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"


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Lastings
3 years 1 month ago

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

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3 years 1 month ago

why are the phils carrying 4 lefties in the pen?

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Phillies_Aces35
3 years 1 month ago

 Savery’s there to be the long guy.

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

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Snoochies8
3 years 1 month ago

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

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Gumby65
3 years 1 month ago

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

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3 years 1 month ago

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

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Gumby65
3 years 1 month ago

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

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johnsilver
3 years 1 month 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…

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Gumby65
3 years 1 month ago

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

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3 years 1 month 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.

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bigpat
3 years 1 month ago

Roy Oswalt, can he hit? 

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thesultanofswingandmiss
3 years 1 month ago

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

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FunkyTime
3 years 1 month 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.

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johnsilver
3 years 1 month 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.

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Roger Wilco
3 years 1 month 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.