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Are the diamondbacks fore real or is this fake?

Posted on: July 27, 2008 5:52 pm
 

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Diamondbacks Trade Rumors

<a onclick="this.href=FCx(this.href);" href="FCx(this.href);">Who could replace Tex? 1Speak Out July 27 Atlanta Journal-Constitution "It's decision time for the Braves, who have until Thursday at 4 p.m. to complete a deal to either add to their roster or build for the future by trading impending free agents Mark Teixeira, Will Ohman and Mark Kotsay. The potential centerpiece of a deal is Teixeira, the 28-year-old first baseman who is in his prime. The Braves could use a major-league ready first baseman in return, one who makes economic sense. Here are some first basemen from contending teams who have been linked to the Braves during this trading season. 1. Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox Age: 29 Salary: $3 million Eligible for free agency: after the 2010 season Stats: He is hitting .311 with 17 home runs and 68 RBIs. The 68 RBIs ..." Teixeira rumors unfounded 0Speak Out July 26 East Valley Tribune "Reports linking the Diamondbacks to Atlanta slugger Mark Teixeira are unfounded, a highly placed D-Backs source said Friday. Both ESPN and MLB.com have reports that the D-Backs could make a strong play for Teixeira before the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline, and both mentioned Conor Jackson as a possible trade partner. Chad Tracy%u2019s name also surfaced. A D-Backs executive called the speculation %u201Crumors without any real basis.%u201D An attempt to obtain Teixeira, who is a free agent after 2008, would fly in the face of the D-Backs%u2019 way of operating, which is to build for the future on a conservative, mid-market budget. Some believe Teixeira will seek a long-term contract ..." Snyder on injury: 'Worst pain I ever felt' 0Speak Out July 20 Arizona Republic "The initial diagnosis was a left-testicular fracture. Later, Chris Snyder learned that part of his body was just badly bruised. Both made baseball fans cringe. Regardless of medical label, Snyder said Saturday he was sure of one thing: "I don't want anybody to ever experience that. That was the worst pain I ever felt in my life, hands down." After a rehabilitation start Friday night in Stockton, Calif., the Diamondbacks catcher expects to be activated for Sunday's game against the Dodgers." Trades, cuts inevitable as M's look to '09 0Speak Out July 17 Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Jose Vidro, last among designated hitters with a horrendous .310 slugging percentage, is in the last year of his deal and appears to be untradeable. Yet for a team 21 games under .500, there's no reason not to release him and evaluate other options. Outfielder Raul Ibanez is a well-liked figure in the organization, but would have some value to a team looking for a veteran left-handed bat down the stretch run (the Diamondbacks have already called). Jarrod Washburn has pitched well in recent weeks and would make a decent fourth or fifth starter for a contender in need of rotation help. Third baseman Adrian Beltre could go, but only for an attractive enough package. Left-hander Erik ..." D-Backs trying to pry Ibanez from M's 0Speak Out July 14 Seattle Post-Intelligencer "The Arizona Diamondbacks have made preliminary contact with the Mariners hoping they can land Raul Ibanez to fill an opening in left field. However, the Mariners are feeling no urgency to deal, even with the trade deadline two weeks away, and the Diamondbacks are feeling the Mariners' reluctance. A source in the Diamondbacks organization said "they (the Mariners) want too much." The Diamondbacks want to have a left-handed hitter to fill in with Eric Byrnes on the disabled list." Webb says he likely won't pitch in All-Star game 0Speak Out July 14 East Valley Tribune "Brandon Webb was so good again Sunday that the rest of the baseball world may not get to him in the All-Star game. Webb had hoped for a big lead and an early departure Sunday, but he threw 108 pitches in seven strong innings to severely diminish his chances to pitch Tuesday. "There's probably not a real good chance of me throwing," said Webb, who was selected to the All-Star game for the third consecutive season but pitched only in 2006. "Maybe in an emergency. We'll see how I feel tomorrow. It's probably not very likely." Webb said he planned to speak to manager Bob Melvin about it." Webb to likely miss All-Star Game 0Speak Out July 14 Arizona Republic "After throwing 108 pitches Sunday, Diamondbacks right-hander Brandon Webb seemed to give up hope of pitching in Tuesday's All-Star Game. "Probably not a real good chance I'll be throwing, I would say," he said. "I'd be maybe an emergency guy." Webb was hoping that if the Diamondbacks