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MLB Rumors April 21 2014

20 Apr 2014 21:03:29
after seeing all of these tigers trades one here, i'm going to post one of my own

TIGERS - ASTROS

TIGERS GETS:
SP DALLAS KUECHEL or BRETT OBERHOLTZER
RP ANTHONY BASS
SS CARLOS CORRERA (1) or JONATHAN VILLAR
OF GEORGE SPRINGER (3)

ASTROS GETS:
SP MAX SCHERZER + CASH
IF MID LEVEL PROSPECT (not in top 20)
OF MID LEVEL PROSPECT (not in top 20)

TIGERS =
they get a young and cheaper SP who is a LH and they get a needed RP who is from michigan and they get a SS who can be the franchise SS (correra) or an immediate starter (villar) and they get a LF platoon with davis (springer)

ASTROS =
they get the pitcher they can use and be the ACE of the staff, the go to guy and a pitcher that can bring fans to the games and they also get money along with scherzer and 2 mid level prospects who can help the astros out

SCHERZER CAN SIGN A 4 YEAR $100 MILLION DEAL AND STAY IN HOUSTON, ON A DEAL THAT IS NOT LONGTERM AND IS WHAT SCHERZER CAN GET

THE ASTROS COULD AFFORD IT SO THAT THEY CAN BRING FANS TO THE GAMES and also they can raise their payroll quite a bit like they used to 4-5 years ago when they had a good team

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20 Apr 2014 20:43:19
TIGERS TRADE BLOCKBUSTER

TIGERS GETS:
SS TROY TULOWITSKI
OF DREW STUBBS

ROCKIES GETS:
SP MAX SCHERZER
IF HERNAN PEREZ (#10)
OF TYLER COLLINS (#17)

the tigers get the shortstop they need and the platoon LF they can use with davis while the rockies get a much needed SP that can be the ACE of they staff and 2 young prospects

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20 Apr 2014 20:33:28
well the tigers released alex gonzalez so apparently he's not the answer at SS

romine and worth are not the longterm answer but more of a backup type player

so I and every tiger fan knows, the tigers are going to get a new SS within the next month since worth is not the answer and romine is not the answer, unless we call up suarez and see how he can handle it and maybe we won't have to give up anything drastic or sign drew and give up a 1st round pick to sign him and we can't wait till june to get drew

MAYBE WE TRADE WITH THE DODGERS AND GET GORDON??

TIGERS GET:
SP JOSH BECKETT or ZACH LEE
RP JP HOWELL or CHRIS PEREZ
IF DEE GORDON
OF ANDRE ETHIER

tigers get a pitcher who has had history with dombrowski and miguel cabrera on the marlins and he still can pitch good enough to be a reliable starter or get a younger option in lee who can throw good, they would also get a bullpen arm that they can use bad, they get a speedy and above average fielder at SS in gordon and he should be a SS and not 2B but he won't get that chance in LAD and they also get ethier who can help with power and is the likeliest OF to be traded in LAD and can platoon with davis for LF time

DODGERS GETS:
SP MAX SCHERZER
C BRYAN HOLADAY or RAMON CABRERA
IF HERNAN PEREZ (#10)
OF TYLER COLLINS (#17)

the dodgers get a good SP who can be the #2 SP when kershaw is back or the #1 when he is out and can form a lethal SP rotation (KERSHAW - SCHERZER - GRIENKE - RYU - HAREN) and they can resign scherzer since they have unlimited money (LOL) and they get a good young CATCHER to help at catcher and they get perez who can defend well and collins who has potential to be an everyday CF and can get that chance in LAD

C: AVILA
1B: CABRERA
2B: KINSLER
SS: GORDON
3B: CASTELLANOS
LF: ETHIER / DAVIS
CF: JACKSON
RF: HUNTER
DH: MARTINEZ

SP1: VERLANDER
SP2: SANCHEZ
SP3: BECKETT / LEE
SP4: PORCELLO
SP5: SMYLY

the tigers would still have a good SP rotation and a better lineup

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20 Apr 2014 22:25:53
Cubs/Tigers

