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    Top 5 Players off the MLB Trade Block

    At least according to Yahoo!.com's Stan McNeal

    1. RHP Jon Lieber, Phillies. With a 1.45 ERA in his first three starts -- and Brett Myers assuming the closer role from Tom Gordon (shoulder) -- Lieber has gone from extra starter to extra-special, from expendable to dependable. He has cemented his spot in the rotation.

    2. RHP Brad Penny, Dodgers. The club's best starter has not been the one with a new $47 million contract -- he has an ailing right arm and a 7.36 ERA. It has been Penny, who was thought to be on the block after the Dodgers overpaid for Jason Schmidt.

    3. 1B Todd Helton, Rockies. Continued production like this -- .386 average, .523 on-base percentage -- will make paying his megacontract easier for the Rockies to bear.

    4. RHP Scott Linebrink, Padres. The decision to resist trading one of the game's top eighth-inning pitchers is a huge reason the Padres again have one of the league's top bullpens.

    5. RHP Armando Benitez, Giants. He stopped all the boos, not to mention rumors he would be traded to the Marlins, by getting his fastball back into the high 90s. But should the Giants move him before his surgically repaired knee gives out?






    Any interest in Benitez these days?

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    Re: Top 5 Players on the MLB Trade Block

    get LInebrink asap

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    Re: Top 5 Players on the MLB Trade Block

    I'd love to see Linebrink too. I just thought they were asking a lot for him at least I think thats what's been suggested. I didn't want to give up one of our big 3 prospects for him. Move into that next tier and I'm all for it. I figured Benitez could be had for less than Linebrink.

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    Re: Top 5 Players on the MLB Trade Block

    It seems like these guys are no longer on the block?

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    Re: Top 5 Players on the MLB Trade Block

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    It seems like these guys are no longer on the block?
    The article is a bit strange I guess, but it was posted today. Obviously like every post on RZ it's his opinion, he just gets paid for it.

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    Re: Top 5 Players on the MLB Trade Block

    Let's get Helton if he'll trade that rediculous goatee
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    Re: Top 5 Players on the MLB Trade Block

    The Padres reportedly turned down a Kearns for Linebrink deal last season.
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    Re: Top 5 Players on the MLB Trade Block

    Missed Carl Crawford and Mark Texereia [sic] (per mlbtraderumors.com)
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    Re: Top 5 Players on the MLB Trade Block

    I read it as players no longer on the block.

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    Re: Top 5 Players on the MLB Trade Block

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    I'd love to see Linebrink too. I just thought they were asking a lot for him at least I think thats what's been suggested. I didn't want to give up one of our big 3 prospects for him. Move into that next tier and I'm all for it. I figured Benitez could be had for less than Linebrink.
    Offer them Hamilton, Gonzalez and Coffey and have the Pads throw in another reliever an infielder and a couple of minor leaguers and you may have something.
















    Deja vu all over again.

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    Re: Top 5 Players on the MLB Trade Block

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Any interest in Benitez these days?
    I brought this up over the offseason and got no feedback.
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    Re: Top 5 Players on the MLB Trade Block

    Dunn for Penny?
    Quote Originally Posted by Norm Chortleton View Post
    The old Votto is back when he starts cussing himself out between pitches.

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    Re: Top 5 Players on the MLB Trade Block

    This article is guys OFF the block, not on it. I misread it, first time I saw it too.


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