Here’s the latest from FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal:
- The Marlins have interest in Wei-Yin Chen despite owner Jeffrey Loria’s previous disagreements with Chen’s agent Scott Boras, Rosenthal writes. Chen’s cost could be an issue for the Marlins, but the Fish need a starter and have a protected first-round pick, and Rosenthal writes that Loria wants to make the team “as competitive as possible” for Don Mattingly’s first season as manager. As Rosenthal notes, Chen is the best free agent starting pitcher left on the market.
- A report today indicated the Blue Jays could trade R.A. Dickey, but the Jays have not yet had discussions about that, and sources tell Rosenthal the Jays might be disinclined to deal Dickey because of the reliable innings he provides. The Jays’ series of going-for-it trades last year depleted their pitching depth (with Daniel Norris, Jeff Hoffman and others heading elsewhere), but a starter like Dickey who’s capable of pitching 200-plus innings can help them paper that over.
- The Brewers continue to discuss trades involving catcher Jonathan Lucroy, Rosenthal writes. Lucroy isn’t coming off his best season, but his highly favorable contract (in which he’ll receive just $4MM in 2016 and $5.25MM or a $250K buyout in 2017) still makes him an attractive trade target. The Brewers could be inclined to trade Lucroy sooner rather than later, since the difficulty of learning to work with a new group of pitchers makes it tricky for catchers to go from team to team once a season has already begun.
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Lucroy to Cubs for Vogelbach
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Thank you very much Miami!
Chen would make a lot of sense for the marlins, they should sign him and maybe buy low on fister. But do they have the money to afford chen?
They have the money, but loria would never pay that to a free agent
Loria authorized a 4 yrs/$58M contract to former White Sox ace pitcher Mark Buehrle just 4 offseasons ago.
It is reported that Chen wants 100mil.
But he only signed Buehrle, Heath Bell, Reyes to get the new stadium. All three were gone the next year.
I would be more inclined to take gallardo then chen personally
I would b happy to have either Chen or Gallatdo.
Chen is a perfect fit in that park too. He’s known to be a fly ball pitcher, and even though the fences at Marlins Park are being moved in, it is still a huge stadium, and the Marlins figure to retain most of what was already an athletic outfield, barring whether or not Ozuna is moved.
Yeah because Walsh and Phillips are interchangeable…
Well actually he is a fly ball guy. He typically pitches to soft contact though.
Braves could deal Tooki Toussaint, Jason Hursh and Nick Swisher for Jon Lucroy and Coilin Walsh or Brett Phillips.
Why would the Braves go for lucroy. And they have two catchers
No they couldn’t. Because that’s horrible for the Brewers.
Why would the Brewers trade Brett Phillips? They are probably in a deeper rebuild than the Braves at this point.. That deal makes little to no sense from the Brewers perspective.
And why would the Brewers take that offer? They haven’t even started year 1 of an official rebuild and you have them pegged to trade the key player in the Gomez trade.
Let me help you fix this proposal. Toussaint, Hursh and Swisher for player to be named later or cash considerations. Together Toussaint and Hursh probably have enough trade value to offset Nick Swisher and his contract. The idea that those 3 could return one player of substance, let alone two, is laughable.
Lucroy to Texas for Claudio and Mazzara? Don’t think Texas will part with Mazzara though
Lucroy at deadline. Must prove concussions are behind him. Pirates? White sox? Seattle?
no no and no
to me the white sox make the most sense for lucroy but it depends on who the white sox have to give up to get him, They need a catcher , a right handed starter and a short stop. Maybe a left fielder