Rosenthal’s Latest: Bay, Bell, Buck, Lee, O’s, K-Rod

The Mets and Marlins discussed a change-of-scenery trade that would have sent Jason Bay to Miami for Heath Bell and John Buck, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. A deal was never close, though the contracts and the money matched up well. Bell is signed through 2014, Bay and Buck through 2013. Rosenthal notes that all three players are likely to clear waivers this month, so the two sides could revisit the deal. Here are the rest of his rumors…

  • The Astros are paying virtually all of the $9MM left on Carlos Lee's contract, but one club that spoke to the Marlins said Miami wanted as much as $2.5MM in return for the slugger. Talks never progressed.
  • The Orioles spoke to the Mariners about Kevin Millwood, but Seattle wanted a better return than what was offered given the right-hander's bargain $1MM salary.
  • The Orioles also discussed a deal with the Royals that would have sent one of their young arms to Kansas City for Luke Hochevar and Jonathan Broxton. Rosenthal speculates that it may have been Jake Arrieta.
  • The Brewers were close to trading Francisco Rodriguez to the Giants about a week before the deadline, but San Francisco backed off after the right-hander blew two saves and allowed six runs in Philadelphia last week.

20 Responses to Rosenthal’s Latest: Bay, Bell, Buck, Lee, O’s, K-Rod Leave a Reply

  1. Rob Lucci 3 years ago

    if Bay gets traded watch him hit 4 homeruns and drive in 10 runs in his first game.

  2. Zepp 3 years ago

    they may as well gave Moyer a shot before trading for Millwood.

  3. wow why didnt the brewers get rid of k rod when they had the chance

    • thesultanofswingandmiss 3 years ago

      Its not the Brewers fault. its K-Rods. He allowed 6 runs in 2 innings so the Giants backed off.

  4. rsanchez1 3 years ago

    Please Marlins, PLEASE, pull off the Heath Bell trade with the Mets.

  5. OrangeCards 3 years ago

    Blanton, Hochevar, Millwood? All bullets dodged as far as I’m concerned.

    Hopefully the Orioles can push past .500 this year and still have their farm in tact. They should have 4 prospects in the top 100: Bundy, Machado, Gausman, Schoop. Add in a couple more that could play their way onto a list, and I think the O’s have the makings of a decent farm system.

    • BradyAndersonsSideburns 3 years ago

      I couldn’t agree more. Not to mention that last I checked, Millwood was practically run out of town a few years ago he was so bad. But seriously, I’m surprised the O’s didn’t attempt to get Bruce Chen since apparently the O’s were looking for batting practice pitchers.

  6. diehardmets 3 years ago

    I would take that trade 1000 times as a Met fan. Bay is flat out awful.

  7. thesultanofswingandmiss 3 years ago

    That trade would be so horrible. Bell has more value then Bay alone and Buck has probably the same value. The Marlins just cant resist a firesale can they?

  8. SFrush90 3 years ago

    The Giants really lucked out there. But why would Sabean even look at him? He was pitching poorly this year.

  9. jwsox 3 years ago

    This proves the marlins ownership/ front office is horrible once and for all. 2.5 million back when your paying nothin for lee?? Are you kidding lee wouldn’t even get 2.5 per year on the free agent market at this
    Point. Miami should be ashamed to have this franchise represent their city

    • mstrchef 3 years ago

      According to Jim Duquette (former GM, now appearing on Baltimore radio), Miami was looking to make money on Lee. The Astros are paying all but about $250K of Lee’s salary, and apparently the Marlins were asking teams to take on $1MM or more of Lee’s salary in any trade. They would then pay the remainder with Houston’s money and pocket the difference.

      In a related note, Jeffrey Loria is still not fit to own a major league baseball franchise.

      • jwsox 3 years ago

        I guess thats what happens when your owner is an art dealer as a primary job it makes sense that they are trying to make money off of players haha. Agree about loria. After blowing up the last world series team and the whole not willing to pay uggla thing which lead to his trade Loria should not at all own a franchise. It’s amazing that he can own a team but Cuban who would be amazing for baseball still can’t get a team

  10. As a Mets fan i would love this trade getting rid of Bay needs to happen getting someone that could make some contribution is even better

  11. Rabbitov 3 years ago

    Arrieta for Hochevar and Broxton, any trade for Millwood, oh man there would be riots in the streets.

  12. crtaylorz11 3 years ago

    Just curious Marlins fans? Would you guys want to take a chance on Bay?

  13. Sky14 3 years ago

    Just like putting lipstick on a pig, you can give the Marlins a new ballpark but it will not change the fact that they are the same cheap Marlins.

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