Heyman On Young, Emaus, Rays, Wilson, Melky

The Rangers were close to sending Michael Young to the Rockies for two young players before the season, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com. The deal didn’t go through, but the Rangers appear to have assured the Rockies that they’ll have  the first chance to acquire Young if he becomes available once again. Here are the rest of Heyman’s rumors:

  • One GM told Heyman that Mets Rule 5 selection Brad Emaus looks like a Quadruple A player.
  • The Rays could have interest in adding a hitter now that Manny Ramirez isn’t around and Heyman suggests Chris Davis would be a fit. I wrote last month that the Rays are one team that could have interest in the first baseman if the Rangers make him available.
  • C.J. Wilson could ask for $82.5MM on his next contract, as Heyman points out. The left-hander hits free agency after the season and could compare himself to A.J. Burnett and John Lackey in negotiations with the Rangers and/or other clubs.
  • Alex Rodriguez worked out with Melky Cabrera this offseason and “begged” the Yankees to sign the outfielder to no avail.
  • The Orioles are “very high” on Jake Arrieta, the 25-year-old who made 18 starts as a rookie in 2010 and remains in Baltimore’s rotation.

28 Responses to Heyman On Young, Emaus, Rays, Wilson, Melky Leave a Reply

  1. I’m sure the Yankees countered with “Ok we’ll sign him, but it’s coming out of your paycheck.”

    • captainjeter 4 years ago

      A Rod can beg all he wants. Melky is a 4th outfielder. at best. Besides it is the best thing that has ever happened to Cano. They are no longer joined at the hip, staying out all night partying and chasing women.

  2. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

    I don’t think anyone would want to compare themselves to Lackey and Burnett when trying to get a big contract…

    • WisBrave 4 years ago

      Yeah, the argument of “they got over paid why can’t I” won’t fly very well in contract negotiations.

  3. in all fairness to emaus, carl crawford LOOKS like a quadruple a player too. so do half of the mets. it doesn’t mean he has no shot, and he needs at least a couple weeks of every day play before that can be said about him.

  4. stl_cards16 4 years ago

    I would guess Melky must owe A-Rod some money.

  5. rovert22044 4 years ago

    Astros-Rays trade for Carlos Lee?

    (I wish…)

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      saying it repeatedly isn’t going to make it true

      • TartanElk 4 years ago

        What if we say Longoria is going to the Phillies enough times? That never gets old.

  6. Melky Cabrera has gone terrible at the plate.
    Least the Yankees have some sense.
    Alex Rodriguez is on his way to becoming the next mets GM.

  7. bigpat 4 years ago

    Emaus seems like he’s the flavor of the week right now. I still think it would be in best interest of the Mets for them to work out a trade so they can keep him in AAA if they really think so highly of him. It will be hard for him to develop if he’s struggling and if they’re shuffling him in and out of the lineup. Might be too hard to work out though, I guess it’s a tough situation.

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      I doubt the Jays would even expect anything of significance back. Not sure why they just don’t do that..

      They are prob afraid to talk to AA, he’ll use his jedi mind tricks, next thing you know david wright will be in a jays uniform.

  8. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

    Along with Cano, Melky was one of A-Rod’s guys back when the whole Jeter-Arod soap opera was happening. Ironically enough, Cano didn’t bust out into mvp mode until Melky was traded away.

    • TapDancingTeddy 4 years ago

      All true, especially how fond of Melky and Cano A-Rod is. They followed him around, worked out with him and the association improved their work ethic. He got guys who looked up to him and accepted him as a team leader.

      Melky’s last season with the Yanks was 2009, and it seemed both Cano and he would take off as ballplayers. Cano did, but Melky regressed after being traded to Atlanta. Maybe “La Leche” can get back on track in KC.

  9. Timothy Rissland 4 years ago

    I dont think the Yankees liked Cano having his best friend Melky on the team. It seemed as though he might of been distracting Cano. I did think Melky might of been a good fit for the Yankees this year so when they showed zero interest I think it confirmed my point.

    • TapDancingTeddy 4 years ago

      Stinking up the joint in the ATL didn’t help either. He really went backwards there.

  10. baseball33 4 years ago

    Rodriguez should be worried about keeping himself in the line-up instead of worrying who the Yankees should sign to be a reserve outfielder.

    • Giorgi Almonte 4 years ago

      offseason——-season..diferent times, what u thisnk?

      • baseball33 4 years ago

        I’ll tell you what I think since you asked. I think my comment went over your head but that’s o.k. And I think I’m getting tired of Rodriguez missing games. I dread another year of 130 games out of him. This guy makes 20 something million dollars a year and wants to be team leader. I want him to be on the field at least 150 games a year. Thats what I think.

        • Giorgi Almonte 4 years ago

          ok i got what u say, but hes a cluch hitter so, he helps his team a lot, even in a few games played..

        • TapDancingTeddy 4 years ago

          According to Baseball-Reference, $31MM this year for A-Rod. I wish he was only making 20 something!

          • Giorgi Almonte 4 years ago

            well yanks, dont need that money, so its the same for them!

  11. Eric 4 years ago

    Arrieta stepped up the other night big time.

    I see this guy as a solid 3rd, or 4th starter for the O’s in years to come

  12. harrigang 4 years ago

    I hope the Rays do go for Chris Davis. I remember that one year when he hit 21 HR’s and he was a pretty good hitter. If Kotchman and Dan Johnson don’t produce, Then we could use him. Johnson isn’t even batting .100 (and I don’t expect him to either. He’s a clutch guy, but not an every day player). Kotchman looks to be doing alright, but thanks to his recent history, he doesn’t really convince me that he’ll keep this up all year. At the least, Chris Davis would be nice just to have, use as a DH if necessary. I also like knowing that the Rays are actually pursuing people.

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