Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Reds rumors

A couple of rumors have been on the internet regarding the Angels' interest in Harang. The commotion was started by Peter Gammons when he reported that the Angels inquired about Harang, offering Gary Matthews, Jr. According to John Fay, Walt Jockety laughed it off. If the Reds trade Harang now, the value of the tickets I'm trying to sell will plummet. I don't see it right now, but could see (and maybe support) Harang on the block if the Reds are out of it at the trade deadline. Of course, by the trade deadline the Angels should have Lackey, Escobar, and Santana back and won't need Harang. The Angels have a lot of interesting players, but one of them is not Little Sarge.

I also read that the Reds are scouting Andruw Jones. If you recall, I was touting him for the Reds before the Gomesy signing. Jones would be a step toward contention, not the step back that trading Harang would be.

I still look for Bray to get traded or end up in AAA. I was half right on Keppy, predicting he'd be traded to the Red Sox. It looks like he'll fill in for another former Red, Aaron Boone.

The Pinks are working their way back to the Nats by releasing WMP after he cleared waivers.


Jon Williams said...

I love Harang. I'd hate to see the Reds deal him but if they have to, there are few teams able to give them a better deal than the Angels. They could easily upgrade shortstop and the outfield in such a deal.

Personally, I think they would be better off trading the position veterans like Tavares (White Sox?), Ramon Hernandez (Twins, Red Sox? -- besides I really like Hannigan).

Dave Zahniser said...

I agree with all of that. Hey, I'm getting ready for my draft tonight in the N.L. so I'm going to check your site for some sleepers.