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Postby Super GM » Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:09 pm

Just for today! Somebody have mercy! I'm dieing here without the latest trade rumors!!!!!!!!
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Postby Guest » Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:36 pm

i have a friend who sends me the info when they update it. there really isnt anything noteworthy on insider. you will find out faster listening to radio.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:49 pm

you can sign up for a free trial. they let you cancel anytime within 30 days and you owe them nothing.
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Postby jebatzel » Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:27 pm

what do you need I have ESPN insider?

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Postby Super GM » Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:33 pm

Everything you can get JB! Anything you can get! That would be awesome. How much time's left for Schuerholz to pull off a blockbuster?
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Postby Shitney™ » Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:36 pm

less than 25 minutes
How much time's left for Schuerholz to pull off a blockbuster?


you did hear that montreal has decided not to trade Vaz right?
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Postby Super GM » Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:43 pm

Shitney™ wrote:less than 25 minutes
How much time's left for Schuerholz to pull off a blockbuster?


you did hear that montreal has decided not to trade Vaz right?
You're kidding right?
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Postby Shitney™ » Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:46 pm

no Jason Stark reported 'that montreal won't be making any trades' during the opening minutes of espn's trade special
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Postby jebatzel » Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:46 pm

Yanks get Boone; Sox get Suppan

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Sidney Ponson
Orioles
Giants
Astros
Cardinals
Braves
Mariners
Red Sox Jul. 31 - The Price for Ponson might be coming down, reports ESPN.com's Jayson Stark, who also is hearing the Orioles might be asking teams who want Ponson to also take Jason Johnson and his $3.9 million salary.
In Thursday's editions, though, the Washington Post reported the Giants had emerged as the top contender for Ponson, having offered young right-hander Kurt Ainsworth -- the Giants' No. 1 draft pick in 1999 -- in exchange. But the paper indicated the Orioles are seeking at least one more player in addition to Ainsworth.

The Astros also have made a play for Ponson, with the Post reporting an offer of right fielder Richard Hidalgo. But according to the paper, Baltimore wants the discussion to start with third baseman Morgan Ensberg, instead.



WHO INTERESTED THE SKINNY

Aaron Boone
Reds
Yankees Jul. 31 - In the first big deal of the day Thursday, the Yankees have acquired Boone in exchange for pitching prospect Brandon Claussen and $3 million in cash. Earlier, it was reported that Cincinnati also would ship left-hander Gabe White to New York, but reports say he was not included in this deal but could be sent to the Yankees in a subsequent trade.


WHO INTERESTED THE SKINNY

Jeff Suppan
Pirates
Red Sox Jul. 31 - Boston apparently has won the Suppan derby, sending third-baseman Freddy Sanchez and other prospects to the Pirates for Suppan and injured reliever Brandon Lyon, whom the Red Sox sent to Pittsburgh for Scott Sauerbeck last week.


WHO INTERESTED THE SKINNY

Robin Ventura
Yankees
Mariners
Dodgers Jul. 31 - With the Yankees having acquired Aaron Boone from Cincinnati on Thursday, rumors of Ventura's future began to float out. The Seattle Times suggested the Mariners, who also made a bid for Boone, could try to pick him up, and ESPN's Peter Gammons suggests the Dodgers as another possible destination.


WHO INTERESTED THE SKINNY

Kelvim Escobar
Blue Jays
Red Sox
Phillies
Braves
Cardinals
Giants Jul. 31 - With an hour to go before the deadline, ESPN.com's Jayson Stark is hearing that Escobar might wind up staying put after all.
The Cardinals reportedly tried to work out a couple of different multi-team scenarios to get Escobar, but they all ultimately fell through. The Phillies, Braves and Giants also had expressed interest, and one reports said the Yankees could get into the mix, as well.



WHO INTERESTED THE SKINNY

Gabe White
Reds
Yankees
A's Jul. 31 - White apparently was left out of the deal that sent Aaron Boone to the Yankees, but word is he still is likely to wind up in New York via a subsequent trade. But White is also among the setup relievers Oakland GM Billy Beane has identified as possible trade targets, according to the Oakland Tribune. Beane reportedly was close to landing Scott Williamson from Cincinnati before Boston won that battle.


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Reggie Sanders
Pirates
Royals
Marlins Jul. 31 - Kansas City now looks like Sanders' new home. He had been receiving big interest from the Marlins for a time, but that appears to have cooled. Sanders is making only $1 million this season on a one-year deal.


