Heyman On Prince, Buchholz, Sheets, Padres

We've already heard about Roy Oswalt and Cliff Lee, but Jon Heyman of SI.com introduces us to some lower-profile trade candidates in his latest column. Here's the latest on what trades to expect over the course of the next two months:

  • This summer, the Yankees plan on pursuing a reliever plus a hitter to replace Nick Johnson (Twitter link).
  • Executives believe there's a real chance the 19-28 Brewers deal Prince Fielder. One NL GM says "Milwaukee can't afford the Prince Fielders of the world.''
  • The Indians asked for Clay Buchholz in exchange for Cliff Lee last summer and were rejected by the Red Sox. The Indians were smart to ask, but the Red Sox are surely glad they held onto Buchholz, who has a 3.07 ERA this year.
  • An AL GM says Ben Sheets needs to be more consistent to become an appealing trade target. Sheets is pitching better after a slow start.
  • GMs around the league would love to see the White Sox make their pitchers available.
  • A White Sox insider says Ozzie Guillen isn't going anywhere.
  • One GM can see the D'Backs trading Dan Haren for a prospect-rich package, but other executives think the D'Backs will keep their ace.
  • Most executives see the Padres holding onto Adrian Gonzalez and Heath Bell – at least as long as they're playing this well.

16 Responses to Heyman On Prince, Buchholz, Sheets, Padres Leave a Reply

  1. gigantes2425 5 years ago

    fielder a giant?….

    • Triteon 5 years ago

      Both Fielder and Sandoval on the field at AT&T? The field would sag at the baselines!

      • redsandyanksfan 5 years ago

        not to mention with bengie molina still running the bases if you call it running 😉

      • hawkny1 5 years ago

        Yeah, it would reduce opponents’ bunt attempts by 50%

  2. AisoRed 5 years ago

    Yeah he may be a fit for what they need, but I think there is too much bad blood between him and the Giants.

  3. 55saveslives 5 years ago

    Money solves all problems…

    • gigantes2425 5 years ago

      and having fielder would solve a lot of problems.

  4. I hate to be the stereotypical Yankees fan and suggest throwing money at things, but a Teixeira/Fielder 1B/DH split? Yikes.

    • Heh no way.

      1) Bad blood between the 2 front offices
      2) Would require Montero+ type B/C+ prospect
      3) Yanks need the DH spot free for 2011+ when veterans age.

      Someone more realistic is Adam Dunn if Nats come back to earth. Z.McAllister and a low ball prospect could get it done. L.Berkman is another guy I would love as Yankee.

      • Yankees420 5 years ago

        Dunn would be nice because of his expiring contract, I really feel that Posada is going to see more time at DH next season than at C. For that reason I don’t see the Yankees pursuing anyone that’s under contract after this season to fill the DH void.

    • I was talking about waiting for Fielder to run out his contract. You could do the same with A-Gone or any of the big sluggers. Probably should’ve specified.

      • 0bsessions 5 years ago

        And when his contract is up, the Yanks will have both Jeter AND A-Rod closing in on DH duties. With the kind of contract it’ll take to get Fielder, the Yankees are the last team that should even consider signing him or any other first baseman/DH anytime soon.

  5. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    I could see the Yankees being potentially interested in Ryan Doumit. He really isn’t doing much behind the plate and maybe moving him out of the catching position would decrease his injury chances, and he could hit better in an actually good lineup.

    • Yankees420 5 years ago

      I think the Yankees would be looking for someone that is a proven slugger or OBP type guy, not looking to see if they can turn things around for a struggling catcher. Plus I think they want someone that can play OF if necessary.

  6. Yankees420 5 years ago

    Anyone think that Toronto would trade one of Downs/Frasor to the Yankees without the Yanks having to overpay? It is just a RP.

  7. Yankees420 5 years ago

    Overreact much? I was just wondering if Toronto would still ask for an overpay for an interdivision trade if it was for a reliever with an expiring contract. Downs/Frasor have been talked about being trade candidates since the offseason. Next time instead of the sarcastic attitude, you could instead join in the discussion and tell me what you think the Jays would ask for from the Yankees for either Frasor or Downs.

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