Ken Davidoff's baseball insider
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To be clear, I think the Padres will probably trade Heath Bell. The Rangers, Phillies and Cardinals all seem like they have enough motivation to get something done there.
But I do think it's worth noting that the Padres' message, standard for teams shopping players in their walk years - "We can just keep the guy and get the draft picks this winter" - has more merit than usual.
That's...Read more »
Check out Hiroki Kuroda's numbers since becoming a major-leaguer in 2008. The dude is a metronome. He's quite reliable for what he is.
But what is he? If you were running the Yankees and you acquired Kuroda, where would you slot him in your playoff starting rotation? How would his stuff play in the American League?
These are questions worth asking because Kuroda might wind up being...Read more »