Cubs get: Casey Crosby, Steven Moya

Tigers get: Nate Scheirholtz

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20 Apr 2014 17:39:13
Since the Yankees have placed RHP Ivan nova on the disabled list, here are moves they should consider:

Yankees get: Tyson Ross
Padres get: Austin Romine, Preston Claiborne


Yankees get: Travis Wood
Cubs get: Austin Romine, Tyler Austin


Yankees get: Rick Porcello
Tigers get: Preston Claiborne, Corban Joseph, Adam Warren

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Well, yes they probably just lost Nova for the year. But I don't see them making an immediate move. Nuno will probably take his spot for now. If he doesn't do well they could easily put Alfredo Aceves into rotation. I think he would do better with the Yankees. He did well with them before, and I'm still baffled as to why they let him go. Or they could build up Banuelos and insert him to the Rotation later in the year and keep track of his innings. Or make a play for someone better than what you have suggested like Cliff Lee or Samarzdja.

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As a tiger fan, I would do that trade as it would help the tigers but as a baseball fan (i know of the 3 players to the tigers but don't know exactly how good or bad they are) I don't think the yankees would consider this (MAYBE 2 OF THE 3)

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20 Apr 2014 17:13:57
Tigers get: Nate Schierholtz
Cubs get: Al Alburquerque, Hernan Perez

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20 Apr 2014 14:13:33
Lind, Happ, Cardona, Rogers
for
Scherzer

Det gets a power bat and some pitching help/depth
T. O gets a frontline starter

1. Reyes-SS
2. Cabrera-DH
3. Bautista-RF
4. Encarnacian-1B
5. Navaro-C
6. Rasmus-CF
7. Lawrie-3B
8. Gose/Sierra-LF
9. Goins-2B

1. Scherzer
2. Dickey
3. Morrow
4. Buerhle
5. Hutchinson

CL-Janssen
SU-Santos
SU-Cecil
MR-Delabar
MR-Loup
MR-Redmond
LR-McGowan

IF-Diaz
C-Thole
1B-Francisco

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Just where is Lind going to play on the Tigers?

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So, a box of misfit parts to the Tigers for an ace?

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This is also a terrible trade for the Tigers. Happ is nothing. Don't know who Cardona is and Rogers is mediocre.

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Tigers hang up laughing hysterically

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20 Apr 2014 04:42:29
DET LAA

TIGERS GETS:
1B/DH ALBERT PUJOLS
CASH (3/4 OF REMAINING CONTRACT)

ANGELS GETS:
SP RICK PORCELLO
1B/DH VICTOR MARTINEZ

tigers get a much needed power bat that can help cabrera and would also add 3/4 of his remaining contract along with pujols while the angels get a pitcher that they can use and a 1B/DH who is a free agent this offseason and can help at C too and is much cheaper than pujols right now

1) LF R. DAVIS
2) 2B I. KINSLER
3) 1B/DH M. CABRERA or A. PUJOLS
4) 1B/DH A. PUJOLS or M. CABRERA
5) RF T. HUNTER
6) CF A. JACKSON
7) 3B N. CASTELLANOS
8) C A. AVILA
9) SS A. GONZALEZ

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Nah. That would not work.

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Tigers aren't going to trade away another starter

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20 Apr 2014 00:24:10
blockbuster trades and re-worked their bullpen but steered clear of the big free agent signings we've come to expect from GM Dave Dombrowski and owner Mike Ilitch.