had a big lead, he might come out of the game early with a relatively low pitch count Sunday in hopes of pitching Tuesday." Dunn might not be done in Cincinnati 0Speak Out July 13 Dayton Daily News "Q I keep hearing Arizona is hard-up for offense and it's apparent the Reds are going to let (Adam) Dunn walk at season's end for a draft pick. Why can't they get a deal with Arizona for Dunn? - Keith, Brookville A It isn't that apparent to me the Reds don't want to keep Dunn. Actually, if he is signed as a free agent by another team the Reds get two No. 1 draft picks. Who knows if two draft picks can combine for 40 homers, 100 RBIs, 100 walks and 100 runs? It's a high-risk gamble. I recall once when Lou Piniella managed the Reds and a player he liked was sold for cash. In front of the writers, he pulled out a wad of cash, tossed in on the floor, and said, "How many home runs do you ..." Team talks trade with M's for Ibanez 0Speak Out July 13 East Valley Tribune "With an eye toward adding a left-handed bat, the Diamondbacks have had discussions with Seattle about Raul Ibanez, who fits the necessary profile, a left-handed hitter who can play left field. With 2 1/2 weeks remaining until the nonwaiver trade deadline, however, the Mariners' asking price is too steep for the D-Backs, according to a major league source, although the inevitable dance between worth and need is likely to continue. Ibanez earns $5.5 million this year, the second year of a two-year deal, so he would cost the D-Backs roughly $2.5 million as a fill-in for Eric Byrnes. Seattle is believed to want top minor league prospects, and the D-Backs' list starts with second baseman ..." D-Backs exploring bringing back Clark 0Speak Out July 11 Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks appear to be exploring the idea of bringing first baseman Tony Clark back to Arizona. The Diamondbacks are believed to be one of several teams to have contacted the San Diego Padres regarding Clark, who is expected to be made available as the trade deadline approaches and San Diego continues to plummet in the National League West standings. Trading within the division wouldn't figure to be a concern for either side, as the teams made a trade a year ago this month when outfielder Scott Hairston was sent to San Diego in exchange for Leo Rosales." D-Backs won't chase Bonds, Bradley 0Speak Out July 10 East Valley Tribune "After internal discussions, the Diamondbacks have opted against pursuing Barry Bonds to aid a flagging offense, team sources indicated Wednesday. Nor are they interested in Texas DH/outfielder Milton Bradley, contrary to a radio report Wednesday. General manager Josh Byrnes did not specifically address Bonds or possible alternatives, but did say that while any moves before the July 31 nonwaiver trading deadline would likely involve offense, they would be more likely to come via trade." Bonds unlikely 0Speak Out July 10 Arizona Republic "By not denying that the club had internal talks regarding free-agent outfielder Barry Bonds, General Manager Josh Byrnes sparked national discussions. But not only have they not moved forward on that front, there were strong indications Wednesday that the Diamondbacks have no plans to pursue the all-time home-run leader. Byrnes wouldn't comment specifically on Bonds, but he said the club was more likely to pursue a trade than a free agent - and that's if it decides to look outside the organization at all." Upton may go on DL 0Speak Out July 10 Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks' already-depleted lineup took another hit before Wednesday's game when right fielder Justin Upton felt discomfort in his left side during batting practice and had to be scratched from the starting lineup. Manager Bob Melvin said the team had not determined whether Upton's injury is to his rib cage or oblique muscle, but either way he almost certainly won't be in the lineup tonight and could be headed for the disabled list. "If it's just above the oblique or whether it's the rib cage, either way it can be a tough spot," Melvin said. "It just depends how badly he injured it. It certainly could be DL. We're not sure."" Team talks about Barry Bonds 0Speak Out July 9 East Valley Tribune "With a stated need to improve against right-handed pitching, the Diamondbacks have had internal discussions regarding free agent Barry Bonds. Players also have brought up Bonds' name as a potential offensive booster. And while it may be a good time to pursue Bonds since he would seem to have something to prove after being bypassed this offseason, it is unclear how far the D-Backs will go, even after learning Tuesday that Eric Byrnes is almost certain to miss the remainder of the regular season regardless of whether he needs surgery for his torn left hamstring." Byrnes likely done; Bonds to AZ? 0Speak Out