Cliff Lee Rumors: Wednesday

The Cliff Lee trade talk started intensifying yesterday, as the Twins, Mets, Yankees, Rangers, Phillies and Tigers now have a new suitor to out-bid: the Rays. Not only are the Rays on the periphery of the Lee sweepstakes, they are ready to add payroll and appear willing to part with B.J. Upton. The Yankees are confident that they can jump in and pry Lee away from their divisional foes, but let's not rule out the Yanks' crosstown rivals. Here is the latest on Cliff Lee, with more rumors to come throughout the day:

  • MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan says that the Rangers are working hard to acquire Lee, but nothing is imminent. Texas has plenty of minor league talent to offer, but they don't appear to be willing to move Tanner Scheppers or Martin Perez according to Sullivan. Derek Holland, Blake Beavan, Chris Davis, Justin Smoak, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia could all be fair game.  Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says the Mariners "inquired about the availability" of Davis and Saltalamacchia.  Righty Alexi Ogando is said to be on the Mariners radar, though "there is some resistance to include him in a deal" on the Rangers' side. 
  • Morosi expands on his earlier tweet, saying that the Reds and Mariners have exchanged names "in preliminary fashion," though the two sides have yet to exchange firm proposals. One GM called Cincinnati a "sleeper" in the Lee sweepstakes.
  • CSNNE.com's Sean McAdam checked on the status of Boston's interest in Lee earlier today, and heard that the asking price was too high (Twitter links). Seattle wants a "stud catcher" close to the bigs, which the Red Sox simply don't have.
  • Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune gets the impression that the Mariners aren't close to moving Lee, at least not to the Twins. He was also told that the two sides haven't exchanged official proposals, and that the Ramos-Hicks talk is "pure speculation."
  • The Mariners are seeking a “mammoth return” for Lee, according to Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. One executive interested in the left-hander said the Mariners made a “crazy ask,” demanding an even better package than Wilson Ramos and Aaron Hicks.
  • FOX reports that the Twins offered Ramos and Kevin Slowey for Lee. At the moment, the Twins, Mets, Yankees and Rangers are most actively engaged with the Mariners in trade talks.
  • The Mariners are calling teams back and telling them that it will take two blue-chip prospects plus a third young player to acquire Lee, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com.
  • Two scouts tell Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports that third base prospect Juan Francisco would be the Reds' best trade chip, not Yonder Alonso (Twitter link).
  • ESPN.com’s Buster Olney hears that the Yankees are not engaged in trade talks for Lee now. They are confident they could acquire the left-hander, but do not intend to deal for him. Olney says the Twins are the favorites to acquire Lee, followed by the Reds, the Rays, the Mets, the Rangers and the field.
  • The Mets officials who have spoken to Joel Sherman of the New York Post don’t seem concerned that the Twins are the perceived frontrunners for Lee. The perception within the game is that the Mariners are leaning more toward scouting than number crunching, and the Mets believe that will work in their favor.


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216 Comments on "Cliff Lee Rumors: Wednesday"


5 years 21 days ago

That’s because each NY team thinks they have god’s gifts to baseball.
If you’re not going to number crunch, Minnesota still has the best chance. Ramos=Unbelievable potential, hitting ~.200 Hicks=Even more potential, leads the team in AB’s but hitting ~.265

East Coast Bias
5 years 21 days ago

Or maybe they have confirmation, or something close to it, that Seattle is interested in their players…

5 years 21 days ago

I think you have to put the Rays above Minny if Upton really is available, Upton+ C Prospect would easily net Lee I would think

5 years 21 days ago

Didn’t they say they wanted major league-ready hitters?
Hicks can come in and steal 24 bags while hitting ~.220 as well.

lollardfish
5 years 21 days ago

Why would they want Upton. CF is the one position the Ms have a young, affordable, budding star. And Upton’s attitude issues are ongoing and serious. He’s very talented, true, but …

5 years 21 days ago

Hicks is nowhere near big league ready.

That being said, Hicks and Ramos is a really good offer for the Ms. But thats IF the Twins actually did offer that, because supposedly that is a rumor.

And stop with Ramos having unbelievable potential. He’s a good catching prospect is all.

5 years 21 days ago

Upton continues to show he’s really good at one thing — underachieving. Just what I want on my club, a guy who doesn’t always hustle and does not play to his potential. Yeah, real bargain there.

