Detroit trying trade Inge; Abreu to Cleveland dead

673700.png

Detroit trying trade Inge; Abreu to Cleveland dead

embedly_twitter_85239800background:url(http:a0.twimg.comimagesthemestheme1bg.png) C0DEED; padding:20px; embedly_twitter_85239800 pbackground:fff;padding:10px 12px 0px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:000;font-size:18px;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px embedly_twitter_85239800 .embedly_tweet_contentbackground:fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px embedly_twitter_85239800 p span.metadatadisplay:block;width:100;clear:both;margin-top:0px;height:40px; padding-bottom: 12px; embedly_twitter_85239800 p span.metadata span.authorline-height:15px;color:999;font-size:14px embedly_twitter_85239800 p span.metadata span.author aline-height:15px;font-size:20px;vertical-align:middle embedly_twitter_85239800 p span.metadata span.author imgfloat:left;margin:0 10px 0 0px;width:48px;height:48px embedly_twitter_85239800 p a color: 0084B4; text-decoration:none; embedly_twitter_85239800 p a:hovertext-decoration:underline embedly_twitter_85239800 .embedly_timestampfont-size:13px;display:inline-block;margin-top: 5px; embedly_twitter_85239800 .components-above span.embedly_timestampfont-size:10px;margin-top: 1px;line-height:12px embedly_twitter_85239800 a color: 0084B4; text-decoration:none; embedly_twitter_85239800 a:hovertext-decoration:underline embedly_twitter_85239800 .tweet-screen-name font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold; embedly_twitter_85239800 .tweet-full-name padding-left: 4px; color: 999; font-size: 12px; embedly_twitter_85239800 .tweet-actionsmargin-left: 10px;font-size:13px;display:inline-block;width:250px embedly_twitter_85239800 .components-above span.tweet-actionsfont-size:10px embedly_twitter_85239800 .controlsline-height:12px!important embedly_twitter_85239800 .tweet-actions a margin-left:5px embedly_twitter_85239800 .tweet-actions a bfont-weight:normal embedly_twitter_85239800 .components-above span.tweet-actions a bvertical-align:baseline;line-height:12px embedly_twitter_85239800 .components-above .tweet-textfont-size:13px;vertical-align:baseline embedly_twitter_85239800 .tweet-image float: left; width: 40px; embedly_twitter_85239800 .tweet-user-block-image float: left; width: 48px; height: 48px embedly_twitter_85239800 .tweet-row margin-left: 40px; margin-top: 3px;line-height: 17px; embedly_twitter_85239800 .tweet-user-block margin-left: -40px; embedly_twitter_85239800 .stream-item padding-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 12px; embedly_twitter_85239800 .simple-tweet-image img margin-top: 4px; embedly_twitter_85239800 .simple-tweet-content margin: 0 0 13px 0px; font-size: 14px; min-height:48px; embedly_twitter_85239800 .in-reply-to-border border-color: EBEBEB; border-style: solid; border-width: 1px 0 0; embedly_twitter_85239800 .in-reply-to-text margin-left: 4px; padding-left: 8px; padding-right: 10px; color: 999; font-size: 12px; embedly_twitter_85239800 .tweet-actions i background: transparent url(http:a2.twimg.coma1306889658phoeniximgsprite-icons.png) no-repeat;width:15px;height:15px;margin:0 4px -3px 3px;outline: none; text-indent:-99999px;vertical-align:baseline;display:inline-block;position:relative; embedly_twitter_85239800 .tweet-actions a.retweet-action i background-position:-192px 0; embedly_twitter_85239800 .tweet-actions a.reply-action i background-position:0 0; embedly_twitter_85239800 .tweet-actions a.favorite-action i background-position:-32px 0; @DKnobler
DKnoblerTigers have tried hard to interest Phillies in Inge, so far unsuccessfully..
Mar 30 via web Favorite Retweet Reply
I'm just going to go out on a limb here and say Brandon Inge doesn't have much trade value. When a team is aggressively trying to convince another team to trade for their player, that's not a good sign.

Detroit gave Inge a shot to play second base this spring, but that endeavor appears to have failed. Which is kind of disappointing, because an infield of Prince Fielder-Inge-Jhonny Peralta-Miguel Cabrera would've been the best thing to happen to American League offenses since the designated hitter.

In other trades-not-happening news, it looked like Cleveland was going to acquire Bobby Abreu from the Angels Thursday night, but that deal now looks dead. That may not be the worst thing for Cleveland -- as Buster Olney pointed out, Abreu tailed off after the All-Star break last year (.215.282.366) and is 4-46 this spring.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Winter meetings trades for Cubs and White Sox

stl-podcast-1208.jpg
USA TODAY

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Winter meetings trades for Cubs and White Sox

Hub Arkush (Pro Football Weekly/670 The Score) and David Schuster (670 The Score) joined David Kaplan on the SportsTalk Live panel for Thursday's show.

Baseball’s winter meetings are over. Could Rick Hahn have done more this week? Plus which closer will have a better season- current Cubs closer Wade Davis or former Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman?

How much upheaval will there be on the Bears’ coaching staff this offseason? Plus are the Bulls in slump or are we finally seeing the real team show up?

Listen to this episode of the SportsTalk Live podcast here:

Rick Hahn: White Sox 'still thoroughly, deeply engaged' in trade talks as meetings close

Rick Hahn: White Sox 'still thoroughly, deeply engaged' in trade talks as meetings close

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The White Sox have a pair of relievers to dangle and have become increasingly busier with two of three free-agent closers off the board.

Prior to leaving the Winter Meetings on Thursday, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn was asked if a pool of relievers including closer David Robertson and setup man Nate Jones had drawn much interest.

Having already traded Chris Sale and Adam Eaton, it’s believed the White Sox are willing to part with most anyone if the price is right. It sounds as if that possibility has improved after the Yankees’ late night signing of Aroldis Chapman on Wednesday, two days after the San Francisco Giants signed Mark Melancon. With only Kenley Jansen still left in free agency and due a big salary, Robertson, who has two years and $25 million left on his deal, could solve several teams’ relief needs. Jones is also a draw with potentially five years left on his current team-friendly deal, which includes two club options and one mutual option for 2021.

[SHOP: Gear up, White Sox fans!]

“We’ve had a lot of interesting conversations on a number of different fronts involving are players,” Hahn said. “And yes, we still have reliever pieces and starting pieces that are appealing to various teams throughout the league. I don’t think anything is going to happen between now and the time I go pick up my bags and head to the airport. But still thoroughly engaged, deeply engaged on a number of different fronts.”

Despite adding five pitchers and two position players through their first two moves, the White Sox still have a long list of desires. That list potentially includes a long-term starting catcher and another big bat among others.