The Phillies were wheeling and dealing Friday night, sending Howie Kendrick to the Nationals and Jeremy Hellickson to the Orioles. Both trades involved prospects with cash considerations thrown in.
Kendrick is having a productive 2017, batting .340 for the year, but he has been limited to 39 games along with two home runs and 16 RBI. However, his versatility is a weapon for a contending team like the Nationals. The 34 year old has played games at first and second base and in left field this season.
The Rangers have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games, and while that isn’t terrible, it is when put it next to the 9-1 record of the Royals in that time. The Rangers are 4 1/2 games out of the second wild-card spot and a trade is looking more and more likely, and the player to be traded will probably be Darvish, according to FanRag Sports.
It has become increasingly likely that the Texas Rangers trade star pitcher Yu Darvish, according to people familiar with the situation.
Darvish’s availability has been a subject of debate in recent days, as the Rangers have remained on the cusp of the wild-card race, but interested teams suggest ramped-up negotiations suggest the Rangers are serious about selling their ace pitcher.
The Yankees, Dodgers and Astros are all said to be in on the Rangers’ ace and all three teams have the prospects to get a deal done. But, as with the Gray situation, it will likely take a top prospect to get the Rangers to trade Darvish, even for a rental as his contract comes up after the season.
It’s simply a matter of whether or not the Yankees want to give up a player such as Vintage MLB Jerseys Cheap Clint Frazier, the Dodgers want to give up Alex Verdugo, or the Astros want to give up Kyle Tucker.
All of those players have been declared untouchable by multiple sources, but Toronto Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys if those teams want Darvish they will have to bite the bullet.