Rosenthal’s Latest: D’Backs, Robertson, Pirates

Some notes from Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com

  • The Diamondbacks continue to pursue a number three or four starter in the wake of Brandon Webb's setback. A club official acknowledged that such a pickup was possible, but “I don’t think any team will be willing to give up that kind of pitcher at the start of the season.”
  • Rosenthal says the team has infield depth to use in a trade, and reiterated that they'd love to move Chris Snyder and the $11.25MM left on his contract. The Rangers and Red Sox are said to be looking for infielders, and the Mariners could join them following Jack Hannahan's injury.
  • The Tigers are shopping Nate Robertson, but Arizona doesn't consider him enough of an upgrade. Zach Duke and Paul Maholm are not available.
  • The best available starter may be Chad Gaudin, who was released by the Yankees on Thursday.  
  • The Brewers considered a Jeff Suppan for Snyder trade, but didn't want to take on Snyder's 2011 salary. Suppan will earn $12.5MM this season, the final one on his contract.
  • The Cubs do not expect to make a trade for a reliever before Opening Day, but they've scouted Jason Frasor and Scott Downs, plus Luke Gregerson of the Padres.
  • Nick Green has an out clause in his minor league contract, but the Dodgers may add him to the roster to serve as the backup shortstop.


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8 Comments on "Rosenthal’s Latest: D’Backs, Robertson, Pirates"


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Guest
5 years 3 months ago

So the Diamondbacks want to trade Chris Snyder and his $11MM salary to a team for a quality SP but they don’t want to eat any of his salary?

Not going to happen Josh Byrnes.

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Yankees10
5 years 3 months ago

For what reason would the Padres already want to trade Gregerson.

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Guest
5 years 3 months ago

There shouldn’t be any reason. The Padres shouldn’t even be thinking about trading Gregerson. He’s young, cheap, and effective.

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Yankees10
5 years 3 months ago

Exactly it just doesn’t make any sense.

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Magorphenger
5 years 3 months ago

I still see Snyder in Seattle

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statnut
5 years 3 months ago

I’d happily trade Nelson Figueroa and pick up all of Snyder’s salary.

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statnut
5 years 3 months ago

I’d happily trade Nelson Figueroa and pick up all of Snyder’s salary.