Me: Blah, blah, blah … You: How about this one?

Guess it’s the nature of the blog beast, but this thing’s been way too one-sided.

It’s your turn, people.

Throw some rumors my way and let’s toss ’em through the Reality Check machine. Hit that comment link and let’s get some ideas rolling.

Actual published rumors are preferred over conconctions, of course — but that could be fun, too. At the very least, let’s put together a page of the best rumors out there, and don’t be afraid to do your own Reality Check on them. You’re allowed, you know.

These posts will be a lot more frequent this week as we head toward Sunday’s deadline. Look for another one later today.

P.S. One quick take: The longer this Phil Nevin decision goes, the more it seems like he’ll accept it. It’s all in his hands now. Phil, some unsolicited advice: Take the deal and get a fresh start.

24 Comments

whats going with the mets. ive heard that there trying to get either kent or soriano for second base and danny biaz and jose mesa for bullpen help. whats the chance of any of this happining. also whats the chance of the mets bringing shea hillibrand to shea.

How bout Griffey Jr. coming to the Nationals who keep on mentioning a need for power. We’ve got Hinckley still in the minors if they’re looking for pitching.

nevin nixed the trade. O’s are kinda stuck now, any alternitives or rumors for them?

I heard something about Griffey possibly coming to Houston. Any truth in this???

Anything else on Dunn??????

What abouth the White Sox. Is there any chance of either A.J. Burnett, or Jason Schmidt coming to them also why do they fell the need to replace Crede, for his lack of production. Last I checked the White Sox are still in first place. But they do need pitching help with Contreras being inconsistent, and Hermanson out. What do you think they need and what would they give up to get it. Thanks.

Boston talk radio is about as reliable as getting news from fortune cookies but they mentioned something interesting the other day about a possible deal involving Kevin Millwood for Wade Miller and Bill Mueller and possible some others. This sounds fairly reasonable. I’ve been excited about the Burnett/Arroyo rumours but Arroyo seems much more useful in Boston than Miller has turned out to be.

Also what is going on with the Red Sox closer situation? Obviously Schilling isn’t going to stay there forever and who know what Foulkes time table is like. I haven’t heard anything about Guardado coming to Boston for a while, is that still a possibility? One fantasy that I can’t help sharing is the idea of picking up Shingo Takatsu now that he’s been designated for assignment by the White Sox. I’ve been a huge fan of “Mr. Zero” since he’s coming over here and even though he’s struggled this season I think he would be a great asset to the Red Sox bullpen.

What about the Twins-Sox deals that have been out there? It started as JC Romero for Bill Meuller and has morphed into Romero and Joe Mays for Mueller and Kevin Millar. The deal seems to make sense for both sides, what’s the hold-up?

Your view on this so called rumored trade Peter Gammons started about the A’s going after Adam Dunn. Don’t really see the need for it because I believe the A’s are set.

Can anyone tell my why the Minnesota Twins don’t deal for a big right handed bat. A pretty reasonable deal in my opinion would be one with Toronto. Send them Joe Mays who stands to make 8 million next year (way overpriced) and Jacque Jones for Shea Hillenbrand. With Hinske and Coskie at the corner, Toronto has too many players for those positions and Hillenbrand would be a perfect fit in MN’s lineup. Also, a trade with the Yankees woudln’t seem so far fetched. Jacque Jones (can fill their need for a CF since he was one in the minors) Juan Rincon (lord knows they need BP help) and Joe Mays for Gary Sheffield. I know Shef doesn’t want to go anywhere but wouldn’t it be great to stick it to the Yankees after the Cameron thing Shef? MN, after Boston, might be the Yankees biggest rival and you would be an RBI machine batting behind Shannon Stewart and Joe Mauer. The Twins need a VETERAN RIGHT HANDED bat that is a proven RBI guy. Just my thoughts…

is there any chance griffey jr could end up in Boston to DH since were shopping millar?it seem like a perfect fit left handed power hitter in a left hander friendly park.its PERFECT !alos any new news on getting wickman from cleavland?

