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Dye Unfazed By Trade Rumors

Jan 31, 2009 7:58 AM

White Sox outfielder Jermaine Dye has once again heard his name pop up in trade rumors, but the veteran has been unfazed by the hot stove talk. "I've heard it more from my agent or my sister or my mom or my dad, calling me and telling me I was traded," said Dye on Friday. "I just told them that I didn't get a phone call. "Once I know, you'll know. To be honest, I've been having fun with other things."

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Trade Rumor

Tigers Could Trade A Starter Or Two

Jan 31, 2009 7:53 AM

The Tigers have seven healthy pitchers, and General Manager Dave Dombrowski says that there are "possibilities" for trades. Detroit has Justin Verlander, Jeremy Bonderman, Armando Galarraga, Edwin Jackson, Nate Robertson, Dontrelle Willis, and Zach Miner under contract.

Detroit News

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Trade Rumor

Sources: O's, Cubs Talking Deal For Hill

Jan 30, 2009 8:59 AM

The Orioles and Cubs are reportedly discussing a trade that would send pitcher Rich Hill to Baltimore. "We are talking to them," Orioles club president Andy MacPhail said about the Cubs. "We are talking to a lot of teams about a lot of players." A source indicated that the deal is "very likely" and that the Orioles could send the Cubs a player to be determined later based on Hill's success on the mound.

Baltimore Sun

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Trade Rumor

Cubs To Acquire Aaron Heilman

Jan 28, 2009 12:31 PM

The Chicago Cubs are on the verge of acquiring right-hander Aaron Heilman from the Mariners. In exchange for Heilman, the Mariners will receive shortstop Ronny Cedeno and a minor-league pitcher, according to major-league sources. Heilman, long coveted by Cubs general manager Jim Hendry, will compete for the Cubs' fifth-starter job or pitch out of their bullpen.


Tags: Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners, Trade Rumor

Yankees Still Looking To Deal Nady Or Swisher?

Jan 27, 2009 5:05 PM

The Yankees are now expected to begin spring training with the team they currently have, but they still have a spare outfielder and could deal Xavier Nady or Nick Swisher for the right price. New York's payroll is approaching last year's $209 million, and they seem prepared to stop spending. "I wouldn't expect anything further at this stage, or anything significant," general manager Brian Cashman said. "The family has allowed us to do so much this winter, and we hope all this stuff plays out well for us in the summer."

New York Times

Tags: New York Yankees, Trade Rumor

Peavy Trade Could Follow Cubs' Sale

Jan 27, 2009 9:58 AM

The Cubs could reportedly make a serious play to land pitcher Jake Peavy from the Padres once the sale of the Chicago franchise is finalized later this spring. However, neither team indicated Monday that the sides are actively re-engaged on the trade. In earlier rumors of the deal, other teams were involved.

Tags: Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Trade Rumor

Uggla Unlikely To Be Dealt

Jan 22, 2009 11:39 AM

The Marlins are unlikely to trade Dan Uggla. "Everyone is on the trading block, but some players are more likely than others to get traded and I would certainly put him in the less-likely (category) as we speak today," Marlins' President David Samson said Wednesday.

Palm Beach Post

Tags: Miami Marlins, Trade Rumor

Cubs Deal Felix Pie To Orioles

Jan 18, 2009 3:06 PM

With Felix Pie out of options, the Cubs have reached agreement with the Orioles on a deal that will send him to Baltimore for left-hander Garrett Olson and Class A right-hander Henry Williamson, according to major-league sources. Pie, rated the Cubs' No. 1 prospect by Baseball America in 2007, has yet to prove he can hit in the majors, batting .223 with a .284 on-base percentage in 287 career plate appearances.


Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Trade Rumor

Cardinals Talked Cano Trade With Yanks

Jan 18, 2009 11:48 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals called the Yankees to discuss a trade for Robinson Cano. The player the Yankees reportedly asked for in return for the young second baseman was Adam Wainwright.


