Yankees GM Brian Cashman discussed his team’s oft-debated trade deadline stance in an appearance on the podcast of ESPN.com’s Buster Olney (audio link). He said that the club is “open to everything and anything” over the month to come, noting that he’d raise any interest in the organization’s major league assets with ownership. Cashman made clear that New York isn’t going into a selling stance, but also suggested that such a time may come and has been discussed internally. “The clock is ticking,” he said, “and the more that we stay in this mode that we’re currently in, I think it’s going to force us into some tough decisions that we didn’t want to be in. There’s some time on the clock, but it’s getting late, as people would say.”
Here’s more from the American League:
- Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski says that trade chatter is picking up around the game, Scott Lauber of ESPN Boston was among those to report (Twitter links). Boston had contact with ten rival organizations just yesterday, he added. Meanwhile, the club announced that director of pitching analysis and development Brian Bannister will don a uniform to aid pitching coach Carl Willis in working with the staff. Bannister will not be in the dugout during games, but will seemingly take more of a hands-on approach in trying to solve the organization’s pitching woes.
- It’s always concerning when a pitcher hits the DL with forearm issues, as was the case earlier today for Royals closer Wade Davis, but Kansas City doesn’t seem to be ringing any alarm bells. As Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports (links to Twitter), manager Ned Yost says that Davis’s ligament isn’t implicated. Yost added that Davis pitched through a similar problem last year, and Davis himself notes that he isn’t too concerned at this point.
- The Tigers have placed lefty Daniel Norris on the DL with an oblique strain. That’s not great news for a team that has had some rotation questions arise, as Norris had showed some interesting results in his four big league appearances this year. He has allowed seven earned runs and 17 hits in 13 innings, but his sparkling 16:3 K/BB ratio is certainly promising.
- White Sox backstop Alex Avila is headed to the DL after leaving tonight’s game with a hamstring strain, as Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago tweets. It’s too soon to know how long he’ll be out, but hamstring problems can linger. The 29-year-old has compiled a sturdy .231/.361/.347 batting line on the year while serving as part of a platoon with Dioner Navarro behind the dish. Brett Hayes could be an option behind the dish for the Sox, though he’d need to be added to the 40-man roster. The seven-year big league veteran has a .225/.354/.425 batting line through 13 games for Chicago’s Triple-A affiliate since being acquired in a minor trade earlier this summer.
Boston needs some new arms
Thank you, Captain Obvious.
It’s just a matter of time before the Red Sox panic and give into the Braves Trade Demands for Julio Teheran. Predicting….
Red Sox get: Teheran, Albeis, and Vizcaino
Braves get: Moncado, Swihart, and Benentindi
There are no other pitching options on the market but Sonny Gray. No way the Red Sox trade for a guy that has sucked as much as the guys on their staff already. The White Sox and Marlins will Buy in an attempt to make a Playoff push themselves, so Sale and Fernandez are completely out of the picture. Go Braves!!!
You can always dream my friend.That is beyond deluded
That is a good trade proposal, I guess you think the Braves will just give away 2 proven players and a prospect for 3 prospects which one does not have a position
Not opposed to trading prospects, but if Boston is going to gut their farm I’d hope it’d be for Fernandez or Sale.
I think Dombrowski is aiming higher than what the Braves are offering.
1 proven player, one injury riddled pitcher who’s closing games for the worst team in baseball, and a powerless prospect who’d be blocked at both positions he’s played. That trade would make little sense for the Sox, especially since Benintendi and Moncada fill holes that are currently needed in LF and 3rd respectively.
Moncada plays 2nd, Benentindi LF, and Swihart Catch. Who doesn’t have a position??
Oh yeah, well so is your comment that Teheran would be a #4 pitcher on that sorry Red Sox rotation.
Heh. You’re a funny guy.
Maybe Swihart, Kopech, Owens, and Travis, possibly even Devers for Teheran, Vizcaino. No way Sox are trading Moncada, Benintendi, Espinoza
I can see Espinoza, Devers, Moncada, Owens and Swihart in an Atlanta trade but not Benintendi.
I think the only truly untouchable in the Sox system IS Moncada.
Agreed, at least in regard to prospects.
BOS needs to do something because their SP has been in trouble since last year. Porcello has looked a hair better this year, but as a #3/#4. The tough thing about BOS is that they have top talent, so they’ll want top talent back, and there just isn’t much available out there…at least not without some big question marks.