Can anyone tell my why the Minnesota Twins don’t deal for a big right handed bat. A pretty reasonable deal in my opinion would be one with Toronto. Send them Joe Mays who stands to make 8 million next year (way overpriced) and Jacque Jones for Shea Hillenbrand. With Hinske and Coskie at the corner, Toronto has too many players for those positions and Hillenbrand would be a perfect fit in MN’s lineup. Also, a trade with the Yankees woudln’t seem so far fetched. Jacque Jones (can fill their need for a CF since he was one in the minors) Juan Rincon (lord knows they need BP help) and Joe Mays for Gary Sheffield. I know Shef doesn’t want to go anywhere but wouldn’t it be great to stick it to the Yankees after the Cameron thing Shef? MN, after Boston, might be the Yankees biggest rival and you would be an RBI machine batting behind Shannon Stewart and Joe Mauer. The Twins need a VETERAN RIGHT HANDED bat that is a proven RBI guy. Just my thoughts…

the Astros are one of the hottest teams in baseball right now and have a good chance of going to the playoffs the should try to add anthoer bat like Adam Dunn to have and even better chance of going to the playoffs and mabe have good chance of going to the world siers

i heard something about the rangers shipping soriano over to minnesota. i know we already got boone…big deal he’s old and not doing anything yet. i guess you could move him to third or move sori to short. but i just dont think we have anything to offer the rangers. but sounds good on our part.

have you heard anything about the cubs trying to deal corey patterson? i hope not but thats what i heard.

I heard that the A’s were maybe intrested in parting ways with bary zito? how likely could it be that he ends up in Toronto? the A’s and jay’s have been very willing partners in the past?

do you think the indians will go after omar viquel or jim thome

Alright you want a good one Boston Fans…..Manny is crying he wants out so goodbye…..in a 3 team deal..redsox get helton and fuentes from the Rockies, dunn and harang from the reds, rockies get ramirez and cash, and the sox eat some salary and the reds get millar, arroyo,a minor league pitcher and cash(Boston has it) Solves all there needs 1b of, sp and cl…i tried to add a 4th team and grab kent or soriano for second but the team salary would be 300 mill……..bring on the repeat just imagine the batting order
1. damon cf

2. renteria ss

3. helton 1b

4. ortiz dh

5. dunn lf

6. varitek c

7. nixon (when healthy) rf

8. Mueller 3b

9. Graffan,bellhorn,cora 2b

you dumbheads! Griffey and Manny ain’t moving.

What if the Braves were to get Jose Mesa for Brayan Pena and add Bottalico(designated for assignment by Brewers. Then trade Langerhans and prospect for Julian Tavarez and John Rodriguez.

How about Billy Wagner and Pat Burrel to the Cubs for Kerry Wood and Corey Patterson. The Cubs get some of their needs and Philly gets their big starting pitcher. The Cubs line up should look something like this:

Jody Gerut CF

Todd Walker 2B

Derrek Lee 1B

Aramis Ramirez 3b

Pat Burrel LF

Jeromy Burnitz RF

Michael Barrett C

Ronny Cedeno/Neifi Perez SS

—————- P

And along with the Philly trade the Cubs deal Hairston and a young pitcher for Barry Zito.

I read in my local newspaper that the Cubs are looking to add another major bat and that they might look into getting Alfonso Soriano. Don’t get me wrong, but the Cubs are already set at the postions he plays. Especially when Nomar returns in a few weeks. Unless he can play the outfield? What do you think?

I think the Cubs should definately deal for Soriano. they need another decent, consistant bat in the line up, unlike Walker who is hot or extremely cold. They also should consider picking up any type of decent relief pitching. The bullpen has givin up more than 10 runs in the past week alone (three of the games resulted in wins due to late inning heroics). You can’t win ball games with a shakey relief staff.

Conclusion: deal for Soriano and try to pick up any type of decent relief pitching.

Definitely, the Cubs need a big bat in Soriano and a good relief in Wagner…..i say Hendry go’s out and pulls a Steinbrenner. The Curse will be broken if we get these two people..Also if they wanted they can trade Wood and Cedano for Zito. Sounds Good Right???

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