Obviously there are a lot of conflicting reports and general confusion surrounding this whole Crisp/Marte/Michaels/Rhodes thing. I’ve read several iterations, sometimes with catchers involved.
I apologize for contributing so little information on this one, but rest assured I’ve been trying. Here’s what little I know:
A Cleveland source tells me the Indians are really keeping a lid on everything. He’s a lot closer to the team than I, and he hasn’t been able to dig up details.
I also spoke to a source familiar with the inner workings of the Phillies. He’s scrambling for information as well. He told me that the Phils have been dangling Jason Michaels for a while now, and it’s quite possible that all they could get for him is Arthur Rhodes. Such an acquisition will facilitate Ryan Madson’s move to the rotation.