With FL going after Rodney, I doubt they’ll consider moving Fernandez. Gray hasn’t been himself this year and he isn’t being moved at a discount. Harvey (a solid bet to be on the block in the off season if he can turn it around) has floundered, Teheran…well…plenty written about him, but he is a ceiling #2 and floor #3/#4….definitely a step down from the prior three guys. Is this the year that Chris Sales is finally moved? He’d be my dark horse because he is having an excellent season and is in the 2.5yr window where I think they can push for max value (3 playoff runs left in that contract). The CWS are middling right now, so if they think they’ll be in it (they won’t), that may derail this dark horse.
Moncada is blocked by Bogaerts and Pedroia so he might be more traceable than someone like Benintendi who can fill the LF which is an area of need for Red Sox
Betts was blocked by Pedroia, too. So they moved him to the outfield where he’s beginning to look like a young Willie Mays.
Sox need arms ASAP
Hey 401, keep dreaming
The Braves trolls are out in full force. Teheran is missing his next start (nothing major), had a bad previous start, which is not helping his cause. You’re not going to handcuff BOS and get those kind of prospects. That’s why Coppy is saying there’s a 99.9% chance he gets traded.
Seeing how the Braves are currently filling their rotation with 2 career minor leaguers atm I seriously doubt Teheran is getting traded at any price that isn’t beyond ridiculous for the buying team.
The rotation is a mess after Teheran and none of the Braves pitching depth in the upper minors is at all ready for the big leagues. They’ll probably be looking at the Bud Norris types again in the offseason to fill out the rotation, even if we keep JT.
If only either 1st rd picks (under Wren) Jason Hursh or Lucas Sims would have worked out, would go a long way…
So sad to see fans that are rebuilding act so obnoxiously. It was the same exact thing when Phillies fans insisted we give up Swihart and Mookie Betts for Cole Hamels. They kept telling us our assets weren’t enough and their guy was a superstar ace.
Turns out, we were right to keep Mookie.
I know when you are rebuilding, your team is losing and you have very little hope. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting elite prospects back, and the only way to do that is to give up the only good players left on your team. It sucks, it hurts, but please, don’t be obnoxious fans who think they can rob the Red Sox farm for Julio #3 starter in the American league Teheran
Teheran is not an ace. Please stop insisting that he is. Please Braves fans all over the world, stop acting like Teheran is an ace. He is a good pitcher and a good trade chip, but you’re not fooling anyone or trumping up Teheran’s value by LYING about him being an ace.
Braves may do it without Albies or the Bosox add Devers.
No way the Braved are getting Moncado from Bosox for Teheran. Haha. Braves fans why dont you keep your not an ace precious Teheran! Sorry everyone knows he is not as good as you Braves fans pretend he is.
Could do this deal without Albies
Not a chance
Better off waiting until off season. At this point get by with fillers. Even if they acquire Teheran they are not winning a championship. They have some good talent AA and below so wait and try to get your #2 starter then when price drops a little bit. Right now build up the pen.
Yes, plug in 4/5 starters and stick with the best. There is always some bad pitcher who has a good month so stock up on between options and plug and chug.
Teheran, Arodys, Flowers for Kopech, Swihart, Ball, Chavis, Hanigan
Do you think we’re giving both up for neither of Moncada, Benintendi or Espinoza. I’d rather them trade them to the Yankees for less just to spite BOS.
That is hilarious, good call.
I wouldn’t get your hopes up for Moncada or Benintendi. This comming from a braves fan. I could be wrong, but I doubt the sox would give up either for Julio. Maybe one of them for Julio and Viz, but for some reason I doubt it. I’d look more along the lines of Espinoza, Swihart, Chavis, and another for both. If the the braves really want Moncada or Benintendi (which they obviously do) than I think they would have to sweeten the pot. If propose the following:
Teheran, Viz, and Rio Ruiz to BOS for Moncada, Brian Johnson and Chavis/Coyle
Then again, I don’t think a Teheran trade will happen at all, so…
Teheran and vizcaino for Benentindi, Espinoza and Koepch
What kind of a joke is that
They’d consider if it was two of them.
Theirs going to be other Starting Pitchers other then Rays and Yankee ones.
Few players are completely off-limits if the return is right. If the Red Sox think they have a legitimate chance of winning it all, you can’t just partition off every one of your top-tier prospects and offer only surplus. And the Yankees really don’t have the horses to contend this year–they don’t need to do a fire-sale, but this should be a year of opportunistic sells–and buys.
They aren’t in reality, bit on this site they are. Teheran will net one (1) of Boston’s top 3 plus other pieces. Benentendi has a spot and Moncada has a spot when Pedroia is out. Devers is expendable as well as anyone else including Espinoza since Teheran would fill that spot.
So we can see Moncada in 2022?
They have this thing called the DH….
This is very simple really.It’s not about who is untouchable or a future superstar.It’s that Teheran in AL east will get bombed hard and in AL he is a number 3-4 starter.
