Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday Trade Deadline rumors

It is July 29, so let's spend the whole day obsessing about grown men and where they're going.

10:18pm: Not Fausto will be DFA'd as Lowrie will rejoin the club tomorrow

9:41pm: The Astros put together a "strong package" for Hamels but he refused a trade so screw him.

9:41pm: Final deal because Ruben Amaro doesn't know what he's doing - and Cole Hamels is an asshole - Matt Harrison, Alec Asher, Jerad Eickhoff, Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro, Jake Thomspon for Hamels, Jake Diekman, and money.

9:31pm: Hamels, an asshole, and Jake Diekman, goes to Texas for four prospects - but not their two biggest bats. Which tells me Hamels wouldn't waive his no-trade clause to go to Houston.

8:59pm: CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury says Hamels-to-Arlington deal is being finalized


8:01pm: Mets got Carlos Gomez

7:40pm: And Ross just took a liner off the leg

7:26pm: The Astros sound like they're more interested in Tyson Ross than Andrew Cashner

*The Astros and Padres "are gaining steam" in a deal over pitching, according to Evan Drellich, with Cashner, Ross, and Kimbrel all in play.

-Break to play with daughter-

3:31pm: Bob Nightengale says the Astros "hate" to give up prized prospects for a rental, but understand that Price could get them to the World Series.

3:16pm: Still no Lowrie in the lineup

2:52pm: Bob Nightengale handicaps Dodgers, Yankees, Blue Jays as favorites for Price, Astros as long-shot.

2:50pm: Reminder of Hamels' approved trade list: Yankees, Rangers, Dodgers, Mets, Nationals, Braves, Cardinals, Cubs, Padres. Two AL teams, seven NL teams, three NL East teams.

2:46pm: The Tigers are now listening on all rental players, which includes Price, Cespedes, Avila, Soria, and Rajai Davis. Good work Phillies, you screwed yourselves over by holding on to Hamels too long. Again.

2:42pm: The Astros "should" be in on both Price and Cespedes (with pretty much every other team)

2:37pm: The Tigers are now willing to move David Price and Yoenis Cespedes

2:35pm: There is apparently a third team involved in that Dodgers/Marlins trade

1:56pm: If Hamels gets traded, Jayson Stark says, it won't be until tomorrow or Friday. Remember his next scheduled start was moved from Thursday to Friday.

1:49pm: Whoever the Rockies GM is says that it's "ridiculous" that they will trade Carlos Gonzalez

1:21pm: Jon Heyman says the Astros have "checked in" on Justin Upton

1:19pm: Olney expects the next 48 hours to be a "flurry" of trades with the Padres, because AJ Preller is a dummy and wants a mulligan on last offseason.

1:06pm: Evan Drellich says the Astros are still "in" the Hamels race, but the org thinks he'll go somewhere else.

11:44am: CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury "strongly believes" that Hamels' next start will be in Arlington. For the Rangers, in case that wasn't clear.

11:06am: The Yankees, Dodgers, and Blue Jays are ready to have an "all-out bidding war of prospects" for the Tigers' David Price.

10:51am: Your annual reminder that the Marlins are a complete joke.

10:40am: And the Dodgers still want Price or Hamels.

10:35am: The Dodgers - one of the two most-mentioned destinations for Cole Hamels - have traded for Mat Latos, Michael Morse, and a pick.

10:31am: Crasnick tweets the Astros are still looking for a starter and outfield depth. They like Tyson Ross and Samardzija, but Samardzija might be staying put. (We linked to a report yesterday that the White Sox aren't sure if they're sellers).

10:22am: Jerry Crasnick tweets that he doesn't think it was ever likely for Hamels to come to Houston, refusing to waive his no-trade clause.

9:43am: Gammons clarifies that the org feels like Hamels "won't" go to Houston.

8:59am: This tweet makes more sense if there is supposed to be a "won't" in between "Hamels" and "go"


Michael Carder said...

I just can't understand his unwillingness to wave the "clause" to move to a winner. Just don't understand. The Astros winning this year didn't come out of no where. The Astros are going to be good for YEARS to come. Why wouldn't he want to be a part of that? I just don't get it. But hey, Cole Hamels!! If you don't want to come to Houston, then we don't want you in Houston!!

Chaz R said...

Most of the Phillies team is a bunch of prima donnas- some washed up millionaires(see Howard). I don't know what it is about the place, but it turns good players into jerks (see Papelbon). I'm a Nats fan when not rooting for the Astros and have had to put up with their jerk players and jerk fans every season.

ntxlfty said...

I'm with Michael. If Hamels is dumb enough to approve the Rangers, he deserves what happens next. Nothing. He'll play out his career with out a ring.

JoeinAlaska said...

i don't think Hamels would have fit into our young, laid-back clubhouse. I don't understand why JL is going after Tyson Ross either. Who'll be the odd man out of the rotation? Feldman? McHugh? Or will he provide an arm to spell McCullers? I sure hope we don't give up Phillips, Velasquez, Devenski or Reed for Ross!

ntxlfty said...

Maybe not Ross, but I would for Shields and Kimbrel. Okay, maybe not Reed.

The Phillies got JACK for Hamels. There is not ONE player coming from Texas that I would accept in trade for a box of rocks, especially the pitchers. I guarantee our package was better. I'll bet we see fewer no-trade clauses next year.

Two things strike me: the Rangers go again, taking on another albatross of a contract. You'd think they'd learn.
Two...Cole Hamels doesn't realize that mound in Arlington is cursed, CURSED I tell you!

John Martin said...

Never really wanted Hamels due to age and mileage so I'm glad we couldn't make the deal happen.

Hoping we can find a way to acquire Ross without giving up Velasquez, Phillips or Reed.

Brent said...

Yes! I'm glad he blocked the trade. Can't believe Astros County wanted him so bad.