The Mets are unlikely to trade shortstop prospect Amed Rosario at this year’s deadline, reports Marc Carig of Newsday, with a source close to the team telling Carig that the 20-year-old “is going nowhere.” The 40-34 Mets haven’t involved themselves in any significant trade talks yet, according to Carig, who notes that Rosario would probably have to go in order to land the club a high-end player (Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, for instance). Rosario, who has spent most of the season at the High-A level and slashed .309/.359/.442 with three home runs and 13 steals in 290 plate appearances, entered the campaign as ESPN Keith Law’s 42nd-ranked prospect (Insider required). Baseball America (58th) and MLB.com (70th) also regard Rosario highly.
More from New York City and two other major league destinations:
- The Yankees sat designated hitter Alex Rodriguez against Twins right-hander Tyler Duffey on Sunday, which could be the start of the Bombers only deploying the 40-year-old versus southpaws, writes George A. King III of the New York Post. In a minuscule sample size of just 55 plate appearances, Rodriguez has posed a legitimate threat this year versus lefties, against whom he has hit .275/.327/.510. Conversely, in 123 trips to the plate against righties, Rodriguez’s line is an unusable .200/.236/.348. Whether this is the beginning of the end of A-Rod’s long tenure in pinstripes is unclear, though releasing him could be an option eventually, according to ESPN’s Andrew Marchand (Twitter link). Rodriguez, who’s on a $20MM salary this year and has another $20MM coming to him in 2017, is sitting on 695 home runs – 350 of which have come in a Yankees uniform. Thus, it’s hard to imagine the club moving on from A-Rod before he joins Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth in the 700 club.
- Pirates ace Gerrit Cole is making progress in his recovery from a strained right triceps, but it’s still unknown when the right-hander will return, per Adam Berry of MLB.com. Cole landed on the disabled list retroactive to June 11 and could have come back as early as Sunday, but he just threw off a mound for the first time since going on the DL on June 14. Cole could rejoin the Bucs’ rotation sometime in July, according to Berry, though it might not happen until after the All-Star break. With Cole unavailable, Chad Kuhl is a good bet to remain in the Pirates’ starting five. The 23-year-old righty made his major league debut Sunday against the Dodgers and threw five innings of three-run ball, striking out five and giving up four hits and four walks.
- Winners of eight straight, the Indians own the third-best record in the American League (44-30) and are five games ahead in their division, but they still must make multiple additions to ensure a playoff berth for themselves, opines Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Specifically, the Indians need to augment their offense – perhaps by picking up an outfielder – and bullpen, Hoynes contends. Unsurprisingly, Hoynes doesn’t expect the Indians to move either of their top prospects, outfielders Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier, for a rental; however, he doesn’t dismiss the possibility of the Tribe dealing one for a player who’s under control for multiple years beyond 2016.
Pienso que los Yankees enfrentan una difícil situacion, por tener a casi tres jugadores que necesitan jugar como DH (Teixeira, Beltran y Rodriguez) además que el equipo quiere poner el mejor talento en el terreno, o sea, el que gane partidos.
En Este momento teixeira todavia no es DH el juega tremenda defensa an 1b. Pero com Bertram y Alex to creo que deben de salir de alex ya tiene 40 o 41 no puede regresar a lo del pasado
It’s simple Beltran needs to Dh y rompe Tex y A Rod.
Give how he strikeouts I would think Indians would trade Zimmer before Frazier. But for either it would have to be a really good player with a affordable long term deal. Maybe someone like Kole Calhoun who has been underrated last few years
Agree with the notion here but there is no way either of those players go to LA for Calhoun.
I’m curious behind your thinking that Calhoun can’t be moved for them. Which side says no? I think they’d be the starting point.
