Jul 28, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Kevin Millwood (25) pitches to the Kansas City Royals during the 3rd inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE
It's been a handful of days since the non-waiver trade deadline has passed, but I still have the rumor mill fever. Here are some notes from the West coast, including a pair of trades that could-have-would-have-should-have got done.
- The San Francisco Giants offered outfielder Nate Schierholtz to the New York Yankees in exchange for corner infielder Eric Chavez, according to Buster Olney of ESPN. For whatever reason, the deal fell apart and the Giants went in a different direction by acquiring infielder Marco Scutaro from the Rockies and outfielder Hunter Pence from the Phillies.
- Even though the Seattle Mariners are in the rebuilding phase, they weren't looking to move the right-handed starting pitcher Kevin Millwood, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. In fact, the team put a "very high price tag" on the veteran.
- Michael Antonini has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Class Triple-A by the Los Angeles Dodgers, reports Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. The left-handed pitcher was recently designated for assignment following the Dodgers' trade frenzy.
- San Diego Padres right-handed starting pitcher Jason Marquis would welcome an opportunity to remain with the team going forward, the veteran tells Jeff Sanders of the North County Times.