Tag:Huston Street
Posted on: May 16, 2009 11:10 pm

Gammons On Ackley, Red Sox, Relievers

ESPN's Peter Gammons has a new blog post up.  Let's take a look.

Posted on: May 11, 2009 11:29 am
Edited on: May 11, 2009 11:50 am

Heyman On Rockies, Wedge, Strasburg

The latest from SI.com's Jon Heyman...

  • Heyman says Rockies manager Clint Hurdle "appears to be on the firing line" after the team's 12-18 start.  GM Dan O'Dowd called the speculation "unfair at this time," talking to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post.  O'Dowd's job seems safe and he could direct a "July tradeoff."  Heyman speculates on Garrett Atkins and Huston Street as candidates.  Heyman doesn't mention them, but Brad Hawpe and Jason Marquis seem like other possibilities. 
  • Indians manager Eric Wedge, on the other hand, does not appear likely to be fired.
  • Heyman says Stephen Strasburg is still expected to aim for $50MM after the Nationals select him first overall in June.
Posted on: January 19, 2009 1:05 pm
Edited on: January 19, 2009 1:10 pm

Rockies Avoid Arb With Huston Street

According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, the Rockies avoided arbitration with reliever Huston Street by signing him for $4.5MM for '09.  This is Street's second arb year, so he'll be a free agent after the 2010 season.  His future contracts will be greatly affected by whether he can re-establish himself as a closer.

Category: MLB
Posted on: December 7, 2008 11:57 am
Edited on: December 7, 2008 12:14 pm

Heyman's Latest: Furcal, Sabathia, K-Rod

Jon Heyman has a few new posts on his Fan-Nation blog:

  • Heyman thinks its peculiar that Rafael Furcal passed up his last offer of 4 years, $35-40MM, especially while the shortstop market is thinning out. The Giants signed Edgar Renteria. The Cubs want a lefty-bat. The Braves need to deal Yunel Escobar before they'll be interested in Furcal. Again, Buster Olney noted today that Furcal was asking 4 years, $52MM.
  • Can the Giants afford CC Sabathia? They've already signed Renteria, Jeremy Affeldt, and Bobby Howry. And he would be the team's second $100MM contract having already made the mistake of overpaying Barry Zito. They admit they need a bat more than another arm. And while Sabathia would like to play in San Francisco, would he like to make less than Zito's $18MM on the same team?
  • No surprise that Francisco Rodriguez is sitting atop the Mets closer wish-list. According to Heyman, he's followed by Brian Fuentes, Kerry Wood, and then a combination of Trevor Hoffman and Huston Street, who would need to be dealt from the Rockies. Heyman doesn't complete the list beyond those 4 options and notes that the Hoffman/Street option is a popular idea in the organization. For K-Rod, 3-4 years would be the Mets threshold.
Posted on: December 4, 2008 11:22 am
Edited on: December 4, 2008 11:38 am

Olney's Latest: Manny, Peavy, Fuentes

ESPN's Buster Olney has a bunch of new info in today's blog.

  • Olney continues to wonder if Manny Ramirez and Scott Boras will "wave the white flag" and accept the Dodgers' offer of arbitration.  It could result in a huge one-year salary, and the current market for Manny is not robust.  However, Peter Abraham said in July that a condition of Manny's trade was that he would decline arbitration.  Did anyone else write this?  Hopefully a journalist will ask Boras about it soon.
  • Olney says the Cubs would love to have Adam Dunn in their lineup, but he's a stretch as a full-time right fielder.  The Cubs are willing to sacrifice some defense in right, but how much?
  • Could Dunn or Pat Burrell wind up with the Rays on an affordable one-year deal?
  • The Cubs and Padres "have a basic framework in place" for a Jake Peavy deal built around third baseman Josh Vitters.  Things may pick up after the Cubs' ownership situation is resolved.
  • The Astros don't have a ton of flexibility to move their high-salaried stars, but Jose Valverde is one they can deal without restriction.  He's due for a nice raise from this year's $4.7MM.
  • Olney suggests the Rockies were wise to trade Matt Holliday when they did, or they might've gotten significantly less.
  • Olney speaks of "a belief within the Rockies' organization" that Brian Fuentes could come back on a multiyear deal.  The Rockies could trade Huston Street in that case.
  • The Braves may push A.J. Burnett for an answer before C.C. Sabathia signs, in case the Yanks miss out on C.C. and come after Burnett.
  • Apparently there is "serious tension" between Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski and manager Jim Leyland.
  • Olney sees Rafael Furcal signing with the A's.
Posted on: November 26, 2008 12:42 pm
Edited on: November 26, 2008 12:57 pm

