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Who watched Ricky Nolasco and Dan Haren last night?

Jul 10, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

Sources tell Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of that the Phillies, Dodgers, Reds, White Sox, Angels and Yankees all had scouts in attendance for last night’s game between the Marlins and Diamondbacks.

This is notable because Dan Haren and Ricky Nolasco, two potential trade targets with Cliff Lee off the market, were matched up in Friday’s game.

Again, there’s no way to know how many of the scouts were there to watch Haren or Nolasco specifically, but nearly all of the teams mentioned above are in the market for starting pitching.

By the way, Nolasco outdueled Haren, allowing two runs over seven innings as part of a 3-2 win.

  1. Ditto65 - Jul 10, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    Are the Yankees really in the market for starting pitching? Or was it specifically Lee?
    The Yankees have to do something with their scouts now that Lee was traded.

  2. mattjg - Jul 10, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    If Ruben Amaro lands Ricky Nolasco for a decent price I will forgive him for all his previous moves.

  3. Old Gator - Jul 10, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    I don’t doubt that Nolasco and Volstad will both be shopped, and maybe Anibal Sanchez as well. Problem is, Larry Beinfest probably won’t trade him within the division. Scrooge McLoria still has delusions of the Feesh winning the division some day with his dime store payroll budget and poor Larry has to keep his boss looking respectable if he wants to keep his four figure salary. If Amaro wants Nolasco, he’s going to have to boat him on the back end of a three way deal. Amaro will have to be ver-r-ry stealthy about it because if Beinfest gets a whiff of it it probably wouldn’t happen.
    Now if Amaro sweetens the deal with enough cash, Scrooge McLoria would probably let Beinfest send Nolasco and Scrooge’s own mother.

  4. Boo Hoo Florio picked on your team - GET OVER IT - Jul 10, 2010 at 7:29 PM

    I seriously doubt either will be traded during the season because 1) they are under contract for at least two more years at reasonable rates and 2) nobody’s going to meet the asking price these guys would fetch in comparison to the Cliff Lee trade. Roy Oswalt and Ted Lily are probably even money to get moved, all things considered.

  5. Old Gator - Jul 11, 2010 at 8:45 AM

    Ordinarily, I would agree with you. However, I entreat you to remember what team we’re talking about where Nolasco is concerned. What would seem “reasonable” to most owners often looks like torment and insanity to Scrooge McLoria, and Nolasco hasn’t really panned out as the consistently studly go-to guy the Feesh thought he would be. It’s the Teal Terrors’ spin strategy to keep their fifteen or twenty remaining fans focused on the “future” by whooping it up over every batch of EYPs that Larry Beinfest can flip his regulars for instead of concentrating on a perpetually cash and consequently talent strapped onfield present. If Beinfest can grab a couple of top-rated prospects for Nolasco, he will. A minor league contract or the MLB minimum they’d pay Nolasco’s replacement is, after all, priced rather more “reasonably” than what they’re paying Nolasco for.

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