28 hours and counting

Dave · July 30, 2005 at 9:09 am · Filed Under Mariners 

We’ve got a little more than a day until the trading deadline. The M’s are working on several deals, and it’ll be the upset of the year if they don’t make at least two trades. Meche’s shoulder tightness and Sele’s general terribleness didn’t help, but you could still see some interesting moves made that people may not be expecting.

Anyways, here’s a roundup from the local dailies.

The P-I gives us:

But yesterday afternoon, less than 48 hours before tomorrow’s trade deadline, multiple industry sources indicated that Bavasi has dropped his asking price on closer Eddie Guardado, to the point that a trade is almost certainly expected.

while the Times counters with this:

The two other players who are most likely to be moved are left-hander Jamie Moyer and outfielder Randy Winn. The team appears extremely reluctant to part with Raul Ibanez and Eddie Guardado.

So, depending on if you believe Morosi or Ko, the M’s are either expected to move Guardado or reluctant to part with him. Most of what I hear is closer to Morosi’s story, so I expect Guardado to be dealt, and the M’s to get a pretty solid return for him.

Also, the P-I and the News Tribune are confirming what I said on Wednesday; today is Felix’s last appearance in Tacoma. He’ll join the club at some point between tonight and Tuesday. The original plan was to work him in relief until September and give him a few starts, but with Aaron Sele getting beat like he stole something, that may change. Whether he’s starting or relieving, though, you’ll see him in Seattle next week.


171 Responses to “28 hours and counting”

  1. The Ancient Mariner on July 30th, 2005 2:25 pm

    Ooooh, yeah. Among other things, the Twins have quite a bit of pitching that would be very interesting indeed (though what we could actually get for Bloomers, I have no idea).

  2. anotherjeff on July 30th, 2005 2:25 pm

    Jon Wells…Damn I hope You’re right! It would be soooo cool to come out of this minus Wille and plus Shoppach.

  3. Dave Sund on July 30th, 2005 2:26 pm

    Heh, John, maybe my timing’s a little rusty having not posted here in so long 😉

  4. Ralph Malph on July 30th, 2005 2:29 pm

    I have it from a reliable source that they’re talking to Milwaukee about trading Bloomquist for Cirillo.

  5. Joseph on July 30th, 2005 2:31 pm

    How bout Winn to the Yanks for Wang?

  6. Dave Sund on July 30th, 2005 2:36 pm

    Ralph, I take it back. Cirillo would be worse than Boone.

  7. David J Corcoran on July 30th, 2005 2:37 pm

    Cirillo is cheaper, though… I’d take Cirillo back, if he weren’t injured.

  8. Mat on July 30th, 2005 2:39 pm

    #99 What reason do you have to say that LeCroy is terrible? Against lefties this year, LeCroy’s hitting .333/.440/.594 for an OPS over 1000. And it’s not just a fluke, he’s an 880 OPS hitter against lefties from 2002-2004. And as far as Twins trade possibilities go, trading for Winn or Bloomquist would be ridiculous.

    Lew Ford=Randy Winn
    Nick Punto=Willie Bloomquist

    The Twins don’t need any more guys like that on the roster.

  9. Steve on July 30th, 2005 2:55 pm


    Exactly. LeCroy is a great bat off the bench, occasional 1B, and 3rd (emergency) catcher.

  10. Shoeless Jose on July 30th, 2005 2:56 pm

    Just the headline on a “Winn for Wang” trade would be worth it…

  11. Gunga on July 30th, 2005 3:16 pm

    Now that I think about it, a trade with the Twins is probably a lot less likely than I thought. It may take them a while to get over the Boone for PTBNL trade.

  12. Ralph Malph on July 30th, 2005 3:18 pm

    I don’t think they’ll have a problem parting with the scrub non-prospect we’ll get for Boone.

  13. David J Corcoran on July 30th, 2005 3:22 pm

    162: What are you talking about?! 35 year old Short Season A-Ball utility guys are valuable commodities!

  14. David J Corcoran on July 30th, 2005 3:37 pm

    If Winn comes in for defense like he normally does when Ibanez plays left, we’ll know he’s not being traded yet.

  15. Ralph Malph on July 30th, 2005 3:39 pm

    He didn’t.

  16. Jim Thomsen on July 30th, 2005 4:02 pm

    Oy, the pain ….

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Conor Jackson got his first two major league hits, including a go-ahead double in the eighth inning, as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Saturday.
    Making his first start in the majors, at first base, Jackson hit an RBI double to left in the eighth inning off Roberto Novoa to score Troy Glaus and break a 2-all tie. He singled in the second inning for his first hit in his second at-bat.

  17. LB on July 30th, 2005 4:06 pm

    Manny Ramirez was in the Red Sox lineup until fifteen minutes before game time. Like someone else said today, “Do the math.” As a Red Sox fan, this makes me very sad.

  18. world series on July 30th, 2005 4:11 pm

    Manny Ramirez (LF) = Randy Winn (LF)

  19. LB on July 30th, 2005 4:12 pm

    Manny (HOF) != Randy.

  20. world series on July 30th, 2005 4:15 pm

    Hey, they were both pulled from the line up! And the Red Sox will have to replace him with some one (they are now desperate it seems, while the Yankees line has cooled). Maybe Meche and Guardado round out the deal??

  21. Brian (No Relation to Matt) Thornton on July 30th, 2005 4:16 pm

    CBS Sportsline cites the Palm Beach Post in saying the Marlins are interested in Ron Villone. Sportsline also says that both Villone and Jamie Moyer are on the Astros’ radar (yeah right, Moyer’s not signing off on ANY trade), that the Yankees are still interested in Meche and Moyer. They also cite the Philadelphia Enquirer as saying that the Phillies have sent a scout (Del Unser) to watch Joel Pineiro and Jamie Moyers (sic) pitch.

    Just FWIW.