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Cubs Deny Bradley-For-Wells Talks

Oct 31, 2009 7:01 PM

The Cubs are strongly denying that they have discussed trading Milton Bradley to the Blue Jays for Vernon Wells. However, Chicago has admitted to discussing potential trades with Toronto. Bradley had two years left on his contract at $21.5 million. Wells has five years left at $98 million, including $23 million each in the last two years of the contract.


Tags: Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays, Trade Rumor

Wells To Cubs?

Oct 31, 2009 12:24 PM

A possible trade between the Blue Jays and Cubs involving Vernon Wells and Milton Bradley reportedly "has legs." "It's early on, but we think this one has some legs," a Cubs official told the Toronto Sun. "But they aren't the only team we are talking with." Bradley, who was suspended by the Cubs near the end of the season, has two years and $21 million left on his contract. Wells has an unsightly six years and $107 million remaining on his deal, including the final $8.5 million portion of his signing bonus.

Toronto Sun

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays, Trade Rumor

Padres Pump Season Tickets Without Gonzalez

Oct 30, 2009 5:16 PM

The Padres sent out a season ticket brochure for 2010 recently that doesn't have a single picture of first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. wondered on Friday whether the absence of Gonzalez in the literature was intentional as his name continues to come up in trade rumors.

619 Sports

Tags: San Diego Padres, Trade Rumor

Trade Market For Hermedia Materializes

Oct 29, 2009 12:55 PM

The Marlins are hoping to trade Jeremy Hermedia this winter. Some teams believed to be interested in Hermida are the Mariners, Rays, Mets and Blue Jays, with the Cubs also being a possibility depending on what happens with Milton Bradley.

Tags: Miami Marlins, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, Trade Rumor

Matthews Wants To Be Traded Or Released

Oct 28, 2009 8:56 AM

Gary Matthews Jr. wants the Angels to either trade or release him this winter. Matthews, who has two years and $23 million left on his contract, wants to go where he will play everyday. "I don't expect to be back; it's time to move on," Matthews told the Los Angeles Times. "I'm ready to play for an organization that wants me to play every day. This organization has other plans, and that's OK." Matthews requested a trade last March and again around the All-Star break but did not make his demands public. "There were things bigger than my situation," he said, "and that was this team trying to win a championship."

Los Angeles Times

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Trade Rumor

Source: Mets Won't Consider Dealing Beltran

Oct 27, 2009 4:33 PM

The Mets will not entertain the idea of trading center fielder Carlos Beltran this winter, according to sources. Instead, the team is expected to add pieces to their roster as they look to turnaround following a few disappointing seasons. A story in the Boston Herald recently suggested that the Mets might deal Beltran to the Red Sox if Boston isn't able to re-sign Jason Bay. Beltran has two years, each at $18.5 million left on his contract.


Tags: Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Trade Rumor

Ash: Fielder Won't Be Shopped

Oct 22, 2009 7:47 AM

Brewers assistant general manager Gordon Ash said in a chat on Wednesday that the team isn't going to trade Prince Fielder. "[General manager] Doug Melvin has already gone on record that Prince Fielder will not be marketed this offseason," Ash said on "Many, many analysts believe trading a middle-of-the-order bat for pitching is too one-sided a proposition, given the high risk of pitching."

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Trade Rumor

Rockies Aren't Looking To Deal Hawpe

Oct 19, 2009 8:01 AM

The Rockies are not looking to trade Brad Hawpe, who struggled in the second half of the season. Hawpe was an All-Star in July. "The Rockies understand the value of Brad Hawpe on the field and off," said general manager Dan O'Dowd. "We have no desire to move him at all. He has leadership ability and a commitment to the approach we feel is important for a team's success." Hawpe hit .284 with 23 home runs and 86 RBI in 2009.

Inside The Rockies

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Trade Rumor

Boston Could Go After Stephen Drew

Oct 18, 2009 4:30 PM

The Diamondbacks are expected to shop shortstop Stephen Drew this winter. The Red Sox, who have been looking for a long-term option at shortstop for many years, will likely inquire about Drew this offseason. Drew hit .261 with 12 homers and 65 RBIs this season. He also made only 11 errors. Stephen's brother J.D. plays right field for Boston.

Boston Globe

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Trade Rumor

Rays Would Have To Be Overwhelmed By Offer To Deal Upton

Oct 12, 2009 5:53 PM

The Rays aren't expected to trade center fielder B.J. Upton with his value low after a disappointing season. If a team was to approach Tampa Bay about Upton, they'd likely have to overwhelm the Rays with an impressive offer to get Upton.

St. Petersburg Times

Tags: Tampa Bay Rays, Trade Rumor

Sources: Cubs, Rays Could Swap Bradley, Burrell
The Cubs have been pushing the Rays for a quick trade involving outfielders Milton Bradley and Pat Burrell.

Chicago Sun-Times

Brewers Almost Certain To Keep Fielder, Braun
The Milwaukee Brewers will likely trade some of their offense to improve their pitching staff.

Journal Sentinel

Sources: Zambrano Staying With Cubs
Carlos Zambrano will stay with the Cubs, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Chicago Sun-Times

Braves Could Deal Lowe To Fill Holes
The Braves have an extremely deep pitching staff, which could lead them to deal Derek Lowe to fill holes on the roster.

Halladay: Future Mostly Out Of My Hands
Roy Halladay may have pitched his final game in a Jays' uniform on Wednesday.