Trade Rumor - Baseball Wiretap

Report: No Truth To Hanley Rumors

Nov 30, 2009 8:22 AM

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.

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Tags: Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins, Trade Rumor

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Boston Focusing On Lackey, Not Halladay

Nov 30, 2009 8:18 AM

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.

Boston Globe

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Sources: Rockies Likely To Keep Spilborghs

Nov 30, 2009 8:12 AM

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.

FOX Sports

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Trade Rumor

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GM: Marlins Aren't Dealing Johnson

Nov 30, 2009 8:09 AM

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.

MLB.com

Tags: Miami Marlins, Trade Rumor

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Brewers Haven't Asked Rangers About Millwood In Weeks

Nov 29, 2009 4:17 PM

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.

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Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Aren't Inclined To Move Millwood

Nov 29, 2009 4:05 PM

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.

Boston Globe

Tags: Texas Rangers, Trade Rumor

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Agent: Marlins Unlikely To Deal Ace

Nov 29, 2009 11:57 AM

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.

FOX Sports

Tags: Miami Marlins, Trade Rumor

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Boston Has Inquired About Stephen Drew

Nov 29, 2009 11:36 AM

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.

Boston Globe

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Trade Rumor

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Lowe Wants To Remain In Atlanta

Nov 29, 2009 11:31 AM

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.

Boston Globe

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Trade Rumor

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Red Sox, Marlins Talking Hanley Deal

Nov 29, 2009 11:26 AM

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."

New York Daily News

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins, Trade Rumor

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Market Could Keep Boston From Trading Lowell
The market is full of competent third baseman.

ESPN

Jays Have Wish List For Halladay
If the Blue Jays are going to deal Roy Halladay, they want some specific pieces back in return.

National Post

Halladay Would Waive Clause For Yankees
Roy Halladay has a no-trade clause in his contract.

New York Daily News

Red Sox Aren't In Rush For Halladay
The Red Sox want Roy Halladay, but not as badly as some reports suggest.

Boston Herald

Jackson Doesn't Follow His Own Trade Rumors
Edwin Jackson knows he is on the trading block again this winter.

FoxSports

Casey Kelly Could Be Dealbreaker For Boston In Halladay Talks
Casey Kelly was Boston's top pick in 2006.

Boston Globe

Marlins Unlikely To Trade Johnson
Josh Johnson won't be dealt by the Marlins.

Miami Herald

Miguel Cabrera Won't Come Cheap
The Tigers would have to be overwhelmed by an offer to trade Miguel Cabrera.

Detroit Free-Press

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.

New York Daily News

Padres Unlikely To Deal Gonzalez?
The Padres are unlikely to trade Adrian Gonzalez before the 2010 season.

ESPN

Tigers Putting Cabrera On Market
Miguel Cabrera is set to make $40 million over the next two seasons.

Detroit News

Teams Calling Rangers About Cruz
Nelson Cruz is drawing trade interest.

FOX Sports

Dodgers 'A Long Shot' To Land Halladay
The Dodgers have inquired about Roy Halladay.

Los Angeles Times

Mets Could Acquire Cust From A's
Jack Cust could play for his hometown Mets.

New York Daily News

Rays Want Insurance Behind Navarro
The Rays aren't overly confident with Dioner Navarro.

St. Petersburg Times

Beeston: Halladay's Trade Request Isn't New
The Blue Jays have known for quite some time that Roy Halladay wanted a trade.

Toronto Star

Marlins Unlikely To Trade Cantu
Jorge Cantu is expected to remain in Florida.

MLBlogs Network

Sources: Red Sox Shopping Lowell
The Red Sox are willing to pay half of Mike Lowell's 2010 salary.

FOX Sports

Yankees Will Be Patient With Halladay
The Yankees have question marks behind CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett.

New York Post

Indians Unlikely To Trade Kerry Wood
Kerry Wood is likely to remain in Cleveland.

FOX Sports