MLB Trade Deadline Looming...

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by bennybosox, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. bennybosox

    bennybosox New Member

    With the July 31st MLB Trade Deadline approaching I wanted to take a look at the teams in contention and their needs. I've also reasearched the minor-league systems of these teams to determine who their key trade chips are, as well a each team's "untouchables"

    AL EAST:
    Boston- Needs: Back of the rotation Starter, Left-Handed bat
    Untouchables: Buchholz P*, Tazawa P
    Trade Chips: Lars Anderson 1B, Michael Bowden P, Daniel Bard P
    Josh Reddick OF, Ryan Kalish OF, Nick Hagadone P

    New York- Needs: Starting Pitcher, Utility Infielder
    Untouchables: Jesus Montero C
    Trade Chips: Austin Jackson OF, Austin Romine C

    Tampa Bay- Needs:Starting Pitcher, Closer
    Untouchables: David Price P*, Tim Beckham SS
    Trade Chips: Reid Brignac SS, Wade Davis P,
    Desmond Jennings OF

    AL CENTRAL:
    Chicago- Needs: Middle Relief, Back end Starter
    Untouchables: Gordan Beckham IF*
    Trade Chips: Aaron Poreda P*, Jordan Danks OF

    Detroit- Needs: Middle Relief, Power Bat
    Untouchables: Rick Porcello P*
    Trade Chips: Ryan Perry P, Cale Iorg IF

    Minnesota- Needs: Second Baseman
    Untouchables: Ben Revere OF, Dylan Vicedo 3B
    Trade Chips: Delous Gurrera P, Phil Humber P

    AL WEST:
    Los Angles-Needs: Starter, Middle Relief
    Untouchables: Jordan Whalen P
    Trade Chips:Brandon Wood IF*, Hank Conger C

    Texas- Needs: Front End Starter
    Untouchables: Nefalti Feliz P, Derrick Holland P*
    Trade Chips: Martin Perez P, Taylor Teagarden C

    NL EAST:
    Atlanta- Needs: Starting Pitcher, Outfield Bat
    Untouchables: Tommy Hanson P*, Jason Heyward OF
    Trade Chips: Freddie Freeman 1B/OF

    Florida-Needs: Closer, Starting Pitcher, Power Bat
    Untouchables: Michael Stanton OF, Logan Morrison OF/1B
    Trade Chips: Cameron Maybin OF, Gabby Sanchez 1B/3B
    Kyle Skipworth C, Matt Dominguez 3B

    New York-Needs: Starting Pitcher, Outfield Bat, Bench Bat
    Untouchables: Fernando Martinez OF*
    Trade Chips: Brad Holt P, Reese Havens SS
    Wilmer Flores SS

    Philidelphia- Needs: Starting Pitcher
    Untouchables: Kyle Drabek P
    Trade Chips: Dominic Brown OF, Michael Taylor OF
    Jason Donald IF, Carlos Carrasco P

    NL CENTRAL:
    Chicago-Needs: Starting Pitcher, Closer, Bench Bat
    Untouchables: Josh Vitters 3B
    Trade Chips: Jeff Smardjzia P, Tyler Colvin OF

    Houston- Needs: Starting Pitcher, Bench Bat
    Untouchables: NONE
    Trade Chips: Jason Castro C

    Miluwakee- Needs: Starter
    Untouchables: NONE
    Trade Chips: Matt Gamel 3B Alcedes Ecobar SS

    ST Louis- Needs: Starter, Middle Relief
    Untouchables: Colby Rasmus OF*
    Trade Chips: Lance Lynn P, Peter Kozma SS, Mitch Boggs P

    NL WEST
    Colorado- Needs: Starter, Bench Bat
    Untouchables: Jholys Chacin P, Dexter Fowler OF*
    Trade Chips: Carlos Gonzalez OF*, Christian Federich P

    Los Angeles- Needs: Back End Starter
    Untouchables: Ethan Martin OF, Clayton kershaw P*
    Trade Chips: Ivan DeJuses IF, Blake Dewitt IF

    San Fransisco- Needs: Power Bat, Middle Relief
    Untouchables: Buster Posey C,Madison Bumgarner P
    Angel Villonala 1B
    Trade Chips: Tim Alderson P, Conor Gillespie 1B,
    Roger Keishneik OF, Enmanuel Burris IF*

    * on MLB roster

    Untouchables/ Trade Chips are minor leaguers or MLB players with minimul service time
     

  2. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    That's a great list my friend. I think the biggest prize is Roy Halladay, even though J.P said he would stop taking calls after today, I still believe he'll keep his ears open and if something interest him then he'll trade Roy. Personally as a Jays fan I dont want to see him leave.

    The three next days should be interesting.
     

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