NL East Notes: Phils, Victorino, Braves, Reyes, Buehrle

Here's the latest out of the NL East…

  • Phillies GM Ruben Amaro told reporters (including Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com) that his plan is to keep his team's rotation intact, though plans can change.  The Phillies have a "lot of balls in [the] air trade-wise."
  • The Phillies are listening to offers for Shane Victorino though they haven't yet indicated that they're willing to move him, tweets ESPN.com's Jayson Stark.  The Dodgers, Giants, Pirates and Reds are among the teams interested in the center fielder.
  • The Braves are still looking to upgrade their rotation, reports MLB.com's Mark Bowman.  The Braves have shown interest in Edinson Volquez and James Shields, though Bowman notes that a less-pricey pitching option like Rays right-hander Wade Davis could fit Atlanta's needs.  Multiple teams have asked about Davis, though he's pitched out of the bullpen all season and wouldn't be able to immediately help a team looking for a starter.
  • Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Ozzie Guillen told reporters (including Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post) that despite the Marlins' struggles, they don't regret coming to Miami.
  • The Mets are focused on acquiring players who can help the team beyond just the 2012 season, reports ESPN New York's Adam Rubin.  Both Rubin's source and manager Terry Collins didn't think any deals were imminent before the deadline.
  • Scott Hairston told Rubin that the Mets haven't approached him about a contract extension.  A team insider tells Rubin that "Nothing I know of was accomplished" when the Tigers and Mets recently discussed a Hairston trade.


17 Responses to NL East Notes: Phils, Victorino, Braves, Reyes, Buehrle Leave a Reply

  1. John Adams 3 years ago

    Would it take a lot to get Edison Volquez? My guess would be yes.

  2. Volquez and upgrade shouldn’t be used in the same sentence unless that sentence is Volquez is not an upgrade.

    • sdsuphilip 3 years ago

      Volquez would actually be the Braves third best starter this year, so yes it would be a upgrade.

      • undocorkscrew 3 years ago

        Oh yes, Volquez is exactly what the Braves need. Another starter with control issues. I take it you haven’t checked his home/away splits? Turner Field isn’t PETCO and a 1.529 WHIP isn’t going to cut it. Makes no sense for the Braves, but I’m sure they’ll give him a look if the price is a couple of fringe-prospects……which it should be.

        • sdsuphilip 3 years ago

          Who cares if he has controll issues if he is an upgrade for the team? He is a valuable mid rotation starter outside of a hr friendly ballpark. He would do fine in turner field and put up numbers like a mid rotation arm. Also not all whips are equal, Volquez high walk total hurts his whip a ton but is minimized because that is just 1 base.

          • undocorkscrew 3 years ago

            Ok, shall I use his split ERA instead of WHIP? Maybe his FIP away from PETCO? All suggest his ‘bounce back’ season is a product of his park…..

        • gregdiehardbravesfan 3 years ago

          we sure dont need a guy who used steroids but give the kid delgado the ball and cut jj

          • Cutt jj slow down not so fast there buddy I still think jj earn the respect to at least try to prove himself again for a year or two.

  3. Jim C 3 years ago

    “Though plans can change.” why Amaro do you always play the same card before every big move? Earlier today Cliff was not going anywhere but now anything can happen? This leads me to believe Cliff will be packing his bags soon especially if the Braves win tomorrow. Sadly, I’m hoping they do win so Amaro can focus on making some moves that will keep this team competitive in the coming years. If that means shipping Lee, Pence, and Victorino for some young promising players then so be it. Just please Amaro don’t run this team so far into the ground that it will take years to get back up.

  4. undocorkscrew 3 years ago

    I’d rather the Braves just stand pat on the SP end now. Go ahead and put Medlen in and acquire someone like Davis who can be a reliable long-relief option or insurance in case Medlen stinks up the joint. Stay away from Volquez and don’t mortgage the future for an inconsistent Shields……

    • If the braves can pick up both volquez and shield without giveing up on the number one prospect I would take that in a heart beat. This is a long shot but I have seen crazy things happen before.

  5. patburn 3 years ago

    wow really Reyes, Guillen, and Buehrle don’t regret coming to Florida? Both players have back weighted contracts, so they are going to wait until after they get their $ before saying anything about their choices.

    • wnymetsfan 3 years ago

      The players get their money no matter what. Besides this is the Marlins so both will be gone as soon as the big money comes due on their contract. Sure the Marlins strictures the contracts like that on purpose as they thought they could make a run before selling.

      • patburn 3 years ago

        I know that. But you never know in Buehrle’s case, if he speaks up, he could be treated like how Ryan Madson was in his last season with the Phillies and just over taxed which could lead to injuries (and he just said he was going where the money was after the season).

  6. Seriously Frank Wren? Those guys aren’t worth trading for at all. Call the Red Sox again about Lester, and bring the name Beckett into the talks as well. Call the Marlins and ask about Josh Johnson. Call the Brewers about Marcum, and heck ask about Yovani Gallardo. We don’t need a guy just to throw out there to say he is a starter, we need a guy who can pitch in the playoffs. Hudson and Sheets are good, but you need that 3rd guy.

  7. AKA_brotherfox 3 years ago

    “Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Ozzie Guillen told reporters (including Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post) that despite the Marlins’ struggles, they don’t regret coming to Miami.”

    Then it must be true.

  8. I’d opt for Wade Davis and Ryan Roberts.

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