Quick Hits: Orioles, Angels, Reyes, Cubs

The latest news from MLB as the countdown to next week’s Winter Meetings continues…  

  • Brian Cashman admitted to John Harper of the New York Daily News that he's often tempted by potential deals, but the Yankees' GM maintains that he's far from desperate this offseason. “We’ve got a really good team, so I don’t feel like I have to do something stupid,” Cashman said. “If I’m going to do something this winter, I have to feel good about it. I don’t care how big the name is.” 
  • The Orioles have been impressed by Cuban center fielder Yoenis Cespedes, Jon Heyman of SI.com reports (on Twitter). 
  • Angels GM Jerry Dipoto says he's still looking for starters and relievers, according to Bill Shaikin of the LA Times (on Twitter).
  • Phillies officials tell ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark that they have no knowledge of Jose Reyes’ recent presence in Philadelphia. The team isn’t considering a $100MM contract or anything close to it for any free agent, including Reyes, Stark reports. 
  • Cubs GM Jed Hoyer says he doesn’t view the newly-acquired David DeJesus as a platoon player, according to MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat. DeJesus, who agreed to a two-year, $10MM deal today, may get days off against select left-handed starters, however. 
  • MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes discussed the Cubs’ offseason, including a potential Matt Garza trade, at Bleacher Nation. As Tim points out, Hoyer encountered a similar situation last offseason when he was weighing offers for Adrian Gonzalez.


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10 Comments on "Quick Hits: Orioles, Angels, Reyes, Cubs"


chico65
3 years 7 months ago

Thanks, Theo, for being seen in a coffee shop in Chicago.  Now we’re going to get a rumor whenever any free agent is seen in any city.   

slider32
3 years 7 months ago

Dierkes article gave me some insight into the Cubs this off season. I don’t see them moving Garza unless they lower their price.

imachainsaw
3 years 7 months ago

which is a good thing. garza has cy potential, and is still relatively young. he’s a great piece for the cubs to have. in fact if he puts up slightly better numbers next season, the cubs could flip him for a king’s ransom akin to the Ubaldo Jimenez deal.

PWNdroia
3 years 7 months ago

Send Garza to the Sox for something, and work the compensation in that deal.

imachainsaw
3 years 7 months ago

send over Lavarnway and we’re talkin

commenter3346
3 years 7 months ago

Not a chance.

The Red Sox barely have any catchers in their farm system as it is. Saltalamacchia isn’t anything special. I doubt Varitek is back. Plus he’s the first right handed power bat developed by the Red Sox since Dan Duquette drafted Youkilis in ’01.

imachainsaw
3 years 7 months ago

fair enough, i’d rather the cubs hold on to garza anyway. soto is a fine catcher despite what critics say, and wellington castillo shows some promise.

3 years 7 months ago

“(Insert team name) have been impressed by Cubano center fielder Yoennis Cespedes.” 

Who the hell wouldn’t be?

3 years 7 months ago

Mitchel, Joba, and romine for Garza….whatta you think?

johnsilver
3 years 7 months ago

Cain is a #1 on half the teams in the league and not going to go anywhere for those people.

It would take a Garza like haul to get him, 1 year left of control or not.