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"


Guest
4 years 11 months 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?

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4 years 11 months ago

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

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cbcbcb
4 years 11 months 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.

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bigpelflikesike123
4 years 11 months 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.

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4 years 11 months 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?

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Sniderlover
4 years 11 months 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.