We heard about this morning from Buster Olney, and despite the Cubs trading for Dan Haren, it’s still supposedly going on:
No hints at all regarding what it may entail, though it’s well-known that the Padres are making multiple players available. Particularly starting pitchers, which the Red sox could use, and Justin Upton who could work in Chicago. That’s all speculation of course. The last three team deal involved 13 players, so anything is possible.
Not official yet — watch for people crying on the field — but here’s a trade:
If guys from both sides have it, it’s probably legit. Joe Frisaro of MLB.com says two minor leaguers are heading back to Miami for Haren.
Haren is 7-7 with a 3.42 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 88/25 in 129 innings.
Mat Latos and Dan Haren are drawing most of the discussion on the Marlins’ trade block, but Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald notes that right-handed reliever Steve Cishek could also be on the move ahead of the July 31 deadline. And the National League Central-leading Cardinals are interested.
Cishek owns a rough-looking 4.65 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in 31 total innings this season and he was stripped of closer duties in May, but the 29-year-old has registered a promising 0.77 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 11 2/3 frames since returning June 12 from a short demotion to Double-A Jacksonville.
Cishek, who saved 39 games for the Marlins in 2014 and 34 in 2013, is making $6.65 million this year in his second turn through salary arbitration. He carries two more seasons of arbitration eligibility.