Tag:Garrett Atkins
Posted on: December 18, 2009 11:48 am

Orioles likely done until 2010

After adding veteran starter Kevin Millwood in a trade with the Rangers and agreeing to terms with left-handed closer Mike Gonzalez and former Rockies 3B Garrett Atkins, team officials acknowledged that their next move probably won't come until 2010, as reported by the Baltimore .

The same report also notes that a team official denied reports that the Orioles are pursuing Matt Holliday and Adrian Gonzalez.

Posted on: December 16, 2009 12:04 pm

Orioles reach out to Non-tendered players

Orioles President of baseball operations Andy MacPhail told the Baltimore Sun that his front office has contacted the representatives of several players who were not tendered contracts by their previous clubs at the deadline. 

According to the Sun, those players include INFs Garrett Atkins, Ryan Garko and Mike Jacobs and CL Matt Capps and Mike MacDougal.  None of the players is considered a must-have for the Orioles, but several could fit in with the club's plans, depending on how the market develops.
Posted on: December 7, 2009 12:54 pm

O's trade targets

In  his blog, Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun says that in order to rebuild, Andy MacPhail is not interested in dealing any of the Orioles' top prospects but is skeptical that the O's can pull off a blockbuster trade.

Another report in the Baltimore Sun lists these players as trade targets for O's:

Garrett Atkins, Miguel Cabrera, Adrian Gonzalez, Edwin Jackson, Matt Lindstrom and Kevin Millwood
Posted on: May 27, 2009 12:17 pm

Glaus May Not Play; Cards Seeking Bat

Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch spoke to Cardinals GM John Mozeliak, who has a gut feeling that it's less than 50-50 that third baseman Troy Glaus will play in 2009.  Glaus is trying to come back from January shoulder surgery.  He'll be a free agent after the season.

According to Strauss, the Cardinals will scour the trade market for a righthanded-hitting third baseman or outfielder.  Strauss names Mark DeRosa (.267/.332/.450) and Garrett Atkins (.192/.272/.291) as candidates.  I found some more players who could fit the bill: Melvin Mora, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Adrian Beltre, Scott Hairston, Jermaine Dye, Jose Guillen, Josh Willingham, Matt Holliday, Marlon Byrd, Austin Kearns, Eric Byrnes, and Ben Francisco.

Posted on: May 26, 2009 3:54 pm
Edited on: May 26, 2009 4:14 pm

Rosenthal On Rockies, Cain, Pirates

Another column from Ken Rosenthal at FOX Sports?  Sure, why not.

  • The Rockies, 12 games out in the NL West, "appear headed for a selloff."  Garrett Atkins isn't popular (although deep in today's chat, Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch suggested there could be a match with the Cardinals), and Todd Helton is too pricey.  But Brad Hawpe, who has $12MM coming to him from now through 2010, could be an appealing trade chip.  Hawpe has a 2011 club option for $10MM, but he can void it if traded.  Rosenthal likes the Rays; the Braves would also be a nice fit for Hawpe in my opinion.
  • Rosenthal believes it would be hard for the Giants to find a young slugger who would be equal value for Matt Cain, who can be controlled cheaply through 2011.  We learned earlier this week that Cain is not being dangled.
  • The Pirates have no financial need to dump veteran contracts, an idea we've read in the past.  They're getting calls on Jack Wilson, but teams are reluctant to take on all the $5.8MM he still has coming.  They have the same problem for Adam LaRoche.  And Rosenthal says the Bucs are "philosophically opposed to the idea of a low-revenue team sending money to a high-revenue team to secure better prospects in a trade, the way the Indians did last season when they moved third baseman Casey Blake to the Dodgers."
Posted on: May 22, 2009 10:13 am
Edited on: May 22, 2009 10:34 am

Rockies Rumors: Hurdle's Job, O'Dowd's Plan

Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post has the latest on the Rockies, who are in last place, 12 games back of the Dodgers in the NL West, with a 16-24 record:

  • Manager Clint Hurdle's job security depends on how well his team plays in its upcoming games, according to this article.
  • GM Dan O'Dowd said there's no timeline for a turnaround, but the Rockies have to respond better to Hurdle.
  • Renck also reports that the Rockies aren't likely to make a deal soon.
  • O'Dowd: "At this point, you would be trading an undervalued player for another undervalued player."
  • Opposing executives say Garrett Atkins has to hit better before he attracts interest. 
Category: MLB
Posted on: May 20, 2009 5:42 pm

Rosenthal On Atkins, Red Sox, Webb

It's time for a new Ken Rosenthal column.  He's cranking these out daily now?

  • Add Rosenthal to the list of columnists who don't understand why the Mets don't just use Daniel Murphy at first base.
  • The Rockies have kicked around a Garrett Atkins for Mark DeRosa swap, but it doesn't work from the Cleveland side.  Rosenthal likes the Brewers and Mets as possible fits for DeRo.
  • If the Red Sox are to trade Clay Buchholz or Michael Bowden, they'd want an elite hitter under similar team control (for example, Justin Smoak or Brett Wallace).  Players aren't eligible to be traded until a year after signing, anyway.
  • Given his injury situation, Rosenthal does not see Brandon Webb as a viable trade candidate this summer.  More likely, a Jon Garland deal.
  • Rosenthal sees Joe Beimel as a trade chip for Washington if he starts pitching decently.
Posted on: May 20, 2009 1:55 pm

Heyman On Mets, Trades, Billingsley

The latest from SI's Jon Heyman...

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