Olney On Red Sox, Quentin, Willingham, Pirates

ESPN's Buster Olney shared a number of items (via his Twitter feed) about a variety of hot stove topics and rumors…


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12 Comments on "Olney On Red Sox, Quentin, Willingham, Pirates"


Mike Adamson
3 years 2 months ago

Chase Headley one time.

dylanp5030
3 years 2 months ago

Jim Thome is the man.

3 years 2 months ago

Angels have some players they can move before the trade deadline? Players like Izturis, Callaspo, Santana even Bourjos.

3 years 2 months ago

All that needs to happen is a reliable 1B or 3B to get injured long term, and the market for Youkilis will open up. 

Spit Ball
3 years 2 months ago

For god’s sake he’s worth something, it’s just other GM’s trying to drinve the price down. Other teams know that if they keep Midlebrooks and Youk on the roster that only leaves room for 4 outfielders as neither Youk or Middlebrooks can play as middle infielders. I say they keep Youk right up to the trading deadline or beyond if they are not offered something for him.

game_7_1991
3 years 2 months ago

As far as the Willingham situation goes, everyone should be up for sale for the right price.  If some team is desperate and willing to give up a good, solid starting pitcher or prospect you gotta let him go.  I love watching Hammer and seeing what he has done for the Twins, but all feelings aside, the Twins will not contend until they can shore up their rotation. 

MSUcorner
3 years 2 months ago

We got a steal of a deal on him. So as it were, we would have to get a great deal to deal him this year. And I mean huge deal, like a couple of A prospects+.

game_7_1991
3 years 2 months ago

That’s my line of thinking.  Hold out for an offer you can’t turn down, and if nobody makes that kind of an offer, then we are lucky to still have him on the team.  But I hope they don’t just shut down and not listen to any offers.

MSUcorner
3 years 2 months ago

Yes sir. Or conversely, trade him for a AAAA relief pitcher. But Billy ain’t here anymore, so that’s a relief!

Sky14
3 years 2 months ago

Terry Ryan needs to at least listen to offers for Willingham. 

Bernaldo
3 years 2 months ago

Just because he’s not shopping Willingham doesn’t mean that Terry Ryan isn’t willing to listen.  I suspect that what Terry Ryan is really saying that Josh Willingham isn’t available unless he hears the names of a couple of young, high value, MLB or MLB-ready starting pitchers in the initial pitch. 

vtadave
3 years 2 months ago

Terence – Why would the Dodgers get rid of Capuano?  Also, who are they going to give up to grab all those guys?