Quick Hits: White Sox, Diamondbacks, Mets

It’s draft day, which means lots of coverage on MLBTR. I’ll be hosting a live chat throughout the evening, so come by and discuss the latest picks as they’re announced. MLBTR’s Steve Adams will be updating posts with each selection, so you’ll be able to see everything at a glance. Here are some non-draft links as we await the big event…

  • The White Sox are expected to target veteran bullpen help if they're in a position to add to their roster in July, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter).
  • Knobler hears the Diamondbacks will call top pitching prospect Trevor Bauer up “soon” (Twitter link).
  • The Red Sox called the Diamondbacks about Joe Saunders after Arizona acquired the left-hander in 2010, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. One MLB executive can imagine a trade involving Saunders and Kevin Youkilis, though the person doubts the Diamondbacks would be interested in taking on considerable salary or parting with a significant prospect.
  • The Mets will likely make three roster moves Tuesday, when Miguel Batista, Jason Bay and Chris Young are expected to return, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports (on Twitter). The club will have to create 40-man roster space for Young.
  • The Tigers should have a better idea of what, if anything, Victor Martinez can offer in 2012 by late July, Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports tweets.


7 Responses to Quick Hits: White Sox, Diamondbacks, Mets Leave a Reply

  1. Devern Hansack 3 years ago

    A lefty throwing below 90 in Fenway? I’ll pass.

  2. ConstantinusMagnus 3 years ago

    I’m in favor of a Kevin Youkilis ($12M + $1M buyout) and enough cash to even up most of the salary differencial for Joe Saunders ($6M) and a non-Bauer/Skaggs/Bradley minor leaguer. this would allow the D-backs to FINALLY free Trevor Bauer from his purgatory and upgrade the offense. Now that it looks like Trevor Cahill has righted his ship, Arizona can “gamble” on putting Bauer in the rotation now.   

    •  I’d like to see something along the lines of Saunders+Pollock for Youk. Makes sense for both teams, also maybe have Boston eat up 1 or 2 million of Youk’s deal since he is owed 9 mil. the remainder of the year compared to Saunders being owed 4 mil.

  3. Cant wait for Bauer!!!

  4. Gaining Kevin Youkilis to provide veteran leadership in the clubhouse, ridding yourself of Joe Saunders (who isn’t horrible, but certainly is expendable) and FINALLY beginning the Trevor Bauer era.  Sounds too good to be true to me.

    Imagine a pitching rotation of:
    Ian Kennedy
    Daniel Hudson
    Wade Miley
    Trevor Cahill
    Trevor Bauer (only slotting him 5th because it’s Saunder’s spot -and- he’s still a rookie.  Truth be told, he’s probably the best pitcher of the bunch!)

  5. I really don´t see saunders being traded this year, maybe in the post-season, but not in this one

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