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Newz Forum: BASEBALL: MLB Rumors and News 04/08/04

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posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 04:04 PM
Beltran doesn't want Astros to gut roster
Houston Chronicle

Chronicle columnist Richard Justice writes that Carlos Beltran may not re-sign with the Astros if he thinks that they will have to gut their roster to keep him.

Walker could go to Yankees
Denver Post

The Post's Troy E. Renck reports that the Yankees are still talking about trading for Rockies outfielder Larry Walker.

Nomar may stay in Chicago
Chicago Sun-Times

Nomar Garciaparra told the Sun-Times' Mike Kiley that he is "going to consider" re-signing with the Cubs in the offseason.

Will Sexson re-sign with Diamondbacks?
Arizona Republic

Although Richie Sexson could choose to flee Arizona in the offseason, the Republic's Bob McManaman and Tim Tyers report that the free-agent-to-be may decide to stay with the rebuilding Diamondbacks.

Astros may hire Baylor
New York Daily News

The Daily News' Roger Rubin reports that the Astros could hire Mets bench coach Don Baylor to replace interim manager Phil Garner.

How to fix the Phils: Fire the franchise
Philadelphia Inquirer

It comes down to the fact that firing a manager and a general manager just isn't enough. The Phillies have been playing baseball in this city since Chester Arthur was in the White House and have won precisely one World Series title. One. That's half as many as the Florida Marlins have won in a decade by just showing up every few years.

Yankees may dump Heredia
Newark Star-Ledger

Steinbrenner's rage led to word, according to one team official, that the Yankees were considering letting go of Heredia today and replacing him with C.J. Nitkowski (who had a 1.42 ERA, 11 strikeouts and three walks in his first 12 2/3 innings for Triple-A Columbus) until they can make a deal for a lefty reliever.

Is Santana the next Koufax?
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The Twins could have a young Sandy Koufax in Johan Santana. The left-hander, 25, has been posting Koufax-like numbers of late... And don't discount the possibility of eccentric New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner waving a $100 million, six-year offer in front of Santana if he becomes a free agent after the 2006 season... General manager Terry Ryan says the Twins are not in the market for another catcher and are hoping to get rookie Joe Mauer back into the lineup.

Giants search for replacement starter
Oakland Tribune

The possibilities are broader outside the organization, and the Giants could make a deal after players begin clearing waivers on Thursday. The team might consider bringing back Rockies left-hander Shawn Estes, though with his modest $600,000 salary, another club might claim him and block a trade.

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[Edited on 4/8/04 by TRD]


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