Central Links: Pirates, Padilla, Tigers, Cubs

Earlier today we learned that two Central teams were having trade talks about Matt Garza, as the Tigers are attempting to acquire the Cubs right-hander. Here's the latest from baseball's two Central divisions…


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14 Comments on "Central Links: Pirates, Padilla, Tigers, Cubs"


Franl Edwardo
3 years 6 months ago

The Reds should take a flier on Padilla.  Low risk, high reward.  This guy has always had great stuff, and when properly motivated (next contract) he could be a great low cost pick up!

bigpat
3 years 6 months ago

If Padilla is throwing gas, why not bring him in? He could be another Bartolo Colon? Stranger things have happened, like Colon himself re-emerging last season… 

comebackkid814
3 years 6 months ago

Orioles should be all over Padilla…but they probably won’t even bother scouting him. Too busy in Asia (which isn’t a bad thing in itself).

verlander
3 years 6 months ago

//the Tigers have received calls about their veteran players and will listen to offers.//

Brandon Inge?!

EightMileCats
3 years 6 months ago

Can only dream.

Who’ll give us a new bag of baseballs for him?

stewie75
3 years 6 months ago

not it

Paul Shailor
3 years 6 months ago

Tigers might deal veterans.
Cubs want to trade Garza to Tigers
“According to sources the cubs are looking to trade Garza to the Tigers for Verlander, Cabrera, and Martinez.” – Buster Olney

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 6 months ago

That’s just ridiculous. Olney knows the Cubs would demand that Jackson be part of the deal. But they would be willing to throw in Soriano but only if the Tigers paid his salary.

imachainsaw
3 years 6 months ago

i really like this deal

caby24
3 years 6 months ago

Maybe throwing in a few veterans could let the Tigers keep Smyly or Castellanos?

Clayton Wilson
3 years 6 months ago

 Baez ahead of Rizzo? I also don’t see why Alonso is more coveted….

popular_mechanics_for_pitchers
3 years 6 months ago

It’s a little shocking that the Mets get pick #35 for Jose reyes and the Astros get #39 for Clint Barmes. Just seems wrong

Leonard Washington
3 years 6 months ago

Padilla’s got Sox depth signing all over him. Sign him and let him fight it out in ST for the 5 spot. Then if he falls a little short use him in the pen.

Bailey
Melancon
Aceves
Bowden (Def see him becoming a full time pen piece this year, and a good one)
Rich Hill (If he is healthy)
Albers
Padilla
Jenks

Andrew Cross
3 years 6 months ago

Not a single no-way-is-Padilla-throwing-in-the-95-96-range comment?

You people are far too trusting of Nicaraguan radar guns!