5 years 21 days ago

Upton continues to show he’s really good at one thing — underachieving. Just what I want on my club, a guy who doesn’t always hustle and does not play to his potential. Yeah, real bargain there.

Thats_What_She_Said
5 years 21 days ago

Its an auction with a reserve (minimum) which rasies two questions: 1/ will the reserve be met? A. seems likely with this many bidders. 2/ What will be the high bid? A. Since the payment is not in cash or other fungible commodities, that is up to the determination of the seller. Stay tuned.

East Coast Bias
5 years 21 days ago

This has to be one of the weirdest posts I’ve read on this site. Just saying…

BaseballFanatic0707
5 years 21 days ago

And yet, in relation to the post, makes absolute sense. Just think about it for a few minutes-it will come to you.

East Coast Bias
5 years 21 days ago

I’m familiar with how auctions work.

raffish
5 years 21 days ago

Odd way of telling everyone what they already know.

raffish
5 years 21 days ago

Odd way of telling everyone what they already know.

nick1538
5 years 20 days ago

I think you spend too much time on eBay…

nick1538
5 years 20 days ago

I think you spend too much time on eBay…

rcphilly
5 years 21 days ago

I think Philadelphia would ask for RAJ to be put into a mental institute if we end up getting Lee back. Unreal how are name is even listed in the list of teams looking at getting Lee.

bflaff
5 years 21 days ago

No, I think people would just be happy enough to have him back.

kevtrem
5 years 21 days ago

With the injury to Peavy, I wonder if the White Sox will get involved in the sweepstakes. I believe if the White Sox created a package of Gavin Floyd, Dayan Viciedo, Tyler Flowers, Dan Hudson they could be the ones to acquire the southpaw. The M’s wanted major league ready hitters. In limited at-bats Viciedo has shown the ability to hit in the Majors at age 21. Flowers has struggled to hit for average in AAA Charlotte, but has shown impressive power. Floyd is relatively young and affordably under team control for a while and there is no denying his natural talent, winning 17 games in ’08. Hudson is likely to be called up to pitch Peavy’s next start. With an 11-4 record and a fine 3.40 ERA Hudson is are best pitching prospect. From the White Sox perspective, I would only make this trade if the M’s gave us the negotiating window and we could lock up Lee for a couple years.

dc21892
5 years 21 days ago

That’s a lot for the White Sox to give up. They need to focus on getting younger position players. As for Upton in the Lee deal, I think that would be a good move for the M’s. A change of scenary is probably what Upton needs now and he has all the potetial in the world. Just because CF is controlled doesn’t mean one of them can’t change OF spots. The Rays also have some nice pieces down in the minors im sure the M’s would love to have. If they could work something out it would be a nice deal for the M’s and a horrible one for the Rays though, because Lee most likely wont resign.

Nicolas_C
5 years 21 days ago

That’s far too much to give up. No one is even sure how much time Peavy will miss, so I don’t see the team panicking. Also, since you seem to think Peavy is seriously hurt (he might be), then our rotation for a while would be: Lee, Buehrle, Danks, Garcia, ???. Don’t tell me you would call up Torres.

kevtrem
5 years 21 days ago

I agree with you that its a lot to give up, but say you make the playoffs. Dont you like the sound of Lee, Buehrle, Danks. As for the vacated spot you have no choice but Torres who seems to be a AAAA player, he does so well at AAA but struggles in the majors. I believe the Peavy will be out til September, and I mean if thats like 5 or 6 starts for Torres.

Nicolas_C
5 years 21 days ago

Even if we had a negotiating window, I’m not even sure I’d want to give Lee big money. We have Peavy making ace money, and Danks and Floyd are going to be getting big pay days soon. Anyway, I’m cautious to give up basically the rest of our 30th ranked farm system for a half year rental, when what our biggest need is isn’t starting pitching, it’s a DH/1B type. On top of that we would need to use Torres.

kevtrem
5 years 21 days ago

Acquiring Lee does two things for the White Sox. By acquiring Lee, you acquire a true ace and build on the strength of the team starting pitching, as i said before i think Peavy is out til september but just a guess, for all i know he could be back by the end of July. Lee, Buehrle, Peavy, Danks, Garcia is a very good staff. The other thing is preventing the Twins or Tigers from acquiring him. I will agree with you that it isnt our most pressing need, but that sounds like a World Series staff.

