MLB Trade Rumor Round-Up: July 24th

Ben CallowayContributor IJuly 24, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 11:  Matt Holliday #5 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the Minnesota Twins during a Major League Baseball game on June 11, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

The biggest story today was likely the big trade between the St. Louis Cardinals and Oakland Athletics. St. Louis traded for Matt Holliday, sending three prospects to the A's.

Jon Heyman of states that the Philadelphia Phillies are trying hard to get Roy Halladay from the Toronto Blue Jays. He also writes he would be surprised if they don't get him.

The Boston Red Sox have placed Mark Kotsay on waivers in order to make room for the newly-acquired Adam Laroche.

It's been rumored that the Red Sox are asking about Adrian Gonzalez, but the San Diego Padres aren't willing to talk about a trade.

**I wouldn't be surprised if either the Chicago Cubs or Milwuakee Brewers start shopping soon. I've been hearing plenty of buzz that they are going to have to counter St. Louis' recent acquisitions.

UPDATE: Jon Heyman of tweets that Bronson Arroyo has just hit the trading block. His sources have told him that the Reds are now in seller mode.