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Rosenthal's Latest: Sabathia, Burnett, Fuentes, Gu

Posted on: July 9, 2008 2:06 pm
Edited on: July 10, 2008 9:38 am
 

Ken Rosenthal has a new column up.  I updated the second bullet about Burnett - I had omitted an interesting rumor accidentally.

  • The Dodgers could've gotten CC Sabathia, Casey Blake, and Jamey Carroll without giving up Matt Kemp.  Owner Frank McCourt may have killed the deal, though he denies it.  Rosenthal describes the Dodgers as a "near-impossible trading partner."
  • Rosenthal reminds us that A.J. Burnett can veto trades to 15 teams and would probably require compensation to waive that right or his opt-out rights.  Rosenthal also says the Jays offered Burnett to the Brewers for J.J. Hardy, but the Brewers passed and then acquired CC Sabathia.
  • The Rays are named as the frontrunner for Brian Fuentes.  Fuentes has been linked to nine clubs in various reports.
  • Players such as Orlando Cabrera, Cristian Guzman, Jack Wilson, and Hardy may be hot commodities this winter given the large number of teams looking for a shortstop.
  • The Royals received inquiries on Jose Guillen in the wake of his scuffle with the team's pitching coach.  However, the Royals plan to keep him.
  • The Padres hope to acquire up-the-middle players.  On a related note, Randy Wolf had a nice start last night.
Comments

Since: Dec 6, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2008 4:58 pm
 

Rosenthal's Latest: Sabathia, Burnett, Fuentes, Gu

As a Dodger fan, this is embarrassing. Sounds to me the Dodgers could have pretty much stolen C.C. Sabathia from the Indians. This would have been like if Mitch Kupchak had said no to the Pau Gasol trade with Memphis. Have some sense, Frank!



Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2008 2:49 pm
 

Rosenthal's Latest: Sabathia, Burnett, Fuentes, Gu

IF MCCOURT SEAD NO TO THE DEAL THEN THE FANS SHOULD BOY COTT THE DODGER GAMES BECOUSE THAT TELLING THE FAN HE DONT CARE IF THE DODGERS WIN OR LOSE AS LONG AS THEY GO TO THE GAME


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