Nicolas_C
5 years 21 days ago

Lee would probably put us over the top, I agree. And keeping him away from the Tigers and Twins would be great. I wouldn’t mind making this trade if we had a stacked farm system, but we’d be giving up basically everything we have left. I kinda wish we traded AJ before his rights kicked in because Texas would have given us quite a bit if we paid the remainder of the contract. But as we stand now, the farm system is very weak, and I don’t think it’s a good idea to ruin our future just so we can still be like the 4th best team talent-wise in the AL.

I think Adam LaRoche would be a good acquisition. He’s a lefty power bat, and the Dbacks couldn’t expect much in return. At the least he’s an upgrade over Kotsay.

kevtrem
5 years 21 days ago

Adam LaRoche doesnt have the average where you want it (.250). But is very productive for that. I wouldnt be opposed to a trade for LaRoche, but Kenny’s last trade with the D’Backs is the another reason why we sport the 30th ranked farm system. Brandon Allen for Tony Pena :(

If i had my choice though, Kenny would shop at the Major League’s Farm System aka Pittsburgh Pirates and make a deal for Garret Jones and can platoon in RF 1B and play DH

kevtrem
5 years 21 days ago

As for the DH discussion, who are the two guys that are worth picking up and available?
Dunn and Fielder. Dunn really doesnt want to DH and would not be excited joining this club. Fielder’s agent is Boras and wants Teixeira money and would take at least the package i presented for Lee.

YaGottaBelieve11
5 years 21 days ago

Upton has had one good season and a couple good postseason series. Other then his .300 24 home run season THREE YEARS AGO, he has but up numbers comparable to Carlos Gomez. And Upton’s center field ain’t that great, remember he came up as a second basemen. Mariners would be foolish to give up lee for upton and a below average prospect IMO, don’t they have enough attittude problems in the organization with Bradley?

coolstorybro222
5 years 21 days ago

Man, The Rays would be unbeatable with Lee in the rotation.

5 years 21 days ago

Seriously, why would anyone center a Lee deal around Bj Upton? The guy went from great to good to lousy to still lousy. If I were the M’s, I would center the deal around Jeremy Hellickson or maybe Jennings.

diesel2410
5 years 21 days ago

The Rays wouldn’t do that. Not even for Halladay IMO

srj206
5 years 21 days ago

The M’s don’t need Upton. The M’s have a full outfield for the foreseeable future (Saunders, Gutierrez, and Ichiro). Saunders is still developing, but the M’s aren’t likely to contend until 2012 anyways. Second and 3rd base are also probably filled, (Ackley and Figgins). Triunfel is hitting pretty well for a SS in AA. He broke his leg last year, and has plummeted on every prospects list. I’m also not sure the M’s will trade for a catcher. The team has a love affair (for some reason) with Adam Moore and Rob Johnson.

I’d like to see the M’s get a first baseman who can hit for power in AAA who will be ready for next year.

kevtrem
5 years 21 days ago

“first baseman who can hit for power in AAA who will be ready for next year.”
Dayan Viciedo .290 14HR in AAA .278 1HR with the White Sox in like 30 ABs

Muggi
5 years 21 days ago

Well it’s not AAA, but the Phils have Matt Rizzotti in AA… .360/.415/.640 28XBH (11HR) in 50 games…and he’s obviously blocked in Philly. Rizzotti’s a big dude (6’5″ 235), a classic AL 1B/DH type.

5 years 21 days ago

What about Yonder Alonso and Todd Frazier and maybe a AA pitcher for Lee.. What do you think would the Reds be paying too much then??? Replies please.. The Reds would have an amazing rotation then. I don’t even know where they would go with all their starting pitching. I don’t get why the Reds are being mentioned in all this. They need bullpen help with the starting staff doing pretty well and Volquez about to return, just don’t get why we are looking at starters. Though Lee would be an upgrade still.

BaseballFanatic0707
5 years 21 days ago

I said it in the thread yesterday, I think, but I’ll say it again. If Jack Z accepts a package built around the highly overrated, retarded head case that is B.J. Upton, management should ask for his resignation papers that same day.

BigRedOne
5 years 21 days ago

The Reds needs a legitimate #1 starting ace this year. Volquez and Chapman are not going to contribute much this year. I think a package of Yonder Alonso, Travis Wood and Devin Mesoraco gets it done.

Gunner65
5 years 21 days ago

Too much, can’t agree to give up that much for two months of Lee. Only way I give that up is if Lee signs a pre trade extension

aap212
5 years 21 days ago

Alonso is so-so and blocked. Wood is so-so and blocked. Mesoraco is having his first good pro year, and they just drafted a catcher who should move fast. I’d part with those guys for three months of Lee and two draft picks.

