Morosi On Braves, Tigers, Cardinals, Greinke

The Braves are looking at possible bullpen upgrades in addition to starting pitching options, Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter). Here are more news items from Morosi with precisely two weeks to go before this year’s trade deadline…

  • The Tigers would like to add a left-handed starter, but are wary of taking on all of Wandy Rodriguez’s contract, Morosi reports (on Twitter). Rodriguez earns $10MM this year and $13MM next year. His contract includes a $13MM option for 2014 that becomes a player option if the Astros trade Rodriguez. 
  • Jason Vargas is a similar pitcher to Rodriguez on a more affordable contract who could appeal to the Tigers, in my opinion. Alternatively, Houston could absorb salary to facilitate a trade.
  • The Cardinals continue to monitor the market for starters and relievers, Morosi and Ken Rosenthal write. The Mariners recently scouted Cardinals pitching prospect Tyrell Jenkins, but it’s not known if the teams are actively discussing a trade for Vargas or anyone else.
  • Morosi gets the sense that Brewers right-hander Zack Greinke will stay put in Milwaukee this year (video link).
  • Morosi explains that he believes Cole Hamels is a better fit for the Rangers than the Angels (video link).


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35 Comments on "Morosi On Braves, Tigers, Cardinals, Greinke"


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stl_cards16
2 years 11 months ago

I hope Mozeliak doesn’t give up Jenkins for someone like Vargas…..Now in a package for Felix……..I’m kidding.

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The_Unnatural
2 years 11 months ago

That’s what the M’s need, more mediocre pitching prospects. 

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stl_cards16
2 years 11 months ago

Jenkins has a very high ceiling.  He is still pretty raw and a few years away, though.

Member
2 years 11 months ago

You don’t know who Tyrell Jenkins is do you…?

Guest
2 years 11 months ago

He is a Top 100 prospect for a run of the mill lefty.  Nothing to scoff at…

Member
2 years 11 months ago

I don’t understand the connection between Vargas and STL. He’s a downgrade on what we have already.

Waino
Lohse
Lynn
Westbrook
Kelly/Garcia

That’s good. Why do we need a starter? We should go hard at a couple bullpen pieces.

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Shikikazu
2 years 11 months ago

If Garcia doesn’t come back then that rotation is all right handed.

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Guest
2 years 11 months ago

If Jason Vargas can bring those HR’s down a tiny bit he’ll be just fine. 

Guest
2 years 11 months ago

Randall Wolf! Detroit, take him!