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Why not take the D-Train to Yankee Stadium?

May 14

Newsday: "The Yankees' No. 1 target this trading season won't be a big-name outfielder such as Alfonso Soriano, Ken Griffey Jr. or Bobby Abreu. It's more likely to be Dontrelle Willis."

Willis may end up on trading block

 

May 14

Newark Star-Ledger (scroll down) (registration required): "Marlins officials insist that the team is still hoping to get through this season without having to trade left-hander Dontrelle Willis (who, by the way, is struggling badly). But with Willis' $4.35 million salary making up nearly one-third of the Marlins' payroll, almost everybody in baseball expects Willis to be on the market come July."

 

Minaya won't let Mets slip

May 14

Journal News: "Dontrelle Willis? Barry Zito? Livan Hernandez? Minaya will likely land someone, anyone, to provide system support to Pedro Martinez and Tom Glavine, and to give the Mets their best postseason shot at a time when the Braves might finally take a summertime nap."

 

Duncan and Hughes Could Go To Marlins

May 14

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (scroll down): "The New York Yankees actually do have some impressive young prospects, including first baseman Eric Duncan and pitcher Philip Hughes. Would any Yankees watchers be surprised if Duncan and Hughes were part of a package offer to the Florida Marlins for outfielder-third baseman Miguel Cabrera and/or pitcher Dontrelle Willis?"

 

Rangers Q&A

May 13

Dallas Morning News (scroll down) (registration required): "What are the chances of the Rangers getting involved in the Dontrelle Willis sweepstakes if he becomes available? Would maybe a package of Hank Blaylock, Laynce Nix and one of the DVD boys get it done, if not what will?"

 

It's time for teams to start tinkering

May 13

Toronto Sun: "The obvious place to go looking for an arm would be the Florida Marlins and lefty Dontrelle Willis, a 20-game winner in 2005 who is the highest player on the cash-strapped Marlins at $4.35 million."

 

Cash: Patience over panic

May 13

New York Daily News: "Miguel Cabrera, Florida: The Fish insist he and Dontrelle Willis are not on the block, but they've already traded everyone else. It couldn't hurt to ask."

 

Yankees need bat to fill the void

May 13

Journal News: "Miguel Cabrera (Marlins): He's still inexpensive and has been productive. He's the kind of player the Marlins need, not need to get rid of."

 

Yanks need a bat bad

May 12

Newark Star-Ledger columnist Dan Graziano (registration required): "They need to nose around about second-rung guys like Craig Wilson, Reggie Sanders, Jeromy Burnitz, Raul Ibanez ... heck, Kevin Millar. They need to push the Marlins on Miguel Cabrera, because why not aim high?"

 

Yanks Have Big Holes Without Sheffield, Matsui

May 12

Hartford Courant (registration required): "The Marlins, who are shedding salary, could look to trade Miguel Cabrera, but the Yankees probably don't have enough to land him. The Royals, not expecting to be in contention, could trade veteran Reggie Sanders."

 

White Sox Q&A

May 12

Chicago Tribune (registration required): "Miguel Cabrera is a monster talent, but I can't see the Sox breaking up their future to acquire a player like Cabrera."

Injuries have general managers looking for help

 

May 12

Rocky Mountain News (scroll down): "Names that have cropped up for the Mets have included Dontrelle Willis of Florida and Barry Zito of Oakland, but it's more likely general manager Omar Minaya will make a push for Washington's Livan Hernandez, whom Minaya acquired when he was general manager in Montreal."

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From my perspective only the Angels, Dodgers, and Diamondbacks have the prospects to bother making an offer.

 

If we do deal Dontrelle; any deal must include a top catcher prospect, and ideally a good CF prospect as well, and both of those would be in addition to a good pitching prospect that is close to major league ready.

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Duncan is overrated. His highest BA in the minors has been .260, and so far this year at AAA he is batting .209. Granted he has been rushed somewhat, but still overrated and shouldnt be the centerpiece of a deal for Cabs or D-Train.

 

Cant say anything bad about Hughes though.