If your Red Sox want to make a run in 2016 for the Playoffs, then Teheran is your only shot Big Guy. Albeis is currently in AA working on playing 2nd base which will only enhance his trade value. The Braves will not even consider moving Teheran and Vizcaino unless they get a major haul in return. The Braves are in the Cat Birds seat, not your Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox are currently going down like a sunken ship.
Red Sox get: Teheran, Albeis, and Vizcaino
Braves Get: Moncada, Benentindi, and Swihart
Stop dreaming you won’t get it.I would rather miss the playoffs than give either of those guys for someone mediocre like Teheran
What a joke. If Teheran is mediocre, then what is that whole bag of garbage juice that Boston calls a rotation?
I am tired of hearing about the AL east, other than the Yankees, who is there to to respect? Surely you are not suggesting the Red Sox, if Teheran was on the Red Sox he would be the Sox number 1. I have heard of cutting down a product when considering a trade, but this is ridiculous. Red Sox fans need to know what they are talking about before they run their mouth
So Sox fans dont know what theyre talking about, but you feel comfortable asserting theres no special offenses in the AL East? The Orioles are 5th and Jays 6th in runs scored in the majors (Sox are first). And Fenway had the 4th highest park factor for runs in 2015, where any starter would play half his games. Maybe you are the one who needs to wait before “running their mouth”.
4552, with the exception of the Yankees, how many championships have the AL east won? The great Jay offense, how many championships do they have, Orioles, or for the Red Sox for that matter.One thing I know offense is important, but so are pitching, speed, and defense. Put all those together and then you have team to be respected
What do past championships have to do with the current state of AL East teams?
Olereb has no basis for what he is saying, just ignore him.
Pitching in the AL East is also pretty bad.
Teheran on the Red Sox is number 4.Wright is better,Rick is better and Price is better given than in AL East Teheran would be a 4.5 ERA pitcher
Teheran a number 4 on the great Sox, Price should be and will be, but I stand by what I have already written, this year Teheran would be your number one and would be your opening day srarter in 2017. I know we play in the weak NL, but frankly I do not see anything in the AL that is not in the NL
Uh, the DH?
I agree with you. This whole thing about ‘he would get shelled in the AL’ is way overblown. In the past, yea, it probably was an exaggeration that held some truth, but not right now.
Can we put the Teheran is an ace that will get a crazy return in a trade?
Ken Rosenthal’s take: “But the only way Dombrowski should move Moncada or Benintendi is if he can acquire the type of pitcher who does not currently appear to be available — a true, controllable ace.
Braves right-hander Julio Teheran is not at that level in the opinion of most in the industry.”
Avila was long over due to go back on the DL. His father didn’t want him back in Detroit because he’s always hurt and not dependable.
Let say this again . To all you tehran haters. Tehran sera in American League . I know only 12 starts . But half of them are against the bluejays, yankees , tampa bay , Orioles and yes the Red Sox . And once again his era against the American League is still 2.93 . So once again go back come up with different answer why he so terrible . The fact is rather you like it or not Tehran is best pitcher on the open market . The likes of sale , gray, Fernandez , or any of mets starter are not going get traded now, at dead line , or this off season. And come this off season when there not just hand full of team that will need pitching , they be 30 other team besides the Red Sox looking for pitching , I beat one of them will give in give Braves what they want for Tehran , Vizcaino . It’s once again little think we all in craze Braves county call supply versus demand. But where the crazy ones
Dude, learn English.
Well said Chris, I hope we keep Teheran, but I am tired of people cutting him down and say he would be just be another pitcher in The mighty AL east. Teheran is not the best pitcher in mlb but he is a very good pitcher pitching for a very bad team that is very weak defensively, we have a ss and 3rd baseman that could not start off for anybody else
Tehran is the capital of Iran. Julio Teheran is the Braves starter. It’s all in an “e”.
Good call Run, always love your comments.
What sort of Braves/RedSox deal do you propose, Chris?
In reference to Teheran’s last (bad) start, yes 6.2innings 5 ER Not GOOD!!! But let’s get real every starter will have 1 or 2 a year, even the great Kershaw!!! Let’s not define him by 1 start! Considering just recently the Ordozzi is better comments are popping up, the guy that hasn’t had the same success and can’t average 6 innings a game.. Not saying Braves will get Moncado plus Benintendo plus 2-3 more.. But if traded (which I don’t believe will happen) it will be for a surprise haul.. Coppy will need an over pay to move him.. Also him missing his next start is prob. Prevents him from pitching in the All-star game..
