Waiver Rumors: Thome, Bell, White Sox, Wright

The waiver wire is heating up with one week remaining for teams to trade for postseason reinforcements. Here’s a refresher on how August trades work and here are the latest rumors…


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14 Comments on "Waiver Rumors: Thome, Bell, White Sox, Wright"


cubsfan97
4 years 10 days ago

THey should take Bell to arbitration and then trade him after signing.  Will gain the most value back that way.  Who knows, maybe he was bluffing about accepting.

4 years 10 days ago

KONERKO!?!?! Angels.. Please inquire.. Trumbo-Konerko =)

whitesoxfan424
4 years 10 days ago

No.

klassic
4 years 10 days ago

Joe – You realize that almost all players are put on waivers.  It doesn’t mean the Sox are actually gonna trade him.  Now if you wanna put in a claim on Rios and reunite him with VW we can do that.

4 years 10 days ago

The Giants only claimed Heath Bell so the Phillies or D-Backs or any other team wouldnt get him.

4 years 10 days ago

Right, it has nothing to do with the fact that 2 of the relievers are injured and most of the rest aren’t pitching well at the moment.

northsfbay
4 years 9 days ago

It would cost the Giants too much. The Padres would trade him for the right price.

padresfuture
4 years 10 days ago

Maybe the Padres should claim ramon hernandez. Backup catcher has been a problem this year. They could offer arb and either have a solid backup or some draft compensation.

4 years 10 days ago

yep, because .297 OBP players are so hard to come by. Power’s nice, but if you get on base less than 30% of the time, you better hit 40 Home runs a year. Trumbo’s likely going to be a slightly-above average player with good pop. He’s really not that good, and extremely overrated.

A 15% K%-BB% is flat-out putrid.

Larry Ellsworth
4 years 10 days ago

Are you kidding? 

 You are talking about a ROY candidate.  The kid is only going to get better.    

Compare his numbers to Paulies as a rookie.   
Paulie- 270 OBP and 40% K-BB Like I said before there’s not a chance in hell LAA would do this deal but if they did yes The white sox would accept.    They would be dumb not to.    I love Paulie, I love his 05 grand slam, I love his never give up attitude, He is a leader in all aspects of the game of baseball and is one of those “good guys”.   I will make sure I’m at the games that they retire #14 on the left field wall and when they reveal the statue.   But give me a break if you don’t think Trumbo would help the sox more in the next two to three years let alone five years then Paulie will.    Then again The Angles would NEVER do this!

4 years 10 days ago

You know who else was a ROY canidate? Angel Berrora.
Trumbo is at best a DH with 35 HR potential. That’s nice if you can get on base. If you can’t- he’s a bit above a league-average regular (2.5-3.5 WAR) at best. Not saying Konerko’s a super star, or that the trade wouldn’t make some sense (Trumbo for Konerko, no cash involved changing hands, and you do it because of financial situation), but the fact on Trumbo is that he’s really not that good.

windycitywarrior
4 years 9 days ago

You really think Trumbo is anywhere near the player Paulie is? You do realize Konerko has been doing his since the 90’s and this is Trumbo’s first year right? I wouldn’t give a veteran slugger/borderline HOF candidate for a rookie that wasn’t even suppose to be this good in the first place. Maybe he keeps up his performance over the next few years but I wouldn’t chance it by giving up the captain of your team and the face of your franchise. And youre making noise because he is a ROY candidate? Seriously dude. Eric Hinske was a ROY. Good player but no one is going to trade a cornerstone of their team for him. Maybe if the Angels overwhelmed the Sox something would happen but very doubtful. They have to look to next year as well.

4 years 10 days ago

bring thome back to philly

lug
4 years 10 days ago

Dude is going to be 26 with one year of mlb experience.  Not sure you quite know what you are talking about.  A grizzled vet that has shown he can get it done, and also get it done in the playoffs for a average powered post prospect age Trumbo.  Yeah right I suppose you will point his 36 HR’s in the PCL, but we all know what happens to numbers in the PCL.  Angels would be dumb not to do it.  Or is V Wells gonna get you there?  No.  I say Sox would need more then Trumbo.