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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  1. Franl Edwardo 3 years 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!

  2. bigpat 3 years 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… 

  3. comebackkid814 3 years 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).

  4. verlander 3 years ago

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

    Brandon Inge?!

  5. Paul Shailor 3 years 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

    • start_wearing_purple 3 years 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.

  6. caby24 3 years ago

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

  7. undocorkscrew 3 years ago

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

  8. Popular_mechanics_for_pitchers 3 years 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

  9. Leonard Washington 3 years 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.

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

  10. Andrew Cross 3 years 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! 

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