Last sentence was gibberish, sorry! Teheran missing his next start will, most likely prevent him from pitching in the all star game, which is prob. What the Braves want. No need for a last place team’s best pitcher to chance getting hurt in an exhibition game..
Braves can still do Julio Teheran for Blake Swihart, Yoan Moncada and Brian Johnson. Arodys Vizcaino and Gordon Beckham can be added for Andrew Benintendi or Rafael Devers.
Yes, because in this world a closer is worth a top-25 prospect in MLB, especially one that was traded one-for-one for Tommy La Stella 2 years ago. Just sayin’.
Did you forget about the kimbrel trade?
Bravesguru you clowns would not even get Yoan Moncada straight up for your pretender Teheran. Now you think you get Moncada and Swihart and more?? Huh? What are you smoking these days
One Fan, just wondering have you already bought your HOF ticket for Moncada’s induction ceremony?? Castillo was suppose to be a can’t miss guy, where is he?? Just curious, what has Swihart done?
What is Teheran pretending to be? At least say something that makes sense. How is he a pretender? Dumb thing to say
Ha I’m going to throw this idea out there how about this three team deal . Which there is alway at less one at the dead line. Between Red Sox , indians , Braves
Red Sox would get. Indians get. Braves would get
Julio Tehran. Jackie Bradley. 2b yoan Moncada
Arody’s. Vizcaino. Jim Johnson Of Clint Frazier
C a.j piezynski. Ian Krol. Of Bradley Zimmerman
Enders inciate Travis shaw. Justus sheffield
Coner lien Andrew benintendi Pablo Sandoval
Hector Olivia Daniel Castro Bobby Bradley
Rio Ruiz Or Casey kelly. Joe kelly
And Blake swihart. Pat light
Or Christian Vazquez Steven tarpley
Knowing that fair trade for all three teams
Red Sox get tehran , vizcaino , center fielder to replace Bradley , the get vet catch who know al and has play off expense , they get very old prospects for trading shaw, and benintendi and they get Braves problem and brave take Red Sox problem and this gives Red Sox chance to save money to go out this off season to sigh free agents this summer. The Indians get super star outfield they need ,plus a super prospect they need to trade Zimmerman , they get bullpen help . Young 1b that could play 3b in shaw . They get back up catcher , and infield help if they choose. For Braves they get the prospects they need for there rebuild and they should be ready bye July next year . They take on huge contract in to play 3b they get two bullpen arms and another starter for the future and a catcher prospect that could be future catch of Braves . This works for all three teams
Players involved in this trade with zero or negative value: Johnson, Pierzynski, Krol, Pablo, Olivera (who may never even play again), Casey Kelly, Joe Kelly….
Red Sox get good prospects back
You know, I find it humerous to see these Red Sox fans saying that Teheran would be a #4 or #5 starter on an absolute jokeof a rotation that they currently have. Outside of David Price (who is absolutely pitching like garbage), Teheran would easily slide in at #2 and give the Sox a much needed boost to their rotation. My question is this…Who else is the Sox going to get in a trade any better than Teheran? Red Sox fans are dreaming of they think they are going to even sniff Sale or Fernandez. Both players play on teams that have a shit for a Playoff berth. So who else?? That is the question that not 1 Red Sox fan can answer. The Rangers are about to trade for Ordorizzi. And despite rumors and speculation, there is no way that the Rays are moving their staff ACE Archer. Maybe Matt Moore? But do Red Sox fans believe a player like a Matt Moore would turn around their pitching staff?? Its just a matter of time before The Red Sox excecs panic and send the Braves what they want for Teheran….
Red Sox get: Teheran, Albeis, and Vizcaino
Braves get: Moncada, Swihart, Benentindi
It’s a shame that the Yankees have decided to bet the entire season on Tex and Arod.
They’ve basically decided that they will win or lose with one or both of those guys in the middle of the lineup as though one or both rediscovering their youth is a reasonable possibility but getting anything from anyone on the farm would just be silly to even consider let alone try.
The excuse of players needing more development time is pathetic.
It’s one thing to pretend the fans wont let you rebuild but it’s another thing to end a dynasty with several years of old man tributes that turn the team into a joke. As much as I support trading assets like Chapman if they aren’t going to make an effort to win this year the idea of breaking up this bullpen without even trying a few of the kids for an extended period is just unforgivable incompetence.
We’re well beyond any effort to save money or get under tax thresholds. They are either trying to lose to get a good draft choice or whoever is making decisions over there is too stupid to make decisions for themselves let alone for a billion dollar business. If this is what they consider an honest effort to win there is zero hope for this team to do anything while the current idiots are in charge.
Some of you braves fans are just embarrassing
Some of the Red Sox fans are just ridiculous