Nixed. Now what?
To answer one of the comments from the plea for trade rumors … With Phil Nevin saying no, where do the Padres and Orioles go? Back to the drawing board — and fast.
The Orioles, you have to think, try and jump back in after A.J. Burnett — or at least some pitching help, which they need more than Nevin’s bat anyway. There’s more competition for Burnett now (both Sox), and the Marlins don’t have to trade him. Whatever, get an arm. The O’s need a boost in this postseason race, and shedding Sidney Ponson for a bat isn’t going to cut it.
The Padres still need a starter as insurance against Adam Eaton’s finger injury, or depth in the best-case scenario that Eaton’s back for the stretch run. They also have Nevin happy to be home in San Diego but probably not that happy to be headed for a lot of time on the bench. (Note to self: Always go with your first instinct.) If Kevin Towers can move him, he will. And should. It’s just that the one team that has expressed interest was one of what now should be known as the Nevin Eight. But the Padres, first in the NL West and falling, are looking like a team still in need of some shaking up.
Now, back to begging for rumors. Hit that comment button with one or two, would ya?