With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, there are many teams getting ready to make moves. Let's get right to the action.
The Blue Jays have made available Jason Frasor, Scott Downs, and Kevin Gregg. They are not going to move them for just anything, as they will require teams to give up draft pick compensation.
There are lots of good pitchers available for the right price. Some major names include Roy Oswalt (with an ERA of only 3.09) and Dan Haren, who has been outstanding but has had some bad luck.
The Escobar trade for the Blue Jays shows that if they sell players they are going to want solid young controllable players in return.
Foxsports.com reported Derrek Lee will waive his NTC for the right team. Personally, I don't think he's going to be moved unless it's a massive blockbuster deal.
Most people agree that the Brewers don't have the money to lock up Prince Fielder for the long-term and expect a trade. My opinion is that Fielder is vital to the Brewers, and they should free up money to sign him long term—that is, unless someone makes them an offer they can't refuse.
Expect Cliff Lee to not sign an extension, as he refused to sign with the Phillies because he wanted to hit free agency and see what he gets.
The Giants have a better chance of acquiring Jose Guillen than David Dejesus, expect them to get him instead.
The Mets are interested in Buster Olney.
The Padres and Rangers may go after Ty Wigginton.
Recent lineup changes in Florida may give away the fact that Jorge Cantu and Cody Ross are on the way out.
The Royals seem to be scouting the Giants, expect a trade between them before the July 31st deadline.