Quick Hits: Astros, Mets, Athletics, Straily

Ryan Dempster, Francisco Liriano and Shane Victorino are among the most likely players to be traded within the next 11 days, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post writes. Those players are a step behind the Astros and Blue Jays, who announced a major trade this morning. Here are today’s links…

  • There are “no game-changers” in the ten-player trade completed this morning, a rival evaluator told ESPN.com’s Buster Olney (Twitter link).
  • The Mets don't have interest in Brett Myers and didn't have interest in Brandon Lyon before the Blue Jays acquired him from Houston, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports (on Twitter).
  • The Athletics agreed to sign 16-year-old Dominican Jhonny Rodriguez, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports (on Twitter). It's a $300K deal, the Dominican Prospect League announced.
  • Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports suggests we shouldn't be surprised if the Athletics work to add right-hander Daniel Straily to their rotation at some point soon. The 23-year-old has a 2.64 ERA with 162 strikeouts in 126 1/3 innings in the upper minors this year. 
  • Brett Lawrie, Justin Verlander and Buster Posey barely missed the cut for inclusion on Dave Cameron's list of the ten MLB players with the most trade value. Ryan Braun and Matt Kemp rank sixth and seventh, respectively, on Cameron's list at FanGraphs.

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9 Comments on "Quick Hits: Astros, Mets, Athletics, Straily"

Devon Henry
3 years 1 month ago

“no game-changers” parden me but Francisco Cordero is definitely a game changer for the opposing team.

3 years 1 month ago

Cordero and Snyder to the Mets.

3 years 1 month ago

The Blue Jays purged their team of all their Franciscos in the trade with Houston.

3 years 1 month ago

They did!

3 years 1 month ago

I really hope the Yankees try for Victorino we need a little bit of speed on this team.

3 years 1 month ago

Steroid users don’t make the Hall of Fame.

3 years 1 month ago

Steroids being a generic term for PEDs.

3 years 1 month ago

An incorrect generic term, that is.

Also banned substances are not necessarily PEDs or steroids.

Bob Hulsey
3 years 1 month ago

Not relevant. The point is that he’s locked up for the rest of the decade so why is he in any discussion about trade value? He’s not going to be traded.