Yet More Trade Rumors
Dr. D has always enjoyed word clouds.....

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As we head into the last day of non-sports activity.  I think I read that this week contains the only 3 days of the year in which there's really no pro sports activity going on.  That must presume that an NFL week counts as a sports week, or do they play hockey during that little period after the NBA's done and MLB hasn't started?  :: shrug ::

Anyway, as Calvin said, BOOOOO-RRRRRRING

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In an MLB chat transcript, Jeffrey Todd brought up several players nobody has talked about, and said this about Jacob DeGrom:

I think I expect him to be moved more than most anyone else. He's throwing better than anyone and there are just two years of control left. Def don't think they have to do it, but it's a heck of an opportunity to do so with nothing approaching a high-end rental arm available.
So ... I might be at like 33%. Feel like the way he's treated elsewhere folks want to put really long odds. I think they're better.

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Would a deal for DeGrom be any less sudden or expected than the Segura/Maniger deals or several others?  :: shrug :: again...  Todd continues with assessing the fetid Orioles situation:

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Linda
3:34
Are O's pitchers Gausman and Bundy on the trade block?
Jeffrey Todd
3:34
So compare this situation to Machado. They can sit back and see if any teams really start coming hard for those guys. If not, no worries. But they should be open to considering it.

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But of course Zach Britton is the bigger piece to look at, now that Machado's gone.  Todd goes on to opine that Mike Moustakas can be had reasonably, which matches up with what Johns has said about the M's wanting to add an OF with thump (due to Heredia's woes).

On Bumgarner, apparently the Giants aren't interested in dealing:

MadBum
3:37
Chanceability I end the season in Yankee pinstripes?
Jeffrey Todd
3:37
nearing 0

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This was amusing:

Peter
3:56
A coworker told me the Mariners could get Jacob deGrom for Robinson Cano because the Mets need a veteran presence after only winning 39 games. It got me thinking: what is the most lopsided/ridiculous trade proposal you've heard (here or otherwise)?
Jeffrey Todd
3:57
Maybe that one, honestly.

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Shin-Soo Choo is hitting his usual .300/.400/.500, which would make him the M's best offensive player probably, and he's played some OF this season.  Todd sez:

What chance to you see the Rangers trading Choo to the Indians for a top pitching prospect?
Jeffrey Todd
4:00
0%
4:01
I mean maybe they somehow work out a deal to send Choo to CLE, but the return will be "taking some of the remaining salary obligation plus a throw-in player."

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Finally a dedicated M's Q:

Any news on the Mariners? I know this FO likes to keep things quiet but I haven't hear anything and they will almost certainly make a deal or two before the deadline
Jeffrey Todd
4:05
Total silence. They have to be eyeing significant moves and also preparing for some targeted strikes if that doesn't work. OF/1B bat and SP seem like clear targets to me.

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Just a few names off the beaten track for once.  As usual, the "popular" SP targets on the market are Happ, Eovaldi, Hamels, Archer, Ross, Fulmer, and Bumgarner. Now Skaggs and Heaney are rumored.

Enjoy,

Dr D

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Hard to imagine they'd trade either within the division. If Heaney is truly, finally healthy and even if he's not related to Seamus, I'd take either. Hell, I'd take both.

I don't think Moustakis has ever played an inning in the OF so that seems a bit far-fetched. Also, no idea what we'd do with another 1B once we had Cano back. Isn't that the 1B bat we're looking for?

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...exactly what we need. If only there were a way to get one without weakening another part of our playoff run this year.

I‘m not sure Seattle is willing to pay the price that would take. Especially ending up with six guys for five slots next year.

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