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Teams are interested in Edinson Volquez

Jul 25, 2011, 4:16 PM EST

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If you’re looking for evidence of just how thin the starting pitcher trade market it is at the deadline, look no further than Ken Rosenthal’s report that the Reds are fielding calls about Edinson Volquez.

This is the same Edinson Volquez who has been sent down to Louisville twice this season because he can’t, you know, seem to get guys out. He has a 5.93 ERA in the bigs, striking out batters at a fairly healthy clip, but walking way too many and being hit-tastic.

I file this under the same category that filed Colby Rasmus when I mentioned the possibility of him being traded in today’s Power Rankings: interesting talent, but at his nadir, and thus the Reds wouldn’t be able to get much value in return for him.

  1. spudchukar - Jul 25, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Hey, the Rangers are looking for starters. Maybe they will trade Hamilton back to the Reds for Volquez?

  2. hittfamily - Jul 25, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    And then they leave him unprotected like the Rays did.

  3. metalhead65 - Jul 26, 2011 at 2:00 AM

    what gm in thier right mind would want this headcase on their team? even if you got him for nothing what could he possibly bring to help a contender? the reds have done everything they can think of but he still sucks worse than any so called staff ace ever has.he has 1 good minor league start and they are already talking about bringing him back up which is a joke. he should be made to earn his way back to the big leagues just like dontrelle willis did. which means more than 1 good start,I say he stays down until he puts up the numbers willis did or better or somebody makes an offer of more than a bag of batting practice balls for him.

    • metalhead65 - Jul 26, 2011 at 9:00 AM

      how can any reasonable person vote thumbs down on this? have seen the guy pitch? even if you don’t like the reds ou have to admit this guy is beyond awful and the reds got hosed in the hamitlon deal. aside from the fist 3 months of his first season with the reds he has sucked worse than any pitcher ever has. all the reds had to do to avoid the trouble is look at the back of his baseball card before they made the trade. and as for him being a head case this is all you need to know about him. before the season he turned down a 30 million dollar extension with the reds! thank god he did but if that does not tell you how stupid he is nothing will.

  4. deathmonkey41 - Jul 26, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    If this report is true, hopefully Brian Cashman is not one of the people that contacted them.

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