AL East Notes: Eyre, Jeroloman, Golson, Miller, Rays

The Yankees, Red Sox, and the rest of the AL East have been overshadowed this morning by a big spender out west, but here's what's going on in the division:

  • The Orioles designated reliever Willie Eyre for assignment to make room on the roster for Dana Eveland, announced the team.  The 33-year-old would have been arbitration eligible.  The O's also announced second baseman Greg Miclat will go the Texas as the player to be named later in the Taylor Teagarden deal.
  • The Blue Jays have designated Brian Jeroloman for assignment, tweets's Gregor Chisholm. The move clears a roster spot for the returning Kelly Johnson.
  • Greg Golson has been released by the Yankees, tweets's Bryan Hoch. Having added two players in this morning's Rule 5 draft, the Yanks needed space on their roster, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
  • The Yankees are close to signing former Indians prospect Adam Miller to a minor league deal, tweets Sherman. Miller ranked among Baseball America's top 100 prospects for five straight years from 2005 to 2009.
  • The Rays are open-minded about listening to trade offers, even for players like James Shields or Jeremy Hellickson, tweets Jon Heyman of MLB Network. However, they'd need a very large return for their high-end pitchers.
  • Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal looks at a few Red Sox trade chips, as the team searches for pitching help.

35 Responses to AL East Notes: Eyre, Jeroloman, Golson, Miller, Rays Leave a Reply

  1. BluMule 4 years ago

    Now send Mathis to AAA and sign a backup for JP.


  2. grownice 4 years ago


  3. Jeroloman’s a great guy. Met him when I was an intern at the Fisher Cats.

  4. Open-minded to dealing a top starter sounds like a step in the right direction towards making a move for the Rays.

    • tellrodt 4 years ago

      If I were them, I’d offer a not so great prospect for Kendrys Morales since they’re going to release him anyways.  They might as well get something for him.  Only problem is that other teams are probably thinking the same thing.  If the Rays can’t get Morales, I would think they’d be more willing to trade James Shields, possibly for Yonder Alonso plus a catching prospect from the Reds, rather than a younger, cheaper Jeremy Hellickson.

      • Angels have said they are keeping Morales as DH option.  They will try Trumbo at 3B but if he doesn’t cut it there they may have to a decision to make on who DH’s and who gets dealt.  I don’t expect the Angels will deal Morales for a below value return and if they trade anybody it won’t be until after the season begins.

        • tellrodt 4 years ago

          That’s kinda what I was thinking, which is why, as much as it would hurt to lose him, I could see the Rays trading James Shields to the Reds for a Yonder Alonso and one of their top catching prospects.

  5. formerdraftpick 4 years ago

    Step 1) The Pirates should claim Brian Jeroloman and then designate him for assignment so the Jays could claim him again. 

    Step 2) Repeat Step 1  

  6. So much for the socalled insiders on MLB.  They are no more inside than we are!!

  7. tellrodt 4 years ago

    I’d be more open to the idea of moving James Shields rather than moving Jeremy Hellickson, at this point.  Hellboy is under team control for the forseable future at a much cheaper cost, not that Shields is overly expensive, but still.  I could see James shipped to Cincy for Yonder Alonso and one of their top catching prospects.  Or maybe they just hold onto all of their starters and sign Kendrys Morales after he gets dumped by the LAA… 

    • The market for Shields right now is thin. Teams don’t buy his 2011 season so they are giving offers as if he’s a #2 starter. Keep Shields for 1 more season and his trade value will go up AND he gives the Rays the best chance of contending for a WS title this year.

      • tellrodt 4 years ago

        Believe me, I don’t want the Rays to lose James, but I have heard a lot of talk about the Reds willing to trade Yonder Alonso, who the Rays could greatly use, plus a top catching prospect for Big Game James.  The only problem: the Rays don’t want to give up Shields.  I think the market is fine for a deal to get done, if the Rays want to make something happen.  I totally aggree with everything else you said though.  I’d much rather keep James and his complete games around for a title run. 

  8. lefty177 4 years ago

    Is Greg Golson the 1 that threw out Crawford 2 years ago trying to tag up from 2nd?

  9. chee1rs 4 years ago

    thx for the updates

  10. BoSoXaddict 4 years ago

    “It’s not hard to imagine the Red Sox packaging — just as an example — Bowden, Doubront and Lowrie together for a cornerstone-type player like Chicago starter John Danks, New York Mets starter Jonathon Niese or Oakland reliever Andrew Bailey.”

    Pretty sure it’s gonna take more than Lowrie/Doubront/Bowden to get a Danks or Bailey..

  11. Lucas Kschischang 4 years ago

    Unrelated; but here’s a proposal for the Jays which Might work, but all would have to fall in place:

    Jays Sign Prince Fielder for 5 years with vesting options for 6 and 7; which would negate criticisms about his weight.