Major League Signings

Joe Nathan, RHP: Two years, $20MM plus $10MM club option for 2016.
Rajai Davis, OF: Two years, $10MM.
Joba Chamberlain, RHP: One year, $2. 5MM.
Total Spend: $32. 5MM
Notable Minor League Signings

J. D. Martinez, Nate Robertson
Extensions

Miguel Cabrera, 1B: Eight years, $248MM.
Trades and Claims

Acquired 2B Ian Kinsler from the Rangers in exchange for 1B Prince Fielder and $30MM.
Acquired LHP Robbie Ray, LHP Ian Krol and INF Steve Lombardozzi from the Nationals in exchange for RHP Doug Fister.
Acquired INF Alex Gonzalez from the Orioles in exchange for INF Steve Lombardozzi.
Acquired INF Andrew Romine from the Angels in exchange for LHP Jose Alvarez.
Notable Losses

Prince Fielder, Doug Fister, Jhonny Peralta, Jose Veras, Joaquin Benoit, Omar Infante, Brayan Pena, Darin Downs
Needs Addressed

The Tigers wrapped up their 2013 season with an ALCS loss to the Red Sox that served as a bittersweet farewell to longtime manager Jim Leyland. Their first order of business was to find a new skipper, and they did so in the form of former big league catcher Brad Ausmus.

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However, Detroit's biggest need this offseason could arguably have been to gain some long-term financial flexibility, and the club was able to accomplish that while finding a replacement for Infante all in the same move. In trading Fielder to the Rangers for Kinsler and $30MM, Dombrowski successfully shaved $76MM off the payroll over the next several years.

That savings, perhaps along with some of the money saved in the Fister trade, paved the way for the Tigers to sign Miguel Cabrera to a whopping eight-year, $248MM extension that serves as the second largest deal in history in terms of new money. When combined with the existing two years and $44MM he was already owed, Cabrera's 10-year, $292MM commitment is the largest ever made to a player in Major League history.

Last season, the Tigers experienced an early-season carousel in the ninth inning that led to a short-lived and unsightly reunion with Jose Valverde before Benoit finally solidified the closer's spot. However, Benoit departed via free agency, and the Tigers sought the biggest upgrade the market had to offer, inking active saves leader Nathan to a two-year deal. It's not without risk, given Nathan's age (39), but then again, what multi-year deal for a reliever is? Seeking a more affordable option than Veras for a setup role, Dombrowski brought in Chamberlain on a one-year deal. Chamberlain's struggles in New York were pronounced, but he fits the mold of the typical hard-throwing power arm that Detroit tends to target.

Those additions, along with the Fister trade, allowed the Tigers to move Drew Smyly into the rotation alongside Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Anibal Sanchez and Rick Porcello, with Krol sliding into the 'pen in Smyly's stead. That quintet looks to be one of the most talented groups in the Majors and should give the Tigers a good chance to once again post one of the five best collective rotation ERAs in the game.

In the outfield, Dombrowski sought to add more speed by adding Davis on a two-year deal, and he would have formed a solid platoon with Andy Dirks, had Dirks not suffered a back injury. Dirks is on the shelf for the first three months or so of the season, thrusting Davis, rookie Tyler Collins and utility man Don Kelly into more action than originally expected.

Questions Remaining

While the Cabrera extension clearly filled a need for the near future, it will almost certainly be perceived in a negative light by its completion. Cabrera could very well be the best power hitter on the face of the planet right now, so it makes sense that that Tigers would want to retain him and even lock him up for life, but history has shown that 10-year commitments such as this one (e. g. Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols) aren't likely to pan out. While he has astoundingly never been on the disabled list, Cabrera did battle a groin injury that required offseason surgery in 2013, and the odds of him maintaining his impressive durability through his age-40 season are slim to none.

The bigger question, for the Tigers, will be how many more years of elite slugging they receive from Cabrera before his inevitable decline. For all of Cabrera's accolades at the plate, the same "best hitter on the planet" tag could have been applied to Pujols or Rodriguez at the time of their signings, and they wilted quickly (though Pujols could still experience a turnaround, of course). And, it must be asked if the best way to utilize their newfound financial freedom after escaping Fielder's decline years was to immediately dedicate that money to the decline years of another slugger.

Injuries have ravaged the Tigers' roster, creating a good deal of uncertainty for the 2014 season. For the time being, they've elected to bridge the gap to Dirks' return with internal options, but a waiver claim or some type of minor move to improve that depth early in the season wouldn't be a surprise.

Of longer-term consequence is the fact that Jose Iglesias is likely to miss the season with stress fractures in each of his shins/ The Tigers have, to this point, deployed an unexciting combination of Gonzalez and Romine to fill the void. One has to wonder just how long they can go with that combination before looking for a real upgrade.

