D’Backs Close To Acquiring Cahill, Breslow

5:41pm: Neither Miley nor Borchering is involved in the trade, tweets Piecoro.

5:22pm: Arizona may also send left-hander Wade Miley to Oakland along with Parker and Cowgill, tweets Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. The Snakes selected Miley in the supplemental first round in 2008. 

As well, the D'Backs made minor league corner infielder Bobby Borchering available during the Winter Meetings, according to Piecoro, though he's not sure if the 21-year-old is part of this potential deal (Twitter).

4:20pm: A D'Backs source says the two sides are still "talking names" and that nothing has been finalized, tweets Piecoro, who adds that it does sound like something is close.

4:02pm: The deal is Cahill and Craig Breslow in exchange for Parker, Collin Cowgill and other prospects, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  Rosenthal says the trade is still "fluid" so more names could be involved.

3:42pm: The Diamondbacks are "closing in" on a trade with the Athletics that would send Trevor Cahill to Arizona in exchange for a prospect, reports John Gambadoro of Sports 620 KTAR in Phoenix (Twitter link).  Gambadoro says the prospect isn't Trevor Bauer or Tyler Skaggs (Twitter links).

We heard yesterday from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that Cahill had been mentioned in talks between the D'Backs and A's.  Gio Gonzalez's name also came up between the two teams, with Rosenthal noting that the Snakes would need to deal Skaggs to get Gonzalez, but Cahill could be had for a lesser price.  Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic mentioned yesterday that "it's believed that [the D'Backs] focus" was on Cahill and mentioned Jarrod Parker as a candidate to go to Oakland in the swap.


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197 Comments on "D’Backs Close To Acquiring Cahill, Breslow"


iancahill
3 years 8 months ago

If it will only take one prospect, why aren’t the Royals in on this?! 

HummBaby
3 years 8 months ago

Because this is basically Beane and the A’s raising a middle finger to the Giants due to an ongoing local battle over territorial rights. The A’s want to move south to San Jose, the Giants have “territorial rights” to San Jose and want to block them from moving into Silicon Valley where a good percentage of the wealth is in the Bay Area. The Giants are fighting it tooth and nail…they have been for years. The A’s draw their 5,000 fans a game while the Giants sell out nightly. If the A’s moved to San Jose the Giants fears are that they would become as dominate if not more dominate in the Bay Area and draw considerable fan base and ticket sales and panda hat buying fans away from making the trip up to San Francisco. All of that being said, why not trade 1 of your if not your best pitchers (rumors as of yesterday were both pitchers being packaged together) to the Giants main rival in the NL West? Alot of it is behind the scenes politics.

Thomas W
3 years 8 months ago

bye Parker

supersteve1492
3 years 8 months ago

If the A’s cant get Bauer or Skaggs why would they move Cahill?

BrandonDbacks
3 years 8 months ago

Because he is nowhere near worth either of those two.

3 years 8 months ago

he is worth more, about $50million over 6 years more.

3 years 8 months ago

Are you saying Trevor Cahill isn’t worth either of those two guys who have never done a single thing at the major league level? 

BrandonDbacks
3 years 8 months ago

Thats exactly what Im saying. You dont trade top prospects for 3-4 starters. Period.

3 years 8 months ago

Uhhh your team is beastly and contending, you trade your prospects to make the team better when you get to that point. Winning a WS is way better than having a good farm system…

3 years 8 months ago

Seriously. Those guys haven’t done a thing. Cahill in the NL is more than a 3-4. Kennedy-Hudson-Cahill is good. I guess BrandonDbacks likes having a good farm system, even if it means not winning a WS. 

3 years 8 months ago

Its pretty sad that you get the feeling that a lot of people are like that, I’m an A’s fan myself and I’d support any move imaginable if it meant a title.

3 years 8 months ago

Agreed. 

The_BiRDS
3 years 8 months ago

………

3 years 8 months ago

What’s the matter? 

3 years 8 months ago

Its pretty sad that you get the feeling that a lot of people are like that, I’m an A’s fan myself and I’d support any move imaginable if it meant a title.

striker
3 years 8 months ago

This will establish the market for other starters (Danks, Shields, etc.)

wait_HOWmanyrings
3 years 8 months ago

wow, not bauer or skaggs, good deal.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 8 months ago

wow, good move for the Diamondbacks

philliesfan136
3 years 8 months ago

Feels like Jemile Weeks will be the only player on the team now that will have major league experience by time they move to SJ.

