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First Player To Be Traded?

Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:46 pm

Well it seems we are getting closer and closer to our first big trade of the season in baseball. In case you don't know, here are the top names I have heard that will be traded:

- Freddy Gargia (P, Seattle Mariners)

- Carlos Beltran (CF, Kansas City Royals)

- Carlos Delgado (Toronto Blue Jays)

- Mike Sweeney (1B, Kansas City Royals)

- Joe Randa (3B, Kansas City Royals)

Some Rumors:

Freddy Garcia to possibly the Yankees (can't wait for the stupid "Yankees are Evil" post) for Jose Contreas

Carlos Beltran to the Yankees (this one I don't understand and don't think they need him)

Carlos Delgado and Mike Sweeney to the Dodgers (trying to make Shawn Green more comfortable in LA)

Rememer these are just rumors (even though Steinbrenner has given approval to the Garcia trade) and aren't set in stone yet, surprises always happen. Anyway, who is going to be the first to go?
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Wed Jun 16, 2004 7:47 pm

Hey Yankee Honk. The Mariners are not going to trade for Contreras. They are not going to take on his massive contract, unless the Yanks pick up a significant portion of it. Even then the trade makes no sense forthe M's.

Sweeney is not going ot be traded from the Royal's. Dude is LOVED in K.C. and there would be a riot if they got rid of him.

Delgado has a no trade clause and a huge contract. Chances are, he will stay put.

Arizona's Steve Finley is a prime candidate to move.

And I've heard rumors about the Mets trading for Magglio Ordonez.
 
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:11 am

Sweeney is not going ot be traded from the Royal's. Dude is LOVED in K.C. and there would be a riot if they got rid of him.

The Royal's GM, forgot his name, has said that almost anyone on the team is up for trade, especially Sweeney and Beltran, because he is trying restart this team and build it up like Cleveland.

And I've heard rumors about the Mets trading for Magglio Ordonez.

If Magglio was healthy, it would be a great fit since right now the Mets have Karim Garcia currently playing right field. However, didn't Ordonez just have surgery for the injury he incured this year? If so, it will take him awhile to get back to where he should be.
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:25 am

I'll take Ordonez fresh off of surgery than Karim "I try too pull everything, including a 99 mph heater on the outside ofhte plate" Garcia. Dude might be able to run faster too if he wasn't wearing about 80 pounds of gold too. The Mets need at least one more bat in their lineup. A big bat at that to offset that "Piece of Crap" Mike Cameron.

As for the Royals, how can you break down a team full of nobodys sans a couple of players? Beltran is gone, but I doubt Sweeney will be, unless he asks to go.
 
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:56 am

I'll agree with you on the Mets, they really do need an extra bat in that line up that won't actually strike out when the bases are loaded with no outs. It is just horrible when in over 60 games, you can't get one hit with the bases loaded, it's pathetic.

With regards to Sweeney, they need to move him inorder to make financial room for the prospects they are sending up next year.
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 2:05 am

Don't be amazed to see Smoltz on the block, too. Usable as a starter or a closer, dude has some value to a mid-market team that isn't stacked with pitching. If the D-backs got rid of Johnson, he wouldn't be a bad pickup. And he'd be a perfect fit on the Twins or the Phillies.
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 2:10 am

There is a persistent rumor here, in Montreal, that the Expos are willing to trade Youppi!


In return, the Expos would like to get a new, permanent home stadium, whether in Washington, Las Vegas, Portland or Kalamazoo, for all I care.

Thanks.
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 3:02 am

If the Royals are bring up prospects, then they do not need lots of money to pay them. They will have to prove themselves, and when they do, they will move them too. Sweeney is the one thing the fnas have that they can bank on. He will stay.

Smoltz has made it totally clear that he would like to start again. even if it means on another team. He could move, but I cannot see the Braves moving him as long as they are still in some what contention for the Division.

Randy Johnson is not going to be traded. And the Phillies won't be picking up any one with a large salary. They are at their financial max currently.

The Mets, including P.O.C. Mike Cameron got a hit with the sacks juiced last night. I still think he sucks like AA61hvy at a sleepover with Jcs, but thats besides the point.
 
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 5:03 am

Randy Johnson is not going to be traded.