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Brian Giles
Pirates
Padres
Yankees
Royals
Mariners Jul. 31 - The Padres haven't given up on getting Giles from Pittsburgh. But while they continue to haggle over the Jason Kendall part of the deal, Giles' name is popping up elsewhere.
The Pirates reportedly called the Phillies to see if they wanted Giles, but reports indicate Pittsburgh was asking for too much in return. The Yankees want to make a big deal by the deadline, and Giles is among the outfielders on their shopping list. However, the Pirates haven't approached Giles or his agent about waiving his no-trade clause.

The Kansas City Star reports the Royals still are looking for an impact bat, with GM Allard Baird saying there still are three hitters on the market that meet that definition. The paper indicates Giles is among those three.



WHO INTERESTED THE SKINNY

Ryan Klesko
Padres
Yankees Jul. 31 - If the Padres do pull off the Brian Giles deal, ESPN.com's Jayson Stark is hearing they could turn around and offer Klesko to the Yankees, who are looking for a big-name outfielder. Klesko has 20 homers and 59 RBIs this season, and his on-base percentage is .352.


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Vladimir Guerrero
Expos
Yankees Jul. 31 - ESPN.com's Jayson Stark is hearing the league office, which is running the Expos, won't allow them to deal either Guerrero or Javier Vazquez. That puts to rest rumors of the Yankes making a run at Guerrero, which was all the buzz on Wednesday.
Expos GM Omar Minaya told the New York Times he spoke with the Yankees on Wednesday, but not about Guerrero. He added that any offer for Guerrero would have to overwhelm him. "I could be a seller if somebody really gives me a very, very good deal," Minaya told the Times.

Rumors Wednesday suggested Yankees owner George Steinbrenner wanted to make a run at a big-name outfielder like Guererro in response to recent moves by the division-rival Red Sox.



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J.D. Drew
Cardinals
Yankees
Marlins
Mariners
A's
Padres Jul. 31 - Add New York to the list of teams pressing the Cardinals about the availability of Drew, whom St. Louis manager Tony La Russa reportedly has said he does not want traded.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports New York has offered Jeff Weaver for Drew and Brett Tomko, with Tomko thrown in mostly to offset the impact of Weaver's salary on the Cardinals' payroll. However, the paper indicated St. Louis is unlikely to bite on that deal, especially when they have so many others from which to choose.

The rumored deals: Three-way with Florida and Pittsburgh for Jeff Suppan; three-way with Oakland and Toronto for Kelvim Escobar; four-way with Oakland, Toronto and Boston to bring Boston's Casey Fossum and another pitcher to St. Louis; straight up with Seattle for Freddy Garcia; straight up with Florida for a starting pitcher and all-star second baseman Luis Castillo, with Drew and second baseman Bo Hart going to Florida; straight up with San Diego for Kevin Jarvis.



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Darin Erstad
Angels
Yankees Jul. 31 - After trading pitcher Scott Schoeneweis earlier this week, the Angels dropped hints that weren't done dealing, and even that they hoped to pull off an even bigger deal. Thursday's New York Post indicates that bigger deal could involve sending Erstad to the Yankees.


WHO INTERESTED THE SKINNY

Freddy Garcia
Mariners
Cardinals
Giants
Red Sox Jul. 31 - The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports the proposed deal to send Garcia to St. Louis for J.D. Drew was sputtering, but the Mariners still are offering the right-hander in trade. The Giants might be interested, apparently nervous about entering a pennant race with two rookies in the starting rotation. However, reports Wednesday indicated the Giants lost interest when the Mariners asked for third baseman Pedro Felilz in return.
The Times also reported Wednesday that Boston offered Trot Nixon for Garcia, but Seattle needs a third baseman more than an outfielder and asked instead for Bill Mueller. The Red Sox declined.



WHO INTERESTED THE SKINNY

Rondell White
Padres
Twins
Marlins
Mariners Jul. 31 - Scratch Kansas City from the list of possible destinations for White, but add Minnesota. ESPN.com's Jayson Stark suggests the Twins could get in on White with the possibility of getting Rafael Palmeiro or Juan Gonzalez looking slim.
Meanwhile, the Kansas City Star notes that White doesn't appear to be on Kansas City's shopping list. So if Minnesota doesn't get in the mix, that leaves only Florida. But Stark reported Wednesday that the Marlins apparently had backed off somewhat because of increased production from rookie Miguel Cabrera (12-for-29, .414 average, .793 slugging percentage in his last seven games) and the team's more-pressing need for a relief pitcher.



WHO INTERESTED THE SKINNY

Pat Hentgen
Orioles
Cardinals Jul. 31 - The Baltimore Sun and St. Louis Post Dispatch report that Hentgen going to the Cardinals is a distinct possibility. Hentgen once won 15 games for Tony La Russa and Dave Duncan in 2000. The name heard most often by ESPN.com's Jayson Stark as going to Baltimore in exchange? Faded pitching prospect Jimmy Journell, currently 5-6 with a 4.15 ERA in 36 appearances (seven starts) for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. Journell was a combined 15-6 in the minors in 2001 but slipped to 5-7 in 2002 after offseason elbow surgery.


