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Following a disappointing stretch that has seen the Giants below .500, and go just 2-8 in their most recent ten-game stretch, Brian Sabean is reportedly already looking to the trade market to assess what players he may be able to acquire to help right the ship in San Francisco as they try to defend their 2012 World Series Championship.
The Giants are arguably in need of a pitcher that will remain under team control beyond this season to help solidify a starting rotation that has become more of a question mark than the strength it used to be. They are also in need of a right-handed hitting outfielder due to the loss of Angel Pagan.
The Giants are looking around for a RHed hitting outfielder.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June 29, 2013
Among the outfield options being rumored is Alex Rios, a player once offered straight-up to the Giants for Tim Lincecum a few seasons back. In 76 games so far this season, Rios is batting .272/.331/.450 with 11 homers, 36 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. B...
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With his club struggling over the last couple of weeks, Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers may be looking to add another bat to the lineup.
This year is obviously not going to be the year for the Chicago Cubs. With a 35-45 record and three of the best teams in all of baseball in their division, it is going to take a miracle for the Cubs to make the post-season. It’s not that the Cubs have no talent this year, they just haven’t been able to put all of their pieces together at the same time (and the bullpen piece is...
Nice try, Eloy. You can’t have plus-plus power and be gritty.
The 2013 international free agency signing period starts July 2nd (Hey, that's tomorrow!). All international players who turn 16 by August 31st are eligible for free agency. Top prospects from Latin America typically sign shortly after they turn 16. Korean and Taiwanese prospects, on the other hand, are usually...
It's assumed by many that Matt Garza's trade value is high enough that he will almost certainly be traded. As I was last year, I remain unconvinced. Before we get into his actual trade value, the Cubs have three options with Garza.
Qualifying offer at the end of the season
The first two are connected and the third is for a separate post.
If the Cubs...
Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors
Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com reports that it’s no surprise to outfielder Alex Rios to hear that teams are seeking his services in the trade market. Levine points out that industry sources say the Rangers, Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants have been watching Rios from city to city.
This brings back memories of December 2007, that’s...
The White Sox are likely to be sellers at the deadline and teams are starting to take notice. While the White Sox may be sellers, they have made it clear that Paul Konerko and Chris Sale are not for sale. See what I did there?
The Diamondbacks, Rangers and Giants are starting to scout White Sox outfielder Alex Rios, according to ESPN's Bruce Levine.
It is unclear why...
Baseball America is reporting that the Cubs have agreed to terms with RHP Jefferson Mejia (#20 in TheAncientMarinner's rankings) for $850K. Mejia was eligible to sign last year, but had problems with his paperwork. As such, he is older than most of the top prospects being signed in this period. If he gets his paperwork sorted out, he could start playing right away...
The Chicago Cubs are poised to become major sellers once again this summer, just like they were last season when they dealt veterans such as Ryan Dempster, Paul Maholm and Geovany Soto. As the July 31 trade deadline approaches, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports the Cubs are "all but certain" to deal pitchers Matt Garza, Scott Feldman and Kevin Gregg.
It was the winter of 2007. Tim Lincecum had just finished his shortened rookie season with a 4.00 ERA, 150 strikeouts in 146.1 innings, but the Giants had finished in the basement of the NL West at 71-91. Barry Bonds wasn’t coming back. Alex Rios was two years away from being a free agent. The 26-year old Toronto Blue Jays outfielder had just had a career-high 24 home runs...
A reflection from Lunatic Fringe on the Tim Lincecum for Alex Rios Trade That Never Was… Or Will Be?
A look at why the San Francisco Giants should be focusing on the objectives rather than the goal from Miracle At Coogan’s Bluff.
A great review of Gregor Blanco‘s success as a substitute for Angel Pagan from Lefty Malo.
Buster Posey and Brandon Belt lineup rosterbation...
The San Diego Padres are surprisingly in the race in the NL West and appear to be buyers at the deadline. The Padres are looking to add to their rotation at the deadline and already have a couple of guys that they are targeting.
The Padres are "enamored" with Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta, according to Bill Center of U-T San Diego. Another target, according to Center...
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett has called it a season after agreeing to undergo surgery for his thoracic outlet syndrome. It was from nerve irritation near his neck which caused numbness in his throwing hand. The surgery calls for him to be out for three-to-five months which basically will call for his season to come to an end. It should be noted that St. Louis...
The San Francisco Giants, as we know, are struggling. Big time. Their rotation is struggling, their bullpen is struggling and they are failing to knock in runs. In their last 13 games, the Giants have averaged 2.3 runs per game. If you want my analysis on that, I'll give it to you. It's not good. That is leaving the team looking for hitting through the free agent and trade...
I don’t think anybody is overreacting if they are a little worried about the state of Diamondbacks right now. The real question is, does the team feel the same way? If you’ve been following the national baseball writers closely at all, you’ll see that the Diamondbacks are brought up probably just as much as any other team as a strong possibility to make a trade before the deadline.
Chase Utley is a name being thrown around internally by the Dodgers, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Not much to substantiate it other than his sources, but it feels like this rumor was inevitable.
From 2005-2009, Utley put up a line of .301/.388/.535/.922. Add plus-plus defense at second base to that equation, and you have a potential future Hall Of Famer. Unfortunately,...