Tag:Chad Tracy
Posted on: May 7, 2010 12:13 pm
Edited on: May 7, 2010 12:48 pm

Cubs to call up shortstop Castro

Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune reports the Cubs are calling up shortstop Starlin Castro and plan on inserting him into the lineup immediately.

The 20-year-old is hitting .376 with one homer, 14 extra-base hits and 20 RBI in 26 games with Double-A Tennessee.

Reports claim manager Lou Piniella plans to start Castro at short, move Ryan Theriot to second base and send Chad Tracy to the minors.


Posted on: December 3, 2009 1:25 pm

Rockies agenda

The Rockies are expected to address reliever Rafael Betancourt at the winter meetings.  If he declines the arbitration offer, the Denver Post suggests the Phillies and the Red Sox are interested, and would not be hindered by losing the draft picks.

The same post also suggests the Rockies have expressed interest in infielders Chad Tracy and Bobby Crosby.  Both would be used to relieve Todd Helton and Ian Stewart at the corner infield spots.


Posted on: March 5, 2009 11:48 am
Edited on: March 5, 2009 8:30 pm

A-Rod Has Torn Labrum In Hip

7:12pm: All A-Rod, All the time...Tom Verducci notes that the A-Rod injury is a sign of a bigger problem, that the Yankees are getting old. Verducci also notes that Mark Teixeira is the player that will be most impacted without A-Rod's protection and the pressure to live up to the new contract...The New York Post has another comprehensive list of possible A-Rod replacements. The two intradivisional options at the top of their list seem like a long-shot...Ken Davidoff wonders if some time away will help Yankees fans appreciate what they have with A-Rod...Rob Neyer can't help but wonder if the Yankees are going to have to eat a good chunk of the $178MM they still owe A-Rod.

5:30pm: Even more from Abraham with special bonus audio of Brian Cashman: Abraham says surgery is necessary at some point, but that the Yankees are hoping that rest and rehab will be enough to hold off the surgery until after the season. Abraham notes that Mike Lowell tried the same tactic last season after his injury was discovered in June, but the injury got so bad he was held off the playoff roster.

3:27pm: More details from Abraham: A-Rod has a torn hip labrum that would take four months to repair surgically. He won't play in the WBC and he'll play less in Spring Training to try to return soon. Marc Craig of the Star-Ledger writes that A-Rod's out indefinitely and could still need surgery.  The New York Daily News offers more, including analysis from various doctors.

2:40pm: Peter Abraham of The Journal News talked to Yankees GM Brian Cashman, who said Rodriguez's cyst was drained and they will attempt rest and rehab rather than surgery.

12:59pm: Joel Sherman of the New York Post offers other ideas for third base if A-Rod is to be out for a considerable length of time: Scott Rolen, Melvin Mora, Brandon Inge, Hank Blalock, Chone Figgins, Adrian Beltre, Blake DeWitt, Martin Prado, and Mark Teahen.

12:17pm: ESPN's Peter Gammons comments about the injury, wondering if mid-May is a best case scenario.  Gammons speculates that Garrett Atkins or Chad Tracy could be fits for the Yanks, but the price for Atkins could be high.  River Ave. Blues likes Mark Grudzielanek or possibly Bobby Crosby as other external options, while ESPN's Buster Olney speculates on Bill Hall (who is recovering from a torn calf).  Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle wonders if Bobby Crosby could fit.

ESPN's Stephania Bell suggests ten weeks could be a light estimate, if Rodriguez has a labral tear.

10:40am: ESPN's Enrique Rojas talked to Alex Rodriguez's brother, who says the Yankees third baseman will miss about ten weeks due to hip surgery to remove a cyst.  A ten week rehab would put A-Rod at a mid-May return, so he could miss a quarter of the season.  A-Rod's brother told MLB.com the operation will be performed Monday.  The Yankees haven't confirmed anything yet though.  It probably makes sense to hold off on replacement speculation until we get official word on the injury.

Check out my instant fantasy take on the situation over at RotoAuthority.

Posted on: July 30, 2008 10:35 pm
Edited on: July 31, 2008 11:41 am

Adam Dunn Rumors

THURSDAY, 10:33am: SI.com's Jon Heyman says the Reds seek players such as Jeff Niemann and Jeremy Hellickson in a Dunn trade.  Niemann probably could be had.

WEDNESDAY, 10:13pm: Finally, some Dunn rumors.  ESPN's Jayson Stark says the Rays are talking with the Reds about Dunn, though he's their Plan B to Jason Bay.  I imagine Dunn would DH for the Rays.

9:25pm: According to SI.com's Jon Heyman, the Diamondbacks offered Chad Tracy to the Reds for Adam Dunn.  He says another NL team has also inquired on Dunn.

