Rosenthal (12 minutes ago):
White Sox saying, again, that they are out on Dunn. If that’s true, Dunn could stay with Nationals. Rays only in at right price
UPDATE: Jim Bowden (MLB/FOX):
Confirmed….3 Teams are still “in” on Adam Dunn: Detroit, Chicago WS and Tampa Bay….50/50 he’s moved….Confirmed
UPDATE #2: Heyman (SI):
jackson for dunn is still a possibility. but nationals want chisox to add another player or 2
Sources: Astros fielding offers for Myers and Wandy. As Morosi reported, Twins on Myers. Told Astros not that motivated. We’ll see.
If the Twins get Myers and Kenny ends trading Hudson for Edwin freakin Jackson, Kenny’s trading deadline moves would be a spectacular failure.
Gregor @ DH:
But KW also sounded like he’s been duped _ likely by Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo _ in talks for Adam Dunn. While he didn’t mention any specific names, Kenny said it’s been “frustrating” dealing with newer GMs, of which Rizzo is one. He also mentioned “playing games” and “being above board,” so you pretty much get the picture. I’m hearing that Rizzo has taken Dunn off the market, but who really knows? These have been the most unusual days leading up to the trade deadline I ever can remember, by far. But I’m thinking the original plan was for the Sox to acquire Jackson and send him to the Nats for Dunn.
I don’t know if Kenny was duped, I know that Kenny made a crappy trade.
According to Olney, the Nationals had told teams interested in Adam Dunn that a “key piece” to get a deal done was Edwin Jackson. This forced teams to try to pry Jackson away from the Diamondbacks. Of course, just before 1pm EST today, the White Sox acquired Jackson from the D-Backs in exchange for right-hander Daniel Hudson and left-hander David Holmberg. Now, according to Olney, the Nationals are indicating that they don’t want Jackson.
If this what Kenny complained about, the fault is his. You don’t trust anyone, especially one you haven’t done business with before, Kenny.
UPDATE #2: From Peter Gammons’ WEEI appearance:
Q: Where does all this [trade rumors] come from?
A: A lot of times people like to guess. I think agents like to throw it out there. For instance, one of the things I found curious of this whole notion if the White Sox can get Edwin Jackson from Arizona, then they can get Adam Dunn from Washington. It never made any sense to me. I think that is very agent-driven, in that the same people I see writing about this get it from the same place. I know that I talked to [Nationals GM] Mike Rizzo, and he said, I don’t want Edwin Jackson, he makes $8 million next season and he has a 5.00 ERA. He said, “I have four pitchers I know are going to be in my rotation next year, why would I spend $8 million on a fifth starter and trade Adam Dunn, who I might be able to sign. It just doesn’t make sense, but it gets thrown out there a lot. Colorado has clearly made certain guys available: Aaron Cook, [Joe] Beimel, who’s been OK at times. Some of it makes a lot of sense, but the fact is we have so many media outlets. I find it a lot of fun, but it can also drive you crazy trying to chase them all down.
And he’s willing to play DH for the rest of the season.
Kilgore @ Washington Post:
Reports this afternoon said Dunn had been told he wouldn’t be sent to the White Sox for Edwin Jackson, and Dunn shot them down. “No,” Dunn said. “I haven’t heard anything.” (Dunn allowed, about the White Sox, “I like their uniforms.”)
Dunn clarified several meaningful details surrounding his situation Dunn has stated his opposition to serving as a full-time designated hitter, but he said he would not mind for the final portion of the season if he is sent to an American League team.
“That’s just Dhing for two months,” Dunn said. “It’s not like if I make this move, it’s career-ending.”
Peter Gammons via WEEI:
As for the Yankees, Gammons said a fear existed in the AL East that New York could make the biggest splash on Saturday.
“The Tampa Bay people are absolutely convinced that one way or another there’s going to be a huge deal with the Yankees and they’re going to end up with Adam Dunn. I don’t know if it will or not, but I would say if Adam Dunn’s going anywhere, it would probably be to the Yankees.”
UPDATE: Jim Bowden (MLB/FOX):
Tim Kurkjian of ESPN reporting that the Nationals told him directly they are NOT trading Dunn to the White Sox for Edwin Jackson
Nats not that hot for Edwin jackson
Please tell me the Sox weren’t fleeced again: Linebrink, Swisher II, Teahen…
UPDATE: Good News: Ballantini (CSN):
Jackson is merely the most crucial piece to securing Adam Dunn…The big fella is on his way to Chicago, friends. Waiting on Nats sign-off.
Bad News: Rosenthal (FS):
Rival exec still believes Yankees are in heavy on Dunn. Their “we’re out” message was directed at Nationals: Quit messing around!
UPDATE #2: WSCR AM670 says Washington isn’t trading Dunn.
UPDATE #3: Padilla @ ESPN:
reports indicate that last-place Washington doesn’t want anything to do with Jackson.
white sox Sox GM Kenny Williams, the king of the trade deadline, is quietly exploring possibility of acquring Brett Myers from Astros
Fangraphs on Myers: 113 K / 42 BB, 3.10 ERA, 3.52 FIP, 3.78 xFIP, 2.8 WAR, 49.8% GB%, .294 BABIP, 7.01 K/9, 2.61 BB/9, 0.74 HR/9
- 1 year/$5.1M (2010), plus 2011 mutual option
- 10:$3.1M, 11:$8M mutual option ($2M buyout)
Getting Myers, unlike Edwin Jackson, makes sense. And it has JJ’s approval!
UPDATE: Nightengale (USAT):
White Sox have Edwin Jackson included in current trade package for Dunn. If Sox get Dunn, then will try to land Astros’ Brett Myers
That would fix things.