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Friday, June 17, 2011

Among the Trade Bait Mentioned Earlier...

From the Dodgers -


  1. Jamie Carroll is hitting .314 with a .382 OBP in 236 at bats. 
  2. Rafael Furcal is making $13MM and is hitting .212 in 66 at bats - currently on the DL 
  3. Hiroki Kuroda has a 3.31 ERA in 89 innings
  4. Jonathon Broxton - 5.68 ERA in 12 innings and on the DL
  5. Rod Barajas - 8 HR and .222 batting average in 180 at bats
  6. Vincente Padilla - 8.2 innings pitched - had neck surgery and could be out for the year
Padres - 
  1. Heath Bell - 2.79 ERA and 18 saves
  2. Ryan Ludwick - .259 BA and 8 HR in 247 at bats
Cubs - 
  1. Fukudome - hitting .296 with a .408 OBP in 189 at bats with 3 HR.
  2. Carlos Pena - batting .218 with 10 HR.  
  3. John Grabow - 5.19 ERA in 29 innings, 29 appearances
Astros - 
  1. Clint Barmes - hitting . 219 in 155 at bats
Twins - 
  1. Jim Thome - on the DL
  2. Michael Cuddyer - .282 with 10 HR
  3. Jason Kubel - .310, 5 HR, 30 RBI
  4. Matt Capps - 4.20 ERA with 10 saves
Royals - 
  1. Jason Kendall - on the DL with a shoulder surgery
  2. Kyle Davies - on the DL but making rehab starts in the minors
  3. Bruce Chen - on the DL and making rehab starts in the minors
  4. Jeff Francis - 4.83 ERA in 91 innings and 15 starts


I could see Jamie Carroll going to someone looking for an extra stick.  Hiroki Kuroda could be that extra arm teams are looking for.  Rod Barajas - eh, we knew what he was with the Mets.  Heath Bell - likely to go.  Ludwig? Who knows.  Fukudome - the batting average is there, but there's no pop.  The Cubs would have to pick up part of the contract for a rental player.  Pena may do better in a change of scenery.    Grabow?  Dime a dozen.   Clint Barmes - good luck getting a taker.  The Twins could be interesting - they got off to such a terrible start, but they're now on a streak and they have parts that other teams could want.  Jeff Francis maybe if a team wants some innings, but he's not going to make a difference in a pennant race. 

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