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Posted on: June 16, 2009 10:44 am

Jonathan Sanchez's value

The San Jose Mercury News reports the Giants have not acknowledged that they are shopping Jonathan Sanchez, but league sources said the 26-year-old lefty has been an active name as the club seeks a power bat for the middle of the lineup.

However, Sanchez's performance has dropped his trade value.  According to scouts, an all-around drop in the quality of his stuff and control issues are to blame.  The sources alsy say the Indians were once interested but have since backed off.

A Giants source said the team was not close to making any deals but they have talked to the Texas Rangers about 3B Hank Blalock, but he isn't considered an ideal fit.
Posted on: May 29, 2009 2:31 pm
Edited on: May 29, 2009 3:33 pm

Heyman On Peavy, Astros, Greene

A new column from SI's Jon Heyman...

  • If you are sick of hearing about Jake Peavy now, just wait until later this summer.  The pitcher's no-trade clause has "wreaked havoc" on the Padres, but they'll keep trying to trade him.  There are competing opinions as to which teams Peavy would accept a trade, but the Cubs and Dodgers seem to be named most often.  Neither club is a perfect match.  Over at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Michael Hunt discusses the Brewers possibility; he worries that Peavy's contract could become a burden for the Brew Crew.
  • Heyman discusses the situation with Astros manager Cecil Cooper.  Could he be fired so soon after having his option picked up?  Heyman believes Ed Wade might be a bigger problem, and even suggests that "privately [Shawn Chacon's] inappropriate actions were cheered by some other players."  Astros owner Drayton McLane told Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle that a dismissal of Cooper is "not in the cards," yet Wade doesn't believe in giving votes of confidence.
  • Heyman talked to one person close to shortstop Khalil Greene who "could see the 29-year-old walking away from the game after this season."  Update: Greene's on the DL.
  • A competing exec told Heyman he wouldn't be stunned to see the Giants dangle Matt Cain, even though they haven't yet.  Heyman suggests gauging the value of Jonathan Sanchez first makes sense.
Posted on: May 28, 2009 3:35 pm
Edited on: May 28, 2009 9:52 pm

Stark On Peavy, Oswalt, Phillies, DeRosa, Giants

Let's take a look at the latest Rumblings and Grumblings column from ESPN's Jayson Stark.

  • The Padres' recent winning streak has not changed their intention of trading Jake Peavy.  The Dodgers and Cubs are in Peavy's first tier of choices, follwed by the Giants, Cardinals, and Astros.  The Angels would be the one AL team he'd consider.  The East Coast is a long shot.  Also, Peavy will want his 2011-13 partial no-trade clause to become a full no-trade.  Peavy's friend Roy Oswalt has been unsuccessful in lobbying Astros owner Drayton McLane, as the 'Stros can't take on Peavy's contract.  As for the Dodgers, GM Ned Colletti told the L.A. Times he hasn't talked to the Padres about Peavy since the pitcher vetoed the White Sox deal.
  • Stark talked to scouts who believe Oswalt has "lost his edge" and needs a change of scenery.  The Phillies have inquired on him, but they've asked about everyone: Peavy, Brandon Webb, Roy Halladay, Doug Davis, Erik Bedard, Cliff Lee, Aaron Harang, Brad Penny, Chris Young and Jason Marquis.  Popular Phillies trade targets include Lou Marson, Jason Donald, Carlos Carrasco, Travis D'Arnaud, Freddy Galvis, Kyle Drabek, Dominic Brown, and Antonio Bastardo.
  • The Braves are interested in bringing Mark DeRosa back to Atlanta.  He came up with them and was non-tendered in '04 after tearing his ACL.  But to deal young arms, the Braves would want an impact bat.  Stark says they're "mostly listening" rather than shopping Jeff Francoeur.  His trade value is difficult to gauge.
  • The Mets seem content to wait out the first base trade market.
  • The Giants seek a middle-of-the-order bat, and Jonathan Sanchez is being dangled.  Three targets they haven't had success on are Dan Uggla, Jorge Cantu, and possibly Carlos Lee.  Lee, according to one Stark source, doesn't intend to waive his no-trade for anyone.
Posted on: May 24, 2009 8:42 pm

Giants Inquire On Uggla

Juan C. Rodriguez at the Sun-Sentinel says the Giants have had preliminary discussions with the Marlins about second baseman Dan Uggla, "though they are not believed to have reached general manager level."

This jives with reports that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria wants "substantive changes" for his team. Rodriguez says the Giants would almost certainly have to part with Matt Cain or Jonathan Sanchez if such a deal were to go through.

Rodriguez also speculates that the Giants might be kicking the tires on Nick Johnson and Mark DeRosa in their quest for a bat.

Posted on: May 18, 2009 12:28 pm
Edited on: May 18, 2009 3:55 pm

Odds & Ends: Mets, Cubs, Astros

Links for Monday...

Posted on: February 28, 2009 4:28 pm

Today's Signings: Sanchez, Weaver, Galarraga

MLBTR has an update on major league signings for today based on e-mail communication with Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman. His article is here.

Florida Marlins - Anibal Sanchez, $400,000
L.A. Angels - Jered Weaver, $465,000
Arizona Diamondbacks - Tony Pena, $430,000
Detroit Tigers - Armando Galarraga, $430,000
San Francisco Giants - Jonathan Sanchez, $455,000

Posted on: February 14, 2009 4:26 pm

Is Lowry Trade Bait?

Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports from Spring Training about the fifth starter in San Francisco--and potential moves surrounding the competition.

Baggarly cites GM Brian Sabean as having said that the fifth starter job belongs to Jonathan Sanchez. That leaves Noah Lowry without a spot in the San Francisco rotation. Will he be traded soon?

While that is an option, Baggarly also notes that Lowry has an option remaining, meaning he could pitch at AAA Fresno for a time. Lowry could begin asking for a trade from there, but with the way his contract is set up, such a move seems unlikely at this time.

Posted on: February 11, 2009 6:38 pm
Edited on: February 12, 2009 8:55 pm

Sabean Can't Imagine Trading Sanchez

According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Giants GM Brian Sabean can't imagine trading Jonathan Sanchez for a bat.

Sanchez is pencilled in as the Giants' fifth starter, behind Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Randy Johnson and Barry Zito. Noah Lowry would have to pitch extremely well in Spring Training to take the job from Sanchez.

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