Posted on: December 22, 2009 2:49 pm
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports has sources saying the Dodgers' pursuit of Aaron Harang is not dead, despite rumors saying a deal won't happen.
That a trade would send reliever George Sherrill to the Reds but the holdup is the Reds want a prospect of some merit from Los Angeles in addition to Sherrill – especially since Cincinnati is willing to eat nearly $10 million of Harang’s $14 million salary and thus keep the deal a financial wash for the Dodgers
Posted on: July 30, 2009 3:50 pm
CBSSports.com's Scott Miller is keeping up with all trade rumors and latest info. Follow his blog.
In one of his latest reports , he says the demand for relief pitchers is a sellers market with San Diego closer Heath Bell and Baltimore closer George Sherrill among those receiving plenty of interest.
The Orioles continue to field offers on Sherrill, with "seven or eight" clubs involved, according to sources. Both Los Angeles teams, the Dodgers and Angels , are among those involved. The Chicago Cubs , looking to add a lefty reliever and already having spoken with Pittsburgh about John Grabow and with Washington about Joe Beimel , also are believed to be involved.
Posted on: July 22, 2009 10:24 am
According to the Chicago Sun-Times , the Cubs don't have the resources to get into the Roy Halladay sweepstakes, but indications are there's enough payroll flexibility to add a mid-level player at the trade deadline -- possibly an experienced relief pitcher -- if general manager Jim Hendry finds a deal to his liking.
The Cubs are most likely to seek a veteran reliever, preferably a left-hander, and are said to have interest in Baltimore closer George Sherrill. A right-hander, such as Arizona Diamondbacks closer Chad Qualls, might not be out of the question.
Hendry wouldn't get specific about the team's plans Tuesday, but it appears with 10 days to go until the July 31 non-waiver deadline, the Cubs may wait a few more days before aggressively pursuing a direction.
Posted on: July 21, 2009 12:10 pm
Dodgers GM Ned Colletti told the Los Angeles Times he remains focused on adding an arm or two by the July 31 trade deadline.
Colletti said his top priority is to land a veteran who could pitch in the seventh or eighth inning.
The Dodgers have sent scouts to watch George Sherrill of Baltimore and John Grabow and Matt Capps of Pittsburgh. A trio of relievers from the visiting Cincinnati Reds could also factor in the Dodgers' plans: Francisco Cordero, David Weathers and Arthur Rhodes.
Posted on: May 14, 2009 3:07 pm
Edited on: May 14, 2009 3:28 pm
A summary of Jayson Stark's latest "Rumblings and Grumblings" column...
Posted on: February 5, 2009 11:13 am
According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, the Blue Jays avoided arbitration with reliever Brian Tallet by signing him at $1.015MM for '09. Tallet, 31, held lefties to a .257/.327/.327 line in 2008.
Posted on: January 28, 2009 11:05 am
Edited on: January 28, 2009 11:52 am
Links for Wednesday...
Posted on: January 16, 2009 5:55 pm
Edited on: January 16, 2009 7:07 pm
Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun writes about the Orioles' attempt to sign arbitration-eligible outfielder Luke Scott before figures are submitted on Tuesday. Baltimore's other arb-eligible players are Nick Markakis and George Sherrill.
The O's made an offer to Scott's agent Page Odle on Tuesday, and the offer was countered on Thursday. Odle described it as "pretty positive dialogue."
Regarding Sherrill, MLBTR has learned that the Orioles called his agent yesterday to give a number they were looking at. It was their first contact of the offseason.