July 29, 2008
Trade Talk
Players On The Block
Manny Ramirez, OF, Red Sox
Latest News:
  • Fox Sports: Blockbuster may be in trouble
  • Boston Herald: Sox still hesitant of trading Manny
  • CBS Sports: Bay, Ramirez, and prospects would be involved in deal
    Heyman's Take: Embattled superstar Manny Ramirez has approved a trade to the Marlins, SI.com has learned. While the Red Sox, Marlins and Pirates are still negotiating details of the mega-trade and nothing has been finalized by the teams, that major hurdle has been cleared. Full Story
    George Sherrill, RP, Orioles
    Latest News:
  • Baltimore Sun: Orioles deal likely to involve Sherrill
  • Fox Sports: Astros-not-discussing-Tejada-with-Red-Sox?CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=3498" target="new">Orioles having trouble getting shortstop
  • Newark Star-Ledger: Sherrill atop wish list for left-handed relief
    Heyman's Take: It's starting to look like the Orioles will hang on to George Sherrill, reducing the closer market further. They were hoping to get a starting shortstop for Sherrill, such as Milwaukee's terrific prospect Alcides Escobar or Anaheim's Erick Aybar. So far, no go. Full Story
    Raul Ibanez, OF, Mariners
    Latest News:
  • Fox Sports: Cubs-looking-at-lefty-hitters,-could-add-Ibanez?CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=3498" target="new">Cubs looking to add lefty hitters
  • New York Post: Mets think price for Ibanez is too high
  • Philadelphia SportsNet: Phillies want OF, but Ibanez not a good fit
    Heyman's Take: Seattle requested "two premium prospects'' for outfielder Raul Ibanez, and Mets people don't like that idea. Full Story
    Jarrod Washburn, SP, Mariners
    Latest News:
  • Newark Star-Ledger: After Pudge, Yanks still eyeing Washburn
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Washburn trade on a yo-yo right now
  • Providence Journal: Mariners shopping Washburn to other teams
    Heyman's Take: The Mariners' agreement to send reliever Arthur Rhodes to the Marlins may be giving the Yankees hope that perhaps Seattle will also relent and agree to trade Jarrod Washburn to the Yankees. Full Story
    A.J. Burnett, SP, Blue Jays
    Latest News:
  • MLB.com: GM says Burnett staying put
  • Boston Globe: Cardinals have best shot at Burnett
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 15 teams watch Burnett pitch
    Heyman's Take: The Blue Jays' GM says now he is off the market. That could be because no one would take the contract that provides Burnett an opt-out clause, ripe to be exercised if he bombs or gets hurt. Full Story
    Jason Bay, OF, Pirates
    Latest News:
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pirates talking to Rays in addition to three-team deal
  • MLB.com: La Russa downplays Bay possibility
  • CBS Sports: Pirates happy with their end of three-team deal
    Heyman's Take: Bay might be involved in a three-way deal sending him to the Red Sox, Manny Ramirez to Florida, and several prospects to the Pirates. Full Story
    Brian Fuentes, RP, Rockies
    Latest News:
  • Denver Post: Rockies want to keep Fuentes, add starter
  • Denver Post: Manager pushes to keep Fuentes
  • Fox Sports: Braves%27-struggles-could-have-Teixeira-leaving-town?CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=3498" target="new">Rockies want starter for Fuentes
    Heyman's Take: With the Rockies still in it, his chances to move are "highly unlikely'' in the words of Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd. Full Story

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