July 9 Arizona Republic "With all signs pointing toward Eric Byrnes' season being over, the Diamondbacks have been exploring alternatives outside their organization that could provide a lift to their underperforming offense. One name that apparently has been discussed: none other than all-time home run leader Barry Bonds. When asked if Bonds - a free agent who has not drawn interest from teams after not being welcomed back this season by San Francisco - could be a possibility, Diamondbacks General Manager Josh Byrnes didn't shoot it down. "He and maybe a couple of others are sort of sitting out there," Byrnes said." Byrnes could be out rest of season 0Speak Out July 3 East Valley Tribune "Has left fielder Eric Byrnes played his final game this season? That may very well turn out be the case after manager Bob Melvin revealed Wednesday that the Diamondbacks and Byrnes are currently giving serious consideration to the possibility of surgery to fix his injured left hamstring. A decision on the matter isn’t expected for about a week, but if Byrnes does elect to go under the knife, he will be shut down for the year. “I think you’re looking at four to six months (of recovery time) for that type of thing,” Melvin said." Melvin supports Qualls but may use Cruz 0Speak Out June 26 Arizona Republic "A day after another poor outing from right-hander Chad Qualls, Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin supported his setup man but sounded open to using right-hander Juan Cruz in some late-game situations. Like many of his teammates, Qualls has had a roller-coaster season. He did not allow an earned run in his first 16 appearances. Then he allowed nine earned runs in 9 1/3 innings in May. He rebounded with eight scoreless appearances to start June but has allowed five earned runs in his past two games, including two runs in Tuesday night's loss to the Red Sox." Byrnes expected back in Boston 0Speak Out June 23 Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks are hoping their offense will get a spark Monday. Eric Byrnes is expected back. The Diamondbacks left fielder, out since May 27 with tears in both hamstrings, finished a three-game rehab assignment on Saturday for Class A Visalia and is scheduled to meet the team in Boston, where he will be activated from the 15-day disabled list. "As I understand, he's running hard and feels good," Melvin said of Byrnes, whose legs haven't been fully healthy since he injured his left hamstring before spring training, then hurt the right one overcompensating." 3 may be up for Seattle GM job 0Speak Out June 19 Arizona Republic "In the three days since the general manager's position in Seattle became vacant, the names of Diamondbacks General Manager Josh Byrnes' three top lieutenants have been floated as possible replacements. Peter Woodfork, A.J. Hinch and Jerry Dipoto all came aboard shortly after Byrnes was hired in October 2005 and are all highly regarded throughout the industry." Byrnes getting closer 0Speak Out June 16 Arizona Republic "Outfielder Eric Byrnes, on the disabled list with tears in both hamstrings, could start a rehabilitation assignment this week, a stretch not expected to last more than three games. Byrnes, out since May 27, recently had eight at-bats against live pitching, an exercise he soon plans to repeat. He also said he's running pain-free for the first time in a while." Byrnes' return won't come on road 0Speak Out June 11 Arizona Republic "Fifteen days have passed since Eric Byrnes was placed on the disabled list with tears in each hamstring, but despite being eligible to be activated, the Diamondbacks left fielder still appears several days away from returning. "He will not come off (the DL) here, much to his chagrin," manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday. "We're going to get him home, going to run him a little harder at home. He still has not run full speed." Byrnes ran in the outfield before batting practice and said later it was "by far" the best he has felt. "I'd like to think maybe by the weekend, but I'm not sure," Byrnes said when asked when he might return." Cuban baseball player defects 9Speak Out June 8 Miami Herald "Cuban baseball's brightest star, Dayán Viciedo, has escaped from Cuba and is now in Miami, following the footsteps of talented island colleagues who have found their way into the major leagues. Viciedo left Cuba on a boat bound for Mexico on May 20, accompanied by his family. Several days later he crossed the border from Mexico and traveled to Miami to reunite with friends and relatives. ''Dayán is going to spark a lot of talk in the majors,'' said his agent, Puerto Rican lawyer Jaime Torres." Upton - Deal Or No Deal April 25 Arizona Republic  (scroll down) "The Diamondbacks have not yet approached Upton about a long-term deal, and Upton has said he is in no