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Mariners Not Yet Thinking About Sell Off

Apr 30, 2009 9:43 AM

Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik said he has not thought about what he would do with tradable players such Erik Bedard, Adrian Beltre, Jarrod Washburn and Miguel Batista if this team is still in contention in July. "Honestly, I have really not thought once about July ? about what happens in July," Zduriencik said. "I want to be in this position as we move forward. Being in first place and winning. "I want this club to win. To win now. This year. And they've demonstrated that they can do that."

Seattle Times

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Freel Asks Orioles To Trade Him

Apr 29, 2009 4:42 PM

Unhappy with a diminished role, utilityman Ryan Freel has asked the Orioles to trade him. "I'm not very happy," Freel said. "I think change is good for people. I think the expectations were for me to come over here and perform in a different way than I did. I don't think I met those expectations as far as the way I performed in spring training. "I don't think I fit here. ... I can't control whatever they do at this point. I know it's really putting a damper on my career, really hurting my career as far as getting a job next year. I'm pretty much just rolling with the punches." Freel, 33, was acquired from Cincinnati in December. Soon after, the team acquired Ty Wigginton and Felix Pie, which cut into Freel's playing time severely.

Carroll County Times

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Holliday Already Looking Over To Yankees

Apr 24, 2009 11:29 AM

Matt Holliday was asked about possibly joining the Yankees while the A's were in New York. "I think a little bit, as a human being, you can't help but to think that if the Yankees are interested I would definitely consider it," Holliday said, as reported on an NYPost.com blog. "I wouldn't be looking around if I were under contract for four years, but I think I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't be interested, especially with the Yankees being such a storied franchise." RealGM Note: Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui will both be free agents following this season and so the Yankees will likely look at Holliday as a power right-handed bat for left field.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Report: Indians Could Trade Lee

Apr 23, 2009 10:39 AM

There have been reports that the Indians could trade pitcher Cliff Lee at some point this season. Lee, who won the AL Cy Young award in 2008, has struggled slightly to begin the new season. "Multiple officials familiar with the Indians said this week that they wouldn't be at all surprised to see Lee get traded if the Indians fell far out of the race," according to an article on CBSSports.com. Cleveland might look to trade Lee sooner rather than later while he value is still rather high.

Akron Beacon-Journal

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Tigers GM: Cabrera Trade Rumors Are 'Absurd'

Apr 22, 2009 9:43 AM

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski on Tuesday called speculation that the club could trade Miguel Cabrera "completely absurd." Dombrowski said that he's heard such speculation more than once on networks like ESPN. "Not only that, but it upsets me," he said. "We have no intention whatsoever to trade him. "There's nothing that can happen this year that would make us think about trading Miguel Cabrera. The guy's only 26 and might be battling for the MVP award. It's not going to happen. We have an owner (Mike Ilitch) that would never let it happen."

Detroit News

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Yankees Could Make Deal For Repko Or Kearns

Apr 16, 2009 1:06 PM

The Yankees are searching for another outfielder due to the potential season-ending injury to Xavier Nady. Jason Repko and Austin Kearns of the Dodgers and Nationals respectively, both could be made available.

New York Post

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Is Helton Key To Atkins' Future In Colorado?

Apr 15, 2009 5:43 PM

The Rockies are expected to shop third baseman Garrett Atkins if they fall out of the postseason race this summer, and Todd Helton could play a role as well. There are two scenarios that could allow Atkins to remain in Colorado, if the Rockies are contending or if Helton's back injury flares up again.

Denver Post

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Is Peavy In Milwaukee's Plans?

Apr 12, 2009 5:58 PM

The Brewers have enough offense to compete in the NL Central, but could really use an arm like Jake Peavy's to surpass the Cubs. Milwaukee could make a push for Peavy in the summer months, similar to the way they acquired CC Sabathia last July. "That's going to be based solely on how well we play over the course of time," said center fielder Mike Cameron. "I expect for us to play well. We have a lot of talent here." Brewers general manager Doug Melvin, however, says that in-season deals like the Sabathia one are rare. "Those deals only happen every 20 years or so," he said. "But if there is a player available in July who can help us get better, yeah, we'll be open. A lot of things have to be taken into consideration ? how we're playing, if fans are coming out ? "Last year our team was playing well, our fans were coming out and we owed it to our fans, and to our team, to do something."

Chicago Tribune

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Mets To Target Halladay, Peavy This Summer

Apr 10, 2009 4:54 PM

If Roy Halladay and Jake Peavy are placed on the trading block around July's trade deadline, the Mets are expected to be interested. "We're still searching," manager Jerry Manuel said yesterday of the team's pitching staff. After ace Johan Santana, the Mets have Mike Pelfrey, Oliver Perez, John Maine and Livan Hernandez rounding out the rotation.

New York Post

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Ricciardi: I Don't Foresee Fire Sale

Apr 7, 2009 4:46 PM

Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi doesn't foresee the team's ownership forcing a fire sale if the team fails to contend this season. "Honestly, I don't think we'll know a lot about what our payroll will be going forward until the end of the year," Ricciardi said when asked if the team could deal Roy Halladay for cheaper players. "But I don't see our ownership doing that [forcing a distress sale]."

Globe And Mail

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Halladay Says He Won't Ask For Trade
Even if the Blue Jays fall out of contention early in the season, Roy Halladay says he won't ask the team to trade him to a contender.

Toronto Star

Hammel: I've Been Traded To Rockies
Pitcher Jason Hammel, who was traded by Tampa Bay to Colorado in exchange for minor league pitcher Aneury Rodriguez, is excited for the opportunity.

Tampa Tribune

Baltimore Interested In Josh Fogg
Josh Fogg of the Colorado Rockies has drawn interest from the Orioles, but is expected to accept a Triple-A assignment.

Denver Post

Rays Mulling Offers For Hammel Despite Deal With Rockies
The Rockies and Rays have agreed on the parameters of a deal that would land Colorado right-handed reliever Jason Hammel, but Tampa Bay is still mulling other offers.

Denver Post

Pittsburgh Planning To Become A Seller?
The Pirates are expected to be sellers this summer with a host of talent set to hit free agency this coming winter, and little chance at competing.

Post-Gazette

Colorado Looking To Land Gaudin Or Hammel
The Rockies are looking to add a pitcher to their roster before the start of the season, and are exploring trades for Chicago's Chad Gaudin and Tampa Bay's Jason Hammel.

Denver Post

Angels Discuss Harang, Arroyo With Reds?
Tony Reagins has reportedly spoken with the Reds about pitchers Aaron Harang and Bronson Arroyo, but Cincinnati wasn't interested in outfielder Gary Matthews.

Los Angeles Times

Tigers-Cardinals Working On Raburn Deal
The Tigers and Cardinals are reportedly working on a trade that would send utility man Ryan Raburn to St. Louis.

Detroit Free Press