Quick Hits: Orioles, Chacon, Bonds, Mariners

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Quick Hits:

  • The Orioles could become a playoff contender with the addition of Mark Teixeira. He would help lead the youth movement in Baltimore with a plethora of pitchers in Brian Matusz and Chris Tillman, along with promising young catcher Matt Wieters. It would be costly, but they have payroll room and could take the hit.
  • Shawn Chacon was suspended indefinitely for grabbing GM Ed Wade by the neck earlier this week. It is likely he will be released or trading in the next month. A team like the Rays should pounce on the opportunity to have a long relief pitcher who can make a start on their team.
  • Barry Bonds is not interested in playing anywhere but the major leagues. It is possible he will get a job next off season, but playing in the independent leagues gives him a chance to stay in playing shape.
  • The Mariners continue to shop their players and have called several teams about making a trade. Erik Bedard is the most talked about player, but don't be surprised to hear Raul Ibanez, Adrian Beltre, and Richie Sexson in trades coming up.


Anonymous 7:25 AM CDT  

Micah Hofpauir could be a cheaper option for the O's at 1B. He's blocked by DLee and could be a trading chip for the Cubs.

Anonymous 6:59 PM CDT  

Beltre to the Giants???

Anonymous 3:45 PM CDT  

Toronto could really use Bonds right now. Could help them get out of the cellar and fill more seats than Selig(who should be out on his ass) can bribe them not to play Bonds.