rush to sign. General Manager Josh Byrnes won't comment on the subject, but the team is bound to try to sign him - and it figures to be a unique negotiation, considering Upton's talent is unanimously heralded in the industry. Unlike someone such as Scott Boras, Upton's representative, Larry Reynolds, figures to be open-minded about a deal." Upton OK without long-term deal April 19 Arizona Republic "The avalanche of pre-arbitration deals with talented young players continued Friday with the announcement of third baseman Evan Longoria's $17.5 million deal with Tampa Bay. Meanwhile, Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton, who is arguably the most talented young player in the game, said he hasn't been presented with a multiyear contract offer, and he's fine with that." Young’s deal may be last for D-Backs April 9 East Valley Tribune "The D-Backs have had intermittent talks with Orlando Hudson’s camp about an extension since late in 2007, but the sides appear so far apart that it would take a major move by one to rekindle meaningful dialog." Young, D-Backs close to deal April 7 Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks and center fielder Chris Young appear to be closing in on a long-term contract, and an announcement on the deal could come sometime early this week." Ponson works out for scouts March 7 St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Scouts for the Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals clustered behind a chain-link fence to watch Ponson's latest reincarnation. A pitcher who once huffed and puffed to muster an 88 mph fastball threw with little obvious effort and significantly more velocity. "I'm throwing nice and free again. I don't have to force anything," Ponson said." Hudson too good to keep? February 26 East Valley Tribune "But because Hudson is eligible for free agency after this year, some wonder if this will be his last spring training with the D-Backs - as much as he says he wants to stay and as much as they seem to appreciate his play." D-Backs waiting on Nixon February 21 East Valley Tribune "Negotiations between the Diamondbacks and free agent Trot Nixon are in the fine-print stages, with a resolution expected shortly." Nixon update February 21 Arizona Republic  (scroll down) "The Diamondbacks are in discussions with free-agent outfielder Trot Nixon about a one-year, minor-league deal. The club would like to bring in Nixon to give it additional options in case infielder Chad Tracy (knee) is not ready by Opening Day." D-Backs offer Nixon minor-league contract February 20 East Valley Tribune "The Diamondbacks appear more and more likely to land outfielder Trot Nixon. The D-Backs have offered Nixon a minor league contract, industry sources said Tuesday, and it is likely they would agree to an out clause if Nixon is not guaranteed a spot on the 25-man roster by the last week in March." Diamondbacks to decide soon about contract for Nixon February 19 East Valley Tribune "Trot Nixon impressed the Diamondbacks with his offense in a workout Sunday and they continue with internal talks about offering him a minor league contract, their only option." Nixon watch February 19 Arizona Republic  (scroll down) "General Manager Josh Byrnes said the club would probably decide in the next day or so whether to extend a contract offer to free-agent outfielder Trot Nixon, who worked out for the Diamondbacks and three other teams on a back field Sunday." D-Backs looking at signing veteran Nixon February 18 East Valley Tribune "The Diamondbacks are considering signing veteran outfielder Trot Nixon, who worked out at their minor league facility Sunday." D-Backs in talks with Foulke January 25 East Valley Tribune "The Diamondbacks have discussed parameters of a contract with Valley resident Keith Foulke, who is looking to return to the major leagues after sitting out last season because of a bone spur in his right elbow." Hinske Arizona Bound? January 25 Rocky Mountain News  (scroll down) "One-time Toronto phenom Eric Hinske could sign with Arizona as insurance in case third baseman Chad Tracy doesn't meet his ambitious schedule of returning by Opening Day. Tracy underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee last season. Tracy's rehab was slowed in November when he developed blood clots." D-Backs set to make Foulke offer January 24 Arizona Republic "Representatives from more than 20 teams watched former major league reliever Keith Foulke throw off a mound last week in Tempe. The Diamondbacks were among them, and they seem to have been adequately impressed to pursue the former All-Star closer. The Diamondbacks have spoken with Foulke's agent in recent days and appear poised to make an offer to the right-hander - if they haven't done so already." D-Backs mull infield options January 23 Arizona Republic "As Chad