Wood, Westbrook, Kearns Drawing Some Interest

Kerry Wood is among the Indians drawing interest on the trade market, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter). Multiple teams are interested in the big right-hander, who has eight saves, 8.7 K/9, 4.3 BB/9 and a 6.27 ERA. Wood’s 2011 option vests at $11MM if he finishes 39 more games, but that seems unlikely given his current pace (16 finished so far). The Indians aren’t close to dealing Wood, but rival teams are interested in other players.

Jake Westbrook and Austin Kearns are drawing interest, though clubs are more interested in Westbrook than Kearns. Jhonny Peralta is drawing ‘little’ interest so far, even though many teams could use veteran infielders. 

The Indians started trading early this year, shipping Russell Branyan back to Seattle, but the 2010 deadline will probably not compare to 2008, when they dealt C.C. Sabathia or 2009, when they dealt Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez.


14 Responses to Wood, Westbrook, Kearns Drawing Some Interest Leave a Reply

  1. Sox could use Westbrook if Hudson isnt good.

  2. dbreer23 5 years ago

    Not sure why teams would be clamoring for Peralta. Hasn’t even been league average since 2008, with an OPS+ of 0.693.

    • $1529282 5 years ago

      You mean OPS… though his OPS+ of 88 is hardly any better. I agree, no reason why teams should be overly interested or willing to part with much.

      Still, you’d think there’d be at least some interest from a club like the Padres or Rockies.

      • Yankees420 5 years ago

        Can’t he play SS and 3B? If so, the Yankees could use him as a backup IF.

        • Patattack 5 years ago

          Trust me, you don’t want him playing SS. He has absolutely no range there.

        • Patattack 5 years ago

          Trust me, you don’t want him playing SS. He has absolutely no range there.

      • Yankees420 5 years ago

        Can’t he play SS and 3B? If so, the Yankees could use him as a backup IF.

    • $1529282 5 years ago

      You mean OPS… though his OPS+ of 88 is hardly any better. I agree, no reason why teams should be overly interested or willing to part with much.

      Still, you’d think there’d be at least some interest from a club like the Padres or Rockies.

  3. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

    Westbrook would be a nice fit for the Phillies or the Dodgers.

  4. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

    Westbrook would be a nice fit for the Phillies or the Dodgers.

  5. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Hard to picture Kerry Wood with interest either. How bad the reliever market is when his 10M remaining contract is being shopped about with apparent interest and as brutal as he has been. If Epstein makes a move for this guy and actually gives anything up, besides salary relief, it may be his worst move as GM thus far. Fahrnsworth would probably be abetter pickup and that’s not saying much.

    • mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

      Farnsworth has been decent this year. They use him in KC more as middle relief. He’s been coming in at the beginning of innings, usually the 6th or 7th, and sometimes he pitches both innings. It’s worked out better for the Royals and Farnsworth that way.

      He could be of help as long as the acquiring team consider his limitations and pitch him accordingly.

  6. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Hard to picture Kerry Wood with interest either. How bad the reliever market is when his 10M remaining contract is being shopped about with apparent interest and as brutal as he has been. If Epstein makes a move for this guy and actually gives anything up, besides salary relief, it may be his worst move as GM thus far. Fahrnsworth would probably be abetter pickup and that’s not saying much.

  7. coolstorybro222 5 years ago

    Man two months ago I would’ve said the twins should’ve traded for Kerry wood after Nathan got hurt.

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