The logical connection to make there is that Stephen Drew remains unsigned, and at this point, there may not be a team with a greater need that represents a better fit. Drew is already in the clear in terms of dodging another qualifying offer -- any team that signs him would be unable to make an offer, as he didn't spent the entire year on its roster -- but the Tigers may prefer to wait until after the June draft to make a move. That strategy would preserve their 2015 first-round pick, but it would also mean about two months of replacement-level production at shortstop as well as the risk that another club swoops in and signs him at an earlier date.

In addition to Dirks and Iglesias, the Tigers also lost flamethrowing setup ace Bruce Rondon to Tommy John surgery. Rondon's departure for the season means that the Tigers will be relying on a patchwork bullpen to get to Nathan in the ninth inning, with Krol, Chamberlain and Al Alburquerque representing the best options for Ausmus.

A final, albeit lesser question mark is whether or not Nick Castellanos can hold down the fort as Ausmus' primary third base option. Castellanos is universally regarded as one of the game's top hitting prospects, but he's still just 22 years old and rocketed through the minor leagues without clearly dominating at any one level. That's not to say he isn't capable of being a plus third baseman in the Majors, but merely to ask if it's a reasonable expectation for the 2014 campaign.

Deal of Note

The Fister trade is still one of the most controversial moves of the offseason, simply due to the fact that most feel Dombrowski -- who is generally perceived as an excellent GM in trades -- didn't receive a large enough return for his right-hander.

From 2011-13, Fister ranked ninth among all Major League pitchers in fWAR (13. 3) and rWAR (12. 6). In 586 2/3 innings in that time, Fister posted a 3. 30 ERA with 6. 8 K/9, 1. 8 BB/9, 3. 75 K/BB and a 50. 9 percent ground-ball rate that ranked 18th among 139 qualified starting pitchers. The Nationals will control him for two more seasons, with a $7. 2MM salary on tap in 2014 before one more arbitration raise next offseason.

Essentially, Fister has pitched at a level that is comparable, if not superior to that of James Shields over the three-year term that preceded his to his trade to the Royals (albeit in a weaker division). Shields, who was also more expensive than Fister, posted a 3. 76 ERA with 8. 4 K/9, 2. 3 BB/9 and a 46. 6 percent ground-ball rate in that time. He did total an additional 100 innings, and the Rays included Wade Davis in the deal as well, but it seems disproportionate that Shields would net a package headlined by Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi while Fister yielded Ray, Krol and Lombardozzi.

Ray is the jewel of the deal, but he didn't rank among the game's Top 100 prospects per Baseball America or Baseball Prospectus, and he came in at No. 97 on MLB. com's list. Dombrowski has said the trade was made due to the difficulty of acquiring young pitching, noting that Ray was one of 15 pitching prospects who interested the Tigers and the only one with which a rival club was willing to part. Perhaps Dombrowski sensed the impending injury to Fister that has sidelined him to open the season, but he was healthy enough at the time of the trade to pass Washington's physical, so it seems unlikely that any sort of major red flag was present.

With Lombardozzi already shipped off, the Tigers are left with Ray, Krol and one year of Gonzalez to show for Fister, making Ray's development critical to the trade's success. Should Ray fail to pan out, the Tigers would be left with a left-handed reliever and some extra cash that may have helped to facilitate a likely ill-fated contract extension for Cabrera -- a tough pill to swallow for Detroit fans.

Overview

Despite question marks in the bullpen and at shortstop, the Tigers boast an elite rotation and a lineup that should score plenty of runs, making them the favorites to take home their fourth consecutive AL Central Division Championship. This team is in a clear win-now mode, although the subtraction of Fister does contradict that thinking to an extent. The Tigers could very well find themselves in the market for a one-year upgrade at shortstop or some short-term help in left field, but even if they stick with in-house options, they're likely to see October baseball once again.

