First thing's first:
For all you Diamondbacks' fans out there, here's a scary thought: Dan Haren, the ace of your pitching staff, has apparently been shopped around to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and maybe other teams.
The Angels were expected to do much better than they did this season, and have barely taken over the Texas Rangers for first in the AL West. If the AL West goes right down to the wire, which it should, the Angels could use another ace.
Despite all of this, one Arizona executive said: "I almost can't conceive of a package that would motivate us to move him."
I really don't see anyone on the Angels worth trading for Haren.
Apparently, the Cincinnati Reds and the San Francisco Giants have been showing great amounts of interest in Chicago White Sox outfielder Jermaine Dye. Both teams would have to give up good prospects. According to ESPN.com's Buster Olney, the Giants and White Sox apparently don't match up well for a deal.
Former Yankees GM Gene Michael told John Harper of New York Daily News that he considered trading 500-save closer Mariano Rivera to the Detroit Tigers for David Wells 14 years ago in 1995.
Obviously, the deal would've worked out much better for the Tigers than the Yankees. Who knows...it might have been the Detroit Tigers dynasty of the late 1990s.
Cleveland Indians catcher Victor Martinez is apparently not being shopped around by the Indians. There have been previous rumors that Martinez might be traded to the Boston Red Sox to give them a solution to the catcher problem.
That's it for today's MLB rumors.