get younger in the infield and center field."
Guillen hopes Sox can obtain Garcia
"White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen would love to have Seattle pitcher Freddy Garcia on his team—and not just because he's one of the better
right-handers in the American League."