Gunner65
5 years 21 days ago

I am all for putting Alonso in this deal. Wood & Meso are better then so-so IMO & have a lot of upside yet to be reached. Wood won’t be blocked next season & Meso is still at least 1 season away from the M/L level … Who knows who will be catching for the Reds by then. So I am not willing to deal either. They can have their pick of Frazier, Francisco, & Valaika in an Alonso deal … but nothing more then that for a rental IMO

bringbackericthered
5 years 21 days ago

Sending Meso would be too much. We are vastly weaker at C than any other position organizationally. Meso is it. Grandal hasnt signed yet and there is no promise he will.

Gunner65
5 years 21 days ago

Yep, agreed … Meso, Heisey & Wood are my untouchables

bringbackericthered
5 years 21 days ago

Heisey is looking more and more like a 4th OF to me.
He is great off the bench and in the field, but in games he starts, he doesnt look overly impressive at the plate.
To me, Wood isn’t untouchable but it would have to be for more than 2 months.
My only untouchables: Chapman, Meso, Yorman.

Gunner65
5 years 21 days ago

I cant judge Heisey based on a spot start 3 times a month IMO … give him some legit playing time & we’d know a lot more about his ultimate potential.

aap212
5 years 21 days ago

Grandal will sign. Next year’s draft is much deeper and he’ll be a college senior, which means he’ll be drafted later and have less leverage.

aap212
5 years 21 days ago

Wood doesn’t have all that much upside, and I didn’t say Mesoraco is only so-so. I said he’s having his first good year in pro ball and the Reds just drafted a catcher who should be expected to move very quickly through the system.

Gunner65
5 years 21 days ago

I don’t agree & neither do a lot of people. Wood has a lot of upside. He was lights out at AA & getting to that point at AAA. He has as much potential as Lee had at this point in his career & has put together two better seasons in the minors than Lee ever accomplished. Whether he progresses to Lee’s M/L level of success remains to be seen.

aap212
5 years 21 days ago

He has as much potential as Lee? Please. I wouldn’t sign a 32 year old like Lee long term, but Wood does not have that upside. Show me someone who thinks he’s more than a 3 and isn’t linked with the Reds in some way. Not to knock the guy. He’s a good prospect. But I think some Reds fans here are too distracted by his numbers. Numbers can be misleading with pitchers. Look at what Yusmeiro Petit was doing in the high minors a few years ago.

Gunner65
5 years 21 days ago

Read what I said man … “at the same points in his career” … Lee was a 4th round pick and no one projected him to be a staff ace coming out of the minor leagues … so please, before you jump all over what I said, understand what you are reading. We have no clue how good Wood can be just like no one knew how good Lee was going to be when he came up.

aap212
5 years 21 days ago

Well, by that logic, it would have been unreasonable to project Lee to turn out like he did back then, and it’s unreasonable to project more for Wood. At the same age, Lee too was knocking on the door of the majors, but was more highly rated, because he had better stuff and scouting reports. Read what I said. Show me someone credible who thinks Wood has more upside than a 3. Just because someone with a superficially similar background turned out better doesn’t mean Wood has that upside.

Gunner65
5 years 21 days ago

He was not … Lee had about the same level of production as Wood. Lee was never projected as a top of the line Ace coming up. He developed into it. So the burden is on you to disprove that. I never said Wood was a projected more then a 3 & neither was Lee … that is my point … so I don’t have to provide you with anything … the burden of proof is on you. They had similar numbers all through their minor league careers and Wood was a higher profile player as a 2nd round pick. Whether you like it or not, minor league production & draft position does play a factor in how guys are projected. Superficial .. get real man … its only superficial because it ruins your argument. Either way, I am done discussing this … you aren’t going to change my mind on Wood anymore then I am going to change yours … so lets just drop it.

aap212
5 years 20 days ago

You keep going back to minor league numbers as if they’re the only piece of the puzzle. As far back as 2002, Baseball America referred to Cliff Lee as one of the top lefthanders in the minors, and that was before his stock took a major uptick. Scouting reports, stuff, projection; those things matter as much as minor league numbers. Yusmeiro Petit and Will Inman would be All-Stars waiting for Wood to join them if that weren’t the case. You’ve never shown me a report from anyone who’s scouted or talked to a scout that watched Wood and thought he was more than a potential mid-rotation starter. And draft position isn’t everything. Ask Greg Reynolds.