However, GM Walt Jocketty said a few hours ago he hadn't talked to anyone about Dunn today.

Posted on: July 30, 2008 11:35 am

Rosenthal's Latest: Ibanez, Ohman, Fuentes

The latest from rumor guru Ken Rosenthal:

  • The Mariners are not having much luck stirring interest in Jarrod Washburn and Raul Ibanez.  Only the Mets are seriously looking at Ibanez, and they don't like the price.  The D'Backs aren't interested.  Exacerbating the situation is that interim GM Lee Pelekoudas may feel compelled to make a good impression on the higher-ups.
  • The Braves chose Casey Kotchman and Stephen Marek over an offer of Chad Tracy and Micah Owings from the D'Backs.  I'm surprised the Diamondbacks didn't go a little further.  The Braves tried to expand the deal and send Will Ohman to the Angels, but a match could not be found.  Ohman remains likely to go, with the Rays, Cardinals, and Red Sox named as suitors.
  • Rosenthal notes that the Angels have a ton of offseason decisions to make, with club options and free agents all over the place.
  • The Rockies might be slightly more willing to trade Brian Fuentes following recent losses.  However, they still want a young starting pitcher for him.
Posted on: July 28, 2008 6:31 pm
Edited on: July 29, 2008 1:34 am

Mark Teixeira Rumors: Monday

12:10am: SI.com's Jon Heyman is hearing the Braves are locked in on the D'Backs, so I'm not sure who to believe.  Heyman believes the Rays could be the fallback.

11:42pm: Jack Magruder of the East Valley Tribune has a source saying there's "no way" the D'Backs acquire Teixeira or Manny Ramirez.  The Braves proposed a package of Scherzer, Parker, and Tracy for Tex.  Sounds like these two teams are not close to being on the same page.

11:29pm: MLB.com's Mark Bowman checks in.  His source says the Yankees, Rays, and Angels are more likely to acquire Teixeira than the D'Backs.  Frank Wren isn't having the Tracy over Jackson idea.

11:06pm: Buster Olney heard from sources that the Braves are leaning toward the D'Backs.  He believes a deal could be structured around Tracy and a non-Scherzer pitching prospect.  Will Carroll believes the Braves have two solid offers and a third on the way, and Tex could be traded by tomorrow.

10:32pm: Ken Rosenthal has the D'Backs as frontrunners for Tex, noting that they'll trade Tracy but not Jackson.  Micah Owings or a prospect not named Scherzer or Parker could also be included.  Tracy and Owings does seem superior to two draft picks.  Rosenthal notes that the D'Backs would not attempt to re-sign Teixeira after the season.  Meanwhile, Will Carroll heard that the Orioles and Dodgers also inquired.

9:39pm: Steve Gilbert of MLB.com has a source saying the D'Backs don't want to part with Conor Jackson, Max Scherzer, or Jarrod Parker for Teixeira.

7:12pm: David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution talked to GM Frank Wren, who says the Braves have deals on the table right now for Teixeira.  Wren is still trying to find the best deal.

6:38pm: The Braves are now taking bids for Teixeira.  ESPN's Jayson Stark says the teams in the mix are the D'Backs, Red Sox, Rays, and Angels.  Still, Arizona seems the most logical fit.  The Angels won't trade Casey Kotchman, and the Braves don't care for Kendry Morales.

5:08pm: According to Yahoo's Steve Henson, negotiations between the Braves and Diamondbacks for first baseman Mark Teixeira are "pretty far along."  Henson talked to a front office source from another team interested in Tex.  The Braves reportedly want a prospect plus Chad Tracy or Conor Jackson

ESPN's Keith Law wrote earlier today that the Braves have at least four suitors for Teixeira.

Posted on: July 27, 2008 10:59 am
Edited on: July 27, 2008 2:59 pm

Teixeira To D'Backs Unfounded

"A D-Backs executive called the speculation 'rumors without any real basis.' An attempt to obtain Teixeira, who is a free agent after 2008, would fly in the face of the D-Backs way of operating, which is to build for the future on a conservative, mid-market budget."

Conor Jackson and Chad Tracy were two names mentioned as pieces, but with Teixeira set to make upwards of $20MM per year next season and CoJack not even in arbitration yet, it never made a whole lot of sense.  Chad Tracy and prospects Jarrod Parker and Dallas Buck were suggested to be in consideration by Peter Gammons but apparently that is a non-story.

From Jack Magruder of the East Valley Tribune, there appears to be no substance to Arizona's interest in Mark Teixeira as reported by Ken Rosenthal yesterday.  Says Macgruder,

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