Odds & Ends: Reds, Royals, Geary, Rockies

Links for Tuesday, as Jose Bautista becomes the first major leaguer to reach the 30-homer plateau this season…

  • Reds GM Walt Jocketty told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer that trade talk has been "very quiet." The Reds aren't on the brink of making any deals (Twitter link).
  • Kyle Farnsworth left tonight's game with a hamstring cramp, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star (Twitter link). It's not a strain, so he may be OK.  Farnsworth's health may be a moot point, as ESPN's Jayson Stark tweeted today that the Royals are getting little action on their trade candidates.
  • The Rangers released former Astro and Phillie Geoff Geary, according to the transactions page for the Pacific Coast League. Geary had been pitching at Triple A Oklahoma City, where he posted a 5.37 ERA.
  • Rockies owner Dick Monfort told Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post that he would add payroll this summer if the circumstances are right. The team's approach to the deadline isn't yet clear.
  • Kelly Johnson is drawing more interest than other available D’Backs, according to Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona (via Twitter).
  • The Rangers signed second-rounder Cody Buckel for $590K according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (via Twitter).
  • The Rockies have inquired about Cubs infielder Ryan Theriot, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post (via Twitter). Troy Tulowitzki is ready to return to action, so the Rockies' need for infield help is no longer pressing.
  • The Padres aren't a fit for Scott Podsednik, a source tells Tom Krasovic of AOL FanHouse (on Twitter). NL West teams appear to covet the speedy left fielder.
  • Gil Meche needs shoulder surgery and will miss the rest of the season, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star (via Twitter).
  • It wasn't so long ago that Meche and Jeff Francoeur were linked by the same rumors, but, as ESPN.com's Jayson Stark points out on Twitter, Jason Bay's mild concussion makes a Francoeur deal less seem likely.

26 Responses to Odds & Ends: Reds, Royals, Geary, Rockies Leave a Reply

  1. Koby2 5 years ago

    “…makes a Francoeur deal less seem likely.” THANK YOU JESUS

    • davidwright1234 5 years ago

      If your a Met fan ( I’m not sure if you are) why don’t you want Frenchy out???

      • Koby2 5 years ago

        No I’m a Royals fan. I’m sure Mets fans want him out though and I sympathize.

  2. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 5 years ago

    Ya this is misleading… why wouldn’t the Padres be a good fit? He is a huge upgrade at what they have now in center an is a good lead off hitter which they don’t have…How is that not a fit? Need some explanation on that one .. I heard they are interested in Christian Guzman now.. I hope that isn’t our big splash.

    I was also hoping we would have made our trade for a bat before this Dodger series…seems pretty important to me..why wait?

    • sdsuphilip 5 years ago

      He isn’t much of a upgrade if one at all in center, Tony Gwynn jr has truly become a elite defender while his hitting skills are lacking he more than makes up for that with his defense and speed on the base passes. Podsenik though imo would be an upgrade in left where could platoon him and Scotty, so Scott would only hit lefties which he does well

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks 5 years ago

        What are you talking about? Denorfia pretty much took the job out there by playing his balls off. Do you see all of the top MLB teams having a center fielder that hits .220? Pods is hitting over .300 which the Pads don’t have anyone currently batting, they have not had a actual lead off hitter all year, Gwynns a number 8 hitter and although his defense is very good.. Scotty Pods plays a heck of center field…do you ever watch Royals games?

        • Soxman17 5 years ago

          Scott Podsednik is as good a CF as Adam Dunn. Please observe my screen name. Loved the guy and what he did for us, but he is a defensive butcher.

        • Nicolas_C 5 years ago

          Soxman17 obviously made a huge exaggeration, but Pods really is pretty bad in center. You may assume he’s a competent defender because of his speed, but he gets terrible reads out there and just flat out isn’t good at the position. If you play him in left he’ll be pretty average. I’m a White Sox fan too if you need validation.

    • Koby2 5 years ago

      Despite his relative speed, Podsednik is not so good defensively in center. Still, I imagine he’d play well in LF. Perhaps the asking price is too much at this time.

  3. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 5 years ago

    I’m a big Scotty Pods homer so I’m very biased here, back in the day when he stole over 70 bags I became a huge fan and have been ever since…I would just love to see him on the Padres.. hell Denorfia plays a decent center maybe Pods could play in left and Gwynn comes in later in the game like he has been lately as a defensive sub

  4. RBomb2844 5 years ago

    I think Scotty would do pretty well in San Diego. However, I do think that they need somebody with a stronger bat. There is not much offense on that club and I know the pitching has been great, but down the stretch it could break down.

    • EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

      Yeah I doubt they’ll be making a big splash, and Pods would fit well in Petco. He has speed to take an extra base with balls hit to the gaps. Not to mention his ability to steal bases. He’s a good fit for the Padres since they more than likely won’t be making a push for a power hitter like Corey Hart, whose power would probably suffer at Petco anyway.

  5. jlbroxfan3 5 years ago

    Rockies need bullpen help Street was just hospitalized

  6. we don’t need Scotty how about Gillen for Durango?


    • whoop whoop. What a game. Did you see the throw?

      • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

        I dunno what was more impressive, The Terrorist’s double-play, or Yunibomber’s behind-the-back flip for the force out.

    • switchhitingjesus 5 years ago

      That HGH he is on must be working.

      • aap212 5 years ago

        Mommy look! I’m trolling! I’m trolling!

        • switchhitingjesus 5 years ago

          I just hope he is clean. He is a good story this year.

          • aap212 5 years ago

            I’d be more concerned that he’s a fluke. But making knee-jerk accusations is for the dim. Besides, why would a healthy 29-year old be helped by HGH?

  8. Dejesus v Damon

    guess whose line is 1st.

    3355 ab .289/.360/.427 971 hits

    3701 ab .286/.346/.425 1059 hits

    DDJ is 1st.

  9. just an fyi the Bautista link does not work

  10. Jocketty never says a word until the ink actually drys on a deal. Royals trade Podsednik and Soria to the Reds for Alonso and Maloney… Soria seems like someone on the Reds’ radar

  11. RedbirdRuffian 5 years ago

    Soria is exactly what the Reds need, but with Butler at first I don’t see a fit for Alonso, unless one of them goes to DH. Not sure if Maloney is ready for a big league rotation, Lecure may be a better fit….

  12. well said

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