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Buster Olney, ESPN: Phils will trade Cliff Lee....IF

Jul 30, 2013|

Buster joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the latest MLB trade rumors as Wednesday's 4p deadline approaches.

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-- not a 37 WEEI Patriots hall of Famer Troy about brown will join us next hour 1230. We'll talk to Troy about all things Patriots he's been a practice last couple of days and last night's night practice at Gillette did not give good reviews for the offense last shortly he's seen out of these young wide receivers these inexperienced. Wide receivers at 1230 right now we continue our baseball conversation. And get -- back to the phones but I'm not -- little more to go to ball strongly that we get to go buster buster all the BS IN. Joining us here on the -- outlined the colors today buster during a little little bit crazy saying the Red Sox should trade. Prospects for Lee and Tim Lincecum and Jake Peavy and it seems like it's such itself and Dustin Pedroia is overrated and over those two. Those the big. Heart rate. Armageddon people again until the trading deadline today buster NL for for you as a reporter the next a day plus are going to be very very busy and a I guess I'll start with Cliff Lee only because. He seems to be the guy around here of people or saying you make a splash -- get a guy ace top your rotation good playoff pitcher. Is there a market for Cliff Lee do you think the Phillies are trading Cliff Lee between down 4 o'clock tomorrow. I I think they're willing to trade him -- -- and didn't give them exactly what they want I don't think it necessarily that motivated. I think that someone -- -- home run deal. You know it is that it could -- -- include Bogart plus. Other guys. You know either way you're talking about a guy -- guaranteed. A little voided so there are thirty million dollars year -- next year because the buyout need to add at you know it is that way the pan -- doesn't. But that's what he's average annual value is for the next two years -- ready money. A guy. I'd bet that's an extraordinary. Sum of money and that's why a lot of the -- that -- -- silly debate we had -- We're willing Q do you decent prospect you're gonna need the money. Or you're -- updated or will take on the money will -- he's -- a prospect in net. That's why -- if -- -- -- on him to this point. And it will tell you that you have people around baseball the way to exported going to looking at recent examples one of the Giants trading for Carlos Beltran. What it's Jack Wheeler in India now the Mets are sitting here with a one of the best young pitchers in baseball back Wheeler of people look at that he has it boy was that a mistake. Last year when the Eagles traded for Zack Greinke and -- cigar it was in the deal and now -- And the Brewers have one of the best young -- that debate all you don't have anything. He should open that deal. Recent history. -- will tell you know executive. You don't trade your best prospects anymore. Because the sport is veering toward younger cheaper players and that's why I'd be shocked if the Red Sox -- gave up some like Bogart's. Yeah -- you just off limits them in there isn't is there a player in baseball that we want to somebody calls is we want ball carts. Is there anybody else Jackie Bradley given what's going on here with Ellsbury that threats such -- -- up the phone going to continue. Well it depends on you know what they're. Internal evaluation of those guys is the course eat -- and of course they never. But on the other hand you'd figure that he'd pick and trade for war you know one of -- trade one of those type guy to be getting. Somebody -- younger -- at least 35 years old. You know maybe you're getting 25 year old back in return and I'm not saying this is the guy that you know -- say Clayton Kershaw looked at the Dodgers couldn't sign it yeah. It was somebody like that chair. If you'd like that an older player. It is big game right now it's not he's not doing that the teams are not knowing that order you know at least the best general managers in that killing. I think Jake Peavy is packed his bags he's going on the road they have scratched him from tonight's start -- -- I just saw. What is the latest just some posturing going on around Chicago. I think so I think it like back in the trade -- and -- Beckett who spoken with a White Sox are convinced that they're gonna trade him up between now and the deadline. And friend at media are saying that he wants to go that you want -- to win someplace. You know they called some of the teams and ball yesterday instead because they weren't satisfied with the offers. And I can't tell you exactly what they requested the -- that's what. But they basically said that ain't got worked well prepared Dejuan would take heed a built around Jake Peavy. And it seemed on the other side. We're saying yeah -- but I don't get -- -- I and that poker move. I don't think right now it's become and Oakland. Verses the Red Sox maybe years now and it sort of lingering in the side although I think ever much it more difficult I'd take on the money than either Oakland or Boston. We're talking to buster -- of ESPN deadline tomorrow for clocks -- with peavy look guide their couple reports saying that. -- they're still last in the White Sox are for top prospects guys like -- today from eight organizational standpoint buster what is the White Sox. Biggest need what are they looking to get back as part of a deal for Jake Peavy. They started with pitching. In their conversations with pain but I think at this conversation gone on now they get. Potentially looking for top prospect and I -- I think hit Jake Peavy extremely. Underrated mean in terms it and got it in the marketplace you talking about a guy who last year. 219 innings with a 337 ERA in that ballpark and box. And I know from talking to Jake you know repeatedly -- you have. He's helped achieve that Q what an army shoes are broken rib. He's feeling great yet that radical surgery a couple of years ago he he actually was the first player to ever have that type of surgery. And he's felt great. And you know when he talked to us in front office people around what they talk about how last year he really kind of flew under the radar out goody was. India terrific leader and with guys on bought and -- York and Philadelphia we -- questions can they handle it and Jake Peavy absolutely could have and bought -- You look at the reliever market the other day in some some prospects go -- ball guys and -- one down at Tampa but. Just a couple guys that are out there acceptable for right handed arms and we last week you talked -- Kansas City not may be ready. A guy like -- girl maybe Gregor -- out in San Diego seems to kind of fit with the Sox a look at what the asking prices for most of. It's still pretty high paid the one I've I've heard and -- it hit you remember they are witty enough where they feel like it is still in that thing. And