Multiple Teams Discussing Paul Maholm

SATURDAY, 1:44am: In a deal for Maholm, the Pirates want a starting pitcher who is ready to contribute, two high-ranking team sources told Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

FRIDAY, 8:23pm: The Dodgers and Pirates aren't necessarily close to a Maholm deal, but the sides believe there's a genuine possibility that a trade happens, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link).

4:19pm: The Padres are not close to acquiring Maholm, according to Kovacevic (Twitter link).

3:46pm: The Dodgers and Padres are not the only clubs discussing deals with the Pirates, according to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (on Twitter). The Mets appear to be involved in discussions for Maholm, according to Scott Miller of CBS Sports.

3:12pm: The two teams look close to a deal, according to Yahoo's Tim Brown (on Twitter).

3:10pm: The Padres are discussing Maholm with the Pirates, according to Scott Miller of CBS Sports (on Twitter).

2:59: The Pirates are "close" to trading Maholm, according to Jim Bowden of Sirius XM Radio (on Twitter). However, Tom Krasovic of AOL FanHouse hears that the Padres are not discussing a deal for Maholm (Twitter link). Meanwhile, ESPN.com's Buster Olney hears that the Padres are making progress on a Maholm deal (Twitter link).

2:36pm: The Padres are discussing Maholm with the Pirates, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.

1:29pm: The Pirates are willing to trade a starting pitcher for the right price, GM Neal Huntington told Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  Huntington referred to starters close to free agency, which implies Paul Maholm or Zach Duke.

Kovacevic figures Maholm to be more popular than Duke, since the latter spent time on the DL this year with an elbow strain.  Maholm is signed reasonably through next year with a club option for 2012, making him appealing to the Dodgers.  The Mets, Cardinals, Padres, Twins, and Tigers may also be in the hunt for a starter.


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106 Comments on "Multiple Teams Discussing Paul Maholm"


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Infield Fly
4 years 11 months ago

Lovely. I can just hear the excitement in the Mets’ front office: “A deal like this is not likely to help us much. Let’s DO it!!”

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bigpelflikesike123
4 years 11 months ago

I actually diagree… any trade for a starting pitcher would make me happy because it shows the front office cares (even though they obviously do not because they have literally sat back and done nothing while their two biggest rivals got infinitely better)

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4 years 11 months ago

So does the pitcher in the upper left have a boner or what?

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4 years 11 months ago

So does the pitcher in the upper left have a boner or what?

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4 years 11 months ago

Paul Maholm or Zach Duke? now the trade deadline is heating up! montero for…

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4 years 11 months ago

Well, everyone knew this for months… this is a slow deadline, or this wouldn’t be at the top for this long!

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formerdraftpick
4 years 11 months ago

Duke would be perfect for Texas where he was born, raised, and still lives. Could there be a match? Oh yeah.

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larjones
4 years 11 months ago

Maholm is MAYBE a 5th starter. Look at his stats. Walks too many, doesn’t miss enough bats……Brett Myers is the guy they needed. A solid #3 guy. Has been pitching very well this year. I don’t think they have the ammo to pull that off though.