Thursday, July 31, 2008
Roster Notes, Big Trades Edition
- Ken Griffey has approved a trade to the White Sox; the Reds will get reliever Nick Masset and minor league 2B Danny Richar in exchange. A nice deal for the Sox, who get the last couple months of a productive DH, who will be a free agent at the end of the season. Also via AP.
- Will Carroll reports of a three-way deal yet unfinished between the Marlins, Red Sox, and Pirates that would put Manny Ramirez in a Florida uniform:
Marlins get Manny Ramirez, one prospect (Red Sox), and cash (likely covering Ramirez’s remaining salary)The deal isn't done yet because of dickering over the prospect. The situation is "fluid" according to the AP.
Pirates get Jeremy Hermida and three prospects (two Marlins, one Red Sox)
Red Sox get Jason Bay and John Grabow
Update: The deal is "tentative" according to the Palm Beach Post.
Update 2: Deal's off, per MLB.com.
- Update 3: The Mariners sent Arthur Rhodes to the Marlins for RHP Gaby Hernandez. Lookout Landing likes the deal:
This is the sort of #6-10 organizational prospect I was hoping to get. To summarize, we just turned a spring training NRI retread into one of the better high-level arms in the system. A good way to start the day. Nice job, Lee. This is exactly what a bad team is supposed to do with veteran relievers for which it has minimal use.
Actually, I forgot about Casey Blake.
So, assuming Torre goes with the optimum Dodgers' lineup, that means $27 million will be sitting on the bench every day. McCourt can't be happy about that, although I suppose a WS title would make it easier to swallow. Not that I think the Dodgers will come close to getting there, but stranger things have happened.