MLB Trade Rumors: Dan Haren Becoming Hot Trade Commodity
As it's now the month of July, the trade rumors will start coming fast and furious over the next few weeks.
We already know the big names that have made the rounds since the season began, but there are a few other names that are becoming hotter.
In the AL West, the Rangers made the first of what could be a flurry of moves before the end of July, and the Angels will be looking to make their own splash.
In the AL East, the Rays could be primed to make a move that will push them back to the top of the division. At the same time, the Yankees or Red Sox could make the appropriate move to keep themselves in front.
Will the Twins be the biggest mover and shaker this month?
All that and more. Ready?
Dan Haren seems to be the hottest name on the trade market right now, though Arizona has given no indication that they're ready to trade the right hander.
Once Cliff Lee and Roy Oswalt are off the board, Dan Haren is going to be the guy that teams are going to be hot and heavy for.
The Nationals, Cardinals, and Phillies all seem to have interest and Haren has been quoted as saying that he would welcome a return to the Cardinals, the team that traded him back in 2004.
Cliff Lee is the big name on the trade market right now. Teams that are looking for pitching know that Seattle is ready to move the left hander.
There were several scouts watching his complete game win against the Yankees a few days ago.
Watch for the Mets, Twins, and possibly the Rangers to be teams interested though they won't be the only three.
Milton Bradley left the Mariners to deal with anger issues and there's no telling just how long he'll be away from the team.
It's not known whether the Mariners will attempt to move him but a team like the San Diego Padres could be interested and could land him without having to overpay.
Bradley still brings a big bat into the a lineup and provided a definite boost to the Padres during his first stint there. It's unfortunate that that stint ended because of the aforementioned temper.
David DeJesus has become a big name as far as outfielders go and there are several teams that are interested in landing him.
The Giants, Padres, Angels, and maybe the Nationals might become involved in a deal.
The Royals are apparently ready to eat most, if not all of Jose Guillen's remaining salary if they can move him.
They are actively looking for a trade partner so you have to wonder what Guillen has done to make the team this eager to deal him.
He still has a productive bat in the lineup. Once teammate David DeJesus is off the board, teams will turn their attention to Guillen.
Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star says the Giants are interested as long as the Royals take on most of the salary.
Mark Prior worked out for major league scouts on Wednesday at USC and apparently wasn't all that impressive. One scout said Prior was, "just alright."
Not sure anyone is going to give Prior the chance he wants to make a comeback. It's unfortunate that his career has gone the way it has.
Tom Krasovic of AOL Fanhouse reports that the Phillies are apparently gauging the trade market for outfielder Jayson Werth.
Werth is in the last year of his contract and it seems unlikely that the team is going to bring him back next season.
I'm curious if he'll return to the NL West. He once roamed the outfield at Dodger Stadium.
Both the White Sox and Angels have said that they'd be interested in bringing on Adam Dunn.
Dunn does not want to be a DH in the American League and doesn't want to be traded from Washington.
That's surprising seeing as both the Angels and White Sox are potential playoff teams.
The Nationals have been talking to Adam about a contract extension since spring training but there's been no indication that the talks have been anywhere near serious.