They should throw Frazier Zimmer Aiken Bradley Kaminsky etc at LAA for Trout. I know they say they won’t move him but I just wonder at what point do they say maybe it’s time. They have a thin MLB roster and nothing on the farm. I also read they didn’t have a great draft. They need to rebuild. The haul they could get for Trout from any team would be amazing
They are on a big market and have money coming off this year (Wilson/Weaver) and next (Hamilton) also the Indians can’t afford Trout’s contract as team friendly as it can be
please stop already with the trout proposals.
I honestly wish EVERYONE would stop posting trade ideas ideas. They are all just awful.
The app is called TRADE RUMORS. Let fans be fans and talk trades. Even with the money LAA has coming off the books they need too much to buy a championship. I don’t think they will trade Trout but I think they’re going to waste him and probably not win anything at least in the next few years
You’d have to throw Brantley in that mix for Trout – no way do the Angels accept an all-prospect package for him, they would need an all-star level everyday OF and a frontline SP going back.
Brantley Carrasco Frazier Zimmer Aiken Bradley Kaminsky get you Mike Trout. That’s how insane the package has to be.
People seem to ignore how easy it is to contend with Trout, and just 1 offseason where they clearly have money can make them contenders.
I would agree that the Tribe would need to add to that package, but either one is a good starting point for Calhoun.
You might be right cause of “name brand”, but Calhoun’s play since 2014 has been terrific, he’s been worth 9.5 fWAR since start of 2014 in front of likes of Freeman/Lucroy/Votto/Yelich. That ranks 35th amongst position players, and in 2013 he was good in limited chances.And he has 3.5 more years of relative cheap control, he’s absolutely worth a top 50 prospect + based on his play/age/contract situation.
I would think the yankees are hanging on to A-Rod to fill a few sits in what is already a sparsely populated stadium to begin with. Wondering what the park will look like if/when they start selling.
Jeeze, LAA is not nearly as helpless as they are being made out to be here. They have a solid young core but have been absolutely ravaged by injuries. Basically their entire rotation is on the DL
And their 2 best ones (Heaney and Richards) are going to be out until mid-season next year. Basically back-to-back lost season. Not to mention they’re paying a huge amount of money to Pujols, Wilson, Weaver and Hamilton
Wilson and weaver are off the books after this year. Hamiltonian off the next year. pujols is a bad contract for a long time. But the Angels do have a solid core in trout, Calhoun, Simmons, Richards, Heaney, and I think Skaggs can be in that. People need to stop acting like the Angels are gonna be in rebuild for the next century.
Though I love the player I’m not totally against the idea of dealing Kole for Zimmer or Frasier though…..
Solid young core? Trout Calhoun and Skaggs I’ll give you. I think Cron can be a solid everyday DH/1B too. But Heaney Richards are both out for awhile and Simmons can’t hit, and Pujols is a shell of himself. That’s really all they have, no prospects coming up. They have too many holes to fill through free agency
They are though. They have the worst farm system the sport has seen in over a decade, according to almost every reputable prospect source. They have nothing in there farm. Nothing legitimate anyway. They do have 4-5 solid young major leaguers to build around (and Trout) but 4-5 good roster spots, with absolutely no farm is not a winning strategy unless you have $250M too spend in FA. And they don’t. The Angels could keep trying to compete with Trout, Calhoun, Simmons, Richards and Heaney and win 75-85 games every year because the rest of the team is crap, or they can sell everything, restock the farm and try and be great again in 5 years. I would go with the second option if I were them.
I going to mention both of trades . Fact the Indians are in Atlanta starting tomorrow first trade would be between Braves , Indians , Rockies , pirates , the second took out Rockies out add Angels either one of these trade work and help Indians , and pirates make the play offs and give them a real chance to go to the World Series
I know this was an issue last year, but don’t the Yankees refuse to acknowledge his HR total or something like that? Like I remember last year that his career HR number was a topic of dispute because A-Rod would be owed a certain bonus if he hit a certain milestone. Is that still a thing or did the Yankees/A-Rod resolve that?
