Tag:Deck McGuire
Posted on: November 11, 2010 9:17 am
Edited on: November 11, 2010 11:07 am
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Jays have checked in on Greinke

Zack Greinke The Blue Jays are apparently very interested in the Kansas City Royals.

The Toronto Sun 's Bob Elliott writes that the Jays have called Kansas City about Zack Greinke. Elliott adds the Jays have also talked about Royal disappointment Alex Gordon.

According to Elliott, the Royals are looking for two "can't-miss prospects" in return for Greinke to start, and it would likely take well more than just two players. Of course, Gordon was once a "can't-miss prospect" so there's that to keep in mind.

The Jays have some decent prospects, but it would have to be some of their top talked, like Kyle Drabek, Deck McGuire or Anthony Gose to really get this job done. The Jays don't quite have the surplus of prospects yet to make this deal, but it an interesting proposition.

Greinke can decline a trade to 15 teams and according to ESPN's Jayson Stark , teams that have checked in with the Royals "have come away with the impression that he wouldn't approve a deal to ANY major-market East coast team (Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, Mets)." The Blue Jays are in a major market and in the Eastern time zone, but somehow I don't think Toronto is the kind of place Greinke, who has been diagnosed with social anxiety disorder, is looking to avoid.

UPDATE: Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star writes the Red Sox have already shown interest in Greinke, while the Rangers are expected to make a push for the 2009 Cy Young Award winner.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 5, 2010 3:19 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2011 11:38 am
 

Blue Jays' top prospects revealed

Kyle Drabek There's no better example of the instant impact Alex Anthopoulos has had on the Blue Jays than their No. 3 prospect as rated by Baseball America .

Outfielder Anthony Gose is third in the Toronto system, according to the magazine's annual rankings, but he's a relative newcomer. The Phillies acquired Gose from the Phillies in the three-team deal that sent Roy Oswalt to Philadelphia and Brett Wallace to Houston. To get Wallace, the Blue Jays sent Michael Taylor to the A's. Taylor was one of the three prospects Toronto got from Philadelphia in exchange for Roy Halladay, along with Kyle Drabek (pictured) and Travis D'Arnaud.

Drabek, by the way, is the team's top prospect, according to the list, and D'Arnaud is fourth. Four of the team's top five prospects came in trades. In addition to Drabek, Gose and D'Arnaud, right-hander Zach Stewart came over from the Reds in the trade for Scott Rolen (that was before Anthopoulos came aboard).

Here's the Top 10:
1. Kyle Drabek, rhp
2. Deck McGuire, rhp
3. Anthony Gose, of
4. Travis D'Arnaud, c
5. Zach Stewart, rhp
6. Asher Wojciechowski, rhp
7. J.P. Arencibia, c
8. Carlos Perez, c
9. Aaron Sanchez, rhp
10. Jake Marisnick, of

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 7, 2010 10:31 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:19 am
 

Toronto leaning right

The Toronto Blue Jays had a total of four first-round picks, including three in the compensation picks, and all four were used on right-handed pitchers.

The Blue Jays' first pick was Geogia Tech's Deck McGuire at 11, followed by California high schooler Aaron Sanchez (34), Texas high schooler Noah Syndergaard (38) and Asher Wojciechowski (41) from The Citadel.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

Posted on: June 7, 2010 6:03 pm
Edited on: June 7, 2010 6:29 pm
 

Some college players could be distracted

The MLB Draft begins at 7 p.m. Eastern, the same time as three NCAA Regional finals -- Alabama-Georgia Tech, Auburn-Clemson and Texas A&M-Miami. Two more games will have already started (St. John's-Virginia and Vanderbilt-Louisville) and two more will start after the draft begins (Washington State-Arkansas and Minnesota-Cal State Fullerton).

Think there may be some distracted players in those dugouts?

As the Mobile Press-Register's Gentry Estes points out , some, like Georgia Tech starter Deck McGuire won't have to worry about it -- because he pitched on Saturday. But others, like Alabama shortstop Josh Rutledge could be thinking about something other than who is covering second on a steal.

While the NFL and NBA drafts are done months after the conclussion of their season, the MLB Draft comes at an inopportune time for players thinking about their professional futures while playing in the most important games of their college careers.

Others playing tonight with a chance to get drafted are Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal, Arkansas third baseman Zack Cox, Arkansas outfielder/pitcher Brett Elbner and Minnesota catcher Michael Kvasnicka.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans


 
 
 
 
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