Trade Rumor - Baseball Wiretap

Red Sox Want Teams To Take On David Price In Deal For Mookie Betts

Jan 20, 2020 2:30 PM

The Boston Red Sox are asking a lot of teams interested in trading for Mookie Betts, according to Buster Olney.

The Red Sox want any team acquiring Betts to take on David Price and most of the $96 million he's owed over the next three seasons.

Boston also wants two high-end prospects in return for Betts.

Betts, 27, can become a free agent after the 2020 season. He's scheduled to make $27 million.

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Tags: Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Cardinals Emerge As Trade Suitor For Nolan Arenado

Jan 13, 2020 8:34 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have emerged as a viable suitor in Nolan Arenado trade discussions, according to multiple sources.

The Colorado Rockies and Cardinals have had "preliminary" trade negotiations regarding Arenado.

Multiple executives said in recent days that Arenado is the most likely of the superstar position players to be traded -- Mookie Betts and Francisco Lindor are the others.

Jon Paul Morosi/MLB

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Relationship Between Rockies, Nolan Arenado May Be Fractured

Jan 10, 2020 7:54 AM

Nolan Arenado's name has been mentioned in trade rumors throughout the offseason and a trade might have become inevitable.

Ken Rosenthal writes that the relationship between Arenado and the Colorado Rockies may have become fractured.

The St. Louis Cardinals are among the teams interested in a trade and it was reported earlier this week that Colorado was intrigued by what the Cardinals might be able to offer.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Tags: Colorado Rockies, St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Cardinals Trade Jose Martinez To Rays For Prospect Matt Liberatore

Jan 10, 2020 7:44 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded Jose Martinez and Randy Arozarena to the Tampa Bay Rays for left-handed pitching prospect Matt Liberatore and catcher Edgardo Rodriguez.

The Cardinals also sent a competitive balance Round A pick (38th overall) to the Rays, which sent its Round B pick (66th overall) back to St. Louis.

According to sources, the Cardinals and Rays had been active in conversations as Tampa Bay looked to add outfield help and St. Louis looked to deal from a surplus.

Liberatore, 20, is a consensus top-100 prospect and is regarded by some as the second-best left-handed prospect.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Indians Confident Francisco Lindor Will Open Season On Roster

Jan 9, 2020 7:45 AM

After not finding a trade proposal he liked in recent weeks, Chris Antonetti is confident that Francisco Lindor will begin the season on the Cleveland Indians' roster.

Lindor is under contract with the Indians through 2021, but the club hasn't been able to sign him to a long-term deal.

"I still have every expectation that Francisco will be our shortstop Opening Day," Antonetti said. "I'm more confident today in saying that, as more of the offseason has passed. But that's still our expectation."

The Indians just missed the postseason in 2019 with 93 wins.


Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Stan Kasten Expects Dodgers To Exceed Luxury Tax

Jan 7, 2020 8:19 AM

Stan Kasten says he expects the Los Angeles Dodgers to be "well" or "somewhat over" the luxury tax for the upcoming season.

The Dodgers' payroll is currently believed to be at around $170 million or nearly $38 million below the $208 million tax threshold.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

50 Percent Chance Nolan Arenado Will Get Traded

Jan 6, 2020 8:39 AM

There is about a 50 percent chance Nolan Arenado will be traded by the Colorado Rockies, according to a report.

At least six teams have checked in with the Rockies about the third baseman.

Arenado is under contract through the 2025 season, though he can opt out after the 2021 campaign.

Jon Paul Morosi/MLB

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Angels Interested In Trade For Mike Clevinger

Jan 6, 2020 8:35 AM

The Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Indians have discussed a trade centered around Mike Clevinger this offseason, according to sources.

Clevinger was originally drafted by the Angels in 2011.

While the two sides have talked, there hasn't been any dialogue in recent days.

The Indians initially asked for the Angels to include top prospect Jo Adell in a deal for the pitcher.

Jon Paul Morosi/MLB

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Rockies Not Inclined To Trade Nolan Arenado

Dec 31, 2019 8:07 AM

The Colorado Rockies have been listening to offers for Nolan Arenado, but they may not be truly willing to move him.

An executive whose team had conversations with the Rockies recently came away with the feeling that Arenado won't be traded.

"Now Colorado is just open to ideas rather than pushing to unload the third baseman's contract," reports Buster Olney.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Red Sox Aren't Actively Shopping Mookie Betts

Dec 31, 2019 8:00 AM

While a trade might still be a possibility, the Boston Red Sox are not "actively shopping" Mookie Betts.

The report states that the Red Sox will still currently listen to offers for the outfielder.

Betts is scheduled to hit free agency after the 2020 season.

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Francisco Lindor Trade Talks Entering 'Critical Stage'

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Charlie Morton Could Be Attractive Trade Target

Buster Olney/ESPN

Yankees Aren't Giving Up On Trade For Josh Hader

Jon Heyman/MLB Network

Report: Blue Jays Talking Trading For David Price

Rangers Looking At Trade For Nolan Arenado

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Dodgers, Red Sox Have Engaged In Trade Talks On Mookie Betts

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Sources: Rangers Nearing Deal For Corey Kluber

Yankees 'Most Active' In Pursuit Of Trade For Josh Hader

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Rockies Willing To Listen To Trade Offers For Nolan Arenado

Jon Heyman/MLB Network

Astros Could Explore Trading Carlos Correa

Brian McTaggart/MLB

David Price Drawing Trade Interest

Ian Browne/MLB

Red Sox, Mets Discussed Jackie Bradley Trade

The Boston Globe

Nationals Inquired About Trade For Kris Bryant

Jon Morosi/MLB

Yankees Shopping J.A. Happ To Create Room For Gerrit Cole

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Indians Listening To Offers For Corey Kluber

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Rays Trade Tommy Pham To Padres For Hunter Renfroe

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Mets Acquire Jake Marisnick From Astros


Angels Acquire Dylan Bundy From Orioles

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Marlins Acquire Jonathan Villar From Orioles


Athletics Trade Jurickson Profar To Padres