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Sport Carlos Rodón trade rumors: 3 teams that need to call the Giants right now

02:30  01 august  2022
02:30  01 august  2022 Source:   fansided.com

Report: Giants make All-Star Carlos Rodon available for trade

  Report: Giants make All-Star Carlos Rodon available for trade In addition to Rodon, the Giants are open to trading Joc Pederson. Another team reportedly has interest in Joc. The Giants’ decision to sell may not come as much of a surprise. Entering Saturday, the team was 49-51 and four games back of the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals for the third and final National League Wild Card spot. San Francisco has especially struggled in July, winning just nine of their 26 games so far. The Giants began the month with a five-game losing streak, and bested that mark with a seven-game skid from July 21 to July 27.

The San Francisco Giants are seemingly going to be sellers at the trade deadline and Carlos Rodón should be a hot commodity.

  Carlos Rodón trade rumors: 3 teams that need to call the Giants right now © Provided by Fansided

The trade deadline is nearing as we have less than 72 hours until the deadline lapses at 6 p.m. E.T. on Tuesday and the San Francisco Giants look like could be sellers. Jon Heyman of The New York Post reports that the Giants are 'now listening' on their veterans and Carlos Rodón and Joc Pederson could be among them.

With Rodón, there are a lot of teams that need some starting pitching help. In 2022, Rodón was an All-Star. In 20 starts, he has a 3.18 ERA, a 128 ERA+, a league-leading 2.41 FIP, a 1.121 WHIP, and an average of 3.0 walks and 11.5 strikeouts per nine innings. In 2021, Rodón was even better as he had a 2.37 ERA in 24 starts with a 0.957 WHIP and an average of 2.4 walks and 12.6 strikeouts per nine innings. He was an All-Star and came in fifth in AL Cy Young Award voting.

Giants 'listening' to trade offers for veteran players

  Giants 'listening' to trade offers for veteran players MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand also tweeted that according to a rival executive, San Francisco was seemingly “ready to sell.” © Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Carlos Rodon. Assuming that the Giants are indeed poised to become sellers to some extent, they immediately become an intriguing team to watch prior to Tuesday’s 6 p.m. ET trade deadline.

Teams are starting to become desperate so the Giants could get a haul for Rodón, especially because he is under contract through next season. Here are three teams that need to call the Giants about Rodón right now.

3 teams that should contact the Giants about Carlos Rodón

1) Minnesota Twins

On the season, the Minnesota Twins have a starting pitcher's ERA of 4.20, which is 19th in baseball. Since July 1, their starters have an ERA of 6.80, which is 28th in the sport. Despite that, the club has a 53-47 record and a two-game lead on the Cleveland Guardians for first place in the AL Central.

Since the club optioned Devin Smeltzer to Triple-A St. Paul two weeks ago, the club has been without a left-handed starting pitcher.

The Twins are also very familiar with Rodón, since he was with the division rival Chicago White Sox for parts of seven seasons.

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2) St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals have long been rumored to be a team that is searching for starting pitching. Their ace (Jack Flaherty) has only combined to pitch eight innings in the majors on the season. They have also only had four starters with at least 10 starts on the season. One of them (Dakota Hudson) was just activated off of the injured list on Saturday but Steven Matz is still on the IL.

Rodón has had his fair share of injury issues in the past but as his 20 starts show this season, he has been healthy and very good.

As Derrick Goold of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes, with Matz out, they haven't had a lefty in the rotation consistently. The Cardinals are also looking for more strikeouts in their rotation and Rodón would certainly provide that.

For next season, they would also have a rotation of Flaherty, Rodón, Miles Mikolas, Dakota Hudson, and Steven Matz. That's not even including Adam Wainwright, who could look to re-sign with the club this offseason.

Rodón dominates amid trade rumors, Giants beat Cubs 4-0

  Rodón dominates amid trade rumors, Giants beat Cubs 4-0 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carlos Rodón struck out 10 over seven dominant innings amid speculation he could be traded, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 Sunday night. Rodón (9-6) got help from his defense early. Left fielder Luis Gonzalez reached over the outfield wall to snare Christopher Morel's leadoff drive, and center fielder Austin Slater made a running grab of Nelson Velazquez's hard-hit ball an inning later. Then RodonRodón (9-6) got help from his defense early. Left fielder Luis Gonzalez reached over the outfield wall to snare Christopher Morel's leadoff drive, and center fielder Austin Slater made a running grab of Nelson Velazquez's hard-hit ball an inning later.

3) Chicago White Sox

There's no other team that knows Carlos Rodón better and they need some starting rotation help. Lucas Giolito has an ERA of 5.14 in 18 starts. Lance Lynn (who came in third in AL Cy Young Award voting in 2021) missed the first two months of the season and in nine starts, he has an ERA of 6.42.

As we mentioned, Rodón spent parts of seven seasons in the majors with the White Sox, including his best season in 2021. They would set themselves up well for the 2022 season as a rotation of Dylan Cease, Rodón, Michael Kopech, and rebounding versions of Lynn and Giolito. That also doesn't include Johnny Cueto, who has been their second-best starter on the season.

Like the Cardinals and the Twins, the White Sox do not have a left-handed starter either. Their last left-handed starter was Dallas Keuchel earlier this season before the club DFA'd him. Keuchel has since moved on to Arizona and, now, in the minors with the Texas Rangers.

The White Sox are 50-50 on the season but despite that record, they are just three games back in the AL Central and 3.5 games back in the AL Wild Card picture.

Cardinals rumors: St. Louis not done adding to rotation after José Quintana trade .
The St. Louis Cardinals are going in heavy on the starting pitching front. The St. Louis Cardinals had glaring holes in their starting rotation entering the trade deadline. They missed out on Oakland A's starting pitcher Frankie Montas as they traded him to the Yankees. The Cardinals got one starter after that, though, as they traded for José Quintana from the Pittsburgh Pirates … but they aren't stopping there. According to Derrick Goold of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have been in contact with the San Francisco Giants on left-handed All-Star starting pitcher Carlos Rodón. They aren't alone in their interest, though.

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