MLB Trade Rumors 7/29/10
4:20 p.m. Eastern
-Texas will acquire 1B Jorge Cantu from Florida for AA pitcher Evan Reed and AA pitcher Omar Poveda, who’s recovering from Tommy John surgery, according to Ken Rosenthal.
4:10 p.m. Eastern
-The White Sox may be out on Adam Dunn.
-The Cubs are trying to trade Ted Lilly and the Dodgers is a possible destination.
4:05 p.m. Eastern
-Colorado is listening to offers on Rafael Betancourt, Joe Beimel and Brad Hawpe.
4 p.m. Eastern
-Buster Olney discusses Washington’s options with Adam Dunn and the White Sox, Yankees and Rays.
-Toronto is dicussing an Anthony Gose deal with Houston.
3:50 p.m. Eastern
-The asking price was too high for Adam Dunn.
-Don’t be surprised if Anthony Gose gets flipped to Toronto.
3:35 p.m. Eastern
-Roy Oswalt will start for the Phillies Friday night against Washington. St. Louis and San Diego made late runs.
-Texas is looking for a 2B like Christian Guzman.
3:25 p.m. Eastern
-The Dodgers are checking around for a pitcher and there’s not much interest in Wes Helms for now.
3:05 p.m. Eastern
-The Yankees are out on Adam Dunn and are looking into other alternatives, according to Ken Rosenthal.
-Roy Oswalt will get $2 million if his 2012 option isn’t picked up.
3 p.m. Eastern
-Texas is still looking at Jorge Cantu and Ty Wigginton but money would have to be involved in any trade.
2:55 p.m. Eastern
-Ken Rosenthal reports that the Roy Oswalt to the Phillies deal is done. JA Happ, Anthony Gose and Jonathan Villar will go to Houston. Awfully good trade for the Phils.
2:45 p.m. Eastern
-Houston would get JA Happ, Anthony Gose and SS Jonathan Villan for Roy Oswalt.
2:40 p.m. Eastern
-With a completed Roy Oswalt trade, his 2012 option would be a mutual option with a $1-2 million buyout.
2:35 p.m. Eastern
-Roy Oswalt has reportedly accepted a trade to Philadelphia and Houston is waiting to hear back on the exact package that will include JA Happ and Anthony Gose.
2:05 p.m. Eastern
-Two people have told Ed Price that Jonathon Singleton is in the Roy Oswalt trade.
-Milwaukee is not inclined to deal Trevor Hoffman but they have gotten interest in Carlos Villanueva and Todd Coffey.
-San Diego is interested in Miguel Tejada.
2 p.m. Eastern
-A source says that JA Happ and Anthony Gose are definitely in a deal for Roy Oswalt.
-Boston asked Milwaukee about Trevor Hoffman, though he’s one of five teams on his no-trade list.
1:45 p.m. Eastern
-No news yet from Roy Oswalt, says MLB.com.
-Florida has told Texas that they’ll pay most, if not all of Jorge Cantu’s deal.
1:40 p.m. Eastern
-Tim Kurkjian reports that the Orioles have hired Buck Showalter as their new manager.
1:35 p.m. Eastern
-Texas is getting closer to a deal for Jorge Cantu.
1:20 p.m. Eastern
-Amy K Nelson reports that the Phillies will add a $1 million buyout to Roy Oswalt’s 2012 option plus try to keep his no-trade clause instead of picking up his 2012 option.
1:17 p.m. Eastern
-Pitcher Vance Warley and OF Anthony Gose are two players that could go to the Astros in the Roy Oswalt trade.
1:15 p.m. Eastern
-Jerry Crasnick reports that Anthony Gose could go in a Roy Oswalt trade and the Angels, Yankees, Phillies and Padres are interested in Willie Bloomquist.
1:10 p.m. Eastern
-Though a trade is not done yet, Jayson Stark says that the Astros will send $11 million in a Roy Oswalt trade but his 2012 option will not be picked up, according to Ken Rosenthal. He’ll be compensated in a different way.
1:02 p.m. Eastern
-Roy Oswalt plans to accept a deal to the Phillies but it’s not official yet, according to Jayson Stark.
