Rosenthal On Bell, Tejada, Holliday, Ankiel

The latest from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports

  • Three or four teams are interested in Padres closer Heath Bell, but the team isn't really looking to move him.  Rosenthal sees Bell getting just $3-4MM in his second arbitration year; that seems light to me.
  • Rosenthal reminds us that the Rockies are eyeing Robb Quinlan and Fernando Tatis as bench candidates.  He wonders, though, if the Rockies, Cardinals, A's, and Cubs could find starting infielders at bargain prices as the offseason wears on.  Rosenthal says Miguel Tejada is looking for two years and $16MM; I can't think of a team that would come close to that.
  • The Cardinals believed Scott Boras might've taken Matt Holliday elsewhere on a one-year deal, though a rival executive believes that was unlikely.
  • The Pirates' interest in Rick Ankiel is obvious – Frank Coonelly has said as much in multiple chats with fans.  A couple of Rosenthal sources were divided on the Bucs' chances of signing Ankiel, who would play right field for them.  The only other known suitor is the Royals.

17 Responses to Rosenthal On Bell, Tejada, Holliday, Ankiel Leave a Reply

  1. Ferrariman 6 years ago

    lol the royals..perfect fit for rick ankiel i guess. good hitters/neutral park to get back in the groove of his 07 08 numbers. just dont expect a ring at the end of the season.

    same could be said for the pirates too i guess.

  2. boraswannabe 6 years ago

    HAHAHA. Matt Holiday on a 1 year deal. He gets injured or has a bad year, then what?? The Cardinals couldn’t really believe that crap could they??

    • I don’t think so Boraswannabe… I think thats a pretty bad excuse… I agree with you 100%

      Holliday would not allow Boras to risk that.

  3. I agree with you on Bell Tim, however I think it depends on the figure submitted by Bell…

    If he goes for 8, They might go with the padres offer of 3 or 4. If he goes 6, I think he will get it.

  4. bharsh 6 years ago

    I still say Ankiel and the Giants would be a good fit….

    • Ferrariman 6 years ago

      yup thats exactly what the giants need..a giant questionmark outfielder who might give you 25 home runs or might give you 5 home runs all while maintaining a sub .200 average with RISP..and about a .250 average overall. more inconsistent hitters..exactly what the giants need.

      unless your referring to ankiel being a pitcher then i might agree HAHA

  5. TommyBrookensIsMyTiger 6 years ago

    I think Ankiel would be perfect in Scranton.

  6. TommyBrookensIsMyTiger 6 years ago

    I think Ankiel would be a perfect fit in Albuequerque.

  7. Abraham Zapruder 6 years ago

    The Cards got taken to the cleaners by Boras.

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  9. Guest 6 years ago

    If Heath Bell is going to be indeed that cheap I cant see the Padres moving him until the trade deadline when (at times) there is a panic for a elite closer.

    Many teams could use bullpen help, especially a cheap closer that has really flourished in that particular role.

  10. JZG 6 years ago

    Tejada would be a perfect 2 year deal for the Cubs until Castro’s ready. The guy, no matter what age he is, drives in runs,never misses a game, and never strikes out. Perfect for the Cubs’ anemic lineup. Not to mention his leadership and energy in the clubhouse cant be forgotten either.

    • Ferrariman 6 years ago

      he also grounds into 25 double plays and kills rallies.

      • JZG 6 years ago

        ill take the dp’s because he’s still driving in 100

  11. AkronHammer 6 years ago


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  13. Corner outfielders with a ~.310 OBP and question-mark power aren’t very useful. Take Eugenio Velez… Please.

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