No team in baseball has a better ERA than the Nationals (3.25), who are seeking infield depth and monitoring the market for arms as the trade deadline approaches. Here are the latest links from the NL East, starting with the 61-40 Nationals…
- Though the Nationals liked Emilio Bonifacio, the Marlins said a trade "ain't happening," Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter).
- The Nationals are looking for a utility player and are focusing on players who can back up at shortstop, Yahoo's Jeff Passan reports (on Twitter). The team has discussed 15-20 players in the Marco Scutaro, Jamey Carroll, Nick Punto mold, Adam Kilgore reported last week. With Ian Desmond on the disabled list, Washington needs middle infield depth.
- The Braves have checked in on relievers and Wade Davis' name has come up in discussions, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. However, the Rays seem reluctant to trade the right-hander.
- The Phillies are more likely to trade Hunter Pence than Cliff Lee, but it's possible both will be moved, Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter).
Juan Uribe is available…
Did the Nats “Like” Boniface’s facebook page? lol
Wade Davis? wow, Wren.
nothing on the mets i see.
Bonifacio would be an awesome super utility guy for the Sox. They don’t really match up well though for a trade.
I’m really worried that Wren will be unable to find a significant piece to help the team. I’m even ok with a RH bench bat and another reliever with Medlin in the rotation. We need some serious upgrades, no Farnsworth/Ankiel type moves. Find a way, Frank, so we can send Chipper out a winner!
The Marlins are still bitter the Nationals didn’t give up more for Josh Willingham. If the Nats really liked Bonifacio, they should’ve thought about it before trading him away a few years ago.
The Nationals should also look into acquiring either pitcher Jason Vargas or Kevin Millwood and infielder Brandan Ryan from the Seattle Mariners for pitcher John Lannan and a minor league player to be named like Jason Martinson (shortstop) which will help both ball clubs.
Tyler Claus Coners
Did the Marlins say “A trade ain’t happening for Bonifacio?” Never laughed so hard.