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To be honest, I think we have enough hitting. That doesnt concern me. If we do deal Willis, it should be for a combination of pitching and position prospects. If we can get one more great bat in CF or C I think we'll have a highly potent offense in about a year or two. Our pitching needs a lot of help, though.

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From my perspective only the Angels, Dodgers, and Diamondbacks have the prospects to bother making an offer.

 

If we do deal Dontrelle; any deal must include a top catcher prospect, and ideally a good CF prospect as well, and both of those would be in addition to a good pitching prospect that is close to major league ready.

 

Generally I'd agree with this but my guess would be if Dontrelle is moved it won't be until after a stadium deal is signed, sealed and delivered AND Dontrelle gets back on track. DW doesn't have to win every game he starts but he has to show he is going to be worth the $7 million+ he'll be paid next season.

 

Hughes is a good prospect, but we need hitters now, not pitchers. Our organization has nothing in the hitting department.

 

As for hitters in the organization, I'm not knowledgeable enough to state definitively whether that's the greatest need or not, but I would think our greatest need right now is building a major league capable pitching staff and quickly. The offensive package we have right now seems more than able to score enough runs to win competitively pitched games. Trading Willis for a bonafide young starter and a good, steady reliever would allow the Marlins to move some of their minor league pitchers for the bats you're looking for while improving the parent club more rapidly.

 

Besides we have the upcoming draft, the next Rule 5 draft and the 2007 amateur draft to help restock any deficiencies we might have in the hitting department.

 

All that said, I'm still not in the group here who wants to trade Dontrelle.

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From my perspective only the Angels, Dodgers, and Diamondbacks have the prospects to bother making an offer.

 

If we do deal Dontrelle; any deal must include a top catcher prospect, and ideally a good CF prospect as well, and both of those would be in addition to a good pitching prospect that is close to major league ready.

 

Generally I'd agree with this but my guess would be if Dontrelle is moved it won't be until after a stadium deal is signed, sealed and delivered AND Dontrelle gets back on track. DW doesn't have to win every game he starts but he has to show he is going to be worth the $7 million+ he'll be paid next season.

 

Hughes is a good prospect, but we need hitters now, not pitchers. Our organization has nothing in the hitting department.

 

As for hitters in the organization, I'm not knowledgeable enough to state definitively whether that's the greatest need or not, but I would think our greatest need right now is building a major league capable pitching staff and quickly. The offensive package we have right now seems more than able to score enough runs to win competitively pitched games. Trading Willis for a bonafide young starter and a good, steady reliever would allow the Marlins to move some of their minor league pitchers for the bats you're looking for while improving the parent club more rapidly.

 

Besides we have the upcoming draft, the next Rule 5 draft and the 2007 amateur draft to help restock any deficiencies we might have in the hitting department.

 

All that said, I'm still not in the group here who wants to trade Dontrelle.

Interesting perspective...Great Post!

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Actually tho, if Dontrelle struggles through the entire season he could actually get about the same salary he has this year right?

 

Arent arbitration salaries based on performance?

 

If a player proves to be healthy and league average (.260/.330/.420, 4.5 ERA), he typically gets a significant raise.

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It is inevitable that these 2 guys WILL be traded sometime. We need big time talent back. Yankee prospects are bad. Can not trade either of these 2 guys to the Mets. The Mets only have Milledge.

 

If I HAD to trade these guys....here is what I would do as GM......

 

 

 

 

Hank Blalock, Laynce Nix, and level B pitcher for Dontrelle Willis (TEXAS)

 

 

Jeff Mathis, and 2 other prospects (Wood or Kendrick being one) for Miguel Cabrera (ANGELS)

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Expect Dombrowski to make a significant mid-Summer trade

May 16

Michigan Live: "As in the Florida Marlins' Dontrelle Willis... Maybe someone like Raul Ibanez of the struggling Seattle Mariners, or Geoff Jenkins of the treading-water Milwaukee Brewers."

 

 

another one, now Detriot wants d-train.

 

who do they even have in their minors besides zumaya and verlander (up now).

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