Rosenthal & Morosi On Brewers, Victorino, Twins

The Giants are interested in Indians reliever Chris Perez, Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reported this morning. Here are more notes and rumors from the FOX reporters…

  • The Brewers are not ready to declare themselves sellers, but after losing three straight games to the Reds over the weekend Milwaukee is moving in that direction, Rosenthal reports. “We’ve put ourselves in a position where it’s a tough hill to climb,” GM Doug Melvin acknowledged. The Rangers, Angels, Braves and Nationals are among the teams that have shown some level of interest in Zack Greinke, according to Rosenthal. The 44-50 Brewers could also trade Randy Wolf, Francisco Rodriguez and George Kottaras, among others.
  • The Phillies and Dodgers have discussed Shane Victorino, Morosi reports (on Twitter). However, there’s no momentum toward a deal at this point.
  • The Blue Jays are still looking for a starting pitcher even after acquiring J.A. Happ, Morosi notes (on Twitter).
  • The Twins haven’t put Josh Willingham on the trade market yet, but he’s in high demand, Morosi reports (on Twitter).
  • The Twins are inclined to listen to trade offers for Francisco Liriano, because they could obtain power arms for the future by completing a deal, Morosi reports.
  • MLBTR summarized more rumors from Rosenthal earlier today.


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27 Comments on "Rosenthal & Morosi On Brewers, Victorino, Twins"


3 years 1 month ago

i like how it says Astros acquire Brett Myers on the side. You made me think they traded him away and traded for him all in 2 days.

rangers1030
3 years 1 month ago

Greinke would not do good in a big market

ThePaulCrew
3 years 1 month ago

You are right, he would not do good, he would do well in a big market

CAD_Monkey
3 years 1 month ago

Oh man, I wonder how fans would feel about Victorino in Dodger Blue. He wasn’t exactly the most popular Phillie when they were in LA for their last series.

Bob
3 years 1 month ago

still pissed at him from 2008 lol

3 years 1 month ago

will never understand this from LAD fans. He was thrown at and all he asked was that he be hit in the side, not the head. and they made him a villain.

bonds2425
3 years 1 month ago

I’d be happy if the giants were in on victorino. Put him in center and move pagan in right. I can only dream of an actual legit lead off hitter in SF.

Howard
3 years 1 month ago

I’d like to see the Cardinals get Victorino for a lot, him and Beltran…. ahhh yeah.

3 years 1 month ago

Twins GM Terry Ryan won’t trade Willingham…he’s too proud of that off-season signing. And he should be! Letting Cuddyer & Kubel walk and getting significantly cheaper ($$$) options like Willingham and Doumit is paying off HUGE. It was the right decision – and there’s no need to mortgage a part of the future by trading either of them away. Liriano will be a FA at the end of the season – he’ll be the first to go in any trades the Twins make.

3 years 1 month ago

Willingham would be real nice in the 5th spot for the dodgers! His defense isnt that good, but we’ve had abreu out there so i wouldnt mind willingham. Might be too much or too little not sure, but a deal centered around eovaldi, and withrow.

Postan92
3 years 1 month ago

It was already becoming obvious the Jays weren’t done after getting Happ. He’s ok, but the Jays need more. Here’s to hoping we don’t break the farm bank for that pitcher though.

Howard
3 years 1 month ago

Agreed. Don’t count out Happ though, even if he gets a shot to pitch as a starter for us, look at Laffey… he’s doing good now after being given a chance. I’d personally like to see the Jays get Liriano or Hamels.

Howard
3 years 1 month ago

The Jays were going to make a deal for Cordero-Oliver for Morneau & Liriano plus some minor league players to Minnesota but they chose the Astros deal instead… so now it seems the Twins are looking at other trade partners now.

JozayJays
3 years 1 month ago

Will Pence play LF? Id love the Jays to go for him.

