Rosenthal On Tigers, Reyes, Trout, White Sox

The Rockies, who are about to start a series with the defending World Champions, have baseball's best record so far this year. GM Dan O'Dowd told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that the team's resilience has contributed to its fast start. “We’re a confident, persistent club,” O’Dowd said. Troy Tulowitzki's hot streak hasn't hurt, either. Here are the rest of Rosenthal's rumors:

  • One scout who has followed the Tigers this year predicts that they'll be looking for pitching help later this season. At some point minor leaguers Andy Oliver and Jacob Turner could help the Tigers, who are 12th in the AL with 77 runs allowed.
  • A rival official says Mets GM Sandy Alderson will not offer Jose Reyes $100MM to stay in New York. It appears likely that Reyes will be on the trading block this summer, so MLBTR's Steve Adams recently outlined some possible destinations for him.
  • Scouts are high on Angels prospect Mike Trout, praising his baserunning instincts, speed and power.
  • Jason Marquis is a potential trade candidate, according to Rosenthal. The Nationals' right-hander has a 3.26 ERA in three starts so far this season.
  • The White Sox don't plan to look outside of the organization for bullpen help at this point, despite their issues holding leads late in games.

23 Responses to Rosenthal On Tigers, Reyes, Trout, White Sox Leave a Reply

  1. I don’t see Jose Reyes getting $100 million even with a huge year this year. I could see the same exact contract Adrian Beltre contract for him without the option. 5 Years $80 million.

    • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

      he’s 4 years younger, plays at a more valuable position, and actually has a better overall track record. if reyes has a big year, it would be very surprising to see him only get beltre’s contract

      • With his injury history over the past few seasons I can’t see someone throwing a massive 7 year $100-130 million at him. I think 5/80 would be a perfect contract for him. That way he can still get another big contract @ 32

        • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

          his injury history isn’t all that serious. if he hits the ball all year like he is right now (.370ish wOBA, let’s say), it’ll be all but forgotten and reyes will be in a position to cash in bigtime

          i’m not saying it will be a great idea (though for the mets i’d say it’s a defensible risk to take). but looking at this year’s signings, i’d surprised if teams suddenly got shy with their spending

          • I guess that’s true. I just have to keep Jayson Werth in mind. If he’s worth $126 million, I could see Jose Reyes getting that. I think the Angels will end up signing him with how miserable the last offseason was.

          • bjsguess 4 years ago

            Werth is not worth $126m. Don’t confuse one team’s poor decision as setting the new market.

            I don’t see Reyes sniffing $100m regardless of his season (unless it really is at an MVP level). Dealt with injury problems last year. Missed almost all of the previous year. Has posted an OPS over 800 just twice in his career. Has a decent but not elite level glove.

            He played at a $100m level from 2006 to 2008. Every year outside of that he was just another sub 3 WAR player. Absolutely a good guy to have on your club but not elite.

            It’s scary to think how good he could be if his OBP settled in the 350-370 range. Give up a few of those HR’s for more opportunities on the basepaths.

          • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

            “Don’t confuse one team’s poor decision as setting the new market.”

            he isn’t. holliday came before werth – 7 years, $120M. poor decision? probably. new market? you bet. werth and crawford both followed with 7 year megadeals

            joaquin benoit? definitely a poor decision. it also set the new market for relievers

  2. baseballdude 4 years ago

    i think coke and penny are just filling those sp roles until turner and oliver are ready.

    • Pawsdeep 4 years ago

      Actually, coke is looking better than anybody thought he would or anyoneone expected. He may be the real deal—he has had two stellar games the first two times he took the mound so far this year so I think he is going to work out really well considering what I saw so far this year and all of spring.

      It’s penny and porcello that will be replaced–I hoped the best for Ricky but he just cant seemto adjust to major league hitting. He is still only 22 but I am sure he will be in Toledo before the all star break an will stay there for some time. Penny is what he is as a five man but he won’t be back next year, especially with that stable of stellar arms the tigers have in the minors.

  3. bigpat 4 years ago

    Brad Penny struggling again in the AL, who knew? And I thought he was in the best shape of his life, silly me.

    I think Turner can be a great pitcher, but they can’t afford to rush him. I feel like the Tigers manage their prospects horribly and they ruined Porcello by making him a garden variety pitch to contact type because they were too impatient with letting him trust his own stuff and be a strikeout guy.

    • Pawsdeep 4 years ago

      Porcello never was a strikeout pitcher which is why they allowed him up in the majors at such a young age. But I do agree, they handled him very poorly. Espicially considering he is still pitching in the big leagues after growing and losing pitches out of his arsenal due to his larger frame from his rookie year. But even with a few years in the minors he still would have been a contact pitcher.

      The lefty, Oliver, is the one who will reign supreme. He has the best stuff out if all of them as long as his control is good. I am sure we will see him called up very soon, especially is porcello and penny keep struggling like they have.

  4. jwredsox 4 years ago

    Scouts are high on Mike Trout? News to me

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      Who’s Mike Trout

    • bjsguess 4 years ago

      Trout has been getting his fair share of good press but there are still some gems in here:

      — What’s normally said – “He’s fast”. What this report says – He’s faster than top of the line right handed hitters in all of baseball.

      — What’s normally said – “He has developing power”. What the report says, guy hit 2 bombs in one game that totally 900 feet traveled. That’s serious power … for a 19YO in AA.

      — What’s normally said, – “Trout is a good baserunner”. What the report says is that on an inside the park HR he had to slow down because he was running up the backside of the baserunner in front of him.

      It’s still early but the kid is posting an OPS near 1000, has 3 steals in 10 games, and plays ++ defense in CF. Pretty exciting for Angel fans to see a guy who is 19 do this again AA talent.

  5. Nats are looking for a center fielder. Tigers could pair up with them with all of their extra outfielders… Maybe Casper Wells and a couple pitchers for Ramos or Flores? Throw in Brad Penny to clear room for Oliver?

    • Pawsdeep 4 years ago

      I doubt they will be moving too many outfielders. Boesch is looking better than anyone hoped but with raburn looking like a no go and maglio being what he is with his age an injuries, the tigers will be needing a corner outfiielder sometime soon, with the latest being at years end…

  6. Will32 4 years ago

    Im not saying Colorado isnt a good team but why isnt anybody talking about the teams theyve played so far this season? Arizona, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, New York, Chicago. Thats not top notch competition. This series against San Francisco will prove if they are as good as their record shows.

  7. 2UGGLA2BINTO 4 years ago

    What about Frank Francisco for Matt Thornton?

  8. Infield Fly 4 years ago

    Sandy Alderson’s “evil twin,” I’m thinkin’.

    Anyway, crappy sports journalism is pretty much the norm these days (MLBTR not included, of course!).

  9. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    yea, i don’t want to shoot the messenger. but i do kinda wish the messenger would shoot some of its message sources =D

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