3 years 8 months ago

-A- prospect? I’ll give you two prospects and a can of Pringles for Cahill…

3 years 8 months ago

Cahill for one prospect? Well if that doesn’t totally fly in the face of every single thing Beane has said this offseason.

BVHjays
3 years 8 months ago

The buzz has been that Oakland wants younger prospects, but you’d think Oakland would want one of their big 4 pitching prospects. With Bauer and Skaggs not in it, and Archie Bradley not eligible to be traded (as is Bauer), perhaps Parker is involved? Heyman tweet may hint at that: “cahill trade talk: skaggs untouchable, bauer ineligible to deal. parker, “roy oswalt type,” is 3rd elite young pitcher”

Perhaps it’s Parker and Matt Davidson?

BrandonDbacks
3 years 8 months ago

I REALLY hope not. Parker will end up being better than Cahill.

3 years 8 months ago

You totally overvalue your prospects. 

Thomas Wilson
3 years 8 months ago

Cahill is going to look a lot worse than he did the last two years that home HR/9 is going to look nastier than .57 in AZ probably a lot worse than that 1.10 road HR/9

3 years 8 months ago

End up when the Dbax aren’t a contender anymore. Cool have fun with Parker being a good pitcher on your .500 team. 

3 years 8 months ago

End up when the Dbax aren’t a contender anymore. Cool have fun with Parker being a good pitcher on your .500 team. 

Alex
3 years 8 months ago

I find this hard to believe.

xfipMachine
3 years 8 months ago

Not in love with Cahill, but not giving up those two pitchers probably makes it well worth it.

3 years 8 months ago

It’s gotta be Jarrod Parker then.
Bummer…

WasianCU
3 years 8 months ago

I’d hate to be an A’s fan…

corey23
3 years 8 months ago

:(

Ethanator99
3 years 8 months ago

COME ON REDS DO SOMETHING. Cahill is EXACTLY the kind of player you need!

3 years 8 months ago

I think it’s poorly worded. Expect their to be another couple lesser names as well…

Lars Chunks
3 years 8 months ago

Dbacks will have a pretty solid 1-2-3 with Kennedy, Hudson, and Cahill.

3 years 8 months ago

The A’s are trading their players sooner and sooner every time . Soon they will only trade prospects.

3 years 8 months ago

Uh, so no one has made the “A’s clearing off their biggest financial burden to make a run at Darvish” connection yet?

WasianCU
3 years 8 months ago

I think the A’s are trying to clear the books because they can’t afford to spend unless they get the new stadium…

3 years 8 months ago

You didn’t hear about the city of Oakland coming out today and saying they could have a new A’s stadium at the Jack London waterfront open by 2016? This will either spurn San Jose (who say they can open one by 2015) or the A’s will stay in Oakland. Regardless, I think its silly trading under 25 year olds when their value isnt as good as it could be. Cahill’s going to be a lot better when he’s 26 or 27 than he is now.

thegoldenone
3 years 8 months ago

That press conf. Was a total crock. They mentioned coliseum site again which MLB already said no to. They said they never started the EIR on victory court which was suppose to be fast tracked by their words when they started it a year ago.
They never mentioned the raiders despite being in a rendering? They made this coliseum city plan which has the warriors who said yesterday they are planning on moving to sf. Soon Oakland will have no sport teams. You don’t announce a 2 billion dollar plan with no way to pay for it. You think MLB will work with Oakland anymore after bringing up a site they said no and never starting the EIR they said they would have done by now.

thegoldenone
3 years 8 months ago

That press conf. Was a total crock. They mentioned coliseum site again which MLB already said no to. They said they never started the EIR on victory court which was suppose to be fast tracked by their words when they started it a year ago.
They never mentioned the raiders despite being in a rendering? They made this coliseum city plan which has the warriors who said yesterday they are planning on moving to sf. Soon Oakland will have no sport teams. You don’t announce a 2 billion dollar plan with no way to pay for it. You think MLB will work with Oakland anymore after bringing up a site they said no and never starting the EIR they said they would have done by now.

3 years 8 months ago

I hope they trade them both, they are the only SP’s other than King Felix in the AL west that don’t play in Anaheim that are any good-  King Albert wants them both gone- So let it be written, so let it be done