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Ah, yay. It's that time of year where everyone has to figure out who is a buyer and who is a seller. Since we're a game up in a weak division nearing the end of June, we're obviously buyers. What positions do you want to see upgraded? Who do you want to see us go after?

SP:

Hiroki Kuroda

Magic Wandy

John Danks

Jeremy Guthrie

Jason Marquis

Erik Bedard

RP:

Tyler Clippard

Mike Adams

2B/3B:

Jamey Carroll

Jeff Keppinger

Aramis Ramirez

Kelly Johnson

Ian Stewart

Wilson Betemit

Adam Kennedy

Casey Blake

OF:

Carlos Beltran

Josh Willingham

Notice, I left off Reyes, because I just don't see it as a possibility at this point in time.

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There were rumors that the Indians were looking at Casey Blake. He is having a good year, sans his stint on the DL. Maybe he could play 2nd?

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Has anyone already looked up contract status on these guys? I might look later if no one has it handy.

DD seems to go for a cheap rental rather than a blockbuster in July.

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SP:

Hiroki Kuroda

John Danks (I doubt the Sox would trade Danks within the division though.)

RP:

Mike Adams

2B/3B:

Jamey Carroll

Kelly Johnson

Wilson Betemit

OF:

Carlos Beltran

Josh Willingham

Those are who I like/who I don't mind.

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There were rumors that the Indians were looking at Casey Blake. He is having a good year, sans his stint on the DL. Maybe he could play 2nd?

I could see Casey Blake as more of a third baseman than a second baseman. Which wouldn't be terrible.

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There were rumors that the Indians were looking at Casey Blake. He is having a good year, sans his stint on the DL. Maybe he could play 2nd?

He's a natural 3B. I doubt they'd move him to 2B when we obviously have 3B problems too. Wouldn't mind me some Blake. Let's just get all the old indians.

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How is John Danks on the block? No way the White Sox are selling anyone this year.

They're at a 125MM+ payroll, and if they're out of it by the deadline, I wouldn't be surprised to see them try and cut some salary. Buehrle, too. They could try to give away Juan Pierre, but no one in their right mind would touch him with a 50 foot pole.

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I'd like them to take a shot on Ian Stewart assuming he's about as cheap as Sizemore. He's hitting pretty well in AAA, maybe he just needs a change of scenery.

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Ian Stewart is intriguing. Be prepared for K's but he has shown some good pop in the past. And we need one more SP, somebody like Hiroki Kuroda or Eric Bedard. Wandy Rod or Jeremy Guthrie might also work.

Jamey Carroll would be great in that #2 spot in the lineup. Can he play 3rd?

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He's a natural 3B. I doubt they'd move him to 2B when we obviously have 3B problems too. Wouldn't mind me some Blake. Let's just get all the old indians.

Id love to see him at 3B too, but I just cant see Leyland sitting Inge on the bench. Would be nice though.

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Has anyone already looked up contract status on these guys? I might look later if no one has it handy.

DD seems to go for a cheap rental rather than a blockbuster in July.

I'll look it up + stats. Gimme a second though.

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Jamey Carroll would be great in that #2 spot in the lineup. Can he play 3rd?

He's listed as a SS/2B, but I seem to remember him playing some 3B in the past ...

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The Tigers have a better than league average offense and a worse than league average staff. If they give up any pieces, I'd hope it'd be to improve that which most needs improving. Getting Penny or Coke out of the rotation would be pretty nice if they were replaced by a Kuroda or a Bedard or a Guthrie. You know, someone who can pitch at least 5 (or 7) innings of quality ball most days.