5 years 20 days ago

You can watch a pitcher for season after season til your blue in the face man. The numbers produced are what analysts look at to figure out what they are going to possibly key word possibly do in the majors geez. Take a deep breath good…

aap212
5 years 20 days ago

That’s why you have scouts in addition to analysts. A guy with lousy numbers but ace stuff is more likely to be an ace than a guy with so-so stuff and great numbers. And don’t talk to me about deep breaths after you jumped all over me because you misunderstood a point about Francisco.

aap212
5 years 20 days ago

That’s why you have scouts in addition to analysts. A guy with lousy numbers but ace stuff is more likely to be an ace than a guy with so-so stuff and great numbers. And don’t talk to me about deep breaths after you jumped all over me because you misunderstood a point about Francisco.

5 years 20 days ago

You can watch a pitcher for season after season til your blue in the face man. The numbers produced are what analysts look at to figure out what they are going to possibly key word possibly do in the majors geez. Take a deep breath good…

Gunner65
5 years 21 days ago

I am all for putting Alonso in this deal. Wood & Meso are better then so-so IMO & have a lot of upside yet to be reached. Wood won’t be blocked next season & Meso is still at least 1 season away from the M/L level … Who knows who will be catching for the Reds by then. So I am not willing to deal either. They can have their pick of Frazier, Francisco, & Valaika in an Alonso deal … but nothing more then that for a rental IMO

5 years 21 days ago

Alonso is having a bit of a down year the RBI’s are still there though. Wood So-So. HUmm.. you must not pay much attention to our farm team then. He has been lights out for quite some time. He has great poise too like Mike Leake. The Catcher we just drafted has not been signed from what I know of. So can’t really count him in yet. We don’t know what he will do in the minors too so too early to put your eggs on that catcher.

aap212
5 years 21 days ago

RBIs aren’t meaningful, Alonso has always had terrible platoon splits, he has no defensive value, he’s blocked on the Reds, and he has had more than a bit of a down year. Wood’s numbers are good, but he’s a polish guy without a ton of upside. Paying attention to numbers isn’t all there is to paying attention to the minors. A number 3 if everything breaks right. That’s not bad, but the Reds have such a wealth of young starters who are more advanced and have more upside that they can easily afford to deal Wood. And as I said above, Mesoraco will definitely sign, unless he’s a complete idiot. Next year’s draft is deeper and he’ll have less leverage, in addition to being drafted later.

aap212
5 years 21 days ago

Alonso is so-so and blocked. Wood is so-so and blocked. Mesoraco is having his first good pro year, and they just drafted a catcher who should move fast. I’d part with those guys for three months of Lee and two draft picks.

5 years 21 days ago

If I am the Reds I don’t do that deal giving up too much Wood is a future starter here. The reds don’t have any other catching prospect and Devin is tearing it up this year.

Guest
5 years 21 days ago

Who the hell CAN’T acquire Lee?I don’t know why anyone would care if the Yankees think they can or cannot acquire him…Every team in the league could if they offer the right package…Houston have the worst prospects in the league, and they could get him too…(OF) Hunter Pence, (SS) Jiovanni Mier (OF) Jay Austin and (SP) Jordan Lyles, would easily net Lee…

aap212
5 years 21 days ago

Plus it would be HILARIOUS if the Astros did that.

Guest
5 years 21 days ago

Yes it would haha

Guest
5 years 21 days ago

Yes it would haha

aap212
5 years 21 days ago

Plus it would be HILARIOUS if the Astros did that.

macdice
5 years 21 days ago

BJ Upton for Cliff Lee is not going to get it done, nor do I think that Upton would be a good fit for the Mariners and that is why I wonder if the Brewers might be also involved in a three way deal. If the Brewers are considering trading Corey Hart (if you believe the rumors), Upton would be a good replacement for him. Could the Mariners package Upton along with a combination of quality prospects (both from their system and what else they get from the Rays) to the Brewers for Fielder and Brett Lawrie?

DontForgetTheAlcohol
5 years 21 days ago

With Boston seriously hurting right now, and Rays and Yanks both hot on Lee, why is there not even a slight grumble for the Sox getting Lee? In my opinion he is better than Halladay, his K/BB ratio is mindboggling and he’s on pace for another Cy Young if he stays in the AL.

