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Report: No Truth To Hanley Rumors
There is reportedly no truth to rumors that the Red Sox and Marlins are discussing a possible trade involving shortstop Hanley Ramirez. A report in the New York Daily News on Sunday suggested that the two clubs, who agreed to a trade earlier this decade involving Ramirez, were talking about a blockbuster deal. "There is no truth to the rumor that the #Marlins are in trade talks with the #Red Sox -- or anyone else -- for shortstop Hanley Ramirez," Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald wrote on his Twitter page.
Boston Focusing On Lackey, Not Halladay
The Red Sox are said to be focusing their attention on John Lackey instead of Roy Halladay. Boston doesn't like the idea of giving up Clay Buchholz and Casey Kelly in a deal for Halladay, and signing Lackey could give them the flexibility to make a trade for a hitter. The Boston Globe reports that unless the Blue Jays lower their asking price, the Red Sox will court Lackey and possibly deal Buchholz for a guy like Miguel Cabrera or Adrian Gonzalez.
Sources: Rockies Likely To Keep Spilborghs
The Rockies plan to keep outfielder Ryan Spilborghs unless they are overwhelmed by an offer, sources told FOX Sports. Spilborghs is eligible for arbitration for the first time in his career and several teams have expressed interest in the outfielder. The Braves and White Sox are among the teams that like Spilborghs, but Colorado isn't expecting to receive a big enough offer to move him. He hit .241 with eight home runs and 48 RBI in 352 at-bats last season.
GM: Marlins Aren't Dealing Johnson
Once and for all, trade rumors surrounding Marlins ace Josh Johnson should be over. Amid speculation, Florida general manager Michael Hill said in a radio interview on Saturday that Johnson won't be dealt. "Yes, I can say with certainty, yes," Hill told 790 The Ticket's "Hot Stove Show" when asked if Johnson would be in the team's rotation next season. "Obviously, Josh Johnson is a big part of our club," Hill said on the show. "He is a second-time [arbitration-eligible] pitcher who we still have under control for two more years. From that standpoint, he's going to be here. The strength of this organization is built with our pitching." The Marlins and Johnson were not able to come to terms on a long-term contract.
Brewers Haven't Asked Rangers About Millwood In Weeks
The Brewers have not asked the Rangers about starter Kevin Millwood recently. The Boston Globe reported on Sunday that Milwaukee had made a few inquiries about Millwood, but Texas general manager Jon Daniels denied that anything is imminent. Daniels told MLB.com that he hasn't spoken to Brewers general manager Doug Melvin in weeks.
Rangers Aren't Inclined To Move Millwood
Kevin Millwood has been mentioned in trade rumors, but the Boston Globe reports that the Rangers are unlikely to deal him. The Brewers, who are looking for pitching, have been linked to Millwood. Two factors, however, could make Texas more likely to deal Millwood. They have an uncertain ownership situation and trading Millwood could give them more money to pursue John Lackey.
Agent: Marlins Unlikely To Deal Ace
The Marlins have no intentions of dealing pitcher Josh Johnson this winter, according to two sources. "I'd be less surprised if Elijah showed up at my parents' house this Passover than if they trade him before the start of the season," agent Matt Sosnick told FOX Sports. Johnson, 25, is eligible for free agency after the 2011 season.
Boston Has Inquired About Stephen Drew
Looking for a shortstop, the Red Sox have contacted the Diamondbacks about the availability of Stephen Drew. Boston is believed to be looking at Marco Scutaro currently, but Drew and even free-agent Adam Everett are options as well. In addition, a report in the New York Daily News suggested that the Red Sox and Marlins have discussed a deal involving Hanley Ramirez.
Lowe Wants To Remain In Atlanta
Derek Lowe has heard trade rumors mentioning his name, but he would like to remain with the Braves. He struggled over the season's final two months and Atlanta is believed to be looking for more offense. "I know they have holes they want to fill, and I know, from my perspective, when you pitch as poorly as I pitched, and given the caliber of the starting pitchers we have, I wouldn't be surprised by something like that," he told the Boston Globe. "But in terms of whether someone called me to tell me, 'Would you be interested in being traded somewhere?' No, I haven't received that call." Lowe doesn't have a no-trade clause his in four-year, $60 million contract. "It's a first-class organization from top to bottom," Lowe said of the Braves. He went 15-10 with a 4.67 ERA in 34 starts in 2009.
Red Sox, Marlins Talking Hanley Deal
The Red Sox are searching for a solution at shortstop and a report indicates that they have their eyes on Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez, who was originally traded by Boston to Florida in the deal that sent Mike Lowell and Josh Beckett to the Sox, hit .342 with 24 home runs and 106 RBIs in 2009. Bill Madden of the New York Daily News writes that "the Red Sox, who let incumbent Alex Gonzalez go, are reportedly engaged in talks with Florida about reacquiring the All-Star shortstop."
Jays Have Wish List For Halladay
If the Blue Jays are going to deal Roy Halladay, they want some specific pieces back in return.
Halladay Would Waive Clause For Yankees
Roy Halladay has a no-trade clause in his contract.
Red Sox Aren't In Rush For Halladay
The Red Sox want Roy Halladay, but not as badly as some reports suggest.
Jackson Doesn't Follow His Own Trade Rumors
Edwin Jackson knows he is on the trading block again this winter.
Casey Kelly Could Be Dealbreaker For Boston In Halladay Talks
Casey Kelly was Boston's top pick in 2006.
Miguel Cabrera Won't Come Cheap
The Tigers would have to be overwhelmed by an offer to trade Miguel Cabrera.
Red Sox Want Halladay Before Dec. 7th
The Red Sox appear to be going all-out in their attempt to obtain Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay.
Padres Unlikely To Deal Gonzalez?
The Padres are unlikely to trade Adrian Gonzalez before the 2010 season.
Tigers Putting Cabrera On Market
Miguel Cabrera is set to make $40 million over the next two seasons.
Dodgers 'A Long Shot' To Land Halladay
The Dodgers have inquired about Roy Halladay.
Rays Want Insurance Behind Navarro
The Rays aren't overly confident with Dioner Navarro.
Beeston: Halladay's Trade Request Isn't New
The Blue Jays have known for quite some time that Roy Halladay wanted a trade.
Sources: Red Sox Shopping Lowell
The Red Sox are willing to pay half of Mike Lowell's 2010 salary.
Yankees Will Be Patient With Halladay
The Yankees have question marks behind CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett.