Gotham Baseball’s Mark Healey checks in with an interesting rumor mill.
The Mets have been linked to Brad Penny, who is now a hot trade commodity since the Jason Schmidt signing. Penny started the All-Star Game, but he also posted a 6.25 ERA in the second half.
The Reds have interest in Rodrigo Lopez. He’s OK, but I can see the Reds overpaying. Speaking of Lopez, the Royals are having heated discussions about him. KC is on the way to crafting a slightly less laughable rotation.
The Twins are all over Steve Trachsel for a two-year pact.
The Florida clubs are tossing around a Baldelli/Yusmeiro Petit + prospect type deal. I don’t see the Fish getting Baldelli without breaking up their rotation, personally.