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Rosenthal's Latest

Ken Rosenthal has a new column up.  A summary appears below.

  • Rosenthal thinks the Tigers are unlikely to acquire Eric Gagne or Akinori Otsuka, perhaps preferring to look at internal options.  That's a shame, as I think they really need to add someone.
  • The White Sox won't be granting a 72 hour negotiating window if they trade Mark Buehrle.  Strictly a rental.  That could limit the market for him, but Kenny Williams will come up with at least one quality prospect.
  • The Dodgers don't seem likely to trade for Adam Dunn or Jermaine Dye, but could go after Mark Teixeira.  Dye seems most likely to end up in the NL West somehow, but only if he is healthy and hitting.
  • Possible Dontrelle Willis suitors: the Rockies or Diamondbacks.  They've got the young trading chips, and the need in the present day.  The Rox could offer Aaron Cook plus prospects, and the D'Backs could try Livan Hernandez and youngsters.  If the D'Backs dare offer up Justin Upton, the Marlins would jump.  Of course, D-Train needs to be healthy and the Marlins would need to fall out of contention.
  • Barry Bonds's agent really doesn't see a trade happening.  Well, no one does, but it's fun to speculate.  Rosenthal thinks only the Yankees could accomodate him.
  • Aside from the Pirates and Padres, the Astros, Cardinals, and Rangers could go after Milton Bradley
  • Rosenthal has a GM source who thinks the Reds could wait until this winter, exercise Adam Dunn's $13MM option for '08, and then trade him.  Dunn, however, would gain no-trade protection until June 15, 2008 and then be able to block 10 teams thereafter.
  • Troy Glaus isn't going anywhere.  Even if the Jays wanted to trade him, his contract is prohibitive.
  • The Indians or Rockies could trade for Octavio Dotel for bullpen depth.  Dotel is developing into a fine trading chip for Dayton Moore, just as planned.  The Tribe has had interest in Dotel in past offseasons. 

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Since no extension window will be granted, it makes perfect sense for the braves to use their minor league depth at the middle infield position to try and acquire Buehrle. Use Brent lillibridge and a mid level prospect and see if maybe that could work.I would use yunel to get a decent young pitcher whom we could have for a few more years, and of course salty is not going to be traded just for a rental.

Lillibridge gets on base, thats not Ozzieball.

ah yes, this is true, fine then andruw jones and a mid level prospect

Ozzie doesn't make the trades, does he? If the Braves don't step up, they aren't getting Buehrle. I find the Mariners a more suitable trading partner, ideally with a Jeff Clement package.

Why would the Rockies trade "Aaron Cook plus prospects" to the Marlins for Dontrelle Willis, when Aaron Cook alone is better than Willis? A lot of these trade ideas make no sense.

Anyone who is out for Jermaine Dye should consider Sammy Sosa as a much cheaper alternative.

Possible Dontrelle Willis suitors: the Rockies or Diamondbacks. They've got the young trading chips, and the need in the present day. The Rox could offer Aaron Cook plus prospects, and the D'Backs could try Livan Hernandez and youngsters. If the D'Backs dare offer up Justin Upton, the Marlins would jump. Of course, D-Train needs to be healthy and the Marlins would need to fall out of contention.


Rather have willis then cook sorry, not interested in him Willis is a work horse that once the defense improves will be pitching like his normal self.

Now Upton would be amazing to snag and I would move him now for him.

PLEASE DETROIT MAKE A MOVE FOR OTSUKA!!

Who in the organization can the Tigers rely on?

Jones, Rodney, Grilli have all show that the are inconsistent and unreliable.

How effective will Zumaya be once he returns?

De La Cruz is delivering now, but it's early. - McBride? - maybe?
Donnelly in Erie? - really, a July call up will be the bullpen's saviour?

I would feel a lot more comfortable with Otsuka, he has shown he is a more than capable closer.

PLEASE DETROIT MAKE A MOVE FOR OTSUKA!!

Who in the organization can the Tigers rely on?

Jones, Rodney, Grilli have all show that the are inconsistent and unreliable.

How effective will Zumaya be once he returns?

De La Cruz is delivering now, but it's early. - McBride? - maybe?
Donnelly in Erie? - really, a July call up will be the bullpen's saviour?

I would feel a lot more comfortable with Otsuka, he has shown he is a more than capable closer.

PLEASE DETROIT MAKE A MOVE FOR OTSUKA!!

Who in the organization can the Tigers rely on?

Jones, Rodney, Grilli have all show that the are inconsistent and unreliable.

How effective will Zumaya be once he returns?

De La Cruz is delivering now, but it's early. - McBride? - maybe?
Donnelly in Erie? - really, a July call up will be the bullpen's saviour?

I would feel a lot more comfortable with Otsuka, he has shown he is a more than capable closer.

You really want Otsuka, don't you?

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