The Market For Jason Jennings
The Denver Post has the latest on hot trade commodity Jason Jennings.
The Phils are now out of the running after acquiring Freddy Garcia. This leaves the Astros as the top candidate. Troy Renck says "the Rockies are eyeing 24-year-old starter Jason Hirsh, reliever Dan Wheeler and center fielder Willy Tavares." Renck notes that Houston's interest will heighten if Andy Pettitte signs with New York. The three-player haul mentioned here certainly seems to top what the White Sox got for Garcia, a fairly comparable pitcher for 2007.
The Blue Jays and Mets remain plenty interested if other options don't work out.
Ted Lilly, Gil Meche, and Vicente Padilla are all off the market. Left in Tier 2:
Batista may be the next to go.
UPDATE: Should Houston acquire Jon Garland, they'd obviously no longer be the frontrunner for Jennings.