Quick Hits: Greinke, Hunter, Ruggiano, Marlins

Here's the latest from around the league as Wednesday turns into Thursday…

  • There doesn't appear to have been much contract dialogue between the Brewers and Zack Greinke, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. As of today, there is no evidence that a formal offer has been made even though we heard last week that the team was prepared to make one.
  • Torii Hunter told Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times that he's willing to take a big paycut to return to the Angels next season. Hunter is in the final year of his five-year, $90MM deal. If things don't work out with the Halos, the outfielder said he would consider playing for the Yankees, Rangers, or Dodgers. Retirement would be an option as well.
  • The Marlins have no intention of trading Justin Ruggiano, reports MLB.com's Joe Frisaro (on Twitter). The 30-year-old outfielder is hitting .368/.440/.705 in 111 plate appearances for Miami this season.
  • Frisaro also notes (on Twitter) that the Marlins are not dangling Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Reyes, or Mark Buehrle. Yesterday we heard that the team could become sellers if they don't turn things around in the coming weeks.
  • The Yankees, Tigers, and Royals were all on hand to watch Wandy Rodriguez get knocked around by the Padres this afternoon according to Scott Miller of CBSSports.com. The left-hander remains available before the trade deadline.

13 Responses to Quick Hits: Greinke, Hunter, Ruggiano, Marlins Leave a Reply

  1. Vmmercan 3 years ago

    And right there, in one comment, Torii Hunter as a player embodies every Yankees’ hating fan.

    He whined and whined on the Twins about how the Yankees had a huge payroll and it wasn’t fair while they consistently knocked him out in the postseason. Now all of a sudden he’s willing to play for them. Jealousy at its finest.

    • after his bad mouthing about the yankees, i doubt they sign him. as a matter of fact i doubt they sign him anyway, he is old and he will want atleast a 2 yr 10 to 15 million dollar contract. they wont pay that, they will add alittle more and give swish one before that happens lol

  2. Nick Sossamon 3 years ago

    If you can get Wells to retire, you can take his spot Torii.

  3. bigpat 3 years ago

    I’m sure all those teams would be chomping at the big to acquire a declining outfielder to push them over the top.

    • Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

      Ruben Amaro Jr would be licking his chops if the Phillies were mentioned.

    • Ryan Caudle 3 years ago

      chomping at the big = champing at the bit?

  4. Do the right thing Terry Ryan, bring him back to his real team to DH.

  5. Why is Giancarlo Stanton even mentioned here? Why would trading him even be a thought at this point?

    • Gothapotamus 3 years ago

      1. it would take an unfathomable haul to acquire him.

      2. even if the marlins can’t legitimately contended in the last two months of the season, would be a bad PR move for a team with a new stadium to move a guy like stanton

  6. formerdraftpick 3 years ago

    I hope Reyes gets traded back to the Mets so I can remove the duct tape covering his name off of the jersey that I picked up a few years back.

  7. HaloeD 3 years ago

    Im sure when torii envisioned this season, he didnt see himself batting in the 2 spot lol. but with the way toriis been playing lately, id say bring him back. he can still produce on the field and will be a great role model for the youngsters to learn from. lets just hope he can keep swinging the bat as well for the rest of the season

  8. Vmmercan 3 years ago

    So he’s OK with the assumption they compete year in and year out and he’s also OK working for them and playing in NY….What does he hate exactly? He never made any comments about individual players. The only logical conclusion is he hates the fact they compete year in and year out but now that it benefits him he’s all of a sudden OK with it.

  9. If ya can’t beat em, join em. Angels and their little payroll beat the crap out of the Skanks and Torii’s ex team The Twins in 2002.

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