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Is Wright a Fit for Detroit? I Think So

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The reality of trading David Wright is you probably won’t get the type of haul the Rangers received for Mark Teixeira back in 2007. Prospects have become one of the most overvalued commodities in the game today. Teams ask for A-list prospects for B-level talent, and teams with A-level talent more than often see offers with B-prospects as the [...]

Dissecting the Jonathon Niese Rumors

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

There have been persistent rumors since the Winter Meetings that Sandy Alderson is looking to deal Jonathon Niese for prospects. With Oakland’s expensive asking price for Gio Gonzalez - reports indicate Billy Beane wants Jesus Montero and a Killer B from the Yankees - Alderson is looking to see if he could jump in on the market and obtain prospects from team’s interested [...]

Interesting Non-Tenders

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Last night was the deadline for teams to offer arbitration-eligible players a contract. Those that weren’t, were non-tendered, which now makes them a free agent. The Yankees are searching for bench help and a situational lefty. The Mets need a backup infielder, second lefty, and more starting pitching. Both teams 40-man rosters are completely full, [...]

Could the Mets Trade for Matt Garza?

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Ken Rosenthal reported earlier this week that Theo Epstein is willing to trade Matt Garza. I think this is a rare opportunity the Mets have to make a deal to improve the roster for the short and long-term. It is believed Epstein is looking for a prospect package to help replenish the farm system. Garza had an outstanding [...]

Mets Should Look at Wakefield

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

There appeared to be some uncertainty by Tim Wakefield‘s agent, Barry Meister, earlier today about whether the knuckleballer would be returning to Boston for an 18th season. “He loves being a Red Sox, but he loves being a baseball player,” Meister said. “And if, for some reason they don’t think he can play, well, then he’s going [...]

Yanks Have Goods to Land Lincecum, Do Giants Have the Desire?

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Dave Cameron of Fangraphs discussed how he believes the Giants may be wise to move Tim Lincecum since he projects to make $20 million dollars in arbitration, which would potentially comprise about 15% of their payroll. The Yankees have the type of prospects to land such a star pitcher in his early prime so this isn’t a crazy idea [...]

Joe Saunders: An Interesting Case

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Both local teams will be looking for pitching this offseason. While the Yankees will be playing in the deep end of the free agent pool with  CC Sabathia, if he opts out, and possibly with C.J. Wilson and Yu Darvish, the Mets will be looking for value. One name that could become available is D-Backs starter Joe Saunders, who MLBTR believes could [...]

Should the Mets Enter the Michael Young Fray?

Friday, February 11th, 2011

When you hear terms like “chicken” to describe the ongoing trade discussions between Colorado and Texas regarding Michael Young, you have to believe that scenario won’t end well. Knowing the Mets have a potential opening at second base, and Young can play that position, it’s logical to wonder if the Mets could get involved with [...]

Would the Yankees Be Interested in Santana?

Friday, January 28th, 2011

The polarizing Incarcerated Bob posted another rumor on Twitter, this time it involved the Yankees possible interest in Johan Santana. In case you’re not familiar with Bob, he is the former jailbird who writes for Rotoinfo and seems to talk to people in the sports world. His rumors are far from iron clad, but there [...]

No Room at the Inn for Galarraga

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The Tigers designated Armando Galarraga for assignment, just days after he agreed to a $2.6 million dollar deal. Although Galarraga is a serviceable pitcher, any team that claims him would need room on their 40 man roster. Although I think he would be a good fit, both New York teams are maxed out as of [...]

Wandy Rodriguez Would Be a Nice Fit

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Chad Jennings of the Journal News joined me on last night’s show. He believes we could expect a couple of small moves from the Yankees before spring training, i.e. signing someone like Justin Duchscherer and an Andruw Jones to be the fourth outfielder/designated hitter. Although the odds of the Yankees making a major deal are [...]

Could Joba Land Fausto Carmona?

Friday, January 14th, 2011

One name, according to NYBD sources, the Yankees recently inquired about is Fausto Carmona. Although talks never appeared to get serious, it’s no secret the Yankees need pitching. The Indians righty starter woudn’t come cheap as he is 26 years old and signed for another four years, three of which are team options. It’s one [...]

Is Freddy Garcia the Mets Best Starting Choice?

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Jon Heyman reported yesterday the Mets will probably not sign a pitcher for more than $2 million dollars. Additionally, as I outlined yesterday, there is flexibility issues with the 40 man roster that may force the team to only consider individuals on a minor league deal. Thus far, Jeff Francis, Chris Young, David Bush, and [...]

What the Ohman Signing Means for Mets

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

The last two pieces that will be added by Sandy Alderson this offseason is another starting pitcher, and a left handed bullpen arm. A couple of weeks ago I said that Joe Beimel was who the Mets preferred out of the LOOGY market, but it appears he may be out of their price range. Right [...]

Byrdak Looks Like The Best LOOGY Value Option

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Right before the holidays I discussed the free agent LOOGY market with a league source very familiar with the situation. I was told the Mets preferred Joe Beimel to some of the other situational left handed relievers. This shouldn’t be a surprise as the team has flirted with Beimel the last three seasons. I was [...]