Pirates get ,
Tehran , Ruiz, Murphy, vizcaino , yepez, chisenhall, Castro, marksberry
Indians get :
Cargo,inciate, Jim Johnson , pierzyski, Krol,laMahieu, banuelos, Hayes
Zimmerman, taillon, Aiken, foltyweiz,Bradley ,lien, Blair, Albies
Braves get :
Frazier ,meadows, nevin, Sheffield,bell, Pinter, McGuire, Rodgers
Makes no sense bro
Stop playing so many video games
No way do the Pirates trade away Taillon,Bell,Meadows, Hayes, and McGuire. Never ever gonna happen. They have to build and promote from within. to keep competing. You will see McCutchen and Cole traded before they trade the top prospects. Do the Cards trade their top prospects or do they trade vets and promote top prospects? Pirates are emulating the Cards these days.
So let me get this straight. The Indians–a small market team, that depends on their ability to develop minor league talent in order to compete–are giving up Chisenhall, Zimmer, Frazier, Bradley, Aiken, and Sheffield. Their starting right fielder, and every one of their top-5 prospects, for an outfielder they can’t afford, another one that’s not having a good year and isn’t worth trading for, a reliever that is just flat out not going to help, a back-up catcher having a REALLY bad year that they wouldn’t want to even think about, and a bunch of other players of marginal use, if any.
There is no way the Indians would EVER consider a trade like that. It appears that the only team who would make out better, at all, is the Braves (maybe, and I mean maybe, the Rockies). The only thing that they appear to need right now, is another good bullpen arm for the back end.
I’ll preface this by saying I don’t think there is any chance of this trade happening, but I have a question for Tribe fans. What would you be willing to give up for Longoria and Xavier Cedeno?
Longo would instantly become your best hitter and second best player and he would fill a long term position of need. He has an affordable long term contract and would give the Indians the best left side infield in baseball. Ramirez could then move to a COF spot to help shore up the outfield. Cedeno is a solid LHRP who can also get righties out and has 3.5 years of control remaining. He would also shore up another position of need long term and the pair would make the Indians an AL favorite this year and in the future.
I was thinking Bradley, Zimmer, Clevinger and McKenzie plus another lower ranked prospect or 2 like Gonzalez and/or Hillman to round it out. What do you Indians fans think? Again, I would be beyond shocked if the Rays made Longo available, but I feel like the Rays aren’t going anywhere in the next couple of years and I would hate to see them waste more of Longo’s prime.
I would think the Indians would be more likely to part with Frazier than Zimmer, only because I would think Frazier would draw more interest from an opposing GM, and Cleveland doesn’t have the quantity of prospects to be sending 3 or 4 top flight guys in one deal.
I could see something like Frazier, Clevinger, PTBNL (Ice? Maybe?) As a more likely package.
Braun?…. But only if the Brewers chipped in money.
Love to see the Indians sign veteran lefty Sean Burnett to there bullpen he’s mostly a ground ball pitcher and can get righties and lefties out. He’s 100% healthy and available, please Tribe that’s all I’m asking
Burnett would be a great pickup. Last I heard, though, he was still on a minor league deal with the Twins. Did he opt out? Whatever happened to Craig Stammen?
The Twins are allowing him to talk to any team and sign a major league deal with any team so that would be great for the tribe to sign him plus not sure on Stammen
Isn’t it 9 straight for the tribe
Truth is in the perfect Brewer world, they trade Braun, and extend Lucroy. But if they do deal Lucroy, SS prospect is not their target anyway. They have that. Their target would be starting pitching, or corner OF bat. Brewers had interest in Wheeler last year in the Gomez deal that fell apart. Since Wheeler’s return has been delayed, a Lucroy for Wheeler deal might have to wait until the winter if at all.
Lucroy for Wheeler isn’t a great match bc if it waits until the off-season trading 3yr of Wheeler for 1 of Lucroy. I don’t like the trade bc of limited years even if the Mets get Lucroy tomorrow.