Rockies Rumors: Embree, Shouse, Taveras, Atkins

Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post has the latest on the Rockies.

Manager Clint Hurdle says the Rockies are focused on adding pitching, particularly in the bullpen.  On the radar: Aaron Heilman, Alan Embree, Joe Beimel, and Brian ShouseYesterday Joel Sherman said the Mets balked at the idea of swapping Heilman and Pedro Feliciano for Huston Street.

Renck adds that the Reds and White Sox remain interested in outfielder Willy TaverasOn November 11th, Tracy Ringolsby said the Reds were not interested in Taveras despite reports.  As for Garrett Atkins, Renck believes the market will take shape after Casey Blake signs.

Posted on: November 25, 2008 11:36 am
Edited on: November 25, 2008 7:39 pm

Mets Rumors: K-Rod, Dye, Vazquez

6:22pm: According to SI.com's Jon Heyman, Minaya has reached out to K-Rod and Fuentes.  He says the Mets prefer free agency to trading. 

We also have a rumor from Joel Sherman of the New York Post.  He says the Mets offered Aaron Heilman to the Rockies for Street shortly after Colorado acquired him.  The Rox wanted the Mets to add Pedro Feliciano, and the Mets refused.  MetsBlog has more insight into the team's plans.

1:33pm: Rounding up today's Mets rumors...

  • On Friday, David Lennon of Newsday said the Mets had received Francisco Rodriguez's medical records.  He also had Omar Minaya saying the club's doctors were looking it over.  However, Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post writes today that the Mets did not receive the records until yesterday afternoon.  According to Hubbuch, the Mets told Paul Kinzer they'll get back to him after Thanksgiving regarding K-Rod.
  • Hubbuch names five other Mets targets: Brian Fuentes, Kerry Wood, Trevor Hoffman, J.J. Putz, and Huston Street.
  • Adam Rubin of the New York Daily News talked to Minaya, who said the Mets have not made offers to any free agents yet.
  • In case you missed it, Ken Rosenthal had several Mets nuggets in today's column.  He said the Mets balked at Chicago's asking price for Jermaine Dye, and aren't enamored with Javier Vazquez.  Rosenthal believes the Rays' Andy Sonnanstine "represents a more desirable target" for the Mets.
  • SI.com's Jon Heyman rattles off a list of the Mets' free agent targets, which does not include Manny Ramirez.
Posted on: November 21, 2008 11:25 am
Edited on: November 21, 2008 1:05 pm

Mets Rumors: Castillo, Heilman, Putz

The latest on the Mets...

  • Joel Sherman of the New York Post says Luis Castillo met with the Mets and implored them to keep him.  Castillo said he'll get into shape this winter.  The Mets will still consider trade possibilities, but a deal doesn't seem likely.
  • David Lennon of Newsday reports that Aaron Heilman called Omar Minaya yesterday to request a move to the rotation.  The Mets are still opposed to it.  Lennon adds that the Mets have received Francisco Rodriguez's medical records.  Sherman says the Mets don't even want to do four years for K-Rod though.
  • Tracy Ringolsby says the Mets have targeted J.J. Putz as their priority.  ESPN's Jayson Stark said the same yesterday.  With Putz set to earn just $5MM next year, the move would give the Mets the flexibility to fill other needs or add a free agent closer anyway.  Similarly, Shermans says the Mets "remain very interested in Huston Street."
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