Tags: New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Trade Rumor

Rangers Still Want Buccholz For Saltalamacchia

Jan 17, 2009 12:34 PM

The Red Sox continue to explore trade talks with the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks in their search for a catcher. The Rangers would be willing to move Jarrod Saltalamacchia but have reportedly insisted on obtaining pitcher Clay Buchholz, a price Boston not inclined to meet. Arizona made Miguel Montero available, but the two sides have been unable to agree on a prospect in return.

Boston Herald

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Trade Rumor

Pie Trade Within A Week?
Felix Pie of the Cubs is out of options, and sources say he could be traded as soon as sometime next week.

Chicago Sun-Times

Cubs Still Holding Out Hope For Peavy?
Cubs' GM Jim Hendry will meet with the new ownership of the team about pitcher Jake Peavy once the Tribune Co. completes the sale.

Chicago Tribune

A's And Nats Talking Nick Johnson Trade
The A's are again expressing interest in Nick Johnson.

Washington Post

Source: Angels Express Interest In Dye
The Angels are reportedly interested in White Sox outfielder Jermaine Dye now that they have officially lost first baseman Mark Teixeira.

Chicago Sun-Times

GM Expects Young To Be With Rangers
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels expects Michael Young to be with the team in Spring Training, despite the shortstop's trade request.

Brewers Not Motivated To Trade Cameron
Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin claims that he's not looking to move Mike Cameron despite the center fielder's presence in numerous trade rumors this offseason.

New York Daily News

Young: 'I'm Not Playing Third Base'
Rangers shortstop Michael Young asked for a trade after the team asked him to move to third base to make room for shortstop prospect Elvis Andrus.

Dallas Morning News

Rangers Looking To Trade Young?
Rangers' GM Jon Daniels said Sunday night that the team has looked into trade possibilities, but remains hopeful that Michael Young will remain in Texas.


Could Red Sox Swing Deal For Fielder?
The Brewers claim the Prince Fielder isn't available, but the Red Sox have the young players to put together a package that could be hard for them to refuse.

Boston Globe

Yanks Offered Swisher For Cameron?
The Yankees reportedly still have interest in acquiring Brewers outfielder Michael Cameron, and have floated around the idea of dealing Nick Swisher.

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Nats Interested In Nady, Swisher
The Nationals appear to have interest in Yankees outfielder Xavier Nady and first baseman Nick Swisher, and the two teams are reportedly discussing a trade.

Boston Open To Dealing Buchholz?
With the additions of pitchers Brad Penny and John Smoltz to their starting rotation, the Red Sox could be open to trading prospect Clay Buchholz.

Providence Journal

Pirates, Yankees Talk Trade Involving Swisher, Nady?
A high-level baseball source claims that the Yankees and Pirates have had trade talks regarding outfielders Nick Swisher and Xavier Nady.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

M's Looking To Deal Silva, Washburn Or Batista?
The Mariners would love to trade one of their three highest-paid pitchers, but Carlos Silva, Jarrod Washburn, and Miguel Batista are not hot commodities.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Cubs Have Eyes For Lowe, Pettitte And Peavy
The Cubs have one slot remaining in their starting rotation, and they still hope to add another pitcher before Opening Day.

Chicago Tribune

White Sox Deny Report Of Roberts' Trade
There have been reports of negotiations between the White Sox and Orioles involving second baseman Brian Roberts and pitcher Gavin Floyd.

Chicago Tribune

Marquis Set To Become A Rockie
Right-handed starter Jason Marquis could officially become a Rockie as soon as Tuesday, according to multiple sources.

Denver Post

Twins: We Are Working On Trades
The Twins have yet to make any offseason trades, but general manager Bill Smith claims that the team is working hard to pull one off.

Pioneer Press

No Truth To Michael Young To Boston Rumors
There was some talk that after being rebuffed by the Marlins on Hanley Ramirez, the Red Sox might have interest in Michael Young, but according to major league sources, that's not true.

Boston Globe

Hanley To Boston Trade Talks Lasted '20 Seconds'
Theo Epstein called Larry Beinfest ten days after the GM meetings and their conversation was extremely brief.