Monday, December 3, 2007

Winter Meetings- - Day 1

The rumors are flying around like freaking mosquitoes. Starting pitchers seem to me the hot commodity this year, as Johan Santana, Dan Haren, Joe Blanton, Dontrelle Willis, Jason Jennings, and Livan Hernandez have all been linked to The Mets. The thing is, no one is interested in any of the mets prospects besides Carlos Gomez. So I think Omar will sign one of his over-the-hill former Expo. For Example, Bartolo Colon or Livan Hernandez. Thought, I wouldnt mind if we got Bartolo Colon, just as long as we give Mike Pelfrey and Phillip Humber a chance at starting consistently. But anyways, back to the winter meetings. There have been a few trades, here they are...

  • The Devil Rays have traded OF Elijah Dukes to the Nationals for P Glen Gibson.
  • The Diamondbacks have traded OF Carlos Quentin to the White Sox for 1B Chris Carter.
Many other thing have been discussed. Such as Free Agent possibilities and possible trades...

  • SP Andy Pettite will pitch for The Yankees in 2008. He will earn $16 million in 08.
  • The Royals are pursuing OF Jose Guillen very aggressively.
  • SP Matt Clement is drawing interest from the Blue Jays and Mariners.. The Phillies also have some interest in the former Red Sox.
  • Peter Gammons thinks that the Cabrera deal could get done, because The Marlins have lessened their demand.
  • The Dodgers have made an offer to free-agent OF Andruw Jones. The deal is believed to be worth $32 million over a 2-year period.
  • The Rangers and Padres are believed to have interest in trading for Cubs SP Mark Prior.
  • The Orioles are seeking "4 top Prospects" for SP Erik Bedard.. Count us out.
  • The Rockies and Mariners have interest in free-agent 2B Marcus Giles.
  • How about a return of OF Xavier Nady? He's on the trading block..
Thats all for now folks.. please leave comments or suggestions.