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SP:

RHP Hiroki Kuroda: Los Angeles Dodgers - 1 year / $12,000,000... Arbitration Eligible... 16 G, 5-9, 3.10 ERA, 1.249 WHIP, 28 BB, 77 SO, 2.0 WAR

LHP Wandy Rodriguez: Houston Astros - 3 years / $34,000,000 + $13,000,000 club option with $2,500,000 buyout for 2014... Under Contract... 13 G, 5-4, 3.21 ERA, 1.310 WHIP, 23 BB, 69 SO, 2.1 WAR

LHP John Danks: Chicago White Sox - 1 year / $6,000,000... Arbitration Eligible... 15 G, 3-8, 4.21 ERA, 1.351 WHIP, 28 BB, 64 SO, 1.2 WAR

RHP Jeremy Guthrie: Baltimore Orioles - 1 year / $5,750,000... Arbitration Eligible... 17 G, 3-9, 3.93 ERA, 1.272 WHIP, 24 BB, 64 SO, 1.8 WAR

RHP Jason Marquis: Washington Nationals - 1 year / $7,500,000... Free Agent... 15 G, 7-2, 3.53 ERA, 1.336 WHIP, 26 BB, 54 SO, 1.0 WAR

LHP Erik Bedard: Seattle Mariners - 1 year / $1,000,000... Free Agent... 15 G, 4-6, 3.00 ERA, 1.111 WHIP, 26 BB, 85 SO, 1.7 WAR

RP:

RHP Tyler Clippard: Washington Nationals - 1 year / $443,000... Arbitration Eligible... 36 G, 45.0 IP, 2.00 ERA, 0.889 WHIP, 15 BB, 57 SO, 1.6 WAR

RHP Mike Adams: San Diego Padres - 1 year / $2,535,000... Arbitration Eligible... 35 G, 35.1 IP, 1.27 ERA, 0.651 WHIP, 5 BB, 35 SO, 1.5 WAR

2B/3B:

RH Jamey Carroll: Los Angeles Dodgers - 1 year / $1,800,000... Free Agent... 74 G, .300 AVG, 0 HR, 8 RBI, 27 BB, 33 SO, 1.4 WAR

RH Jeff Keppinger: Houston Astros - 1 year / $2,300,000... Arbitration Eligible... 28 G, .336 AVG, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 4 BB, 6 SO, 1.4 WAR

RH Aramis Ramirez: Chicago Cubs -1 year / $14,600,000 + $16,000,000 club option with $2,000,000 buyout for 2012... Club Option or Free Agent... 72 G, .289 AVG, 8 HR, 37 RBI, 17 BB, 35 SO, 1.2 WAR

LH Kelly Johnson: Arizona Diamondbacks - 1 year / $5,850,000... Free Agent... 74 G, .209 AVG, 12 HR, 32 RBI, 29 BB, 91 SO, 0.1 WAR

LH Ian Stewart: Colorado Rockies - 1 year / $2,287,500... Arbitration Eligible... 21 G, .064 AVG, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 5 BB, 18 SO, -1.0 WAR

SH Wilson Betemit: Kansas City Royals - 1 year / $1,000,000... Free Agent... 51 G, .286 AVG, 2 HR, 24 RBI, 18 BB, 52 SO, 0.9 WAR

LH Adam Kennedy: Seattle Mariners - 1 year / $750,000... Free Agent... 63 G, .270 AVG, 6 HR, 24 RBI, 12 BB, 25 SO, 1.5 WAR

RH Casey Blake: Los Angeles Dodgers - 1 year / $5,250,000 + $6,000,000 club option with $1,250,000 buyout for 2012... Club Option or Free Agent... 40 G, .250 AVG, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 14 BB, 33 SO, 0.2 WAR

SH Jose Reyes: New York Mets - 1 year / $11,000,000... Free Agent... 75 G, .341 AVG, 3 HR, 32 RBI, 25 BB, 26 SO, 3.8 WAR

OF:

SH Carlos Beltran: New York Mets - 1 year / $18,500,000... Free Agent... 76 G, .278 AVG, 10 HR, 49 RBI, 40 BB, 46 SO, 2.3 WAR

RH Josh Willingham: Oakland Athletics - 1 year / $6,000,000... Free Agent... 64 G, .231 AVG, 10 HR, 42 RBI, 22 BB, 76 SO, 0.1 WAR

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I see some "Free Will Rhymes" on the twitter

Does Oakland need a second baseman?.... what do they have that we need?

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I like Bedard, Guthrie, and Tim Stauffer of SD for SPs. The bullpen needs no upgrades from outside. Carroll/Keppinger sound appealing to me in the field/lineup.

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Weak list.

Best one here is Bedard.

And well...

Ill say DD opts out from these guys and makes one of those DD type trades.

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