Monday, June 29, 2009

Royal Trade Rumors, Meche’s Arm, Quirk on MLB

Bob Dutton said the following in the Star this morning: “The buzz on the rumor mill is that the Royals are openly offering some veteran players in response to their disappointing season. Names making the rounds include David DeJesus, Mark Teahen, Kyle Davies, Brian Bannister and virtually all of their relievers.” To deal DeJesus, Teahen, or Bannister right now would seem to me to be a huge regression.

We should know more about Gil Meche’s dead arm today. Meche’s velocity was down to 87-88 mph in his last start. Dutton says that if Meche can’t make his start on Wednesday that Sidney Ponson would be his likely replacement. I don’t like the sound of that.

Lorraine DelliCarpini, media relations manager at the MLB Network, sent me an email today letting me know that Jamie Quirk will be a guest analyst on MLB Network’s “MLB Tonight” tonight and tomorrow starting at 7:00 PM CT. If you have the MLB Network, check it out.

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