Rosenthal & Morosi On Gonzalez, Phillies, Perkins

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. acknowledges his team’s upcoming series in Atlanta will have an impact on Philadelphia’s trade deadline plans, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. “We have to play well against these guys,” Amaro said. “They’re a very tough team. We don’t necessarily have to sweep ‘em. But it’s important for us to win the series.” Here are the latest rumors from Rosenthal and colleague Jon Paul Morosi…

  • Carlos Gonzalez is at or near the top of the Rangers’ wish list of outfielders for 2013, Morosi and Rosenthal report. For now, however, the Rockies are keeping Gonzalez and Dexter Fowler off-limits in trade talks.
  • Mariners relievers Shawn Kelley, Josh Kinney and Steve Delabar are drawing mild interest, Morosi tweets.
  • Left-hander Glen Perkins is drawing heavy interest, Morosi reports (on Twitter). The Twins have a very high asking price for Perkins, who signed a three-year, $10.3MM extension with the club in March.
  • The Orioles would like to add a left-handed reliever, Morosi reports (on Twitter).
  • The Giants want a right-handed bat and are expected to make a push for Hunter Pence if the Phillies make him available, Morosi reports (on Twitter). Jonathan Broxton is also of interest for the Giants, Morosi reports (on Twitter).
  • The Pirates aren't optimistic about their search for a hitter at this point, Rosenthal reports (on Twitter).
  • The White Sox haven't ruled out the possibility of adding another reliever, Morosi reports (on Twitter).


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39 Comments on "Rosenthal & Morosi On Gonzalez, Phillies, Perkins"


3 years 1 day ago

Do the giants even have anything worth giving pence up for?

SFrush90
3 years 1 day ago

The main piece I’d assume would be Gary Brown who started off poor, but has just raked the last two months in AA. But most of our better prospects are in the lower levels. I’d assume Philly would want some prospects and pieces they could compete with next year though.

dylanp5030
3 years 1 day ago

Gary Brown would def. be the centerpiece.

Catztradamus
3 years 1 day ago

theres a part of me that wonders if RAJ would prefer Belt, if only to flip him someplace else. And you almost wonder if they’d discuss Panda.

SFrush90
3 years 1 day ago

Pablo isn’t going anywhere. I’d be more willing to give Brown than Belt, and hopefully Amaro does as well. I would assume he does since Victorino won’t be back after this year.

rainyperez
3 years 1 day ago

The Giants have two valuable arms in Kyle Crick and the not yet widely known Clayton Blackburn who they got in the 16th round. Seriously check Blackburn’s line. He was a steal and the real deal. Zack Wheeler had lesser numbers at the same age in Augusta and you know the Giants reputation of developing SPs of late.

Those are two pieces that I have to hope the Giants FO are not thinking of trading.

Brown, Joseph, Runzler, and basically anything in AAA could be expendable. Brown the least likely of the group.

In Joseph you have a power hitting catcher who slowly but surely is raising his SLG over the last couple of weeks in a tough hitting league in AA.

Those are the pieces not overwhelming but there are some Giants can conceivably trade but other teams probably have better pieces.

SFrush90
3 years 1 day ago

The Giants need offense now and they need Pence. They drafted college arms early in the draft so trading lower level pitching with high upside won’t hurt as much. I wouldn’t want to, but I’d include one of those arms for Pence who would solidify the middle of the order with Melky/Posey/Pablo/Pence.

jjo131
3 years 1 day ago

Prospects I’d have to assume Andrew, Phillies farm system is pretty bare I believe.

Jimcass134
3 years 1 day ago

It is, most of the top prospects are still raw and will need a couple more years to mature.

Marcatmeowmeow
3 years 1 day ago

I don’t think The Phillies will deal Pence – they intend to contend next year and need him to do so. But even if they did I don’t think The Giants would be too hard in on him anyway. They don’t want to part with top prospects this season, and it would take at least one of those to get him.

SFrush90
3 years 1 day ago

Acquiring Pence would significantly help the Giants this year though since we need offense badly. A quartet of Melky/Posey/Pablo/Pence would be great.

Marcatmeowmeow
3 years 1 day ago

It’s true, but with all The Giants leadoff hitter woes I wouldn’t want to trade six years of “cost-controlled, very fast, plus defensively good at center field Gary Brown” for 1 and 1/2 years of the expensive (and getting more expensive next year) Hunter Pence. The Giants are going younger and faster, I think, and Gary Brown is a significant part of that plan moving forward.

bigbird24
3 years 1 day ago

They can continue to look for guys like Torres or Blanco on the scrap heap if they find a way to create a middle of the order presence like Pence.

Catztradamus
3 years 1 day ago

pence makes 15mm next season, and has put up pedestrian numbers (coincidentally caused by a normalized .299 BABIP as opposed to .366 last year) and the FA OF market is ripe to replace his production at 2/3 the cost. He’s more valuable in a trade than he is to the team.

JaysGLawrie
3 years 1 day ago

I need Fantasy advice.

I have a rotation of buehrle, hellickson, vogelsong, harrison, worley, and quintana. I’ve been forced to sit romero and lincecum.

I have an OF of Trout, Braun, Willingham, plus Reddick, Brandon Moss, and Aoki on the bench.