The Sox could dangle Kelly, Kalish and a few other spects. Both those guys are A / A- prospects and we also have some strong B+ spects in Anderson, Rizzo, and Doubrount whose had two solid ML spot starts now.

I know the Red Sox need bullpen help the most and their entire offense seems to be hurt right now, but an average offense while a few key guys heal behind Lester, Lee, Buchholz, a rested Beckett, and Lackey as your number 5…… yeesh

5 years 21 days ago

Giving up those guys that you mentioned is a lot for a rental that is not guaranteed to resign. Plus, there is the question, do you want to resign him? He’s 32 now and Theo might want to stay away from a long term deal. I really don’t see how they trade Kalish with Drew wanting to retire after his contract and having Cameron who is in his late 30’s.

dc21892
5 years 21 days ago

Dangling Kalish would be stupid. And Kelly is in his first full season as a pitcher so that would also be stupid. The Red Sox have Doubront and Stolmy Pimental for the future they don’t need Lee right now. Doubrount pitched well in both ML games he’s pitched in and they will be fine for now. Beckett is on track to return after the AS break along with Buchholz. Ellsbury will be back in a week or two also. No need to rush and get a guy like Lee. They need a bat and a BP arm.

5 years 21 days ago

They really don’t need a bat unless you mean until their injuries heal. It was the best offense in baseball until half the team got injured. Cameron can’t play everyday and isn’t producing. I think he should have been shut down a couple weeks back, but he might have to be DL’d soon. That means a LF/CF would be helpful.

BaseballFanatic0707
5 years 21 days ago

The Red Sox needs are far greater in the bullpen and in the outfield. Their rotation is decent enough.

ghost5599
5 years 21 days ago

Uptons numbers, though limited to around 85 AB’s at Safeco, don’t exactly look promising. I hope there is something more in the works if a deal is made involving TB.

DontForgetTheAlcohol
5 years 21 days ago

Lee, Lester, Buchholz, Beckett, Lackey… with Dice-K and Wake as spot fill ins.

That sounds like a world series ring to me even with Pittsburgh’s offense on the field.

And Lee isn’t 32 until the last day of August, and you don’t think Theo would be willing to give $20 mil x 4 years to Lee as opposed to the Yanks giving him that? That awful Lackey deal though, on top of the Beckett extension, would certainly hurt those chances though.

I love prospects, and guys like Kalish.. But just look at what happened with not wanting to part with Westmoreland in a Halladay deal. Such a sad thing to see to a brilliant talent, but in the end it’s another example of one of many top prospects who don’t turn out. If the yanks or rays get cliff lee they will win the world series respectively

5 years 21 days ago

The only problem is that the Red Sox would kinda need to agree on an extension before/during the trade. If the Yankees want somebody they go and get him and will outbid anybody. They reason this won’t get done is probably because of Lackey’s contract.

5 years 21 days ago

Not quite sure how Lee guarantees one a WS ring. (philly?)

yankee234
5 years 21 days ago

i think the yankees should wait untill cliff lee is a free agent and take care of there needs that they have now like the bench or bullpen and get a wiggington for the bench or a octovio dotel for the bullpen.

Tigerfan93
5 years 21 days ago

Detroit could really make a strong play for Lee, or just drive up the price for the Twins. The Tigers have a few major league ready hitters in their farm system (especially outfielders) that are blocked by the likes of Boesch, Jackson, and Damon.

TwinsVet
5 years 21 days ago

Damon isn’t blocking anyone. He’s not a long-term solution.

Tigerfan93
5 years 21 days ago

For this year, nobody is taking Damon’s job.

TwinsVet
5 years 21 days ago

Sure. But if you’re talking about trading someone out of your farm system, being “blocked” typically means the guys in front of him are going to be around for more than 3 months.

TwinsVet
5 years 21 days ago

Damon isn’t blocking anyone. He’s not a long-term solution.

Tigerfan93
5 years 21 days ago

Detroit could really make a strong play for Lee, or just drive up the price for the Twins. The Tigers have a few major league ready hitters in their farm system (especially outfielders) that are blocked by the likes of Boesch, Jackson, and Damon.

aap212
5 years 21 days ago

Francisco is the Reds’ best trade chip? That makes their chances look worse if you believe it.

5 years 21 days ago

sorry you are incorrect there are much better chips the reds have to play with than Fransisco. Geez

aap212
5 years 21 days ago

That’s my point, genius. I was responding to Morosi saying he’s their best trade chip. You know, in the post we’re commenting on.