Trade Rumor - Baseball Wiretap
White Sox Wanted Morrison For Guillen
The White Sox wanted Logan Morrison from the Marlins in return as compensation for manager Ozzie Guillen, just as they had roughly a year ago. This time around, Floria countered with a pair of prospects that Chicago accepted.
Red Sox To Target Bruce Chen?
The Red Sox are still trying to decide whether or not they should acquire a starting pitcher for a potential tiebreaker for the American League Wild Card. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes on Twitter that Kansas City left-hander Bruce Chen could be an option.
Red Sox Could Acquire Pitcher For One-Game Playoff
The Red Sox could acquire a starting pitcher via trade for a potential one-game playoff with the Rays for the American League Wild Card on Thursday. Boston and Tampa Bay were tied heading into the final day of the regular season on Wednesday. Acquiring a pitcher for the tiebreaker is allowed because the one-game playoff doesn't fall under Major League Baseball's postseason rules. The deal, however, would have to be made before the conclusion of the day on Wednesday.
White Sox Expected To Trade Quentin
The White Sox will definitely trade outfielder Carlos Quentin this winter, according to a source within the organization. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports adds that Chicago could also deal John Danks and/or Gavin Floyd.
Marlins To Consider Trading Nolasco
The Marlins will give serious thought to trading right-hander Ricky Nolasco this offseason, according to a source that spoke with the team's front office. Florida has a need for starting pitching, but they have reached their limit with Nolasco. He allowed seven runs on Sunday, his final start of the 2011 season. Nolasco's ERA ballooned from 3.72 to 4.67 thanks to a season-ending, eight-start stretch in which he went 1-4 with an 8.18 ERA and 64 hits allowed in 44 innings. "I can't figure him out," manager Jack McKeon said. "He's got too good a stuff to be a 10-12 pitcher. ... He better look in the mirror and see if he can make an adjustment or two. Evidently, the hitters are making adjustments to him."
Rays Inquired About Jose Reyes This Summer
The Rays contemplated buying and selling prior to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. At some point this summer, Newsday reports that Tampa Bay inquired with the Mets about All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes. New York rebuffed Tampa Bay, wanting to hold onto Reyes and take their chances at re-signing him this winter.
Nationals Will Search For Impact Starter, Hitter
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says the team will search for an impact starting pitcher and hitter this winter. It was reported earlier this week that Washington was scouting Rangers left-hander C.J. Wilson, who will hit the free agent market this offseason.
Capuano Didn't Know Red Sox Wanted Him
Mets left-hander Chris Capuano says he didn't know the Red Sox were interested in acquiring him until after the deal was already dead. Earlier this week, Boston approached the Mets about acquiring Capuano for a start this weekend against the Yankees. The Red Sox have experienced both injury and struggle in their starting rotation. Capuano would not have been eligible for Boston's playoff roster. "I guess I don't know how to feel about it," he said. "I didn't hear about it until after my start Thursday in St.Louis. That's when I spoke briefly with (Mets general manager) Sandy Alderson, who said there was just some talk that didn't pan out."
Red Sox Targeted Capuano, Deal Dead
The Red Sox made an unsuccessful attempt to acquire left-hander Chris Capuano from the Mets this week, according to a league source. Boston wanted Capuano to start against the Yankees on Sunday in New York. The deal is "dead," according to the source. The Mets treated the inquiry from the Red Sox serious enough that they held back Miguel Batista the first day of the series in St. Louis and did not use him in relief in case he needed to be a spot starter Thursday in place of Capuano.
Royals Will Attempt To Trade For Starter
The Royals will attempt to trade for a starting pitcher this winter, but they won't part with a top prospect. Kansas City likes Rangers left-hander C.J. Wilson, but it's hard to imagine them beating out other suitors for the free-agent-to-be. They will not trade Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Danny Duffy or several of the other top prospects who have had some big-league success this year and will probably also not part with Jake Odorizzi or Mike Montgomery.
Mets Expected To Listen To Trade Offers For Wright
While a lot of the focus on the Mets and their pending offseason is on Jose Reyes Reyes, a trade of David Wright may become an even bigger story.
Byrd Frustrated, Uncertain Of Future With Cubs
Marlon Byrd is entering the final year of his contract.
Joe Nathan Declines Trade Option
Joe Nathan wanted to remain in Minnesota rather than be dealt to a contender.
Orioles Likely To Receive Strop To Complete Gonzalez Trade
Pedro Strop would complete the trade that sent Mike Gonzalez from Baltimore to Texas.