The long-term outlook is more questionable, as after shedding the decline phase of Fielder's contract, the Tigers purchased a larger portion of that same phase of Cabrera's career. They already have a remarkable $83. 8MM in contracts guaranteed in 2017, $68MM in 2018 (including buyouts for Kinsler and Anibal Sanchez) and $58MM in 2019. With some potentially restrictive commitments for declining players on the books in the future, the team could be facing a closing window for its first World Series title since 1984.

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You lost me at blockbuster.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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I feel this guy didn't write all of this cause I saw a very similar article somewhere online that is just like this so all he did was copy and paste this

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19 Apr 2014 21:47:15
Tigers get: Jonathan Villar, Matt Albers
Astros get: Phil Coke, Hernan Perez

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THIS I WOULD DO IN A HEART BEAT

but.

this is nowhere near fair for the astros, villar who is a speedy and above average fielder and albers who is better then coke for perez who is below villar in potential and coke who is 1/2 of what albers can bring

SO ASTROS don't DO THIS TRADE

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19 Apr 2014 21:40:48
A's get: Jake McGee
Rays get: Fernando Abad, PTBNL

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A's don't need bullpen help. Rays won't deal McGee for that.

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19 Apr 2014 18:32:44
Mets get:
Giancarlo Stanton

Marlins get:
Noah Syndergaard
Steven Matz
Wilmer Flores
Allen Dykstra

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OK. We have been over this. IF Stanton is traded, it will not be to an NL East team. Plus I would think the Marlins would want more in returns and pieces they need. Flores doesn't fit their needs.

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19 Apr 2014 01:10:37
Chi/Tampa

Chi gets: David Price, Grayson Garvin

Tampa gets: Jorge Soler, CJ Edwards, Arismendy Alcantara, Pierce Johnson

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Honestly, I think this is the type of package that Tampa would seek.

That said, the Rays are contenders, and they would be hard pressed to contend without Price.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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18 Apr 2014 02:43:04
Yankees get: Joaquin Arias
Giants get: Jose A. Ramirez, Dean Anna

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Joaquin Arias? The one they traded for A-Rod and assured the Rangers that he was better than Cano? If this were to ever happen different players would go the other way.

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17 Apr 2014 10:24:01
ROSTER MOVES

Athletics: Claimed RHP Marcus Walden off waivers from the Blue Jays, the team announced.

Giants: Released LHP Dontrelle Willis from their Triple-A roster, the team announced. He recently suffered a serious arm injury.

Mariners: Called up IF Nick Franklin, who might see time in the outfield.

Mets: Called up RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka from Triple-A and outrighted LHP John Lannan.
MISCELLANY

Diamondbacks: President Derrick Hall said it is too early to assign blame for the team's rough start to the season.

Mariners: GM Jack Zduriencik said the team offered DH Kendrys Morales a three-year, $30 million contract following last summer's All-Star break.

Mets: Despite his shakiness, manager Terry Collins told reporters RHP Jose Valverde will remain the team's closer.

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16 Apr 2014 19:25:12
TB: DAvid Price SP & Brandon Gomes RP

for

ANA: Garrett Richards SP, RJ Alvarez SP, C. J Cron 1B, Alex Yarbrough 2B & Fernando Salas RP

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Still not enough back to the Rays.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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1. Angels have a terrible farm and don't have enough to acquire Price
2. I doubt the Rays would trade Price now that they are short on pitching.

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16 Apr 2014 19:22:02
OAK: Sam Fuld OF

for

MIN: Scott Diamond SP

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16 Apr 2014 16:57:32
To Houston:
Ryan Howard 1b
+ 10mil

To Philadelphia
Matt Albers P
Dexter Fowler OF
Jared Cosart P

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I can't see Houston giving up three
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Ridgerunner

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Surely you jest.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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More than 10 million would have to come Houston's way. And less going Phillies way.

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I doubt Houston would send Fowler for Howard straight up let alone with an above average reliever like Albers and a solid starter with great upside like Cosart.