I have an offer of Wandy Rodriguez for Reddick. Should I take it to solidify my rotation because of my surplus at OF or is my rotation good enough as long as I sit Lincecum and romero because I haven’t been yet but plan to now.

not_brooks
3 years 1 day ago

You need to trade for a pitcher who can actually strike hitters out, guy.

JaysGLawrie
3 years 1 day ago

hey your right. I usually get lots from lincecum but gotta replace them now

JaysGLawrie
3 years 1 day ago

offered him reddick for lynn

not_brooks
3 years 1 day ago

I doubt any team is optimistic about their search for anything at this point.

Asking prices are sky-high for literally every player on the block and there are only about eight teams that are legitimately out of their respective Wild Card race.

Really, the only top of the line player who is absolutely going to get dealt is Greinke, and who knows how much he’s going to cost.

Regardless, the next four days should be pretty exciting…

johnsilver
3 years 1 day ago

I gotta’ agree, at least judging from what the Phillies are wanting for pieces as we heard for Victorino yesterday. A MLB OF and reliever, both young.

Can you just imagine what they are asking for Pence, better, controllable for next year? Victorino is struggling this year and only a 2 month rental. Going from that, they must be looking for a top of the rotation starter.

Seriously though.. Pence might be a decent bat, sort of like another Cody Ross, only gets on better when he is performing. SF can talk some sense into Philly with regards into his worth and could be worth the pickup.

not_brooks
3 years 1 day ago

The Phils have ~$125 on the books for just seven players next season. Four of them will be 34 or older. Yikes…

I will be shocked if Pence is still in Philly after the deadline.

Jimcass134
3 years 1 day ago

Are you even a Phillies fan? Or do you just wait for Phillies posts to just say the same stuff on every single one?

3 years 1 day ago

140 for 9 players. As Jim C asked, are you even a Phillies fan or just spewing random “facts”

3 years 1 day ago

I have a feeling some GM will crack and massively overpay for one of the other big names.

hiflyer000
3 years 1 day ago

What do the Pirates expect if they aren’t willing to give up anything? Its a heavy buyers market, you’re gonna have to pony up something of value if you want to be a buyer, that’s all there is to it. They should be jumping for joy if they manage to get a Victorino type for a middle reliever.

bigbird24
3 years 1 day ago

Reacquire Jonathon Sanchez, trade him for Pence. It worked once..

bigbird24
3 years 1 day ago

Lots of Royals fans in here I see…

jcmistat
3 years 1 day ago

I’d love for the Giants to get Hunter Pence but I bet the asking price in return would be too high. Sabean already said he doesn’t want to go the rental route ala Wheeler for Beltran.

Gary Brown looks to be the CF of the future, I doubt the Giants would send him packing.

rainyperez
3 years 1 day ago

As a fan of the Giants I can tell you right now Brown will only be valuable if he raises his BB% rate. Right now he is a fringy 4th.

What is encouraging is his rising SLG% in AA have been a real treat with his OPS becoming respectable especially in considering that is a pitcher’s league. He has 80 speed but by the look of his CS numbers he seems a little raw when it comes to reading pitchers.

His splits against RH is something to be desired.

Joe W.
3 years 1 day ago

Ben cut off the full tweet about the pirates.
“#Pirates not currently optimistic about their search for a hitter. Few available, prices high. Plenty of time for that to change.”

crunch time is coming asking prices on some may go down, course they could go up too.

BobbyJohn
3 years 1 day ago

I’m trying to imagine O’Dowd trading away CarGo and making it out of Denver alive.

DenverPoke
3 years 1 day ago

I would say a CarGo for 3 of Olt, Profar, Perez, and Martin plus an added O’Dowd lynching would be great in my book. Heck, even CarGo for a bag of balls and an O’Dowd lynching would be a net plus for the Rockies

bleedrockiepurple
3 years 1 day ago

If we were able to get 3 of those for Cargo alone, that certainly isn’t the reason for lynching O’Dowd, however, for how bad O’Dowd has been there are a plethora of other moves that call for that sort of punishment.

3 years 1 day ago

If the Rangers acquire Carlos Gonzalez then you can call the title theirs… lol

Ausome7
3 years 1 day ago

I’m going in to hibernation if the Rangers get CarGo

haymaker9
3 years 1 day ago

Trade Cargo this off-season? Sure… let’s get nuts… Cargo & Tulo with their full contracts going along– for Olt, Profar, Neftali Feliz, Harrison and Holland. You know… as long as Cargo is on the Rangers’ 2013 WISH list!!

bleedrockiepurple
3 years 1 day ago

If 2+ of Profar/Olt/Feliz/Perez were to be coming back, I don’t see how O’Dowd couldnt listen. Do not see it happening at all, but would be curious to see what Tex would be willing to give up especially if they lose Hamilton.

bigpat
3 years 1 day ago

The Pirates called up some guy named Starling Marte, not sure if anyone’s heard of him or not, but he has the potential to hit better than many of these so-called “big bats” who teams are trying to offer.

I still want Josh Willingham and/or Glen Perkins but I’m not sure I want to give up what it would take to get him now. Owens and Grossman probably would have been in the deal, and not sure about trading guys like Lincoln, Hansen, or one of the big stud pitchers.

The_Unnatural
3 years 1 day ago

Yeah, M’s, trade your decent relievers for lousy prospects.