The Reliever Market

Plenty of contenders are in the market for relievers.  Possibly needy clubs include the Tigers, Indians, Astros, Yankees, and Red Sox.  The following relievers may be available in the coming months.

  • Huston Street, Alan Embree, Keith Foulke, A’s.  Street is under team control (but not contract) through 2010; he might require a large bounty.
  • Jon Rauch, Nationals.  He’s racked up 12 saves in Chad Cordero‘s absence and is signed cheaply through 2010.
  • George Sherrill, Chad Bradford, Jamie Walker, Orioles.  Sherrill is second in the Majors with 19 saves; he is also second with 21 opportunities.  He’s under team control through 2010.
  • Brian Fuentes, Kip Wells, Rockies.  You can’t go wrong with Fuentes as a two-month rental.
  • Jamey Wright, Joaquin Benoit, Eddie Guardado, Frank Francisco, Rangers.  Jon Daniels has many trade chips this year.
  • John Grabow, Damaso Marte, Tyler Yates, Pirates.  The Bucs hold two premiere southpaws in Grabow and Marte.
  • Ron Mahay, Jimmy Gobble, Brett Tomko, Royals.  Mahay could be shopped around; the Yankees liked him last winter.
  • Jeremy Affeldt, David Weathers, Reds.  Both are impending free agents.
  • Vinnie Chulk, Tyler Walker, Giants.
  • LaTroy Hawkins, Yankees.  Hawkins remains a DFA candidate.
  • R.A. Dickey, Arthur Rhodes, Mariners.
  • Mike MacDougal, White Sox.
  • Derrick Turnbow, Brewers. The Brewers will probably just let him try to figure it out in the minors.  Trading him doesn’t make much sense.



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