Early Sunday morning, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports released his latest edition of Full Count (video link). Let’s dive in and take a look at some of the highlights..
- A trade of highly-regarded young right-hander Kevin Gausman would be quite unpopular with many members of the Orioles organization, Rosenthal hears. It was reported late last week that the O’s appeared to be willing to discuss the 24-year-old but skipper Buck Showalter said on Saturday called that notion “comical.”
- Tyson Ross is drawing the most interest of any Padres starting pitcher, thanks in large part to his contractual status. Ross is under control through 2017 while Ian Kennedy is a potential pending free agent and Andrew Cashner can be a free agent after next season. Unsurprisingly, the Padres want a greater haul for Ross than any of their other arms.
- Dan Haren is on pace for about 33 starts and 205 innings, totals that would trigger an additional $3MM in incentives. The Marlins could have some extra incentive of their own to move the veteran starter since they’d only be on the hook for the prorated portion of that, saving them roughly $1MM.
- With the pending returns of Jaime Garcia and Marco Gonzales, the Cardinals are one team that is not in the hunt for starting pitching.