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Saturday afternoon trade rumors

Posted on: July 30, 2011 1:07 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2011 2:04 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

We're approaching the 24-hour mark on the countdown to the MLB's non-waiver trade deadline and things are definitely starting to heat up. We've seen the Phillies make a huge splash by acquiring Hunter Pence, and already Saturday two trades have been agreed upon -- the Tigers getting starting pitcher Doug Fister (Knobler) and the Brewers acquiring Jerry Hairston (Miller). There's bound to be more on what should be a big day in Major League Baseball. Let's dive in to what we've seen thus far -- 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.

Ubaldo Jimenez's name just won't go away, so let's sum up all the rumors here. Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports not much has changed, as the Yankees and Red Sox have the best shot, while the Indians and Blue Jays are on the fringe -- also reporting that the Rockies might just keep Jimenez. The Yankees are "all over" him, reports ESPN's Tim Kirkjian. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the price for Jimenez may go down, though Troy Renck of the Denver Post says it won't. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports the Yankees and Rockies aren't even close to finding "common ground" on Jimenez's value. SI.com's Jon Heyman has the Red Sox, Reds, Blue Jays, Indians and Yankees in on Jimenez.

• The Twins are unlikely to trade Jason Kubel or Michael Cuddyer, reports Miller.

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• The Rangers are after White Sox reliever Matt Thornton, reports Rosenthal. He added that the White Sox want starter Derek Holland in return, but the Rangers wouldn't do that unless they got a starter like John Danks in return.

Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports the Red Sox have discussed a deal for Josh Willingham and Rich Harden with the A's.

Jim Bowden of ESPN reports the Red Sox have pulled out in front in the race for Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda, though he was emphatic the Cardinals wouldn't trade Colby Rasmus. Rosenthal reports the Red Sox interest picked up after Erik Bedard's bad start Friday night. Olney reports the Yankees and Dodgers haven't discussed Kiroda for a bit.

• The Phillies called the Twins about Jim Thome, reports ESPN's Jayson Stark.

• Finally, having lost out on Pence, the Braves are looking for outfield alternatives. Marlon Byrd of the Cubs could be an option, reports David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Rosenthal reports the Braves are "almost certain" to land someone before the deadline, naming B.J. Upton, Michael Bourn, Ryan Ludwick, Josh Willingham and Carlos Quentin. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports Bourn is definitely on the Braves' radar. Bob Nightengale of USA Today says the Braves are heavily in on Quentin. Of course, Nightengale also notes the Red Sox are hot after Quentin. And Fox Sports reports the Indians, Nationals, Braves and Reds are after Bourn.

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Posted on: December 8, 2011 8:12 pm
 

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Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2011 5:59 pm
 

Saturday afternoon trade rumors

Intriguing that the Phillies would call Minnesota about Jim Thome. He could contribute to a winner in the playoffs off the bench. I'm still begging the Twins to realize this is an opportunity to add some prospects for Thome, Delmon Young, Jason Kubel, Michael Cuddyer, Matt Capps, Kevin Slowey, and maybe some others. My SELL!! blog: 



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Saturday afternoon trade rumors

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Since: Oct 19, 2010
Posted on: July 30, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Saturday afternoon trade rumors

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Since: Oct 19, 2010
Posted on: July 30, 2011 3:32 pm
 

Saturday afternoon trade rumors

silly



Since: Jul 8, 2011
Posted on: July 30, 2011 1:11 pm
 

Saturday afternoon trade rumors

sox need to do something...buchholtz is a useless head case too afraid to pitch in a pennant race


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