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16 Apr 2014 14:08:30
Yankees Acquire:
Ike Davis
Zach Lutz

Mets Acquire:
Didi Gregorius

D-Backs Acquire:
JR Murphy
Mark Montgomery

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Mets need a ss that can hit not a defensive one, and they will not just accept didi for Ike Davis and lutz like that they will need a way better ss plus on this deal everyone else gets a good take back except the mets

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16 Apr 2014 13:51:21
Since the Bonaficio is doing so well with the Cubs and they have Javier Baez coming up the don't have a big need for Starlin Castro maybe trade him for pitching.


NYY: Michael Pineda Slade Heathcott

CHC: Starlin Castro

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I didn't realize the Yankees had pitching to deal.

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I know but they need a shortstop I haven't checked in free agent shortstops I just thought of this maybe the cubs could pull it off

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Last I checked, they don't need a new short stop until next year.

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16 Apr 2014 10:23:56
RUMORS & SPECULATION

Padres: Offered 3B Chase Headley a three-year extension in the $33 million to $39 million range. The offer was nowhere close to what Headley is seeking. He will be a free agent after the season. (Jon Heyman)

ROSTER MOVES

Astros: Planning to call up top prospect OF George Springer on Wednesday. OF Robbie Grossman has been sent down and RHP Lucas Harrell will be designated for assignment in corresponding moves.

Blue Jays: Called up IF Munenori Kawasaki, the club announced. RHP Marcus Walden was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

Dodgers: Activated RHP Brian Wilson (elbow) off the 15-day DL, the team announced. LHP Paco Rodriguez was sent to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

Indians: Activated OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) off the 15-day DL. OF Nyjer Morgan was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

Mets: OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis was recalled from Triple-A, the team announced.

Phillies: RHP Mike Adams (shoulder) was activated off the 15-day DL, the team announced. RHP Luis Garcia was sent to the minors in a corresponding move.

Yankees: Recalled C John Ryan Murphy and IF Scott Sizemore from Triple-A, the team announced. RHP Shane Greene was sent to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

MISCELLANY

Cubs: Recently retired outfielder Darnell McDonald has joined the team's baseball operations department, it was announced.

Diamondbacks: GM Kevin Towers said the team will not call up top prospect RHP Archie Bradley despite their slow start. (Fox Sports)

Red Sox: Manager John Farrell was fined for his negative comments about the new replay system.

White Sox: Manager Robin Ventura said RHP Matt Lindstrom will remain the team's closer even though he's been struggling. (MLB. com)

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16 Apr 2014 02:50:41
Possible 2014 Trade Deadline Deal

BAL-MIL

Orioles get - 3B Aramis Ramirez (to be full time DH)
Brewers get - SP Mike Wright, OF Francsico Peguero

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I feel like Cruz will be Full-time DH by then. Plus Brewers are killing it and will need someone to actually play third, which Ramirez does adequately, so why trade him?

Too early to predict a deadline deal. Brewers may or may not be contenders.

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Those bums? For Aramis? ha

LongtimeBaseballFan

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Whats with all the Possible Trade Deadline deals? We aren't even half way through the first month.

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16 Apr 2014 02:50:25
Possible 2014 Trade Deadline Deal

CLE-CHC

Indians get - SP Jeff Samardzija
Cubs get - SP Trevor Bauer, OF Tyler Naquin, SP Dace Kime

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If I'm the Indians I'm looking for a lefty starter. Plus do the Indians really wanna trade their top pitching prospect for a year and a half of Samardzija? I doubt it, but maybe.

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16 Apr 2014 02:50:07
Possible 2014 Trade Deadline Deal

LAA-TB

Angels get - SP David Price, OF Brandon Guyer
Rays get - OF JB Shuck, 1B CJ Cron, SP Mark Sappington, RP Mike Morin, SP Hunter Green

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The Rays, who already have a questionable farm system, wouldn't want the Angels' - of all teams - TERRIBLE farm pieces. Makes them no better.

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Well, with the Rays really short on pitching I doubt they would move Price now. They are probably really glad they didn't trade him in the offseason. Second I agree with the Rays having a questionable farm system now. They use to have someone in waiting for stuff like this but they don't.

