Rosenthal On Byrd, Bernadina, Snider

March is generally a quiet time for trades, but there's often a flurry of activity toward the end of the month. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has the latest rumors from around the Major Leagues…

  • At this point a trade involving Cubs center fielder Marlon Byrd is unlikely. The 34-year-old has been drawing some interest this spring, but a trade in July seems more realistic.
  • Rival officials say Roger Bernadina isn’t a favorite of GM Mike Rizzo’s. The Nationals could part with Bernadina and rely on Rick Ankiel and Brett Carroll in center field until Bryce Harper’s ready for his MLB debut.
  • Travis Snider isn’t drawing much trade interest, even though rival clubs like him. The Blue Jays are reluctant to trade the 24-year-old left fielder when his value is low, especially since they may need him at some point in the season.
  • The Diamondbacks seek a long-term solution at catcher and have targeted 10-15 possible trade candidates. Miguel Montero's expected to test free agency after the 2012 season.

29 Responses to Rosenthal On Byrd, Bernadina, Snider Leave a Reply

  1. LUWahooNatFan 3 years ago

    Bernadina isn’t anything more then a 4th outfielder.. not sure why so many Nationals fans think he deserves yet another chance to be a full-time starter

    • brett 3 years ago

      Its just because fans usually have attachment to home grown guys. If he could be a valuable trade chip then I would pull the trigger. However, I’m not sure what the Braves have that we would want, but I’m not sure about their farm system. I’d like to see Corey Brown get a chance. He got sent down way to early IMO. 

      • LUWahooNatFan 3 years ago

        Corey Brown needs to stay healthy, and produce at the AAA level before he gets a shot at the big leagues.. Otherwise he goes into the same bin of being a 4th OF with Bernadina

    • FacelessGeneralManager 3 years ago

      Because he is pretty likable. I mean he can steal bases like mad and makes amazing outfield catches. And id rather him be their than Ankiel or Carrol.

      • Ray Mitten 3 years ago

        I’d prefer Ankiel, he is excellent defensively and his bat isn’t any worse than Bernadina’s.  The Shark has been given numerous chances and hasn’t taken it to the next level, its time for a change of scenery.  Would the Cubs do Bernadina for Byrd?  As a Nats fan, I’d be all for that trade from a Nats point of view.

      • LUWahooNatFan 3 years ago

        When you post a .300 OBP, you aren’t going to get that many opportunities to steal.

    • kräftig. entschieden 3 years ago

      Because he has more upside than an aging Ankiel or Carroll? As long as he’s the best option, you kind of have to play him.

      • LUWahooNatFan 3 years ago

        Bernadina isn’t some special prospect, his upside is a 4th OF, if he is starting, then you have him platooning with a righty.. I.E. Carroll or Michaels

    • Guest 3 years ago

      not sure either..I’ve been impressed with Corey Brown, I wish he’d get a chance

      • brett 3 years ago

        I agree. I am kind of surprised he got sent down so early. Probably because he doesnt have a permanent spot. But He was impressive

  2. JP Arencibia seems destined to be catching for the DBax in the future.

    • Arencibia won’t fetch any of the top 3 pitchers. I wonder if Corbin is too much. 

    • Runtime 3 years ago

      What makes you say that?

      • He’s a young, controllable catcher with power.  D’Arnaud is knocking at the door and the DBax and Jays have hooked up on a trade recently.

        • Runtime 3 years ago

          I’m not following… Do the DBax need a catcher or something?

          The Blue Jays also made trades with the Cardinals, Phillies, Astros, and White Sox “recently”…
          From my persepctive, it seems like you randomly just picked them.

          • Encarnacion's Parrot 3 years ago

            The Diamondbacks seek a long-term solution at catcher

            -Taken from the article above.

          • Runtime 3 years ago

            I’m blind.
            Thank you.

    • arencibia, hutchison, and hech for trevor bauer. done deal

      • Encarnacion's Parrot 3 years ago

        Bauer is pretty much untouchable. If I’m the Jays, I’d target Tyler Skaggs.

        • JRyanWalters 3 years ago

          I dont think the Dbacks plan on flipping any of the big three (Bauer, Skaggs, Bradley). I could see a trade involving Corbin/Brewer/Miley and a postion player prospect to land a future backstop. 

          • Encarnacion's Parrot 3 years ago

            Have to give to get. Not that Arencibia is worth Skaggs straight up (unless he puts up a much better year defensively and OBP-wise), but the Jays could easily add a good prospect to package with.

            regardless though, the Jays most likely won’t be trading Arencibia until next off-season, so there’s lots of baseball to be played to fluctuate their value.

          • Lunchbox45 3 years ago

            D’arnaud has gained a rep as being often injured.

            Especially when you plan on being competitive, I’d just keep JP around as back up/insurance. If you trade him and D’arnaud goes down you’re in big trouble.

            I’d wait until Jimenez is knocking, then trade 1 of the 3 

          • Encarnacion's Parrot 3 years ago

            Not a bad idea either. I don’t doubt that Jimenez could make AA, maybe even AAA if he has another good year. Hopefully the power shows up in 2012.

          • Lunchbox45 3 years ago

             he’s starting in new hampshire this year last I checked..

            The power is coming, rather slowly though. But if he develops he’ll be dangerous because he can already hit for average and get on base and is well above average defensively

          • Encarnacion's Parrot 3 years ago

            And he’s still really young. I guess where I’d like to see the most improvement is his walk rates. Career 4.9% and 6.6% last year doesn’t get me too excited, but the fact that there’s some improvement leaves me optimistic.

            I’d like to see a consistent 8% for the next couple years.

      • JRyanWalters 3 years ago

        Bauer wont be traded anytime soon, he will be pitching in AZ in about a month and a half.

  3. Bombastic_Dave 3 years ago

    Toronto still believes Snider will be our long-term LF.

    Well, I do, anyway.

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