Slim pickings for bullpen arms
Posted on: July 6, 2010 5:26 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:55 am
How bad is the reliever market?
The Tigers -- who are without Joel Zumaya -- are in Seattle scouting the bullpens of the Royals and Tigers, AOL Fanhouse's Ed Price writes .
The bullpen arms on display were hardly top shelf -- Kyle Farnsworth, David Aardsma, Brandon League and Chad Cordero.
Price says the Indians are trying to find a taker for Kerry Wood and Pittsburgh is open to getting anything in return for Octavio Dotel.
The best arm on the market may be the Nationals' Matt Capps, but Washington has made no move to indicate they're ready to start dealing, although it's likely only a matter of time.
Capps, the Nationals' All-Star representative, is on a one-year deal he signed on Christmas Eve with Washington. The Nationals have two young bullpen arms under team control that look to be ready to take over the closer's role in Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen.
Because of the lack of relievers on the market, Capps' trade value may be as high as it ever will be and the Nationals should strike while they can.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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