The Reds are doomed by injuries and an 11.5 game deficit, says FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal in his latest video. However, owner Bob Castellini is not yet ready to concede. The baseball operations staff understands that the club needs to convert veterans and soon-to-be free agents into future talent – they just have to convince their boss.
- The A’s have performed well by run differential as well as the BaseRuns metric used by FanGraphs. However, they are 13 games below .500 and 10 games back in the AL West. The bullpen is a serious issue. Other clubs are looking to snipe players like Ben Zobrist and Tyler Clippard. Expect GM Billy Beane to jump on a properly enticing offer.
- The Orioles have nine impending free agents. They should act as both buyers and sellers at the trade deadline. The club needs a power hitting corner outfield. They could trade a starter like Bud Norris.
- The Marlins may also look to deal a starter. Jarred Cosart will return from the disabled list soon. Jose Urena or Tom Koehler are candidates to be optioned. However, there will be a surplus once Jose Fernandez returns from Tommy John surgery. At that point, the club could look to trade Dan Haren or Mat Latos. The Marlins are currently nine games below .500 but just six back in a weak NL East.
- If Cincinnati shops Aroldis Chapman, count the Marlins among the potential suitors. The club is always a fit for Cuban talent. Personally, I’m not sure if Chapman is the best use of Miami’s resources. Reliever A.J. Ramos has ably replaced Steve Cishek as the closer, but he has bouts of wildness in his track record. However, Carter Capps is standing by should Ramos falter.
The hot rumor for Aroldis Chapman is the Toronto Blue Jays who coming into today’s game had a MLB worst (6) Saves. Apparently the Blue Jays scouts have been bird-dogging the Reds looking at Johnny Cueto, Aroldis Chapman. But have no interest in Toronto Native Joey Votto…
Who would have interest in Votto? Hes owed 199M over the next 8 seasons.
The Yankees would , Put Tex in DH Spot and move for more Drug testing until he fails again then Yankees get out from under Contact.
Tex never failed a drug test, and the Yankees don’t just have interest in every big name. Seeing how 2 of their top prospects (Bird and Judge) are going to need 1B/DH in the next 2 years or so, it doesn’t work.
The way Tex is playing he might get extended….another 2 season’s…..
Yankees have the Money and Positions in a Year of so , when Break downs start coming in !
Then they have Bird, Judge, Ian Clark and Mason Williams to fill the roles. They don’t need to bring in another 32 year old whos owed 200M. Doesn’t make sense. If they want to spend big, just get Justin Upton this off season.
Votto is one of the best all around hitters in the game to be fair.
He is, but no one wants to acquire a 32 year old owed 200M. Its just that no GM would make such a deal.
Well theres always the option that the reds could eat some salary for a better return to make it affordable for other teams. But im guessing the reds want to build around votto.
Votto salary starting in 2016: 20m,22m,25m,25m,25m,25m,25m,25m, and a buyout the last yr.Love Votto but if Toronto won’t take him no one will!
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Bob Castellini is a major fool….out of every division leader….the Cardinals are most likely to hang on from now through September……
Hes playing the business side of things. You don’t trade your stars (Cueto, Frazier, Bruce, Chapman, etc) right before you host the AS game
I wouldn’t call the Cardinals the most likely, as they have a ton of injuries, including 2 of their better hitters and 2 of their 3 best starters.
If the price is right…you do trade these guy before the AS game….having Votto is enough for the business side of things…..
Some people believe that, like Jocketty. Some don’t, like Castenllini. Then there is the old argument that teams get more desperate toward the deadline, which could also play into their thought process.
Why do you not sell stars before the ASG?
I keep hearing this, but it doesn’t make sense. People are still going to go to the All Star game. You’re still going to get a nice economic boost from it. People are still going to talk about what a beautiful city and ballpark you have. You’re still going to take an economic hit when you start to dismantle your team.
If the goal is to not sell until the very last moment to push the attendance drop as far into the future as possible, well, okay I guess. Don’t see what it has to do with the ASG though.
If everyone in Cincinnati wants to go to the ASG, plus the outsiders from other cities, it drives the prices up because more people want to go, but if Cincinnati only has Votto, for example, “bandwagoners” aren’t going to go because they only get to see their guy for what, an inning or 2? Then they have no one to cheer for. Some die hard fans aren’t going to attend as well for a similar reason.
If 500 people want a ticket, and there is only 50 tickets, the price is going to be lower if the same 50 tickets are wanted buy 5000 people.
People go to the AS game to see the likes of Stanton, Trout, Altuve. They go to see guys like that in the HR derby. Besides even if their stars get traded the fans would still see them and cheer for them even though they are in a different uni.
These tickets aren’t sold via auction or to the highest price. MLB takes their tickets, sponsors get theirs and the Reds will have the remaining tickets to sell to their season ticket holders at a predetermined price. They’ll sell all of them and get just as much money if they have Chapman or not.
Yeah, I’m with you on this. It’s not like they haven’t already sold the tickets for the game. I was in Minneapolis last season and the Twins were a bad team. Guess what? The city was still packed with baseball fans going or wanting to go to the ASG.
And why not, Samardzija was traded to the A’s just before the AS break. Granted the A’s weren’t hosting the AS game, but still.
Because the Cubs/A’s weren’t hosting the AS game..
Let me repeat myself: Granted the A’s weren’t hosting the AS game, but still.
how about a bud norris for either swap????
If you would have said that this offseason, the Orioles would have said no.
Right now, Bud Norris needs the raise his value
a change of scenery for norris will do him good…. and either is hitting well… win win for both sides…
Chapman would look fantastic in the Tigers pen. That would move Chamberlain/Rondon (when ready) to the 7th. I would much rather see them acquire Jake McGee, but Tampa is still in the hunt, so would be surprised if he’s available.
Tigers don’t have the prospects for Chapman imo.
The way Norris has been pitching the Orioles would be lucky to get a bucket of balls for him. No one wants him.