1 p.m. Eastern
-Toronto asked the Mets for OF prospect Kirk Nieuwenhuis and another prospect for Scott Downs, Jon Heyman reports.
12:45 p.m. Eastern
-There’s lots of interest in Ted Lilly.
-Jayson Stark says that Jeremy Hellickson was pulled to limit his workload but a call-up or trade wouldn’t be ruled out for the Rays top pitching prospect.
12:35 p.m. Eastern
-Rays top prospect Jeremy Hellickson was pulled early from his AAA start. Could a Rays move be coming?
12:30 p.m. Eastern
-The White Sox are looking into hitters other than Adam Dunn and a middle rotation starter. Ken Rosenthal says they’re all over the place right now.
12:25 p.m. Eastern
-Colorado wants to trade Aaron Cook but there may not be much interest in him.
11:45 a.m. Eastern
-Todd Zolecki says that Jonathan Singleton is in the Roy Oswalt deal along with JA Happ while Ken Rosenthal says he is not and the Astros will send 10-11 million to the Phillies.
-After being swept by Boston, the Angels could become sellers.
11:25 a.m. Eastern
-Jayson Stark reports that the Astros would give the Phillies $12 million in a Roy Oswalt trade.
11:20 a.m. Eastern
-Ken Rosenthal reports that there’s a “one in a million” chance the Indians trade Fausto Carmona.
-Another player discussed in the Roy Oswalt deal is 1B Matthew Rizzotti, who’s tearing up AA.
11:15 a.m. Eastern
-The Yankees won’t look for catching help, are not confident that they’ll get Adam Dunn and relief pitching is at a high price right now, says Ken Rosenthal.
11:10 a.m. Eastern
-Jonathan Singleton has been a hot name in the Roy Oswalt talks, says Jerry Crasnick.
10:45 a.m. Eastern
-With Roy Oswalt and JA Happ scheduled to start Friday, both teams would prefer an answer on a deal today.
10:35 a.m. Eastern
-The Mets and White Sox were at the Toronto-Baltimore game last night.
10:25 a.m. Eastern
-This seems like Drayton McLane’s deal, not Ed Wade’s.
10:15 a.m. Eastern
-Ken Rosenthal reports that the Roy Oswalt to Philly deal is three for one with Houston paying a significant portion of Oswalt’s salary.
9:55 a.m. Eastern
-Baltimore won’t deal with the Yankees, so forget about Ty Wigginton and Miguel Tejada.
9:50 a.m. Eastern
-Houston is paying Philadelphia a lot of money in this Roy Oswalt trade, according to Jon Heyman. Everything is done and is awaiting Oswalt’s approval, says Ken Rosenthal.
-Ted Lilly may be the best pitcher on the market now and he and Ryan Theriot will likely be dealt.
9:10 a.m. Eastern
-KRIV in Houston first reported late Wednesday night that the Astros and Phillies have agreed on the players and money exchanging in a Roy Oswalt deal. JA Happ, Vance Worley and two younger pitchers would go to the Astros if Oswalt waives his no-trade clause, according to Jon Heyman. Houston and Philly used the model set by the White Sox and Padres when they completed the Jake Peavy trade, says Joel Sherman. Jerry Crasnick points out that it would be tough for Oswalt to justify staying in Houston just based on his $16 million 2012 option.
-Jayson Werth is off the market and the Cardinals and Dodgers are now looking at other options, according to Jayson Stark. St. Louis is looking at starting pitching and infielders while LA is interested in pitchers like Ted Lilly and Paul Maholm. The Phils are still hedging their bets and are interested in Lilly, Jake Westbrook and Fausto Carmona.
-Ken Rosenthal wonders why the Phillies traded Cliff Lee.
-It could be a quiet deadline but the buyers right now are the Yankees, White Sox, Rays, Giants, Twins and Phillies with the Cubs, Diamondbacks and Blue Jays as the motivated sellers, says Joel Sherman. Few buyers have money to spend, Cleveland may just want to move salary, teams are overvaluing prospects, there will be a lot of August moves and don’t expect a blockbuster Boston deal.
-Philadelphia is interested in Jose Bautista.
-A Miguel Tejada trade to St. Louis has no traction.
-Forget about Ted Lilly or Brett Myers to the Mets, but they think they can trade Jeff Francouer in August.