Earlier Thursday morning these baseball “insiders” tweeted these things:
One industry source believes Zack Greinke will be dealt before Ryan Dempster. Dempster to Dodgers possibility remains in limbo.
Dodgers and Rangers now in on James Shields, along with Angels.
Shields isn’t only Rays pitcher that the Angels are considering.
One scout on Shields: “His stuff is still good, but he hasn’t had Shields-like command.”
@MikeDiGiovanna [Angels beat writer]
So Angels skip Santana Fri, move Haren, Wilson up, leaving rotation opening for Sun … the day Greinke is scheduled to pitch. Interesting.
Rays are saying they’d move any pitcher but Moore/Price, but Shields ($9 million next year) is most likely to go.
The Angels were rebuffed by the Rays in their pursuit of James Shields, offering speedy OF Peter Bourjos, but the Rays want more in return
Dodgers still thought more likely for Dempster or (if he shows he’s healthy) Garza. But they’ve scouted Shields, are interested.