posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 06:47 PM
larry walker and steve finley to the marlins?
Walker, Finley on radar
BY CLARK SPENCER
The Marlins are eyeing outfielders Larry Walker of the Rockies and Steve Finley of the Diamondbacks as they intensify their search for a run-producer
before the July 31 trading deadline
Twins may target Benson
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Star Tribune's Jim Souhan reports that Pirates starter Kris Benson is the Twins' "most probable target of trade talks". The Twins aren't willing
to part with prospects Justin Morneau, Jason Kubel or Scott Baker, so look for them to offer Michael Restovich to the Pirates
Yankees may not have prospects to get Big Unit deal done
The Diamondbacks have been scouting Yankees prospects Dioner Navarro, Robinson Cano and Eric Duncan in anticipation of a Randy Johnson trade, but they
may not like what they have seen. The Republic's Mark Gonzales reports that the Yankees' farm system has been ranked as the 27th best in baseball
In a set position, awaiting Colangelo
Newsday: " Diamondbacks owner Jerry Colangelo is in Europe until early next week, and the Yankees figure that serious discussions about Johnson likely
won't begin before Colangelo's return, since this will be one of the most significant transactions in the young Diamondbacks' history."
Beltran may interest LA
Riverside Press Enterprise (registration required): "The Dodgers are among the teams rumored to be interested in Houston outfielder Carlos Beltran,
who could go on the trading block for the second time this year if the Astros continue their downhill slide in the National League Central Division...
Dodgers setup man Guillermo Mota seems a likely candidate to be offered to Houston if DePodesta goes after Beltran, who hit has eight home runs in 82
at-bats since being acquired by the Astros
Angels interested in Heredia?
Orange County Register (Scroll Down) (registration required): "Rumors continue to swirl that the Angels are in search of a left-handed reliever - one
report has them asking the New York Yankees about Felix Heredia - but General Manager Bill Stoneman adamantly denies he is in search of one."
Oakland Tribune (Scroll Down): "A source close to Eddie Guardado said the Mariners closer would waive his no-trade clause to come to San Francisco,
but a Seattle team source said Mariners GM Bill Bavasi isn't looking to deal the left-hander... The Pirates are expected to move closer Jose Mesa
soon, and the Giants have inquired, but Pittsburgh wants infielder Pedro Feliz."