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Take Morin & Green out then put RJ Alvarez SP in

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16 Apr 2014 02:49:51
Possible 2014 Trade Deadline Deal

SF-PHI

Giants get - SP Cliff Lee, cash
Phillies get - SP Ty Blach, OF Gary Brown, SS Ehire Adrianza, SP Joan Gregorio

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Not sure that the Giants are the organization that the Phillies want to call if they're looking for pieces to build on. The Giants are a weak system.

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The Giants have Cain, Bumgardner, Lineum, Voglesong, and Hudson that is one of the deepest rotains in baseball with out Cliff Lee.

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Giants don't have the Farm System to acquire Lee, Something the Phillies also lack.

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Plus Giants already have Cain, Baumgartner, Lincecum, Hudson & Vogelsong

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16 Apr 2014 02:49:14
Possible 2014 Trade Deadline Deal

DET-SD

Tigers get - 3B Chase Headley
Padres get - SS Eugenio Suarez, 2B Hernan Perez

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Ha! No way. Headley would warrant WAY more than the Tigers Quadruple-A garbage. Plus Detroit has Castellanos playing third, so. why would they do this?

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16 Apr 2014 02:48:29
Possible 2014 Trade Deadline Deal

PIT-COL

Pirates get - 1B/OF Michael Cuddyer, cash
Rockies get - OF Barrett Barnes, SP Kyle McPherson, SS JaCoby Jones

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I mean, if Cuddyer is really that big of an upgrade over Tabata then. okay.

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The pirates have McCuthen, Marte, Snider, Tabata, and Polanoc is coming.

Tigers Fan

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They also have ishikawa at 1b

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16 Apr 2014 01:06:19
Yankees get: Nick Franklin
Mariners get: Austin Romine, Preston Claiborne, Jose Campos

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15 Apr 2014 10:27:52
SIGNINGS & AGREEMENTS

- Padres: Have agreed to a six-year, $35-million contract extension with 2B Jedd Gyorko.

- White Sox: Have signed RHP Frank Francisco to a minor-league contract.

RUMORS, SPECULATION, NEWS, ETC.

- Diamondbacks: RHP Trevor Cahill (9. 17 ERA) has been moved to the bullpen. Mike Bolsinger has been called up and will make his MLB debut Saturday against the Rockies. (Jack Magruder via Twitter)

- Yankees: A source tells Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York that there's no chance the Yankees will address their infield problems by signing Stephen Drew or Kendrys Morales.

Tigers Fan

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Yea the Yankees can probably find cheaper alternatives elsewhere.

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Yankees should see what it would take to get Nick Franklin from Seattle

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15 Apr 2014 01:08:34
Arizona receives Brett Lawrie, Daniel Norris, and Brett Cecil.

Toronto receives Didi Gregorius, Cliff Pennington, Josh Collmenter, and Gerardo Parra.

Toronto receives infield help in Pennington and Gregorius. Pennington can be serviceable at third, and Gregorius can play either second base or shortstop and will be an upgrade over Goins and/or Diaz who are horrible. Collmenter brings a solid long-relief arm and Parra brings a gold-glove defense to the Jays an opens up trade talks with other teams regarding Rasmus.

Arizona can play Lawrie at third base and move Prado to the outfield where Parra was. Cecil would bring needed relief to the worst bullpen in baseball or at least the NL.

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As a d-backs fan, not only are you losing a lot of flexibility between losing Pennington, Parra, and Collmenter and you are 100% counting on the potential in Lawrie. But I'd be fine with it from a d-backs perspective. Don't know how Toronto would feel about losing their everyday third baseman.

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Lawrie is of no use for the dbacks because of Prado parra and collmenter are way to valuable to the dbacks

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^Collmenter looked a little less valuable after losing to the Mets.

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Hey dude, Prado can play the OF if they lost Parra then Lawrie plays third. Read what the man wrote.

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Prado is more valuable as an INF. As an OF, he's just okay.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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On the surface, though, this trade is fair for the Blue Jays. Maybe even an overpay by the D-Backs. Maybe keep Pennington

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