MLB.com’s Alyson Footer on what would’ve been the biggest blockbuster of the past 24 hours…had it actually gone down.
A Major League source characterized a trade that would send Tejada to the Astros as “possible,” but that “probable” would be a far reach. According to the source, the teams are not close.
On the Astros’ end, they could be willing to part with Chris Burke, Adam Everett and perhaps a pitching prospect. The names that appear to be off the table are the three players with no-trade clauses — Roy Oswalt, Lance Berkman and Carlos Lee — along with outfielder Hunter Pence, catcher J.R. Towles and right-hander Felipe Paulino.
The Astros appear comfortable with their offer, but the Orioles are likely hesitant to trade their superstar shortstop, a fan favorite in Baltimore.
So there you go. Nothing to see here.
While Joel Sherman has the Mets offering a package including Carlos Gomez and Mike Pelfrey to Minnesota for Johan Santana, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal claims Aaron Heilman was dangled in exchange for Rockies lefty reliever Brian Fuentes. Supposedly, Colorado wanted New York to thrown in Scott Schoeneweis as well.
Metro’s Joe Haggerty reports Philadelphia would like to swap Shane Victorino, Kyle Kendrick and a pair of unspecified prospects for Baltimore P Eric Bedard. Merely because Haggerty refers to Brett Myers as a “top starter” (he’s certainly in the top 500 active) is no reason to doubt the story’s veracity.