The Rangers have already shipped out starter Mike Minor to the A’s, so now all eyes are on righty Lance Lynn. The 33-year-old righty sports a 3.33 ERA in 41 starts for the Rangers since they signed him prior to the 2019 season, and he’s under contract for just $8MM in 2021. Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears that the Rangers may be motivated to avoid repeating the mistake they made with Minor, holding him last summer when he was at peak value with control remaining.
- The Braves, who picked up lefty Tommy Milone in a deal with the Orioles yesterday, have been in contact with the Rangers regarding Lynn within the last 48 hours, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
- The Yankees have also been involved in Lynn’s market during that time, tweets Morosi. Lynn’s resurgence began with his two-month stint with the Yankees back in 2018. MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan notes that the Rangers “would love RHP Deivi Garcia from the Yankees but he is likely out of reach.” On a similar note, Sherman hears the Yankees don’t have an appetite to move Garcia, to date.
- The Padres “explored separate trades” with the Rangers for Lynn and outfielder Joey Gallo before acquiring Mike Clevinger from the Indians, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. I would speculate that with Clevinger tow, it’s (relatively) safe to assume the Padres are out on Lynn. Similarly, the A’s were previously connected to Lynn but have since landed Minor.
- Previous connections to Lynn have been made for the Twins, Blue Jays, and White Sox, so those teams may still be in play. According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca, the Jays had been linked to Minor before he was dealt to Oakland, and the Rangers “are intrigued by [the] Jays’ young catching.”
Who will be the next Mike to be traded today?
Trout to the Yankees for Stanton and Happ
Trout to the Yankees for Gary Sanchez and cash considerations, who says no?
I’m sorry, but esteemed baseball site Baseball Trade Values says my deal could be fair with the proper amount of cash.
Proper amount of cash? $6.5 Billion?
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You could Say “Judge, Stanton & Sanchez” & It would STILL Be a No from me dog
Trout to Atlanta for Inciarte.
@Caleb Clark- Yes, Michael Lance Lynn definitely will be moved next.
Not bold prediction of the day: it won’t be Trout.
Hunt to the Mets
Yanks4life is Lynn’s alt
StPeteStingRays- lol, perfect pitcher for Tampa Bay to win the AL East. I think Mr. Lynn is going to be traded to the Atlanta Braves but for no prospect in the top 4. Maybe, a trade for righty Bryse Wilson or lefty Kyle Muller and shortstop Braden Shewmake. Lynn is definitely going somewhere.
Haha, I knew you’d show up. At this point, TB could use any healthy pitcher.
By the way, we’re winning the pennant with or without Lynn
Lol Season’s only half over. Why not give yourself the World Series?
Great point. The Jays could give us a run for the AL East top spot.
I’m just wondering as well if there have been some minor trades that have been happening that no one has reported because they aren’t significant.
Like a smaller rental, minor leaguer, or something else for cash or maybe a PTBNL.
If reporters knew about them, they’d report them. Everything should shake out by maybe 4:30-5pm CDT.
When is the deadline? 6 est?
No, 4 EDT.
1 AZ time
But “sneaky” late trades will continue to be announced through tomorrow 8 am.
Next time do your own research – Google it!
Next time don’t bother if you don’t know the answer and then act like a jerk.
“ Next time do your own research – Google it!”
Says the guy that got it wrong.
I need the rays to trade for someone fast
Trades are coming.
I am going into Austin to get my UCL checked out, I will not be here to see if Lynn and Gallo get traded… stress. Gotta go.
Good luck, and say hi to all the TB pitchers…sigh
I think Lynn will be traded… and the Rangers will get a very good deal.. Cleverer only has 1 more season of control at what is likely to be a higher rate of pay. Not saying they will get what Cleveland got… which was fantastic. but we will get plenty.
Rangers will still suck daniels hasn’t drafted well so his evaluation of talent is clearly not present.
I give no fox
Clevinger has 2 additional seasons of control beyond this season. Plus the benefit of a QO in 2023, if it still exists.
I said he had 1 more than Lynn… which is true
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I think he meant that Clevinger only has one more season Than Lance Lynn does.
If Cleveland doesn’t do a big trade for a big outfielder, I might cry
Renfroe might be an underappreciated move.
