Quick Hits: Phillies, Burnett, Cano, Hicks

Friday, June 13, 2008

Quick Hits:

  • The Phillies are looking to add a pitcher and are currently looking at Padres pitcher Greg Maddux and Mariners pitcher Erik Bedard. Both pitchers are going to be hot topics at the trade deadline, so a trade involving one is expected.
  • Blue Jays pitcher A.J. Burnett can opt out of his contract after this season which could lead to the Blue Jays trading him at the deadline. Several teams are looking for a pitcher, and the Blue Jays would be smart to cash in.
  • With Robinson Cano struggling, the Yankees might trade Cano to the Indians in a deal involving CC Sabathia. If I am the Indians, I do this trade in a heart beat, but we'll see what happens.
  • Twins first round pick Aaron Hicks is set to sign with the Twins and will head to Low-A to begin his professional career. This is a good move by Hicks who starts playing immediately.


Anonymous 8:39 AM CDT  

although cano is having a rough go of it right now...you've seen what he can do...i don't see them trading him for a possible rental for the year. I would prefer to try and sign him after the year and keep cano....also not a big C.C. guy..i think he's lacking something.

Bucky, NY 10:47 AM CDT  

I dont see the Yanks letting a corner piece of the future go. CC is good, but they wont go back to mortgaging the future for now.

KevinGillman 11:41 PM CDT  

the Indians are just 5 1/2 games out of first, no way will they trade C.C. away unless they are out of it in the middle of July.