Rosenthal On Lincecum, Jackson, Red Sox, Abreu

The Prince Fielder sweepstakes are nearing an end, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports wrote earlier this morning. Click here for the latest on Fielder and continue reading for Rosenthal’s rumors…

  • It appears likely that Giants starter Tim Lincecum will sign a two-year deal in the $41-42MM range, Rosenthal writes. The Giants and their ace right-hander exchanged arbitration submissions last week and the club has since offered Lincecum a deal worth $100MM-plus.
  • It’s possible that Edwin Jackson will sign a one-year contract, like fellow Scott Boras client Ryan Madson. The Red Sox and Mariners could be interested in Jackson if he’s willing to sign for one year. 
  • The Red Sox aren’t pursuing Wandy Rodriguez, according to Rosenthal.
  • The Orioles could be a logical trade partner for Yankees right-hander A.J. Burnett in Rosenthal’s estimation.
  • The Red Sox seem to have interest in acquiring an everyday shortstop and the Reds, Giants and Rays are looking for veteran shortstop help, Rosenthal writes. 
  • Free agent infielder Ryan Theriot would prefer to stay in the National League, unless he can obtain a starting job.
  • Earlier in the offseason the Astros inquired about Ian Desmond, who hasn’t convinced everyone with the Nationals that he’s their long-term solution at shortstop.
  • Some teams would play Gordon Beckham at short, according to Rosenthal. Beckham has only played second and third in three seasons at the MLB level.
  • The Angels aren’t ready to trade Bobby Abreu, who could be a fit for Detroit’s DH opening.


Leave a Reply

51 Comments on "Rosenthal On Lincecum, Jackson, Red Sox, Abreu"


Member
start_wearing_purple
3 years 5 months ago

C’mon Starlin Castro for Theo compensation!

(Yes. Sarcasm.)

Member
3 years 5 months ago

I agree with Rosenthal (can’t belive I just said that).  The O’s should be very interested in Burnett at the right price.  That said, I doubt the Yankees deal him inside the division.

Member
stl_cards16
3 years 5 months ago

I don’t think Burnett is the kind of guy you worry about trading in division.  Especially since it would be a team the Yankees aren’t too worried about. I think the Yanks would trade him to any team that gives them the best deal, excluding only the Red Sox. 

Member
3 years 5 months ago

Yeah but suppose this scenario:

Yanks trade him to Baltimore.  With less pressure something clicks and he pitches like he was supposed to.  Now the Yankees face an Ace they traded away for pennies on the dollar.

The press would kill them over it

Member
ellisburks
3 years 5 months ago

The likelihood of that happening is fairly small though.

Member
3 years 5 months ago

Yeah, but Burnett still shows flashes of his old self.

The stuff seems to be there, it’s the makeup, control, command, effort, etc. that are the issue haha

Member
FS54
3 years 5 months ago

that’s a lot of issues.

Member
johnsilver
3 years 5 months ago

“Yeah, but Burnett still shows flashes of his old self.”

So did Lackey and he had an excuse.. Was playing with a partially torn labrum.

Burnett would be the last person Boston needs… No offense there.

Member
3 years 5 months ago

boston?? um ok

Member
stl_cards16
3 years 5 months ago

I don’t think the press would kill them anymore for trading away an Ace(I can’t type that with a straight face) to the Orioles than they would if they traded him to any other team.

Member
3 years 5 months ago

Yeah it’s just the idea of seeing him a few times a season.

Guest
3 years 5 months ago

yeah, definitely not an ace. Never has been. He was about a #2 at one point.

Member
Bleed_Orange
3 years 5 months ago

Burnett also lives in the suburbs of Maryland so he would be closer to home.  I would like this to happen, I think outside of NY he might be a bounce back candidate.  But….. from what I remember Angelos refuses to do business with the Yankees, so a bad team will stay back

Member
3 years 5 months ago

The O’s did business with the Yankees in ’06 and ’09.  Granted they were small deals but they happened.

I think this is just another anti-Angelos rumor

Member
3 years 5 months ago

Also, do you guys think EJax would take a 1 year deal from a contender over a 3 year deal from a non-contender?

Member
stl_cards16
3 years 5 months ago

Doubtful, unless the one-year deal is at a much higher AAV than the three-year deal.  This is the time for Jackson to get a decent contract and I would expect him to take any multi-year deal he can get his hands on.

Member
GoAwayNow
3 years 5 months ago

The Red Sox seem to have interest in acquiring an everyday shortstop and
the Reds, Giants and Rays are looking for veteran shortstop help,
Rosenthal writes.

…what?

Member
RepOak
3 years 5 months ago

By signing lincecum, does that mean no Cain? He is going to ask for about the same. 20-22 mil per..

Member
start_wearing_purple
3 years 5 months ago

I used to think it was an either/or scenario but in the long run they can probably afford both. Rowand’s salary comes off the book next year and Zito the year after that. I’m not sure what salary they can realistically keep but we’re not talking about a small market team here.

Member
Red_Line_9
3 years 5 months ago

It might not be a bad idea for the Giants to shop Lincecum at some point.