Olney On Tigers, Cardinals, Oswalt

MLB executives are looking ahead to the summer trade deadline and, according to ESPN.com’s Buster Olney, there’s an expectation that certain teams will be particularly aggressive in trade talks this July. Here are the details…

  • Executives expect the Tigers, Dodgers and Cardinals to be among the most aggressive teams this summer. As one person pointed out, the Tigers figure to be aggressive after committing $214MM to Prince Fielder. Detroit could use pitching help or could consider trading for a second baseman or left fielder.
  • Rival GMs say the Cardinals will be active when a need emerges.
  • Some people with the Phillies expected Roy Oswalt to eventually find his way back to Philadelphia, Olney tweets. The Phillies placed Vance Worley on the disabled list today, which could create an opening for Oswalt. However, the Phillies haven’t determined whether to be buyers or sellers this summer.


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26 Comments on "Olney On Tigers, Cardinals, Oswalt"


Lastings
3 years 3 months ago

Oswalt fill in for Worley? My have the tables turned…

3 years 3 months ago

why are the phils carrying 4 lefties in the pen?

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 3 months ago

 Savery’s there to be the long guy.

Diekman and Bastardo are nasty and Valdes is up because Stutes is hurt.

Snoochies8
3 years 3 months ago

could ask the same thing about the a’s right now…five lefties in their bullpen

Gumby65
3 years 3 months ago

Dodgers should find a taker for Billingsley and sign Oswalt.  Chad’s had enough chances to develop…

3 years 3 months ago

Because Billingsley makes nearly 7 Million $$$$$……. Who wants that. Nobody.

Gumby65
3 years 3 months ago

 Guggenheim can eat that sum, then immediately find it in their couch cushions during routine cleaning around the office the next week.

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

 Hey.. That ain’t a bargain, but there is a HEAP of guys (SP) with worse numbers and WAY worse deals than that.. LAD are getting a STEAL compared to say.. Lannan at 5m for pitching at AAA, or Blanton making 8m, Lackey and his? 50m left.. Just look around the league some…

Gumby65
3 years 3 months ago

 Youkilis is probably making a sum of money that Boston doesn’t necessarily drool over paying anymore either amirite?

3 years 3 months ago

And to think Harang was the “Weak Sister” in the Dodger Rotation.
Also, I see Capuano is 5 and 0. How good would he have looked in an Oriole uniform. Anyway, back to you offering Billingsley. If the Dodgers are looking to sell, “Lefty” the GM is a buying. Maybe Adair could teach Ol’ Chad to throw a sinker and Billingsley would turn into that superstar everyone thinks he should be.

bigpat
3 years 3 months ago

Roy Oswalt, can he hit? 

thesultanofswingandmiss
3 years 3 months ago

If Roy Oswalt could hit monkeys would be flying out of my bum

FunkyTime
3 years 3 months ago

The Tigers don’t need a left fielder.  Not with the way Dirks is hitting.  A
second baseman is a desperate need though, as is bullpen help.

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

 Boston can always trade them back Andrew Miller who has possibly been fixed.. For at least the short term.. Who knows how long it’ll last.. Last year they thought his control was fixed as well for about 30IP and he lost it again, but this year they have him relieving..

Seriously.. Boston does have a loaded BP and several options.. Many even sitting at Pawtucket who have -0- reason to be there.. Tazawa, Mortenson, even Melencon that detroit lit up early in the season and has been nothing less than outstanding since they sent him down, they just have no place for them if anyone looks over how well the current BP staff has done.

Cherrington will be moving some have a feeling before long anyway.. My guess is Albers and one of the lefties.. Probably Rich Hill (the most effective, but probably worth the most) or Franklin Morales, he of the 95-97mphFB.

Roger Wilco
3 years 3 months ago

Unfortunately, second base seems to be a big hole for all three of the teams mentioned, and there aren’t a lot of really good trade options out there.

David B. Hartnett
3 years 3 months ago

Just quit delaying it and get Oswalt signed! We need him and he wants to be here—–period! Get it done.

$17049574
3 years 3 months ago

Which team are you referring to?

Pawsdeep
3 years 3 months ago

A second basemen fixes outfield depth for Detroit. Moving raburn to the OF, where he’s actually an above average left fielder makes a ton of sense. Plus, he can always be used as a makeshift 2B if ever neccasary.

Sean Noonan
3 years 3 months ago

You clearly don’t remember that HR Raburn gave up to Olivo last season. Dude is a horror show in OF too. 

$17049574
3 years 3 months ago

Dirks plays LF now. He can actually hit the ball.

Raburn plays a decent 2B…when he can get to the ball. He’d be best suited as a super sub (play ~120 games, giving days off to the other guys) with an actual 2B holding down the 2B job.

3 years 3 months ago

Who would the Cardinal’s go after before the trading deadline? 

JamesOrLurch
3 years 3 months ago

 Bullpen help and maybe a second baseman. They don’t really need much else as far as I can tell.

3 years 3 months ago

The bullpen seems like it’s not that bad from what I’ve seen; but who would be an available 2nd baseman?

JamesOrLurch
3 years 3 months ago

 The bullpen isn’t terrible, but could be improved upon. I wouldn’t mind getting rid of McClellan or Boggs. I don’t know about available second basemen, but that’s the only position player I’d like to see upgraded.

Those are really the only weaknesses I’ve seen so far. Outfield is stacked, corner infield spots are great, Furcal at SS is doing great but still an injury risk, starting rotation is great and when Carp comes back should be as good and will improve the pen with Lynn moving back, and the bench is loaded.

Andrew Rock
3 years 3 months ago

 I realize Lynn is theoretically the obvious move to go back to the pen, but have you per chance seen his numbers? I’d quite like him to stay in the rotation.

Roger Wilco
3 years 3 months ago

Injuries might cause the Cards to shop at other positions.