What people who keep up bringing the idea of Johnson going to New York or somewhere else don't remember is that the diamond (baby) backs general manager has said it is not an option and even though they really need to cut salaries, Johnson is, however, in the budget. Also, if Johnson was to go to the Yankees, I wouldn't like it because I think the Yanks can get someone who is much younger like a Freddy Garcia or C. C. Sabathia instead of someone who is finished in one or two years.
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 6:01 am

Actually I guess there are legit rumors now that The Big Unit may be traded. I'm not going to jump on that wagon though, as I am not sure they want to do that. The N.L. West is anyones division, and I would not want to get rid of the teams best player just in time to start the stretch drive. The Yankees won't get C.C. (Captain Cheeseburger) Sabathia, because I do not think Cleveland will move him. He anchors (literally) a young pitching staff. Garcia seems to be the most likely candidate for pin stripes.
 
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 7:36 am

Garcia seems to be the most likely candidate for pin stripes.

That is probily what is going to happen. However, I wonder now who the Yanks will have to give up, Contreas? New Prospects? Also, I still think they need to get a lefty in that rotation since Yankee Stadium is a lefty's paradise.

The N.L. West is anyones division

It is as you said a wide open division, but I don't think the baby backs will be able to pull a Florida and come back into the race since they really have too much people on the DL. However, like I said above, Johnson is in the budget and they will most likely keep him also so he can retire a diamondback and be their first player into the hall of fame for them.
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 9:07 am

Here in Boston there were rumors of a trade which would send Johnny Damon and B.K Kim to the Royals for Beltran. The rumors were quickly shot down by the Sox.

I could see the Sox getting a #3 starter and move Lowe and Wakefield back and put Arroyo in the 'pen.

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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 11:06 pm

I could see the Sox getting a #3 starter and move Lowe and Wakefield back and put Arroyo in the 'pen.

As long as George Steinbrenner is running the Yankees, the Sox will have to gear up for a pretty hard battle for say Garcia, Ohka, or Day in order to them.

Here in Boston there were rumors of a trade which would send Johnny Damon and B.K Kim to the Royals for Beltran

I can see them wanting to get rid of Kim, still hasn't recovered from giving up the homer to Jeter in Game 4 of the W. S., but it is a good move by the sox to shoot down any rumors of trading Damon because even though he is on the sox, he is a pretty good player for them and I would think it would be a downgrade.
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Fri Jun 18, 2004 7:56 pm

And the Mets make the first move and pick up Richard Hidalgo. Perfect. What, was Alex Cora not available? My vote for worst pick up of the treade season...this one.
 
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:16 pm

Don't be amazed to see Smoltz on the block, too. Usable as a starter or a closer, dude has some value to a mid-market team that isn't stacked with pitching.

The Indians will take him, then. The bullpen is stabalizing for them, but the sorely need a #4 and #5, if they want to stay in the race in the woefully incompetent AL Central. They're only 5 out, they have a good offense (but could use a right-handed power bat in the middle of the lineup), and Starters #1 through #3 are solid. Smoltz would look good.  Smile
 
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:45 pm

And the Mets make the first move and pick up Richard Hidalgo.

Great, now I'm gonna wind up in that nasty Shea Stadium again.
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:51 pm

Uh, I doubt Hildalgo will bring a series to Shea.  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Sat Jun 19, 2004 6:50 am

Hidalgo will probably return to form and have a great season, becuase that is what usually happens to all ex-astros.
 
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Sat Jun 19, 2004 9:54 pm

Alfonso Soriano's name had come up a little bit for a possible trade from Texas
 
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Sun Jun 20, 2004 12:19 am

Incase you guys didn't hear, after the Chicago White Sox / Florida Marlins game, the sox traded Billy Koch, who has a horrible time in Chicago, to the fish for minor league infielder Wilson Inverde. Also, the Yanks traded pitcher Gabe White, who has been struggling alot this year, to the Reds for minor league pitcher Rick Manning.
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RE: First Player To Be Traded?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:26 pm

Well it's official, in a three team trade the Royals sent Beltran to Houston for minor league catcher John Buck and a centerfielder while Houston sent to Kansas City in return for Beltran and K. C. then sent Dotel to Oakland for a pitcher and centerfiedler.
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