    To TB:
    Adam Lind
    Prospect? (if needed)

    To TOR:
    Joel Peralta
    JP Howell

    Jays Move JP Arenciba to Part time DH/1B, alternating with Prince.
    Jays call up D’Arnaud for full-time starting duty.

    Potential Lineup

    SS Escobar
    LF/CF/RF Thames/Snider
    3B/2B Lawrie
    RF/3B Bautista
    1B/DH Fielder
    CF Rasmus
    DH/1B/C Arencibia
    2B/LF Johnson
    C D’Arnaud


    C Mathis
    DH/1B/3B (hopefully not 3B) Encarnacion
    2B/SS Valbuena
    OF/PR Davis

    SP Romero
    SP Morrow
    SP Alvarez
    SP McGowan
    SP Cecil/Drabek/FA Acquisition


    RP Janssen
    RP Villanueva
    RP Howell
    RP Peralta
    RP Carreno
    RP Perez
    CP Santos
    (with maybe a FA Aquisition as a RP)

    Seems to be a contending lineup to me.

    (note to mods: posted this elsewhere, seeking feedback!)

  12. baseballz 4 years ago

    I am so with you on that. Totally a Marcum like pitcher who could give us 180 innings at least and can fit in right behind Morrow as our #3. To bad it would take D’Arnaud or JP(?) plus a good pitching prospect like Syndergaard.

  13. tellrodt 4 years ago

    Well tough sh!t, ’cause there’s no way in hell that Hellboy is getting gift wrapped to a division rival.  What could the Jays possibly give of value to the Rays?  Tampa Bay nees a first baseman and they’re just not sending the 2011 ROY to a division rival.

  14. Nicholas D'Esposito 4 years ago

    Wait, really? Toronto has like the best/deepest farm system in baseball…

  15. jjs91 4 years ago

    You mean after the rays right?

  16. tellrodt 4 years ago

    They don’t have anything the Rays need, a 1B or a DH type.  Not gonna happen!

  17. And Rangers/Royals

  18. kurtits 4 years ago

    Better than the both. Royals were great, but much of the prospects have graduated to the majors. Rangers aren’t far behind the Jays though.

  19. jjs91 4 years ago

     There werent considered better than both last year and while im sure some guys have emerged, they lost stewart who was a top 100 prospect, arencibia graduated, molina is gone drabeck has lost his luster, lawrie graduated. So they’re probably considerably lower this year. I’d still take the braves, rays, rangers, royals and maybe the yankees farm system over the jays.

  20. kurtits 4 years ago

    Jays are knee deep in pitchers, catchers, and outfielders. They really have one of the top three farm systems in the majors even with Arencibia, Alvarez, and Drabek graduating to the majors, and the loss of Molina. Can’t say too much more about other clubs, but I do know the strength of the Jays farm system. I don’t think you’ve really done your research considering you didn’t even mention the Diamondbacks farm. I think you just spouted out farm systems that are assumed to always be strong. 

  21. jjs91 4 years ago

    “Can’t say too much more about other clubs”, and yet you are.  The yankees have a better catching core and have quite a few taleneted pitcher also. Not to mention they did really well on the lower levels last year.

  22. vilifyingforce 4 years ago

    You mean like how New Hampshire won the EL title, Lansing (LoA) made it to the MID finals, Dunedin (HiA) made it to the FSL quarterfinals, and Bluefield(R) made it to the APPY finals? I’d also put D’arnaud, Perez, and Jimenez up against Montero (if he stays behind the plate), Sanchez and Romine. Not that I’m saying the Jays have the best farm system, but, they do have a very good one.

  23. vilifyingforce 4 years ago

    You mean like how New Hampshire won the EL title, Lansing (LoA) made it to the MID finals, Dunedin (HiA) made it to the FSL quarterfinals, and Bluefield(R) made it to the APPY finals? I’d also put D’arnaud, Perez, and Jimenez up against Montero (if he stays behind the plate), Sanchez and Romine. Not that I’m saying the Jays have the best farm system, but, they do have a very good one.

  24. Lucas Kschischang 4 years ago

    Just because you’re a Yankees fan doesn’t mean you can be ignorant.

  25. jjs91 4 years ago

    How is that ignorant most scouts agree with that assessment

  26. jjs91 4 years ago

    Champinionships isnt a great way to judge a farm system.

  27. vilifyingforce 4 years ago

    You’re the one who mentiond how great the Yankees did at the lower levels.

  28. vilifyingforce 4 years ago

    Winning is usually the best way to do really well.. DisI can’t extend this thread any further, out of room to reply back to you lol.

  29. jjs91 4 years ago

    And you thought i meant win wise?

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