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Sitting 13 games under .500 and 11 games back in the American League Central at the All-Star break, the Twins look primed to be sellers come the July 31 Trade Deadline.
Don't expect the Rockies to make another blockbuster Trade Deadline deal like last year's Ubaldo Jimenez trade with the Indians. However, veterans like Ramon Hernandez and Rafael Betancourt could be moved to contenders in exchange for more youth to add to Colorado's young core.
The Blue Jays have a lot of tough decisions to make in the weeks leading up to this year's non-waiver Trade Deadline, many of which could involve bringing in a quality starting pitcher.
If the Nationals are to bolster their roster this July, it's likely they'll be doing most of the work with players already within the organization. The National League East leaders do not figure to be buyers or sellers at the upcoming Trade Deadline.
While Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer will only say that they listen to offers, the Cubs will likely be among the sellers heading into the July 31 Trade Deadline as they continue to remake the roster.
The Rangers have scouted both Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels and Brewers right-hander Zack Greinke, two pitchers who could be available at the July 31 Trade Deadline. But club sources said the Rangers are not planning at this point to get seriously involved with either pitcher.
Would the D-backs really consider listening to offers for outfielder Justin Upton? According to general manager Kevin Towers, there is no player on the roster he won't talk about.
It may take a lot for the Padres to part with Chase Headley, who went into Friday's game with the Reds hitting .272 with eight home runs, 42 RBIs and a .374 on-base percentage.
No matter what happens in the next few weeks, even if the Phillies become sellers for the first time since the 2006 Trade Deadline, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Thursday the team plans on competing in the future.
The Dodgers recently shuffled coverage by their special assignment scouts to target teams that are their most likely partners by the July 31 Trade Deadline.
The Marlins acquired Astros first baseman Carlos Lee and cash considerations for prospects Matt Dominguez and Rob Rasmussen, the team announced following its 7-6, 10-inning win on Wednesday.
With the Trade Deadline four weeks from today, rumors are starting to fly across baseball. For the Braves, who were five games behind the Nationals in the National League East and 1 1/2 games behind the Mets for the second Wild Card spot heading into Tuesday's games, the rumors have mostly focused on acquiring a starting pitcher.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday the team remains optimistic it can sign Cole Hamels to a contract extension, despite indications the parties are not close to an agreement. Amaro also downplayed multiple reports the Phils are calling teams to gauge interest in Hamels.
While discussions will pick up in intensity in the weeks leading up to the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, it will be interesting to see if postseason expansion and some new collective bargaining twists affect the wheeling and dealing.