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Jeff Weaver
Yankees
Astros
Cardinals Jul. 31 - One day after reports circulated that New York had decided not to deal Weaver, the Yankees' sudden interest in acquiring a big-name bat has Weaver's name in play again. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports New York has offered Jeff Weaver for Drew and Brett Tomko, with Tomko thrown in mostly to offset the impact of Weaver's salary on the Cardinals' payroll. However, the paper indicated St. Louis is unlikely to bite on that deal.
Recent reports have indicated Houston had been scouting Weaver recently, and the Astros are desperately seeking pitching after placing Roy Oswalt on the DL on Wednesday.



WHO INTERESTED THE SKINNY

Jason Johnson
Orioles
Giants Jul. 31 - The Contra Costa Times reports the Giants are more likely to acquire Johnson in a deadline-deal than some of the other big-name pitchers in whom they're supposedly interested. Johnson isn't eligible for salary arbitration until after the 2004 season and also pitched very well against the Giants at Pac Bell last year.


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Adrian Beltre
Dodgers
Yankees?
Mariners?
Jul. 31 - If the Dodgers land Aaron Boone, the might turn around and try to interest the Yankees in Beltre, whom they've been trying to unload since last winter. Boone and Beltre both make $3.7 million and are eligible for arbitration. The Mariners are also seeking Boone and might be convinces to take a look at Beltre should Boone land in L.A.


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Rafael Palmeiro
Rangers
Twins
Royals Jul. 31 - The St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports the Twins and Rangers were discussing Palmeiro on Wednesday but indicates the talks didn't go very far. Wednesday, ESPN.com's Jayson Stark suggested the Twins might make a play for Palmeiro to fill their need for a DH-type bat. They had been talking to Texas about Juan Gonzalez before he got hurt.
The Royals also had been talking to Texas about Gonzalez, and the Kansas City Star mentions Palmeiro as a possibility for the them, as well.



WHO INTERESTED THE SKINNY

Melvin Mora
Orioles
Dodgers Jul. 31 - The Dodgers, who made an offer to the Orioles to acquire Mora earlier this month, appear to have renewed their interest as the deadline approaches. The Baltimore Sun reports he has drawn serious interest from L.A. and Baltimore might be willing to move him.
However, when the teams talked in early July, Baltimore GM Jim Beattie told the Orange County Register, "We're not interested in moving Melvin for minor-league players." The Dodgers reportedly offered several prospects, including center fielder Wilkin Ruan. Beattie also told the Baltimore Sun, "We're not shopping (Mora). Teams are simply calling us with interest."



WHO INTERESTED THE SKINNY

Matt Stairs
Pirates
Cubs Jul. 31 - Despite acquiring Kenny Lofton and Doug Glanville in the last week, the Cubs reportedly are eyeing at least one more deal before the deadline. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the Cubs might try to get Stairs to add outfield and first base depth. "We are trying to work on a few other things,'' Cubs GM Jim Hendry told the paper.


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Jason Kendall
Pirates
Padres Jul. 31 - It's becoming increasingly likely the deadline will pass without the blockbuster deal to send Kendall and Brian Giles to San Diego taking place. The sticking point remains how to split the remaining $42 million on Kendall's contract. Pittsburgh reportedly is willing to eat up to $10 million of that sum, but the Padres are asking the Pirates to eat as much as $24 million. Reports indicate this deal could be tabled for now and revisited in the offseason.


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Juan Gonzalez
Rangers
Royals
A's?
Yankees? Jul. 31 - Gonzalez reportedly told the Rangers he only would waive his no-trade clause and accept a deal if the team paid him all of his deferred salary up-front. The Rangers aren't likely to do that, so he is staying put for the moment. However, Texas still will try to move him in August, with the hope his $12 million salary will deter teams from claiming him off waivers. The Kansas City Star reports the Royals remain interested and will keep trying to get him.


WHO INTERESTED THE SKINNY

Mike DeJean
Brewers
Marlins Jul. 31 - The Marlins are interested in Milwaukee's Dejean to further bolster their relief corp, reports ESPN.com's Jayson Stark. DeJean has 18 saves in 26 opportunities this season, but Florida has a closer in Braden Looper and a solid setup man in Ugueth Urbina, so DeJean likely would be used to add bullpen depth.
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Postby guest » Thu Jul 31, 2003 4:04 pm

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