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  1. The Giants desperately need to do something about their 2B situation. Burriss is good defensively but can’t hit his way out of a paper bag. Tejada has hit a little better lately but is not a second baseman. Bill Hall has not been the answer. I would be happy if they swung a trade for Barmes.

    Comment by DrBGiantsfan — July 7, 2011 @ 9:16 am

  2. Conor Jackson would be a nice incremental upgrade over Mayberry on the Phils. Don’t see them doing that though.

    Comment by Dave S — July 7, 2011 @ 9:27 am

  3. I love the Loney to the Pirates idea. Come on Hurdle & Co., take that NL Central to the house!

    Comment by Rats Fan — July 7, 2011 @ 10:11 am

  4. Jackson might be an upgrade from Darnell MacDonald for the Red Sox.

    Comment by Mr Punch — July 7, 2011 @ 10:23 am

  5. So would Carl Crawford

    Comment by Tyler — July 7, 2011 @ 10:26 am

  6. Barmes missed a considerable portion of time to start the year. To say he’s on track for 3+ is selling him short a bit. If you figure that he’s got 72 games remaining he’s really on track for a 4 WAR season.

    Comment by Terence — July 7, 2011 @ 10:31 am

  7. I think the Tigers are going to wait out the Carlos Guillen injury to solve their issue at 2B, but if there is any bump in the road for Guillen at AAA, Barmes hopefully is on Dombrowski’s radar. Worth/Rhymes/Raburn/Santiago isn’t going to cut it for the pennant drive.

    Wonder what the ‘Stros would be looking at in return for a rental like Barmes.

    Comment by Panicstreak — July 7, 2011 @ 10:49 am

  8. Barmes is yet another example of someone who gets a WRC+ bump just by leaving Coors and being the same hitter they have always been

    Comment by Mr wOBAto — July 7, 2011 @ 11:12 am

  9. If we think of baseball players as a) employees and b) human beings, then it makes perfect sense that an individual playing in an absolutely chaotic workplace situation is performing below expectations. Surely most of us have worked in a chaotic and/or poorly managed workplace at some point in our lives.

    For this reason, I believe that various Dodgers who appear to be underperforming would fare better in a different workplace environment. James Loney has had some strong seasons in recent years. Loney, at worst, is better than Lyle Overbay in Pittsburgh, and there is a great deal of upside potential if, as I suspect, he performs much better in a significantly less chaotic workplace environment such as the feel-good Pittsburgh situation. There would be the added benefit for Loney in Pittsburgh of being a “veteran” with “playoff experience.” If the Pirates can grab Jamey Carroll here, as well, then Pittsburgh has acquired not one but two starters. Carroll is 37 years old, which is also a nice counter to the young and inexperienced Pirates club. And, as this article suggests, I don’t see the Dodgers asking for a whole lot in return for either player.

    Comment by Robbie G. — July 7, 2011 @ 11:19 am

  10. Brewers need to get Barmes bad. Solid glove at SS combined with a not God awful bat makes him much better than Betancourt.

    Comment by Chris — July 7, 2011 @ 11:22 am

  11. I know GMs will “shop” the tradeable pieces they own around in order to find the highest bidder, but will they also “shop” these pieces in the same way? For example, is Anthopoulos going around to contenders seeing what he can get for Corey Patterson the way the Mariners shopped Cliff Lee last year? Or is the reward not even great enough for him to bother?

    Comment by Sitting Curveball — July 7, 2011 @ 11:27 am

  12. That thing about Loney’s split is actually an interesting idea. Could the same be said for other player’s in their respective ballparks, especially in parks notorious for poor hitting (um… San Diego)? Just an idea, something to look out for when identifying the player’s midseason pickup worth. Take Ryan Ludwick, who is hitting a very average .251 while hitting 10 home runs. In less AB’s away, he is hitting .259 with the same amount of home runs and 10 more RBI’s. Doesn’t think show his worth when not in PETCO?

