Cafardo’s Latest: Oswalt, DeJesus, Aardsma, LaRoche

There are a handful of big names that could be moved before this July's trading deadline, and Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe opens his latest column by taking a look at some of the possibilities. Let's check out the highlights from Cafardo's piece….

  • There's skepticism within the Astros' organization that owner Drayton McLane would want to trade Roy Oswalt to the Rangers, baseball's other Texas team.
  • The return the Royals are requesting in exchange for David DeJesus is higher than any team is willing to pay for now.
  • Mariners closer David Aardsma is "already drawing a lot of interest."
  • Pedro Feliz, Willie Bloomquist, and Jay Payton could be small-scale trade bait.
  • Adam LaRoche on his brief time as a Red Sox: "The ballpark was perfectly suited for the way I swing, and it would have been nice to have stayed there and see what would have happened over a full year."


19 Responses to Cafardo’s Latest: Oswalt, DeJesus, Aardsma, LaRoche Leave a Reply

  1. formerdraftpick 5 years ago

    I completely agree with Adam on his statement. Him and the Green Monster would have been best friends. I also think he would have led the league in doubles if he stayed with the Red Sox.

    • ELPinchy 5 years ago

      He has the ugliest swing I’ve ever seen.

      • formerdraftpick 5 years ago

        I agree, but in the stat book a hit is a hit.

        • ELPinchy 5 years ago

          I actually wondered if that is exactly what happened, they got him and saw that swing then sent him packing.

        • ELPinchy 5 years ago

          I actually wondered if that is exactly what happened, they got him and saw that swing then sent him packing.

    • ELPinchy 5 years ago

      He has the ugliest swing I’ve ever seen.

  2. LiveFastCyYoung 5 years ago

    Jay Payton is employed right now!?

    • formerdraftpick 5 years ago

      I’m confused as to why, out of all the minor league players out there (that were former major leaguers) why was Jay’s name mentioned? I know he’s batting .320 right now, but so are a lot of other players on other teams. Look at the Bisons. Now, that’s some bait.

      • nhsox 5 years ago

        Well if his name surfaced in a Cafardo article, its likely because Payton played for the Sox for a brief period of time.

    • aap212 5 years ago

      Seriously. What year is this?

  3. aap212 5 years ago

    I’m not even an Astros fan, and I’m tired of Drayton McLane being motivated by things other than building a franchise.

  4. j6takish 5 years ago

    Hmm, a contending team in the opposite league with the best farm system in the game needs starting pitching from a team 17 games under 500 and yet theres skepticism? Glad I’m not an Astros fan

  5. j6takish 5 years ago

    Hmm, a contending team in the opposite league with the best farm system in the game needs starting pitching from a team 17 games under 500 and yet theres skepticism? Glad I’m not an Astros fan

  6. ykw 5 years ago

    Pedro Feliz? Seriously? Happy Pete hasn’t hit in years (and even then, he barely did; career-best batting runs: 2.3). This year, he’s managed to add poor fielding (-22 UZR/150) to his resume.

    Why would a contender want this guy? Even for free?

  7. ykw 5 years ago

    Pedro Feliz? Seriously? Happy Pete hasn’t hit in years (and even then, he barely did; career-best batting runs: 2.3). This year, he’s managed to add poor fielding (-22 UZR/150) to his resume.

    Why would a contender want this guy? Even for free?

  8. CrustyJuggler 5 years ago

    Really? What do you think the Twins would offer outside of Ramos. Lee and Aardsma would mean Seattle would have to get back a haul.

  9. CrustyJuggler 5 years ago

    Really? What do you think the Twins would offer outside of Ramos. Lee and Aardsma would mean Seattle would have to get back a haul.

  10. CrustyJuggler 5 years ago

    By the by, Ramos is getting destroyed in AAA Rochester at the moment. Like.. really bad.

    .218/.250/.330 — ouch.

    Honestly he looks like an Adam Moore clone at this point. He probably will be better since he’s quite a bit younger but his plate discipline is nothing to write home about and he doesn’t seem to be any sort of defensive whiz.

  11. CrustyJuggler 5 years ago

    By the by, Ramos is getting destroyed in AAA Rochester at the moment. Like.. really bad.

    .218/.250/.330 — ouch.

    Honestly he looks like an Adam Moore clone at this point. He probably will be better since he’s quite a bit younger but his plate discipline is nothing to write home about and he doesn’t seem to be any sort of defensive whiz.

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