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Old 07-23-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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Farquhar, also 25, is a minor league reliever who's played for 3 organizations this season and DFA'd as many times than he's appeared in the majors.

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"....played for 3 organizations this season" only partially describes Faquhar's absense of desirability. He began as a Blue Jay in the 2008 draft, didn't get past Double A, and was traded to the A's in 2010 for Rajai Davis. The next year the A's traded him back to the Blue Jays for David Percey.


The Blue Jays gave him a cup of coffee last September and he wasn't any good in three appearances covering two innings, so he was sent back down and placed on waivers.

Who claimed him? Why of course the A's. They sent him to their Triple A team, but after five lousy appearances, they placed him on waivers again. The Yankees picked him up, sent him to Trenton and again placed him on waivers...but this time he was traded to Seattle before the A's could pick him up again.

So, apparently Seattle needed shore up its waivers list.

As for why they didn't press for a better deal, I'm sure that the major object in all this movement was simply being able to jettison Ichiro! before the ugly moment came at the end of this season when his contract expired. To re-up with Seattle would have of course involved x amount of "franchise pride" dollars, they could not have insulted Ichiro! by asking him to play for what he is producing now, it would have to be one of those Jeter style emeritis contracts that overpaid horribly.

Ichiro! seems to have recognized the dynamic and was being rather gracious in suggesting that it would be best for all if he was traded. This way Ichiro! isn't insulted by a second rate salary offer, the Mariners don't have to pay out a crippling amount of tribute money to keep him, and Ichiro! gets to be a Yankee for a while before he hangs up the ML uniform and retires back home as the most celebrated player Japan has produced.

It is such a good deal all around for Ichiro! and the Mariners that I doubt that they scutinized who they would be receiving in return with all that much care.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Also the Tigers aquire Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez. Definitely filling needs they had. Haven't looked into exactly what they give up.

The Tigers have been running Ramon Santiago and Ryan Rayburn out at 2B most of the season. Tigers 2Bmen have combined to hit .286/.276 (OBP and SLG) which is about 40% worse than the average major league hitter. Infante figures to hit about league average for the rest of the season. Huge improvement. Neither Santiago nor Raburn is anything special with the glove. Infante generally rates as above average. Huge improvement.
Tigers give up #1 prospect Jacob Turner, 2 middling prospects and a draft-pick (the first draft pick in MLB history to be traded [/baseball nerd trivia]).

Clearly the Tigers are trying to win a WS before ancient owner Mike Illitch dies.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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Ichiro batting 8th for the Yankees tonight.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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I think the Brewers waited until this weekend to decide if they were contenders or not----getting swept by Cincinnati seems to have answered that.

They are slowly building up their minor league talent, so trading Greinke, Marcum, and Ramirez for some more prospects seems very much on the table.

Melvin has done a good job getting the Brews to the playoffs twice in the past five years-----so I wouldnt blame them at all now in recongizing that they just dont have a playoff surge coming------get some good prospects now and with attendance still in the 2.75 million range they can afford to add a couple of free agents in the offseason with Greinke and Marcum gone and the possible trade of Ramirez.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:54 PM
 
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they can afford to add a couple of free agents in the offseason with Greinke and Marcum gone and the possible trade of Ramirez.
It's gonna be hard for them to sign anyone that comes close to replacing the contributions of those 3
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:20 PM
 
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Ichiro! to the Yankees
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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Whatever gain the Rockies would receive from the increased strikeouts by Sanchez, is likely to be lost by his inferior control. Guthrie (btw...he is Jeremy, not Brian) has walked 2.7 batters per nine innings over his career, Sanchez issues five free passes per nine innings.
Prescience

Sanchez' first start. 4 innings, 5 strike outs, 4 walks and a **** ton of runs given up.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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Prescience

Sanchez' first start. 4 innings, 5 strike outs, 4 walks and a **** ton of runs given up.
Took Sanchez 82 pitches to get through his four innings, which would work out to 185 pitches over nine innings.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Dempster has 10/5 rights (10 years in the major leagues and 5 years with the same team). That means he has to approve any trade. He, apparently, has not approved this trade.

Ken Rosenthal says that the Dodgers are his first choice, and Atlanta his second.
Sources: Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster doesn't want to be traded to Atlanta Braves - MLB News | FOX Sports on MSN
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Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster does not want to be traded to the Atlanta Braves, according to major-league sources.

At least not right now.

The pitcher instead wants to be sent to the Los Angeles Dodgers, who were unable to reach agreement with the Cubs on a suitable deal, sources said.
Hopefully, Ned C can use this as leverage to trade lessor assets for Dempster.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Pirates get Wandy Rodriguez.

Give up a lot, including their top hitting prospect Robbie Grossman
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