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MLB Trade Deadline Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Beaker, Jul 29, 2008.

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  1. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    With the trade deadline, fast approaching, I figured I'd start a thread.

    Will Manny get dealt? Will any deals be as major as the Sabathia/Harden deals?
  2. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I think this was mentioned on the running baseball thread, but it looks like Mark Teixeira is the biggest name likely to go. With Chipper Jones and Tim Hudson going on the disabled list, the Braves are toast.


    According to Ken Rosenthal, the Angels and the Diamondbacks are the top contenders. I had heard elsewhere that Arizona wants Teixeira, but will not include Conor Jackson in the deal.
  3. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Tex to the Dodgers for Loney and McDonald seems the Braves' best bet to me. I think I'd rather have that than Tracy/Owings, because I think Loney is going to win a batting title in the next few years.
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Well, this comes out of nowhere - Jose Guillen is unhappy in KC. Knock me over with a feather.

  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I, too, am shocked.
  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I hadn't heard that one involving the Dodgers, but I agree with you. Loney has more upside than Tracy and I'm not sure even buckweaver would still want Owings for the Braves at this point.
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Wow, Jose has only played on nine different teams.

    Only nine...
  9. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    The Teixeira-Angels rumors puzzle me, because all I hear is that the Angels would consider it, but they don't want to give up Casey Kotchman. I would think that if they get Teixiera, the Halos would have to give up Kotchman, otherwise where are you going to put both of them? Teixiera did play some third early in his career, but I think he's a pretty established first sacker now, and the Angels' DH spot is being rotated among the team's four best outfielders.
  10. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    The report I saw had them reconsidering their stance on giving up Kotchman.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The Yankees need a catcher with Posada going under the knife. The Rangers have a glut of catchers stacked up in the minors behind Laird and Saltalamacchia.

    You heard it here first: Laird to Yankees for Ian Kennedy, Austin Jackson and LaTroy Hawkins as a throw-in.
  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    The Twins are said to be eyeing The Troy.

    I will break shit if that happens.

    Other than that, they're looking to dump Mike Lamb.
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