Olney’s Latest: Hamilton, Trades, Myers, Sherrill

In today's blog post on ESPN (Insider req'd), Buster Olney spoke to Rangers' GM Jon Daniels about Josh Hamilton's torrid streak (.374/.404/.683 since May 12th), which has coincided with the team's run to the top of the AL West. 

Here are Olney's rumors…

  • A number of executives expect there to be a "fairly robust" trade deadline. "I don't think there's going to be a lot of big names on the move," said one GM, "but I think you've got a lot of teams looking to fill specific needs, and there are a lot of conversations going on."
  • All of the executives Olney spoke to agreed that there are very few teams willing (or able) to add payroll, so many deals will include salary relief, similar to the $2.5MM the Mariners sent the Rangers in the Cliff Lee trade.
  • The Astros have not yet indicated to other teams what they would like in return for Brett Myers.
  • Olney wonders if the recently outrighted George Sherrill could land with the Phillies, given their interest in him last year.


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16 Comments on "Olney’s Latest: Hamilton, Trades, Myers, Sherrill"


diehardmets
5 years 1 month ago

I’d like to see the Mets snag Sherril. If he can bounce back, he’d really help our overworked ‘pen.

dc21892
5 years 1 month ago

Hamilton is the real deal. When he’s healthy and on that field this is what he can do. Damn every team would love to have him.

5 years 1 month ago

Brett Myers and Brandon Lyon with Chia-Jen-Lo to the Mets for Daniel Murphy and Wilmor Flores

Very very Fair trade both have Playoff XP and would help your club.

diehardmets
5 years 1 month ago

Umm no.

Kitfisto007
5 years 1 month ago

I think that would favor the Astros a bit much. Maybe Lyon and Myers for Robert Carson and Reese Havens with salary arrangements and PTBNL involved.

TahoePadreFan
5 years 1 month ago

I would like to see the Padres make a run at Meyers. He has a fairly low salary for the next 2 years which should be manageable, and Petco can only help his numbers. The Padres have lots of young arms to use for a couple of solid trades, that would help them make a solid push deep into the playoffs.

hoagiebuchanan
5 years 1 month ago

Brett Myers is inked to a one-year deal right now…

5 years 1 month ago

i believe he has a very favorable option

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 1 month ago

George Sherrill pitched the last two nights for the Dodgers. How can he do that if he’s been out righted off of the roster? That’s not sarcasm; I really want to know how a player who is no longer rostered is allowed to pitch.

gigantes2425
5 years 1 month ago

i was wondering the same thing

gigantes2425
5 years 1 month ago

i was wondering the same thing

5 years 1 month ago

Because when a player is designated to assignment he is still on the roster for 10 days. The team has 10 days to trade or release him. If he clears waivers then he is released which is why many teams dont trade for a player who has been designated for assignment because they can get him for a pro-rated salary and not have to give up anything. I said more than I probably needed to but I like talking about GM related stuff.

5 years 1 month ago

Because when a player is designated to assignment he is still on the roster for 10 days. The team has 10 days to trade or release him. If he clears waivers then he is released which is why many teams dont trade for a player who has been designated for assignment because they can get him for a pro-rated salary and not have to give up anything. I said more than I probably needed to but I like talking about GM related stuff.

budman3
5 years 1 month ago

I could see the Rays trading for Sherrill for a low level player or cash consideration. His numbers aren’t good but they would only use him as a LOOGY(where his numbers are very good. He won’t cost much and knows the AL East very well.

5 years 1 month ago

You guys are crazy to want George Sherill. The guy is a complete bust. If he somehow happens to wind up on your team, be prepared to suffer!!! Dont say no one warned u.

5 years 1 month ago

He pitched phenomenal for the Dodgers last season, no idea what happened. Any Dodger fans wanna fill me in what he’s doing that he went from .65 ERA with your team to 7+?