3 years 1 month ago

Trade Greinke and sign him during the offseason. That’s very realistic. Get a young pitching prospect in return and then next year, our rotation will be Greinke, Gallardo, Marcum, Fiers, and Estrada/Thornburg/New Guy. Get rid of Wolf SOMEHOW. We’re gonna be VERY good next year, even better than we were supposed to be this year before all the injuries. With Braun and Lucroy exploding offensively; Gamel, Maldonado, Izturis, and Nyjer coming off the bench; Axford closing; and several potential starters in our bullpen, it sounds like playoff team to me!

3 years 1 month ago

Trade Greinke and sign him during the offseason. That’s very realistic. Get a young pitching prospect in return and then next year, our rotation will be Greinke, Gallardo, Marcum, Fiers, and Estrada/Thornburg/New Guy. Get rid of Wolf SOMEHOW. We’re gonna be VERY good next year, even better than we were supposed to be this year before all the injuries. With Braun and Lucroy exploding offensively; Gamel, Maldonado, Izturis, and Nyjer coming off the bench; Axford closing; and several potential starters in our bullpen, it sounds like playoff team to me!

VEEJ
3 years 1 month ago

If they don’t sell and sell hard…I’m gonna unfriend them on all my social networks and not pay for more games…then they’ll see, oh yes, they’ll be sorry.

johnsilver
3 years 1 month ago

Still find it hard to believe that the MLB equal to Kevin Cash still has a job period.

Kottaras was DFA’d 3 years ago and still somehow finds roster space.. Amazing how he hangs onto a job.

johnsilver
3 years 1 month ago

Catching is pretty bad now, will admit..

Sometimes look over rosters and see catchers like Kottaras, mchenry, Exposito and wonder how they manage to hang around so long after being DFA’d. Maybe not Expo so much as he still is youg enough and can play good defense, plus throw well, but the other 2 ex backups..

You know Braun, Kottaras at one time was the Padres best prospect as recall, then after he slipped some got swapped for David Wells. he can always bring up when he finally retires was swapped for a 200 game winner.

Howard
3 years 1 month ago

Exactly, right! You never know… look at last year with Tampa and Boston, St. Louis and Atlanta… anything can happen. Plus with another wild card slot, it’s going to be tight… hoping Jays got Liriano but nope… and who knows how. I would of taken Sanchez from the Royals personally instead of letting them get Guthrie… the Guthrie and Sanchez might do better in the AL and NL again. Maybe a deal for Dempster would be great, but it won’t happen as he doesn’t wanna play in Toronto, probably why Garza won’t be coming either. I’m not sure who we can get but maybe a miracle will happen and we catch a break for once…

Howard
3 years 1 month ago

Cash works for the Blue Jays farm system doesn’t he? lol

Howard
3 years 1 month ago

It’s a comfort zone for players who can trust the calls from this catchers… thats why Morrow did so good last year because he had Jose Molina. It’s a chemistry thing, but yeah… I don’t think it should matter either way to be a great pitcher you should be able to just throw strikes and get outs.

3 years 1 month ago

Maldonado is a starting catcher, he can’t play once every 5 games, so of course he’s starting with Kottaras coming off the bench, Plus Kottaras is a reliable pinch hitter.

3 years 1 month ago

i remember when the Brewers aquired Kottaras every one in Boston was angry, because Varitek accepted his player option with Vmart still on the team so there was no room for him. so yeah, not like he was just dumped because he wasn’t wanted anymore.

3 years 1 month ago

only reason is because last year Kottaras started catching for Wolf and Wolf had like 4 good games in a row, so they just stuck with it to give Lucroy rest. As soon as Wolf came out of the game so did Kottaras.

johnsilver
3 years 1 month ago

He got hired by *someone* finally as a instructor after Houston (think it was) released him the last time.

cash was a really good defensive catcher and thrower. Toronto and Farrell’s idea wouldn’t shock me if that was where he ended up being in their minor league system to work with the kids.

davbee
3 years 1 month ago

Kottaras has had an OPS+ of 106 and 110 the past two seasons. That’s quite productive for a backup catcher.