The general feeling, based on comments from Troy Glaus and J.P. Ricciardi, has been that Glaus is staying put. However, a Toronto Sun article from Bob Elliott quotes an NL scout saying that Glaus is indeed available. The 31 year-old third baseman would be hard to replace, so he won’t come cheap. No reason Ricciardi shouldn’t at least field offers.
Glaus, of course, has a full no-trade clause. When he was last traded, he required an $11.25MM player option for ’09 be added to his deal. At present he will make another $4.4MM this year and $12.75MM in ’08. If he were to concede to another trade, maybe he’d want $26-30MM guaranteed for 2009-10. Just a guess.
The common sentiment is that Glaus would end up back in California if traded. Elliott names the Padres and Angels as teams in need of a power-hitting third-sacker. But let’s give some props to rookie Kevin Kouzmanoff, who is hitting .283/.338/.500 since May 1st. Elliott says the Dodgers aren’t in on Glaus, leaving a return to the Halos are the most feasible scenario. He’d be a perfect addition for the Angels, who are ninth in the league in slugging.