Do you remember Steve Trachsel? How can you forget? He is interested in taking his 4.48 ERA (Baltimore) back to the NL with Colorado. That would be interesting in a morbid train wreck sort of way.
Baltimore is talking to the Angels and Giants about shortstop Miguel Tejada. That is, if those teams canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get Miguel Cabrera from Florida. The Orioles are finding it difficult to deal Tejada because of his declining power numbers (18 homers last year); poor range and uncertainty he can move to third; and, of course, his salary ($26 million due in the next two seasons).
The Dodgers confirmed talking with center fielder Andruw Jones, who is coming off the worst season of his career at .222, 26 homers and 96 RBI. Jones is a 10-time Gold Glove winner and five-time All-Star. Torii Hunter got a five-year, $90-million deal from the Angels. No doubt that’s what he’s thinking.
Milwaukee is reportedly thinking about St. Louis third baseman Scott Rolen with the intent of moving Ryan Braun to left.