West Links: Angels, Schierholtz, Rangers, Quentin

Here is the latest from baseball's two West divisions…

  • "We have nothing significant or imminent at this time. We're just doing our due diligence," said Angels GM Jerry Dipoto to reporters (including Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times) today (Twitter link). Check out today's Angels rumors right here.
  • Although he has not officially requested a trade, Nate Schierholtz indicated to Hank Schulman of The San Francisco Chronicle that he is ready to move on to a team with that can offer a greater opportunity. "There's not one thing I can't say I love about this place, but I think I've come to the realization that maybe I'm not their guy. I'm not in the cards having a future here," said the Giants outfielder.
  • The Rangers are focused on Cole Hamels and Zack Greinke, but Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com hears that the team's long-shot backup plan involves trading for Cliff Lee again. Lee's contract is an obstacle, plus the Phillies indicated that they're not looking to move their veteran lefty ace.
  • Scott Miller of CBSSports.com hears that the Padres may keep Carlos Quentin and try to re-sign him after the season. The Reds, Indians, Pirates, and Marlins have all inquired about his availability.

28 Responses to West Links: Angels, Schierholtz, Rangers, Quentin Leave a Reply

  1. Thomas Carrano 3 years ago

    I don’t want Quentin no more on the padres he’s been a 7.5 million dollar bust and he’s terrible at home in Petco trade him and let a youngster pay in his spot…… get a b-level prospect and move on.

    • Tony DiQuattro 3 years ago

      Terrible at Petco, but who isn’t? BABIP is .200 at home. His OPS is over 1.000 on the road

      • TophersReds 3 years ago

        He’d rake at GABP.

        • JoeCroninAndRonSanto 3 years ago

          Who wouldn’t?

          • TophersReds 3 years ago

            Willie Harris, Willie Taveras, Wilson Valdez, Corey Patterson. Do I need to go on?

          • JoeCroninAndRonSanto 3 years ago

            Good point. But I was trying to say it is a hitters dream park…kind of like how Boston is for dead pole hitters. Speed guys like Harris, Taveras, and Valdez need parks good for doubles and triples such as SF or Houston. Now Patterson is what I consider trash.
            -Sad Cubs fan signing off

        • Remember92 3 years ago

          My 4 year old son could rake at GABP…shocked all your starters or every pitcher for that matter doesn’t request a trade daily. Might need to bring in the humidor from Coors shortly..

          • TophersReds 3 years ago

            Our pitchers have the 3rd best ERA in baseball despite pitching in a bandbox for half the season. With the small park brings lots of run support (generally). You don’t request a trade because of a park. Cmon man.

          • Remember92 3 years ago

            Was just being cynical for a second Topher. As a Bucco fan can’t wait for the games @ GABP. Hopefully they’ll mean something as well

          • emoneypitt 3 years ago

            That humidor hasn’t been working so well there this year though.

      • Thomas Carrano 3 years ago

        but it’s in his head now and at least the youngsters aren’t worried about the dementions they just glad to be in the show

    • sdsuphilip 3 years ago

      a B- level prospect for quentin? Pass on that.

    • Ohhhplease 3 years ago

      Double negative, “don’t want no more”….

  2. gw9999 3 years ago

    I think the Cliff Lee as plan C was way off mark. If it is true they had a scout at his start it was most likely to watch Victorino. Lee has had a worse year than 3/5 of the Ranger’s rotation while facing NL lineups. While they did offer him a similar contract to what he will still be due, it wasn’t at the loss of more prospects or without getting the prior 1-1/2 years of service vs. more of the years on the decline.

    • txftw 3 years ago

      What are you basing that off, his win total?

      • gw9999 3 years ago

        Has nothing to do with win total. Things like ERA, ERA+, WHIP, WAR are the basis for the “worse year” context of my point.

        Are you sure you aren’t questioning the validity of my statement based on what Cliff Lee did last year?

        Lee has pitched much better of late, and Yu’s last start was awful, but still Lewis and Harrison have had better years but maybe you have a better way of measuring those things than me.

        • txftw 3 years ago

          Put em up then, I’m not planning to look em up. All three of those guys have some sort of red flag i.e. Yu’s walks, Colby’s HR rate, and Matt’s lack of strikeouts that would not keep me from getting an ace like Lee who is still dealing for a bad team and has done it in Texas before.

    • Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

      He had a bad month of June… the rest of the year the Phillies have not hit at all for him and when they do hit for him, the bullpen coughs his wins away.

  3. MadmanTX 3 years ago

    Lol at the end if that article with the comment saying the Rangers should give the Phillies Olt, Profar, Feliz etc for Lee. Yeah, that makes complete sense. Keep dreaming.

  4. cscd1111 3 years ago

    I don’t think I mind Cole Hamels getting traded at the dead line. As a fan I need Rubin Amaro to get 2 to 3 franchise player’s in return. Trading Hamels should mean big big return in talent.

  5. I doubt Cliff’s wife would allow him to come back to Texas since the traffic’s still bad and Philadelphia is her idea of heaven.

  6. Carter 3 years ago

    Cliff Lee is due just under $29M/yr for the next 3y starting next year. Texas must have a plan like Philly, who may well have three $20M/yr pitchers (plus a $12M/y closer.)

  7. Gothapotamus 3 years ago

    i really can’t even begin to speculate what would be a “fair” trade for cliff lee.

    the phillies would undoubtedly have to eat a lot of salary – being owed $87.5m (including buyout) from 2013 through 2015, and about $6m for the rest of 2012.

    considering lee’s value is low right now, i don’t know if it would be prudent for the phillies to entertain offers, considering it would result in the need to eat a lot of $.

    • YanksFanSince78 3 years ago

      Lee’s value is low based on what? Win-Loss record? He still has great peripherals like a 3.04 FIP, 3.13 xFIP, and a great K/9 line of close to 5:1. He’s had a few uncharacteristic games where he allowed 4 or 5 runs but he’s also had 6 games where he allowed 2 runs or less and took an “L” or “ND”.

      I don’t think the Phils would or should have to eat a lot of salary at all. He’s a BIT overpaid considering that the acquiring team is getting him for the latter years of his current deal whereas the Phills had the benefit of a prime year (2011) and this is when you should EXPECT some decline in Lee. If anything, I can see the Phillies having to take back a contract with some money left on it for the next year or two. I would not be shocked to see the incoming package being something of a prospect + a veteran mix.

  8. kevinfoley46 3 years ago

    I like Schierholtz to Boston if Ross doesn’t resign for next year.

  9. Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

    The Phillies would never do that… If they want to contend next year, they’re probably going to need him… not give him away. (although Olt would be very nice to have)

  10. Juan 3 years ago

    They’d have to eat more than that to get even one of those two. Perez pitches like a young (undeveloped) Santana and is only 21 years old. Plus it would take more than just Lee and salary compensation to pry any of the 3 untouchables in the Rangers’ system.

  11. MikeTroutForMayor 3 years ago

    I think Shields would be easier to get but after the Kazmir debacle I’m skittish in trading for Tampa pitcher.

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