Heyman On Werth, Fielder, Uggla, Mets

The Phillies have asked the Rays about B.J. Upton and Wade Davis, but someone familiar with the trade talks tells Jon Heyman of SI.com that the Phils may attempt to obtain prospects from Tampa Bay and flip them to Houston to acquire Roy Oswalt. Here’s the latest on the Phillies, plus the rest of Heyman’s rumors:

  • The Phillies offered Jayson Werth a long-term deal, but he didn’t accept it right away.
  • The Blue Jays are looking for middle-infield help, according to Heyman. That’s surprising, since they can retain Aaron Hill through 2014 and Yunel Escobar through 2013. Perhaps the club seeks a versatile depth option.
  • Prince Fielder is not likely to be traded, according to Heyman.
  • One GM tells Heyman that Dan Uggla does not yet appear to be available.
  • The Mets seem to prefer Brett Myers to Ted Lilly. Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reported earlier today that the Mets maintain interest in Lilly and have cooled on Myers. The reports are not necessarily contradictory, but let’s just say the Mets have some interest in both pitchers.


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20 Comments on "Heyman On Werth, Fielder, Uggla, Mets"


5 years 1 month ago

Even if the Jays were to trade Hill in a year or two, that’s one position we have more than enough players that could fill that spot. Seriously, what the hell is Heyman on about?

5 years 1 month ago

Oh and, really, “Kelly Downs”? I think someone gave Heyman the credibility flu.

cbcbcb
5 years 1 month ago

Well we all recall what happened the last time the Phillies offered a player a long term deal and he didn’t accept it right away.

bigpelflikesike123
5 years 1 month ago

Is it just me fellow mets fans or is it seeming that as we near closer to the deadline omar minaya is gonna do something stupid like just trade for a reliever and say the team is drastically better even though what the mets really need is a starter like lilly or myers… parnell has benn shutdown in the 8th role and if we get a starter takahashi would move to the pen where he has been really good.

5 years 1 month ago

Heyman is such a moron. How he still has a job is anybody’s guess. With Wallace at 1B, Hill at 2B and Escobar at SS, all the Jays need is a 3B. Also, who is Kelly Downs?

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

I agree but I think Jays may be looking for a versatile option. Probably someone who can play 2B or 3B. I know the Jays have been scouting Lawrie who is listed as a 2B but is likely going to be moved to outfield or perhaps 3B?

I believe Escobar or Hill can play 3B so if they can find a SS or 2B option more appealing than any available 3B then I suppose it could make some sense although Escobar and Hill are excellent defensively at their position.

woadude
5 years 1 month ago

The Phils are trying to trade for Tampa prospects to flip to Houston for Oswalt? sounds so complicated there is no way that has any merit and why wouldnt the Brewers trade Prince Fielder? what if a good package came up, i dont think Prince is untouchable he wont go for what some on this site proposed but any player can be had unless they say hes untouchable and i havent seen that from the Brewers

myname_989
5 years 1 month ago

Why does that sound complicated? It’s like two different trades. Phillies trade Werth to Tampa for prospects, then flip the prospects to Houston for Oswalt. Seems pretty simple in my opinion.

John Gyna
5 years 1 month ago

I’ve heard that Tampa is not the easiest front office to deal with, especially when they’re giving up younger players. The fact that there is still a week plus til the deadline helps though.

aap212
5 years 1 month ago

I’m concerned. The Mets need someone who can beat the Braves and Phillis, not beat Brett Myers’ wife.

$3081341
5 years 1 month ago

I guess its true when they say “Ignorance is Bliss”. If its on Wikipedia, its bound to be true.

aap212
5 years 1 month ago

Meaning?

$3081341
5 years 1 month ago

People that are that stupid will belief anything thats posted on there, rather than look it up in an actual HUH! “Encyclopedia”. Imagine that.

aap212
5 years 1 month ago

I meant what was that in reference to? If it was in reference to Brett Myers beating his wife, my source isn’t Wikipedia. It was the coverage at the time, including the Associated Press.

If it’s in reference to population size, Wikipedia is actually probably pretty good. If you have your doubts, you can always be a big boy and look at Wikipedia’s footnotes.

magnushanso
5 years 1 month ago

What? He looks like garbage. If he can’t OPS above .675 in A ball at the age of 21 I don’t see who is going to want to trade for him.

You were kidding, right?

5 years 1 month ago

That is a horrible comparison, Houston is the 5th or 6th largest city in the U.S. It would be more comparable to say, Cleveland, maybe, which is kind of a “small market” in the grand scheme of teams.

aap212
5 years 1 month ago

Hey! What did we New Yorkers do to deserve Jon Heyman? He doesn’t report on our teams well either. Send him to Europe. Let him cover cricket or soccer wrong.

And bagels are delicious, I might add.

iains
5 years 1 month ago

Wikipedia to t he rescue. Houston is the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with a population of 5.9 million. The Greater Toronto Area 5,555,912. Pretty comparable.

moonraker45
5 years 1 month ago

cleaveland??? wow i don’t even have a response for that, so ignorant

iains
5 years 1 month ago

Adding to the wikipedia rescue
“It is the center of Greater Cleveland, the largest metropolitan area in Ohio. The Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor Metropolitan Statistical Area which in 2000 ranked as the 23rd largest in the United States with 2,250,871 people. Cleveland is also part of the larger Cleveland-Akron-Elyria Combined Statistical Area, which in 2000 had a population of 2,945,831, and ranked as the country’s 14th largest.[9]”

Not even a close comparison to Toronto