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Saturday's late afternoon trade rumor roundup

Posted on: July 30, 2011 5:15 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

We're less than 24 hours on the countdown to the MLB's non-waiver trade deadline -- 4:00 p.m. ET Sunday -- and the rumors are flying left and right. We've seen the Phillies make a huge splash by acquiring Hunter Pence, and already Saturday three trades have been agreed upon -- the Tigers getting starting pitcher Doug Fister (Knobler), the Brewers acquiring Jerry Hairston (Miller) and the Red Sox acquiring Mike Aviles (EOB). More moves are certainly on the way, if not Saturday night, sometime Sunday. Let's dive in to what we've seen since the early afternoon post -- and remember, everything is fluid right now. Things could change in a literal heartbeat, so make sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest.

• As you may have seen, CBSSports.com's own Scott Miller reports that the Yankees, Red Sox and Rangers are hot on the trail of Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda.

Miller also reported that the Cardinals and Dodgers are very close on a trade that would send shortstop Rafael Furcal to the Cardinals.

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Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports that the White Sox are willing to part with right fielder Carlos Quentin and left-handed reliever Matt Thornton, but the price is high. Also those are the only two pieces general manager Kenny Williams is willing to move.

Miller reports the Twins would like to trade pitcher Kevin Slowey to the Rockies, but the Rockies are unmotivated to make such a move at this time.

• In our earlier roundup, we noted the Red Sox have talked to the A's about outfielder Josh Willingham and starting pitcher Rich Harden, and Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston adds outfielder Coco Crisp's name to the mix, though it sounds like there's no match there.

ESPN's Jayson Stark reports the Nationals are making progress on a deal that would land Twins center fielder Denard Span, but the Twins are insisting closer Drew Storen be included in the deal. The Nationals would prefer to deal Tyler Clippard instead, reports Miller. Miller also mentioned the Twins would not trade for a setup man -- but that was earlier this morning -- so it's possible Stark's report is a signal the Nats are thinking of moving Storen or are warming up to Clippard. Also, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reported that the Twins will want center fielder Roger Bernadina along with a reliever for Span.

• The Pirates and A's are talking a bat and a reliever, reports Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports.

• Finally, the Ubaldo Jimenez rumor mill is running at full capacity. Here's what is new since earlier this afternoon: Per Morosi, the Reds aren't talking to the Rockies about Jimenez any longer. Troy Renck of the Denver Post says the Rockies haven't spoken with the Yankees Saturday, but the Yankees are unlikely to include both Jesus Montero and Dellin Betances, two of their most highly-touted prospects. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports the Rockies have a scout watching Ivan Nova Saturday night. Possibly a package revolving around Montero and Nova? We'll see ...

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hotmeuly
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Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:20 am
 

Dodgers getting NOTHING significant in return

Furcal is a salary dump for Dodgers,nothing more. 



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2011 9:03 pm
 

Saturday's late afternoon trade rumor roundup

According to MLB (Jim Bowden Tweet so take that for what it's worth), Twins want Storen, Bernadina and Lombardozzi.  Hope Rizzo tells the Twins to pound sand.  No way Span is worth that.  If they are set on dealing Storen, would rather see them send him and Desmond to the Rays for Upton and promote Lombardozzi to the bigs to play 2B and move Espinosa back to SS. 



Since: Jul 11, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2011 8:53 pm
 

Saturday's late afternoon trade rumor roundup

@TwinVikings: Because thats what MLB teams do when trading. They trade solid players. Nobody wants a shaky player.

That being said, I have a feeling the Twins will mess up big time on this trade if it happens. Span is too valuable to give up for just a relief pitcher...



Since: May 12, 2010
Posted on: July 30, 2011 8:34 pm
 

Saturday's late afternoon trade rumor roundup

I won't be that upset to see Furcal go.  Losing an injury prone player isn't that big of a deal.  Sure am interested as to whom or what  the Dodgers will receive.  Maybe going to a contender will rejunvenate Furcal.  The Dodgers need to dump some of the veteran players and bring up and play the kids, give them some MLB experience.



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2011 8:05 pm
 

Saturday's late afternoon trade rumor roundup

Shut your cake hole!



Since: Feb 13, 2010
Posted on: July 30, 2011 8:02 pm
 

Saturday's late afternoon trade rumor roundup

That terrible team is not going to be terrible for much longer.  Bryce Harper is as good as advertised.



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2011 7:43 pm
 

Saturday's late afternoon trade rumor roundup

smoke some more your team is terrible



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2011 7:16 pm
 

Saturday's late afternoon trade rumor roundup

I sure don't like hearing Storen's name thrown about.  Would hate to see Clippard go also but, would rather get BJ Upton than Span.  Bernadina is a 4th OF at best and Span would be an upgrade but hate to decimate the bullpen to do it.


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