The latest from notes and rumors from Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com…
- The Mets are discussing a long-term deal with David Wright, Heyman reports. They'll exercise the third baseman's $16MM option for 2013 by tomorrow, assuming a larger deal isn't completed by then. The sides appear to have made progress, though some say the negotiations are progressing slowly. It appears the discussions will continue after the option's exercised, Heyman writes.
- The Athletics are talking to free agent shortstop Stephen Drew about a new contract, Heyman reports. The A's declined their half of Drew's 2013 mutual option yesterday, but assistant general manager David Forst said the team will continue talking to him about a possible deal.
- Everth Cabrera has hired Scott Boras as his agent, Heyman reports (on Twitter). Cabrera, a former ACES client, will be arbitration eligible for the first time this coming offseason. Be sure to check out MLBTR’s Agency Database for any information about player representatives.
- The Angels are still talking to teams about possible deals involving Ervin Santana and Dan Haren, Heyman reports. In case you missed it, MLBTR reported today that Santana switched agencies again.
I’ll be very interested in seeing who nabs Santana and Haren. I don’t know what the Royals payroll is or what they plan on spending, but could that be a team the pursues one or the other? They definitely have the prospects to pull a trade.
Can’t see them costing many prospects…if they don’t trade them, they can just sign them in FA and both could take a 1 year deal to rebuild value.
Assuming that any player wants to play in KC by choice.
Not sure why they wouldn’t… KC looks to have a nice offensive and defensive team next year on paper. All they’re missing is a couple of top of the rotation starters. Put a healthy Haren and maybe someone like a Marcum or god forbid, Annibal Sancez(I’d prefer he stay in the Old English D). They could make a run at the central and be right up there with the Tigers and, assuming the Sox pitching stays decent without Peavy, the White Sox.
That’s exactly my thoughts. I guess it would largely depend on what prospects would need to be given for each player, but that could be the kickstart the Royals desperately need.
The Athletics are talking to free agent shortstop Stephen Drew about a new contract
Billy Beane is aware that Scott Boras is Drew’s Agent, correct?
If does know, what are the chances of Drew signing for 6 or 7 million dollars?
I say the chances of Beane getting Drew to sign for a lesser contract are slim and none.
Ryan Madson signing for 9 million/1yr contract
Edwin Jackson 11 million one year deal wih the Nats
No way Steven Drew signs for anything considered to be a discount.
Also, I hope Dan Duquette is working hard in trying to get a deal done and acquiring Dan Haren. In fact, I am using Dan Haren as my Bellwether for the Orioles chances for 2013. If they acquire him, woo hoo and they are serious about getting back to the playoffs in 2013. If they don’t, then I know Dan Duquette is a trash receptacle bin diver who is only interested in saving Mr Angelos money and not putting the best possible product on the field. If Angelos doesn’t have enough money to acquire the best players out there,then he simply should just get out and let someone that does.
That is really how I feel!
Madson was coming off a dominant year as a closer, and Jackson had put together solid seasons for a couple years. Stephen Drew in coming off an injuried and mostly unproductive season, so that comparison isn’t fair.
The A’s already paid a 1.5M buy out on Drew’s 10M contract. If they saw him as an 8M guy, they would have just saved the buy out money and re-upped him for 10M. It’s pretty obvious they view him as less than a 6M guy if they’re letting him hit the open market.
Personally, I loved Drew’s stay in Oakland. If it’s guaranteed money he is after, I’d love for the A’s to gamble and offer him a 2/14M deal. It would fill a giant hole, and I don’t see anyone else giving him a two year deal.
great investigative reporting Heyman… we had no idea they we’re trying to resign him
Is Haren hurt?
Cause he posted a 3.58 ERA in the 2nd half this year and had a very strong September. I get that $15.5M is a lot for him, but it’s only $12M net cost when you consider the buyout is $3.5M. If the Angels cut him loose he could probably find a multi-year deal out there. Bad first half shouldn’t have completely killed his value unless there’s an injury…