Quick Hits: Rays, Wright, Mets, Oswalt, Weaver

Sunday afternoon linkage..

  • The Rays could look out-of-house for an answer at third base, but Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times writes that they could get by with what they already have.
  • Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports opines that the Mets should consider trading third baseman David Wright this offseason.  If the Mets were to trade Wright mid-season, the third baseman would have the ability to void his $16MM option for 2013, weakening his trade value.  Instead, Rosenthal suggests that they wait to exercise his option and then shop him.
  • Jake Peavy said of friend Roy Oswalt, "I can promise you: He's getting ready to play," tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (via Twitter).
  • Angels pitcher Jered Weaver has no regrets about signing a five-year, $85MM extension with the club last summer, writes Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.  As a free agent, Weaver could have gotten a deal similar to what Cole Hamels is expected to earn, in the neighborhood of $20MM per season.

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5 Comments on "Quick Hits: Rays, Wright, Mets, Oswalt, Weaver"

3 years 3 months ago

Would Oswalt make sense for the White Sox now that Sale is in the pen?

3 years 3 months ago

If Roy Oswalt is truly healthy, he literally makes sense for every team that thinks they have a chance at the playoffs. 

3 years 3 months ago

I can’t see it at all but I’m wondering if those first 2 parts are connected, if the Rays might try trade for Wright..

Kenny St John
3 years 3 months ago

Mets won’t trade Wright. They have the money now to resign him, and they don’t want the fans to revolt for good.

3 years 3 months ago

I usually respect Ken Rosenthal’s opinions, but this makes no sense for the Mets whatsoever!