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Rosenthal's latest odds and ends

May 24, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

oswalt hat tip.jpgWe’re starting to get some legitimate trade deadliney and transactiony stuff happening this week. That means Ken Rosenthal is transitioning out of early season hey-let’s-propose-some-wacky-realignment-thing mode and into what he does best: reporting the rumors and offering some genuinely informed speculation on who could be on the move and where.  Today’s latest:

  • Carlos Zambrano is poised to head to the Cubs rotation, but there’s really no room for him, what with the pretty darn good work the staff has put in thus far.  Feel that? Trade winds!
  • Jose Bautista, Paul Konkerko, and Ty Wigginton could all be available at the deadline. And they just happen to lead all of baseball in home runs, which is neat.  Hear that? That’s Brian Sabean about to buy high!
  • The Nats are likely to strike a deal to keep Adam Dunn in Washington.  This isn’t terribly surprising. More surprising: Rosenthal calls Dunn a “clubhouse leader.”  I’d actually buy this inasmuch as every clubhouse needs a big amiable guy with a good sense of humor. Marty Brennamen, however, is rolling over in his grave.

What? Brennamen isn’t dead yet?  I’ll be damned.

  1. The House - May 24, 2010 at 5:58 PM

    You bite your tongue. Marty Brennamen is a saint.

  2. DantesWitness - May 24, 2010 at 6:35 PM

    Pretty low requirements (and baseball knowledge) needed for sainthood these days.

  3. Dan - May 24, 2010 at 10:18 PM

    How has a natural DH like Dunn played his entire career in the NL?

  4. GimmeSomeSteel - May 25, 2010 at 1:13 AM

    Marty’s become a darned good announcer, but his son is an idiot, and Reds broadcast listeners hear as much of “I call my broadcast partner ‘Dad’ so everyone knows how I’ve gotten every job I’ve had” Thom, who’ll read any press release from the team as if it’s The Gospel, as they do Marty.
    And don’t get me started on Jeff Brantley, whose broadcast repertoire seems to consist of discussions of what he eats/ate/will eat in lieu of baseball analysis. Team him with Idiot Son and it’s darned hard to find out what the heck is happening on the field. Sometimes I think they find the game itself to be a necessary evil that detracts from their fun.
    “United inferior”–how appropriate for Reds radio.

  5. olbuzz - May 25, 2010 at 8:13 AM

    Way to display some couth ther Rosendull. He isn’t dead yet. Everyone has to trash someone these days. We’re all tabloid trash material so lets act like it. Low baseball knowledge Marty Brenneman??? Thats a lack of IQ statement. Who the hell are you Abner Doubleday… Must be trash day

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