MLB Trade Rumors 7/6/11
1:30 p. m. Eastern
-Jon Heyman: Houston is talking to teams about Wandy Rodriguez but may not move him. Astros GM Ed Wade and Cubs GM Jim Hendry are in trouble and the Mets may keep Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran and shop Francisco Rodriguez hard. An interesting scenario would be the Phillies going after Reyes with Raul Ibanez, Brad Lidge and Jimmy Rollins coming off the books. Philadelphia wants to resign Ryan Madsen. Huston Street could hit the trade market if the Rockies fade. Scott Kazmir could soon pick a team. Kansas City will reportedly trade Jeff Francouer, Wilson Betemit and Jeff Francis but keep Melky Cabrera. Los Angeles will shop Jamey Carroll and Detroit will look for hitting and pitching but will soon get Carlos Guillen back and could call up top pitching prospect Jacob Turner. Boston could go after starting pitching.
-The White Sox are showing interest in Braves young pitchers like Mike Minor and Brandon Beachy and the Braves could be looking at Juan Pierre, according to Mark Bowman.
11 a. m. Eastern
-It’s unlikely the Indians would give up anyone of substance for Ryan Ludwick, Melky Cabrera or Jeff Francouer, says Anthony Castrovince. Jason Donald, Jason Kipnis and Nick Hagadone are the Cleveland prospects in demand.
10:45 a. m. Eastern
-With a slew of Red Sox starters hurt, including Jon Lester on Tuesday night, Boston could go after a starter according to Ken Rosenthal and JP Morosi. Kevin Millwood and Felix Doubront are among the internal candidates who could fill in.
10:25 a. m. Eastern
-Ken Davidoff: Francisco Rodriguez and Heath Bell are the top relievers available and the Padres would also like to move Chad Qualls and Luke Gregerson. Arizona, Milwaukee, St. Louis and Texas are interested in these relievers. Baltimore could soon shop Koji Uehara and Minnesota could deal Matt Capps. The Yankees, Red Sox and Tigers could go for a lefty reliever and if the Mets shop Jose Reyes, which is really unlikely, the Reds, Indians, Giants, Mariners and Red Sox would be interested. Seattle and Philadelphia would like to acquire an OF. The Yankees, Tigers and Indians seek rotation help. Tampa Bay is buying and selling and Johnny Damon could be had in the right deal.
9:50 a. m. Eastern
-The Mets are shopping relievers Francisco Rodriguez, Jason Isringhausen and Tim Byrdak, according to Andy Martino. New York GM Sandy Alderson hopes to get decent prospects in return. Rodriguez has a no-trade clause to 10 unspecified teams but would be reportedly willing to set up for the Rays or Yankees. New York is unlikely to trade Jose Reyes.
-Boston will likely go after position players rather than pitchers, GM Theo Epstein told NESN.
-The contending Pirates will get Pedro Alvarez, Ross Ohlendorf, Jose Tabata and Joe Beimel back from the DL this month but will meet today to see what they will do at the deadline.
-Cleveland will go for a righty hitting OF this month. The Phillies, Mariners, Nationals, Twins and Rangers did not go for Mike Cameron, according to JP Morosi, who was acquired on Tuesday by Florida. The Indians were reportedly a team that went after Cameron.
-Reliever Luke Gregerson has drawn interest from teams but it could be hard for the Padres to justify selling yet after a 10-3 record in its last 13 games.
-Scott Kazmir could find a team soon and is drawing interest, says Jon Heyman.