Links from around MLB, on the eve of the non-waiver trade deadline…
- The Indians continue to insist they don't expect to trade Justin Masterson or Shin-Soo Choo, ESPN.com's Jayson Stark writes. They'd have to be overwhelmed to trade Choo, but an NL exec says Masterson is "definitely" on the market.
- The Marlins are begging teams to take Carlos Lee off their hands, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports (on Twitter).
- Scott Miller of CBSSports.com explains the challenges the Phillies face and how they arrived where they are today.
- The Pirates continue trying to add a right-handed outfield bat, Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter).
what a trade by the marlins, eh? yikes
Lee to Giants? He’d be a better fit than Morneau.
Pirates Alfonso is available 😉
We’ll take him. Throw in 95% of his salary and we will give you a middle reliever.
Do. Not. Want.
woooh carlos lee
Why trade for a guy and desperately want to get rid of him within a couple weeks?
In other news, gravity.
Because they have no clue what they’re doing
They figured out he is a DH who sticks a glove on his hand, but -0- clue how to use it properly.
I kid you not.. David ortiz plays a better defensive 1b than Lee! At least ortiz can handle a pickoff throw from a pitcher and doesn’t get:
A) Picked off himself from the pitcher
B) Totally miss the throw, even when he is STANDING on the 1b bag.
Lee just might be the worst guy have ever see *stand* at 1b and wear a glove ever. he sure can’t be called a defensive player.
He wouldn’t be a bad dh option if his power wasn’t gone.
Maybe they felt they would be able to get a better return for him, than what they gave up? I’m kind of grasping at straws right now.
I feel so bad for the Marlins. They got half a year of a big market team and now the FO is back to their old cheap ways.
Hasn’t Carlos Lee now lost his 10 and 5 rights?
Yes but he has a list of teams he can’t be traded to.
He never actually had them. Bargained them for some other stuff and a hard list in his contract.
The Marlins should have seen this coming with Lee and now they are begging to get rid of him and they aren’t even paying his contract.
Who are the Pirates after?
If they were smart…Cody Ross. It would take two fringe AA guys to get him and he’s owed less than 1.5 mill for the remainder of the season. Not control after this year, but def a poor man’s Pence
Poor man’s Pence? Other way around… Ross’s numbers are better than Pence’s and Pence has played in 30 more games…
Ross has a higher OPS, .SLG, 1 less HR.. The numbers are all skewed to Ross and he is making less than 1/2 what Pence is.
Who would’ve cost the Pirates more $$$ and/or prospects? Pence or Ross? Pence by far due to age and contract control. I agree that Ross is having a better season. He also happens to be in a far superior lineup and sees umpteen thousand more fastballs in the zone than Pence does. So, despite Ross having better numbers I still think that Pence is a better player for now and the future and Sabean of the Giants apparently agrees. he let Ross walk without a decent offer if he even made one at all this offseason and then went on to trade prospects to attain Pence to help the middle of the lineup which Ross wasn’t able to do consistenly
Maybe the Buccos are trying to throw Travis Snider into a Pence deal.
I actually think that coyld be a good idea. I just dont see why they would giv lincoln up for snider tho cause phillies need relief and I surely believe they woule hav taken him in a pence deal also. Which maked me think again about them even wanting pence now…
or now they can include one or 2 of Tabatha, Marte, Alex P.
Erik DC Murray
They aren’t trading Marte!
Maybe you shouldn’t have traded FOR him in the first place, Miami!
^ The last time you will see the words “first place Miami” all in a row in a baseball context for quite a while
Well, everyone is in first place to start the season.
Trust me, when you’re a Red Sox fan, everyone is in last place to start the season.
Just go for Lee, NYY. I mean, could it really hurt anymore with the way you’ve been losing and Teixeira having that wrist problem now?
They might have to pay for his medical bills once angry New Yorkers throws bottles at him for his lackluster performance.
Whoever wrote the headline is a genius putting Indians, Lee and Phillies together…
Dodgers should get Lee to platoon with Loney, I’m not a Lee fan but he drives in runs and loney doesn’t.
Why isn’t Larry Beinfest fired yet?
Taking a look at how the Dodgers and Giants stocked up, I hope that the Pirates have better luck next year.