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Friday afternoon trade rumor roundup

Posted on: July 29, 2011 1:32 pm
Edited on: July 29, 2011 3:23 pm
 
Pence

By Evan Brunell

Today's the last weekday prior to the trade deadline, which expires on Sunday. Will there be a flurry of activity much like there was Wednesday when Colby Rasmus was part of a three-team deal and Carlos Beltran headed to San Francisco? It's too early to tell, but here's the latest rumors, headlined by Hunter Pence. If you're looking for information on Ubaldo Jimenez, we've broken that off into its own story -- head here and check it out.

HUNTER PENCE

MLB Trade Deadline
Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal says the Reds are on Michael Bourn, Houston's center fielder. An odd fit, given the team has Drew Stubbs, but Stubbs has been struggling this year and Bourn can impact Cincinnati at the top of the lineup. The team is also in on Hunter Pence, but Rosenthal tabs Pence as the "Phillies' to lose."

On Thursday, a deal between Philadelphia and Houston was so close that Pence was told during the game that night he was being removed due to a trade, as Heyman reports, but he never came out of the game. That's because a potential deal Philadelphia would have engineered with Jonathan Singleton, Jared Cosart and a third piece fell through when the 'Stros wanted Domonic Brown. Both sides are so close, though, it's hard to imagine a trade doesn't eventually happen. Heyman, for his part, thinks a deal will happen if it's Brown and Cosart for Pence.

However, Joel Sherman of the New York Post isn't ready to count out Atlanta. The 'Stros appear to prefer the Braves' prospects, but Atlanta refuses to deal Mike Minor. If that changes, Pence could be a Brave. Will that be enough to keep him out of Philly, a team Heyman says will "do whatever it takes" to get Pence?
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Friday afternoon trade rumor roundup

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Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Friday afternoon trade rumor roundup

> How ironic would that be to see the ramirez trade come full circle?

Yeah, wherever the heck Bobby Hill and Jose Hernandez are, the Cubs can have them back!!

When you look back at some of Littlefield's trades, it's hard to believe that guy could get a job at Burger King, let alone run a baseball team...





Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 2:34 pm
 

Friday afternoon trade rumor roundup

I think ALvarez will be the Piarates future first baseman but not this year. I wouldn't mind if they got Pena or Ramirez.



Since: Feb 3, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Friday afternoon trade rumor roundup

I can't agree more. Ramirez would appear to be the second coming of Bonds on this team. It would also be the best possible message being dent to the fans.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 2:03 pm
 

Friday afternoon trade rumor roundup

If the pirates do anything, they should try to get aramis ramirez and switch him to first base (I think he has played there before a few times?)  Or switch alvarez over there, maybe that'll help pedro be a better hitter.  As long as they don't give up much to get him.  How ironic would that be to see the ramirez trade come full circle? 


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