Daily MLB Rumor Roundup: 7/22/09

Ben CallowayContributor IJuly 22, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 09:  Adam LaRoche #25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates bats against the New York Mets on May 9, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Pirates 10-1.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
  • Probably the biggest trade story of the day broke this morning when Adam LaRoche was traded to the Boston Red Sox for two prospects, Hunter Strickland, and Argenis Diaz.
  • Nothing new on the Roy Halladay front, and it appears the Phillies are still the front-runners to land him.
  • According the several sources, the Red Sox trade for LaRoche has sparked the Giants' search for a bat. I've heard it's possible they will pursue Matt Holliday.
  • The Marlins are looking more and more like "sellers" as every day passes.
  • Cubs GM Jim Hendry announced this morning that the Cubs would be able to add slight payroll if needed at the deadline. Freddy Sanchez? George Sherill?
  • The Padres are making it sound like Heath Bell and Adrian Gonzalez are staying put at the deadline.
  • I've heard the Brewers are looking to add a starter, and they were among the teams scouting Cliff Lee last night.