Renfroe and Zunino (there’s another Mike for you, Caleb) for a hurler.
Cleveland has Hedges now, no need for Zunino
Well yeah. I proposed that before that trade was announced. Besides, I was 3/4 joking because Zunino just got hurt
Fyi, fellow fans, MLB TV for the rest of the season is $25.
FYI, not available in Canada
Big deal. Got it for $49.99 full season.
Haven’t missed a Sox game!
Good for you, sincerely. This message was obviously not intended for you then. I was just trying to spread the word to people like me. I was super excited.
No need to be petty. Be grateful your team is doing well.
Look, it’s gonna take a Drew Waters at least to get Lynn and I just don’t think he’s worth it. If we had a better rotation overall and he would significantly improve it at that point, then maybe… but even then idk. He just won’t improve our rotation enough to justify that sort of prospect capital. We need so much more it’s brutal. Maybe if we are able to swipe another pitcher or two, then go get him… but I just don’t see that happening
If Texas wants young catchers, Atlanta has three hot prospects.
We do love those Georgia prep school guys (Waters). We have three young catchers right now but apparently the Rangers have been talking to Toronto about catchers. So maybe Langeliers plus a couple gets you guys Lynn?
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Cards need to sweep Lynn back up.
Would be crazy if Cleveland has a framework to trade for Lynn and Gallo. Not saying there is anything, but there was one note of a mystery team. Just starting a wild theory that with Cleveland still in contention and having a need for a starting outfielder, they replace Clevinger with Lynn and get Gallo for a couple of the players involved in the Clevinger deal (Quantrill for sure) and some other close to MLB players on the farm. Cleveland will still be in the playoffs this year and Lynn will be affordable for them next year and they could always flip Lynn again at next year’s deadline.
Wonder what it would take for the White Sox to get Lynn. Can’t imagine the Sox would part with Kopech or Vaughn for a year and some change from Lynn. Maybe a deal centered around the two pitchers they drafted in the first and second rounds this year?
I am not convinced that the Rangers are chasing pitching specifically. I guess everyone is always chasing pitching, but we have spent the last few years accumulating some really good looking young arms. I only hear mention of outfielders, catchers and bats in general from our side.
They can have Zach Collins and Reynaldo Lopez.
One of the HS pitchers drafted high last year by WSox (Thompson or Dalquist) probably most attractive prospect they might part with since it’s only 1 more year of Lynn beyond this short stretch. Collins or Sheets also bats that may be more useful on TX roster.
I’m with you guys I think Vaughn is wishful thinking on my end but he is blocked by Abreu and man he would look good in our lineup haha! What about Madrigal is he more realistic for Lynn? It looks like we are finally going to send Roogie away and 2B is open for us.
When contacted for comment on the Mike Minor trade, Linda Kaye Henning stated that she as pleased.
Mike, Mike, Mike, guess what day it is? It’s the day you get traded
Reds should go get him even if they’re not contending this year, Bauer will be gone next year. Plus he and Miley always make the same weird face in their team photos, so there’s that..
Atlanta needs to strike now on Lynn or another early exit in the playoffs
It seems odd to me that we’ve heard nothing about Newcomb or Folty after they were sent to the alternate site. If Folty has built back arm strength and Newcomb has improved his control, they would almost have to be better than Touki, Erlin and Tomlin and they cost nothing.
Jays > McGuire+Kay (Previously #11 ) +#9 Hiraldo for Lynn
40 minutes left. Let’s go Braves!
If cash brings back Lynn, he should be shown the door without delay. How many recycled back end guys can one GM with a 240 million plus payroll bring in????
There are a boatload of hirsute pitchers being discussed at the 2020 trade deadline. Indian SP Mike Clevinger headed the list before being dealt to the Padres.
The White Sox still have a chance to make some ‘hairy’ additions to their pitching staff down the stretch. After Clevinger, the next best SP available is Ranger Lance Lynn who would give the White Sox two of the best beards on a staff that already features Dallas Keuchel.
The White Sox could use another veteran arm in their bullpen with Aaron Bummer still on the mend. Diamondback reliever Archie Bradley is available and would add yet another great beard to the White Sox pitching staff in addition to Keuchel and Lynn.
The ideal hirsute addition to their pen would be Brewer southpaw Josh Hader but all his hair would cost them an arm and a leg.