Tracy continues his rehabilitation with an eye on Opening Day, the Diamondbacks are considering their options in case the infielder's return from knee surgery takes a little longer than he hopes. Among the free agents they are considering is Eric Hinske, an Arizona resident who spent last season with the Red Sox, hitting .204 with six home runs in 186 at-bats." D-Backs' Lyon seeks multiyear contract January 10 Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks have had brief discussions with the representative for reliever Brandon Lyon about a multiyear contract, but agent Barry Meister said the sides have some hurdles to overcome if a deal is to be reached...Lyon, along with right-hander Tony Peña, is a candidate to take over as closer for Jose Valverde, who was dealt to Houston last month." Hudson unsure of future December 17 Arizona Republic "Second baseman Orlando Hudson is excited about what the 2008 Diamondbacks might be able to accomplish. But he still isn't hopeful about being in Arizona beyond this season." D-Backs holding out hope for Kuroda December 13 East Valley Tribune "The Diamondbacks have heard reports that Japanese free agent pitcher Hiroki Kuroda has selected the Los Angeles Dodgers, but they do not necessarily believe them. Meanwhile, they continue to move forward on a possible Dan Haren deal." Diamondbacks raise Kuroda offer December 11 Arizona Republic "While considering paying the high cost in talent that a trade would require, the Diamondbacks still are trying to bolster their rotation by paying a higher cost in dollars instead. The Diamondbacks recently improved their contract offer to Japanese free agent Hiroki Kuroda, going up in dollars but not years from their original offer of three years and $27 million." Mariners have best three-year offer on table for Hiroki Kuroda December 11 Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Reports out of the winter meetings in Nashville that the Mariners had offered a four-year contract to Japanese starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda were incorrect. A well-placed source in the Mariners organization said Monday night the team had not offered Kuroda a four-year deal and has no plans to make such an offer. The Dodgers and the Diamondbacks have offered three-year contracts." D-Backs Still Waiting On A's December 11 Contra Costa Times  (scroll down) "In the meantime, the Arizona Diamondbacks reportedly continue to wait for an answer. The Diamondbacks remain linked strongly to reports that they are the favorite to land A's starter Dan Haren, with the East Valley Tribune reporting Monday that Arizona will include outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, second baseman Emilio Bonifacio and pitcher Brett Anderson, all prospects, in any potential deal. Whether the A's will hold steadfast in their demand for pitching prospect Max Scherzer, remains unclear." D-Backs awaiting word from A’s on Haren deal December 10 East Valley Tribune "The Diamondbacks, who appear to be the most ardent suitor for Dan Haren, spent the weekend waiting to hear from Oakland on their most recent trade proposal. The D-Backs’ package still is believed to include top prospects Carlos Gonzalez, Emilio Bonifacio and Brett Anderson." Hernandez declines salary arbitration December 9 East Valley Tribune "As expected, Livan Hernandez declined salary arbitration at the Friday deadline, making his departure from the Diamondbacks official." Diamondbacks scout the foreign market December 9 Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks continue to be regarded as legitimate suitors for free-agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, and it might seem as if their foray into the Japanese market is sudden, unexpected." A's still getting calls for Haren, Blanton December 9 San Francisco Chronicle "Near the end of the winter meetings, the A's appeared as if they might stand pat and go onto the 2008 season with their core intact. Now, however, talks are heating up again about Oakland pitchers Dan Haren and Joe Blanton, and it looks as if general manager Billy Beane is once more considering rebuilding." Athletics' Haren On Yanks' Radar December 9 New York Post "According to a team in discussions with the A's about Dan Haren, the Yankees are interested in the stud right-hander if Oakland is serious about moving him. Nevertheless, if the A's must have Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy, Haren won't land in The Bronx... With Arizona willing to part with up to five talented prospects, the Yankees probably would have to add Kennedy to Hughes and at least another piece." D-Backs leave meetings bit frustrated December 7 Arizona Republic "The Plan-A types are Oakland right-hander Dan Haren and Japanese free agent Hiroki Kuroda. 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