    Comment by YazInLeft8 — July 7, 2011 @ 11:43 am

  13. Even though Corey Patterson has above average sabermetric fielding stats, anybody who has watched him play with the Jays this year (especially in CF) knows that he is anything but above average.

    Comment by Jamie — July 7, 2011 @ 11:47 am

  14. I agree his defense doesn’t seem to pass the eye test…..and it may just be me remembering the bad instances, but with all the bad outs he runs into it’s hard to believe he is such a good base runner

    Comment by aaron — July 7, 2011 @ 11:56 am

  15. Is there going to be a pitchers version of this. Vogelsong and Bartolo come to mind, probably Miller too if he keeps this up.

    Comment by Cliff Lee's Changeup — July 7, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

  16. Vogelsong and Colon are not playing for non-contenders and are, therefore, not likely to be traded at the deadline to other contending teams.

    Comment by chuckb — July 7, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

  17. Aaron Hill smells like a Sabean type.

    Comment by Big Jgke — July 7, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

  18. Francisco is the Phils’ RH platoon OF, not Mayberry. Mayberry had been demoted to AAA and seemed destined to stay there until Victorino jammed his thumb over the weekend.

    Comment by Dan — July 7, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

  19. I remember when a writer (I believe Heyman) suggested that the Giants wanted to get Bautista and the Jays were looking at guys like Burriss. What a joke.

    Comment by jo — July 7, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

  20. Hill would seem like a good target.

    He has two options that can be picked up that are quite affordable IF Hill returns to being average player.

    Wish I could bold IF

    Comment by jo — July 7, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

  21. Conor Jackson seems like he might be a good fit for the Pirates, who could really use someone better than Matt Diaz as a righty corner platoon/bench bat.

    Would Barmes be available cheaply? He seems more worthwhile than these other guys.

    Comment by matt w — July 7, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

  22. Re: Patterson

    “above average fielding and baserunning marks”

    He has been absolutely painful to watch in both of these aspects all season. And not just his terrible CS %, he’s absolutely brain dead in the field and on the bases. Throw in a sub .300 on base and he’s next on the DFA list when AA makes the call to Lawrie, Cooper or Loewen.

    Comment by Matt — July 7, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

  23. I don’t think joke is right – more like crying ourselves to sleep at night that we didn’t have a crystal ball handy to dump Burriss for him. But, he probably wouldn’t have exploded without being in Toronto.

    Comment by AK707 — July 7, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

  24. And either way, Volgelsong wouldn’t come cheap since he is hot stuff currently

    Comment by AK707 — July 7, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

  25. Agree. Patterson’s inclusion on this list is a mistake. He was bad when the Blue Jays signed him from the scrap heap and he is still bad now. As Matt says, his days are numbered and only injuries have kept him on the team. If Baustita hadn’t been pressed into 3B duty Patterson he would would be the fifth OF right now. Geez, how many times has he stood there watching a ball get past a LF or RF and forgotten to back up? Uggh, he’s awful.

    Comment by Yes — July 7, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

  26. Tigers seem to be in the mix for a 2B/3B crossover type in the Placido Polanco mode. Oh wait….

    But really, someone like Clint Barmes could help stop the bleeding caused by subzero types like Inge and Raburn. Replacing one (or both) of them with league average production would really help the Tigers NOT lose more games down the stretch. Not to mention Barmes would improve what is quickly becoming a very poor defensive team.

    Comment by Matt K — July 7, 2011 @ 6:18 pm

  27. I think Lance Nix (.378 wOBA vs RHP) would fit in better on this list than Corey Patterson (.283 wOBA vs RHP), although Patterson’s reverse platoon splits cloud the issue.

    Comment by Tedge — July 8, 2011 @ 11:45 am

  28. Reed Johnson would be a good choice as well. Although, his defense may leave something to be desired.

    Comment by Tedge — July 8, 2011 @ 11:49 am

  29. Chris Denorfia.

    Comment by Peter — July 8, 2011 @ 11:53 am

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