D’Backs May Have Trade Partner For Joe Saunders

SUNDAY, 8:34am: The Orioles have shown the most steady interest in Saunders and have been in the mix for him in recent days, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  However, the O's have not been confirmed as the landing spot for the pitcher.

SATURDAY, 10:46pm: The Diamondbacks appear to have found a trade partner for Joe Saunders, reports Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic (on Twitter). The left-hander may be scratched from Sunday's start. Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic mentions (on Twitter) that the Orioles have been speculated as a possible fit for a while.

Saunders, 31, cleared trade waivers earlier this week and can be dealt to any team. He'll earn $6MM this year — approximately $1.5MM between now and the end of the season — and he will hit free agency this fall. He has posted a 4.22 ERA with 6.2 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 in 130 innings over the course of 21 starts with Arizona in 2012.

With Wade Miley, Ian Kennedy, and Trevor Cahill fronting the rotation plus youngsters like Tyler Skaggs, Patrick Corbin, and Trevor Bauer breaking into the big leagues this summer, the D'Backs appear to have enough starting pitching to move Saunders without hurting their chances of contending.


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32 Comments on "D’Backs May Have Trade Partner For Joe Saunders"


2 years 11 months ago

anyone but LA!

ROR1997
2 years 11 months ago

No Bob McManaman was telling us over twitter it isn’t the O’s then he told me it wasnt the Nationals either

Metsfan27
2 years 11 months ago

It’s the Dodgers.. bet on it

2 years 11 months ago

How much are we betting?

Drew Tweedie
2 years 11 months ago

260… million dollars.

The Real D Guar
2 years 11 months ago

Not enough money and years left on his contract for it to be the Dodgers.

2 years 11 months ago

Orioles? Nationals?

Tko11
2 years 11 months ago

Not sure why the Orioles would want this guy…I was under the impression that they were trying to make a run at the playoffs.

2 years 11 months ago

And to think Saunders was the big piece they got from the Angels when they traded Dan Haren, good thing Skaggs is turning out to be good.

JayT9422
2 years 11 months ago

Look up the #’s and Saunders has pitched nearly as well as Haren has on a cheaper contract. Not to mention that Skaggs and Corbin are now in the Arizona rotation, so the Dbacks got 3 SPs for 1.

It got killed at the time, but that was a savvy trade.

ROR1997
2 years 11 months ago

Bob McManaman told someone it isnt the O’s and he told me it isnt the Nationals.

JayT9422
2 years 11 months ago

They mention that the rotation is fronted by Miley, Kennedy, and Cahill while Skaggs, Corbin, and Bauer are the extra guys. I find it kind of funny since Miley is a rookie just like the last 3, he’s just pitched so well that it’s overlooked.

Manny Being Manny
2 years 11 months ago

Its probably the Orioles. They’ve been interested in Saunders for a while and likely waited until the price was low enough that it made sense to pick him up.

not_brooks
2 years 11 months ago

Makes sense, though I’d keep running Gonzalez, Britton and Johnson out over Saunders as long as they keep putting up quality starts.

Guest
2 years 11 months ago

If a tree falls but Joe Saunders isn’t around to hear it, does the tree still make a sound?

Danibal
Danibal
2 years 11 months ago

It’s the Mets, Harriston for Saunders I bet

mstrchef
2 years 11 months ago

Last report I read said that the Mets haven’t put Hairston on waivers yet.

Guest
2 years 11 months ago

Bay, please , pretty please !!

2 years 11 months ago

I wonder if it could be the Reds? Their pitching is looking a little worn-down?

Tired_OF_FakeRumors
2 years 11 months ago

I hope is not the Mets! They are good getting scrubs.. well not as good as the Dodgers. Anyways they got shoppac for some reason(the guy socks) so theres a chance they try to get another scrub just to troll the fan base,

22deputydo33
2 years 11 months ago

at this time i would like to see the orioles trade either jason berken or brad bergesen for joe saunders. it sure would be nice to read the orioles trying to acqure saunders rather than just saying showing interest in him. too many times they have passe up good players.

mmiller54
2 years 11 months ago

Braden bergesen is a Dbacks already: claimed off waivers.

mmiller54
2 years 11 months ago

Mean brad

SouthPawRyno
2 years 11 months ago

He wasn’t doing well, hurt his arm early on and went on the DL; came back, still wasn’t effective (his arm slot was way lower too) and tore a ligament in his elbow. And underwent TJ surgery in July.

ROR1997
2 years 11 months ago

No same guy who broke it says its not the O’s

2 years 11 months ago

You really think people don’t like the trade because “AGon is a scrub”??

not_brooks
2 years 11 months ago

Fail.

mstrchef
2 years 11 months ago

Crawford just had reconstructive elbow surgery three days ago. Don’t place bets on his talent bouncing back just yet.

BradyAndersonsSideburns
2 years 11 months ago

Hammel should be back soon too

mmiller54
2 years 11 months ago

I wish I had photoshop.

johnsilver
2 years 11 months ago

Just because some positional players had TJ 2x and came back isn’t any big deal is it?

Edit: Forgot to add a name.. Xavier Nady as just 1 example.

2 years 11 months ago

Oh gotcha. Yeah money clearly doesn’t matter to the new ownership, they just want talent.