posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 06:52 PM
Astros could deal Kent to A's
The Chronicle's Jose De Jesus Ortiz reports that the A's have talked to the Astros about a trade involving Jeff Kent.
Diamondbacks want to lock up Sexson, Drew
The Republic's Bob McManaman reports that the Diamondbacks will likely begin contract talks with Richie Sexson and first-round pick Stephen Drew
Ordonez could join Mets' outfield
New York Post
The Post's Mark Hale reports that the Mets may sign Magglio Ordonez and move Cliff Floyd to first base.
Cubs may put Farnsworth back on block
The Sun-Times' Mike Kiley reports that the Cubs may shop Kyle Farnsworth in the offseason. In the meantime, look for the Cubs to pursue Jose Mesa or
Ugueth Urbina if they hit the market.
Burnitz in talks with Rockies
Rocky Mountain News
The Mountain News' Tracy Ringolsby reports that Jeromy Burnitz believes that he may be close to a deal with the Rockies.
Johnson now willing to listen if trade talk starts
Charles Johnson has settled down from trade shock. He has been able to digest his lost playing time. Calm, collected and benched, Johnson indicated
Tuesday that if the Rockies were to try to trade him again, they would have a much better chance of executing it.
Beltran's probably gone
I don't think the Astros will re-sign Carlos Beltran. I think they'll offer him $10 million a year but his agent apparently wants much more than
Season-ending injury hurts Quinlan, team
Los Angeles Daily News
Robb Quinlan, who in the past five weeks emerged as a key figure in the Angels' stretch drive, likely will miss the remainder of the season after
suffering a torn left oblique muscle during early batting practice Tuesday.
Beck cut to make room for Guzman
San Diego Union-Tribune
When Rod Beck was pitching could have played as big a role in his being cut by the Padres as what pitches he was throwing. The 34-year-old
right-hander was released yesterday to make room for rookie center fielder Freddy Guzman.
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