Stark’s Latest: Dunn, Tankersley, Sherrill

ESPN has a new Trade Deadline blog going; here’s the link.  Jayson Stark already has two entries up, found here and here.  Let’s dig in!

  • The Yankees have explored the idea of acquiring Adam Dunn, though they’re reluctant to meet the Reds’ demands.
  • The Marlins are proposing the idea of swapping lefty Taylor Tankersley for a more experienced one like Brian Fuentes or George Sherrill.  So far, nothing’s cooking.  Tankersley, 25, was demoted to Triple A earlier this month after being bitten by the home run bug.  He dealt with shoulder tendinitis in early ’07.
  • The Rockies instead have their eye on Florida’s Ryan Tucker, a young Double A righty with a mid-90s heater and a 1.41 ERA.  I don’t see that happening.  Stark says they want to push the bidding closer to the deadline though.
  • The Orioles are apparently trying to pry Alcides Escobar or Mat Gamel from the Brewers for Sherrill, but as you know they’re not biting.

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