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."


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19 Comments on "Cafardo’s Latest: Oswalt, DeJesus, Aardsma, LaRoche"


formerdraftpick
5 years 2 months 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 2 months ago

He has the ugliest swing I’ve ever seen.

formerdraftpick
5 years 2 months ago

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

ELPinchy
5 years 2 months ago

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

ELPinchy
5 years 2 months ago

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

ELPinchy
5 years 2 months ago

He has the ugliest swing I’ve ever seen.

LiveFastCyYoung
5 years 2 months ago

Jay Payton is employed right now!?

formerdraftpick
5 years 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

Seriously. What year is this?

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

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

j6takish
5 years 2 months 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

j6takish
5 years 2 months 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

ykw
5 years 2 months 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?

ykw
5 years 2 months 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?

CrustyJuggler
5 years 2 months 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.

CrustyJuggler
5 years 2 months 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.

CrustyJuggler
5 years 2 months 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.

CrustyJuggler
5 years 2 months 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.