Trade market: Lefty relievers available

There are at least three good lefty relievers available this trade deadline, and it sure would be nice to add one of them to this team. In order, I like:

  1. George Sherrill, BAL. Has pitched well in the AL and the AL East. 31 years old with good velocity.
  2. Brian Fuentes, COL. 32-year old with good stuff, but has struggled at times. Still wants to close.
  3. Damaso Marte, PIT. Experienced 33-year old who is not as exciting as the others, but is one of the few solid lefties, year after year.

It’s a matter of how much it’ll take to land one of these guys, because every contender is looking to beef up its bullpen.


4 Responses to Trade market: Lefty relievers available

  1. Coach (Lets go Braves) says:

    Um, you left one other important name off your list. Will Ohman.

    The guy has been absolutely outstanding all season, giving up an earned run in just five of his fifty appearances out of the Braves bullpen. His 2.75 ERA is ridiculously low and better than any of the three names already mentioned. Did I mention he is a free agent at the end of the season? Ohman is being paid just 1.6 million in 2008 of which the Red Sox would responsible for just one-third of that amount

    And of course, I think he would cost the Red Sox much less in trade than Fuentes or Sherrill.

  2. redsoxtalk says:

    Hi, I like Ohman too; I’ve mentioned him on this blog a couple of times before. However, I do consider him one notch lower than these guys, who are the kind of established veteran relievers the Sox prefer to take on.

  3. Pat says:

    Well. It seems like we can cross of Marte. He’ll be headed to NY.

  4. redsoxtalk says:

    Brian Cashman did a good job on that trade. They got two good support players and gave up very little. Jose Tabata used to be considered almost untouchable, but slid a lot in the last year. He’s only 19 years old and very athletic, but he’s also 5-11 and doesn’t project a lot of power at this point. He’s also struggling to hit even 10% liners this season at High-A. I don’t think he’ll be a star player.

    Russ Ohlendorf has some interesting secondary stats, but has struggled with control at Triple-A and the Majors. The only way this trade works out for the Pirates is if Tabata can reach the Majors and Ohlendorf can turn it around in a small market and become a starter.

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