they're not chasing immoral means. And I do think that part of the reason why he's so out of the Baltimore Orioles take right Francisco Rodriguez thought the market. In part of the reason why so I can't. Make an investment we Jesse -- yesterday with you limit the -- accept accept those two guys. They're not a lot of guys on the market almost nobody -- -- closing experience. And I and I can play at the perception within the division is that coach -- -- is like the marathon runner and this is in all -- knock on him. But he's like -- marathoner who's gone out at -- in mile eighteen and they think eventually that he's gonna break out and and I so I. I think that. The waited the other teams look at it was you know what let's go out and get guys who not only can help us but might have been able to help the -- are. Well we had a caller earlier bring up Tim Lincecum and look up I think he'd be a great fit for a lot of teams but you talk about the giants' buster. Yet is Brian Sabine gonna wanna trade those guys off to wanna try to re sign them at the end when he goes Giants players. The three big free agents they have big move between now 4 o'clock tomorrow. I ain't gonna be up because the Giants. Understandably are looking at a Lincecum they're looking at that underpants as players that they are going Q do you qualifying hopper to the ball. So if you wanna trade partner Lincecum you're gonna have to match the value. You know what out of that first round pick if they keep him and he just goes up to create -- And the thing is is that it would come wherever he goes whether he's a reliever he's starter in in any trade. The team acquiring him would have -- idea what they were gonna get. Because they've been starts this year you know and threw the no hitter when he looked phenomenal and then they're just another case where he has given them absolutely nothing to keep in mind. He's making I believe 22 million dollar salary this year and the Giants architect created a situation where. They're a trade and let them eat a bunch of salary don't do anything much in return for a guy he's been so important it franchise the last six years. It would be weak without talking about bio Genesis very adjusting with comes to Alex Rodriguez and now it's not really. Well you can explain what exactly are they doing -- Michael from the only two left us at all -- all over the place at this thing. Okay and you know strategy to what it's been basically in the best players in particular that the -- wanna drug testing agreement. Which is what Ryan -- accepted his suspension last week. But Selig has the best interest is in baseball power bat -- baseball power. Under the collective bargaining agreement we saw that it happened in 19761. You know Bowie Kuhn stepped in and wouldn't let Joseph Rudi rally fingers you'll go through with a Red Sox and with the -- By -- little. Well but to do that based on the information that they feel like they collected and Alex Rodriguez. If he's suspended under the drug testing agreement and he has the opportunity to appeal it. And continue to play -- appeal is being part is be suspended under the other rule under this CPA. And -- -- that you're not allowed back on the field and you're suspended. And the unique and challenging and I will tell you that you know the inning made it clear that not getting a lot there and work like crazy to -- -- But they will absolutely. Fight to -- players act that due process. And that's why I think it but you would try to do bit. The union is gonna go dot. And on top of that I think the you know they're -- a risk for Bud Selig and it -- -- -- late date. Boy if you over reaches. Any illusion -- are of an arbitrator. That's the big blow for baseball now baseball may well be aware that in there and gave. Maybe -- threatened Alex Rodriguez with a high penalty in the hopes that need that would what Ryan brought it last week except the lower -- -- NA rod doesn't have a huge impact in the playoff race to me buster what's more interesting is the guys that do and I'm curious your thoughts on. Say Nelson Cruz for example we heard the Rangers Richardson trading Joseph Nathan ball people this time a year and to me that was a red flag they know. Nelson Cruz going to be suspended and their concern the Nelson Cruz is not gonna appeal because he wants to -- free agency next year and be. -- ready to go as possible to get his next contract what are you hearing about a guy. Like Cruz and Willie appeal -- put himself from the organization say I wanna be as close to free agency is possible when this thing comes down. What a great ethical quandary I love that Jhonny Peralta the Tigers didn't think -- short that he looked like to make the playoffs if he gets suspended even at and questioned. And I -- has some comment if I that I read in the indicated well enough to cruise wouldn't -- turn his back on teenage he would do what's right for the Rangers. And appeal -- case that way and continue playing Johnny -- you do the same and it economy be laps. It's when you think about it why they in this situation yet what is alleged -- true -- Situation partly because they acted on self interest. So you're Nelson Cruz. And you're suspended this week anything your self interest to not -- And to get it behind you so that you can comeback elected member and they go free agency and all the clean -- would do that of course you would. Is that your mindset. But remember it and you can look you can speak is far better and I can. You know these guys have been look at your teammate in the ice for five months with a hanging over their heads. And I wonder what you do I wonder Nelson Cruz said you know what. Better just appeal so I can continue to play. Rather than go and put myself in the best position heading to the agents have their say. He appeals will not will not take place note accept -- suspension. Could be a busy 24 hours plus in baseball these suspensions looming question for Rodriguez in the trading deadline tomorrow that could affect teams. Before that 4 o'clock deadline no better got to talk to or -- buster only make sure your follow him on Twitter. -- to let you back to work we'll talk to tomorrow. And I won -- best buster only joining us on the AT&T hotline it's AT&T forgy LTE speeds. Up to ten times faster than three GT TT rethink possibly double dose. A -- this week today. And tomorrow and tomorrow can be very busy Tuesday if -- Estes -- down. On all top all on all this stuff just into the B yeah a couple of forms it's from the coffee you're busy couple days let's do this will come back we'll -- got some football I -- and maybe take a break from the Red Sox callers that are getting all wound up here a little bit. Our thoughts of football the Patriots Troy brown and -- at 1230 I'm curious what he thinks. About this wide receiving corps could look at the numbers and how much Brady lost boy. He lost date on how quickly will they get on the same page we talked Patriots next.

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