Good morning everyone! Welcome to trade day!
The Reds have been linked to everyone. Names mentioned in connection with them include. Matt Garza, Juan Pierre, Denard Span, Shane Victorino, Shin-Soo Choo, and even Jacoby Ellsbury for about 30 seconds.
Who knows if the Reds will make a trade, but I’ll stop in with updates and hang out in the comments section as much as possible.
Let us know what you’re hearing and what you think.
Update 1: As many of you are aware, the Reds and Phillies have broken off talks. Given that, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Reds stand-pat. The Phillies seemed to be the team most commonly linked with them in trade talks.
Update 2: You know, I thought I might have missed something as I was just away from the internet for a few hours. Not so much. Not much time left now if the Reds are going to do something.
Update 3: I’ve had a minute to get my bearings now, and there are reports that Span is still a possibility. I like Span. I like that he’s left handed. Don’t know that he’s a big enough upgrade to mess with.
Update 4: John Fay cites a source from the Reds downplaying the Span talk.
Update 5: Mark Sheldon reports Drew Stubbs is not in the lineup tonight versus the Padres. Given his recent tear, I can’t imagine Dusty not playing him unless he was told a trade is a possibility. Additionally, it would be very Dusty to send the guy out there as a way to reassure him that he is not going anywhere. This is very interesting.
Update 6: Regarding Denard Span – Fellow editor Steve Mancuso requested an xBABIP report, so I went right to it. Span has been a touch unlucky this season (his BABIP is 12 points lower than it should be). Correspondingly, you can comfortably add 20 or 30 points to his OPS if you like. Stubbs, you’ll remember has been very, very unlucky and you can also add 70 or so points to his OPS. Do with that information what you will.
Update 7: A Twins source hints that Span will be staying put.
Update 8: Ken Rosenthal says the Reds are in on Jonathan Broxton. Why would they be interested when the bullpen is already so good? I have no idea.
Update 9: The Reds have acquired Jonathan Broxton. This has to be a prelude to something else, doesn’t it? I’ll post as soonÃ‚Â as I know what they gave up.
Update 10: JC Sulburban, at least, seems to be headed to KC. Not sure if anyone else is one the way. Mark Redmond is also in the Reds clubhouse (as is Drew Stubbs, FWIW). We’ll keep you posted. Also, enormous traffic right now. Our apologies. If you have trouble getting to the site try again in a few minutes.
Update 11: Royals will reportedly get “a couple of minor leaguers.” So, no one off the big club, which makes Redmond’s presence there odd, wouldn’t you say?
Update 12: Donnie Joseph is also on his way to KC. This is a weird trade. the deadline has passed now, but there may be some news trickling in over the next hour or so.
Update 13: Bray is going to the DL. Redmond has been called up to take his spot. I’m not sure how this works with Broxton who, I would assume, is also on the 25-man.