MLB Trade Rumors: Updating the Latest Hot Buzz Surrounding the Deadline

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MLB Trade Rumors: Updating the Latest Hot Buzz Surrounding the Deadline
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Matt Kemp is nowhere near the asset he once was, but a few MLB teams are still reportedly inquiring about him.

MLB teams looking to add one last piece to the championship puzzle better act fast. Little time remains before Thursday's trade deadline passes, yet several big names continue to float around the rumor mill.

The Tampa Bay Rays probably ruined some of the fun by storming back into postseason contention with a nine-game winning streak. Their recent hot stretch has thrown a wrench into trade talks regarding stars David Price and Ben Zobrist.

Maybe they'll reconsider if the Milwaukee Brewers sweep them before the deadline, but let's move on for now. Plenty of other impact hitters and pitchers remain on the market. There's no one baseball player who can carry a club to glory, but every roster manipulation counts for something.

Fans and pundits alike tend to talk about deadline deals as if an asteroid is heading to Earth directly after the World Series. The wheels will keep turning next year, and a couple of these rumors bear future ramifications that may prevent an immediate execution.

Before we can kick back and enjoy the wild scrap for playoff spots, let's run through one more batch of trade rumors.

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