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Angels, Padres “do not match up” on Ian Kennedy trade

Jul 16, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT

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Bill Shaikin of the LA Times wrote Wednesday morning that the Angels “long have known they do not have the elite prospects necessary to acquire” ace left-hander David Price from the Rays. And that weak farm system could also mean that another known Angels target will slip through the cracks.

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal is hearing from sources that the Angels and Padres “do not match up” on a trade for right-handed starter Ian Kennedy, whom Anaheim was linked to by Rosenthal two days ago.

Rosenthal says the Halos remain interested in acquiring San Diego closer Huston Street, who would require less of a haul. Kennedy boasts a 3.47 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 133/34 K/BB ratio in 124 1/3 innings (20 starts) this season and is making just $6.1 million with another year of arbitration eligibility in 2015. Kennedy’s 3.17 xFIP ranks better than guys like Max Scherzer, Jeff Samardzija, and Adam Wainwright.

  1. luz56 - Jul 16, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Trade Kennedy to the Dbacks for Thatcher and Stites…. Yes that’s right SD isn’t dumb enough to make that trade

  2. genericcommenter - Jul 17, 2014 at 12:37 AM

    I think Kennedy was listed as a flop in a recent comment here.

  3. sasattack - Jul 17, 2014 at 1:45 AM

    Yanks should have never traded Kennedy. When does Cash start feeling the heat? No farm system, bust free agents, poor trades, etc…ever since he took over as GM, it’s been a gradual decline. Stick, Buck, Bob Watson, and Torre built the team back. Cash was kinda like when Barry Switzer inherited Cowboys from Jimmy Johnson.

    • sportsfan18 - Jul 17, 2014 at 8:16 AM

      I agree with you. When does Cash start feeling the heat? Soon. The Yanks are about winning championships and to win them one must be in the playoffs.

      Most likely, they won’t make the playoffs this season and that will be two yrs in a row.

      For most teams that isn’t bad but the Yanks, whether by smoke and mirrors or by paying for those free agents were in the playoffs 18 out of 19 yrs and that tends to spoil folks from fans all the way up to the owners.

      I think the owners know they can’t win a title every season but I think they honestly think that they should at least be in the playoffs each season.

      Regardless of the reason(s), the Yanks pretty much HAVE been in the post season all the time for the past two decades and THAT is what has given him a pass.

      After missing the playoffs twice in a row, his seat will get more uncomfortable next season and he’ll double down on getting players to help him win NOW, which of course will only exacerbate the overall decline of the club.

      Now, his record is buying him time as they Yanks have been successful under his watch.

      But it won’t last all that much longer.

  4. juvenile1 - Jul 17, 2014 at 5:34 AM

    Oh ur farm system weak ha? U don’t have the players to get the starting pitching u need ha? B

    • karlkolchak - Jul 17, 2014 at 8:41 AM

      Rarely has a poster’s name and the post itself matched up so perfectly.

  5. redskinsnamestays - Jul 17, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Wouldn’t give up much for Kennedy. He’s just a regular guy. Not that good of a pitcher

    • icanspeel - Jul 17, 2014 at 9:13 AM

      Numbers don’t lie, he has had a pretty good comeback year. 133K’s in 124 1/3 innings tells you he isn’t just getting lucky.

      Now you are saying.. but he plays at Petco!

      Well here is his home vs road ERA

      Home 3.92
      Away 3.06

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