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Phillies 'Foresee' Changes At Trade Deadline

Jun 26, 2017 6:49 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies are expected to be busy at the non-waiver trade deadline.

"I foresee some changes, obviously," Pete Mackanin said. "But I can't be a fortune teller. I think we have some players that are pretty desirable, but it's too hard for me to kind of project that type of thing."

The most coveted pieces Philadelphia has are expected to be Howie Kendrick and Pat Neshek.

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Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Marlins Willing To Listen To Offers On Relievers

Jun 26, 2017 6:45 AM

The Miami Marlins may be baseball's first seller.

They are willing to listen to trade offers for relievers A.J. Ramos, David Phelps and Kyle Barraclough.

It was reported last week that they are close to dealing Adeiny Hechavarria.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Marlins Could Trade Adeiny Hechavarria Very Soon

Jun 23, 2017 10:44 AM

The Miami Marlins are expected to trade shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria in the next few days, according to rival executives.

Miami is shopping for offers.

Hechavarria, 28, has an additional year of team control remaining. The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles are rumored to be interested in a deal.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Blue Jays Unlikely To Sell After Rebounding

Jun 23, 2017 10:40 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays were 11 games under .500 in late April, but have rebounded since and are unlikely to sell off stars at the non-waiver trade deadline.

"Obviously we're not pleased with our record, but we're pleased with the fact that our team was able to dig out of a significant hole," Ross Atkins said. "Now we're very much in it. We can't climb back into one of those holes, because there's not as much time left. We need to play at a better-than-.500 clip, but we're glad that we're in a situation to even talk about that, given our start."

In early May, there were rumors that the Blue Jays could look to move someone like Josh Donaldson.

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Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Matt Adams, Brandon Phillips Likely Trade Chips For Braves

Jun 21, 2017 8:12 AM

Matt Adams and Brandon Phillips have produced in short stays with the Atlanta Braves, which has only enhanced their potential trade value.

The Braves acquired Adams when Freddie Freeman broke his wrist, but the latter is expected to return a few weeks before the non-waiver trade deadline. Phillips, who turns 36 this month, is in the final year of his contract and could be an option for a contender.

"I worry about things I can control," Phillips said. "If we keep winning, we'll be here. Until they call me into the office, I'm here."

Mark Bradley/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Giants Haven't Yet Had 'Open For Business' Meeting

Jun 20, 2017 8:17 AM

The San Francisco Giants have an aging roster that is 20 games back of first place in the National League West.

Still, the front office has yet to have an "open for business" meeting, according to sources, as the club focused on last week's amateur draft.

The Giants have potential trade chips in Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardzija and Matt Moore, but none of the pitchers have been approached about a move.

Alex Pavlovic/CSN Bay Area

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Rangers Unlikely To Trade Yu Darvish Prior To Free Agency

Jun 20, 2017 8:07 AM

The Texas Rangers are unlikely to trade Yu Darvish at midseason, even if they fall out of playoff contention in the American League, according to sources.

The Rangers want to re-sign Darvish, who will become a free agent this winter.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Yonder Alonso Open To Extension With A's

Jun 19, 2017 7:48 AM

Yonder Alonso hopes to remain with the Oakland Athletics and is open to forgoing free agency by signing an extension at midseason.

Alonso believes Oakland's young players could make them competitive in the near future.

"I think that there is a great chance that I stay here," Alonso said. "I really do mean that. The guys they have, the young core that they have, are all guys I can relate to. ... A lot of players here say, 'I want to play well here, do well and get out.' I actually want to play well, do well and stay here."

Alonso, 30, is hitting .302/.397/.630 in 219 plate appearances this season.

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Tags: Oakland Athletics, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Astros, Athletics Have Mutual Interest In Sonny Gray Trade

Jun 19, 2017 7:43 AM

The Oakland Athletics are monitoring the Houston Astros' farm system closely in preparation for a possible Sonny Gray trade.

There is mutual interest in getting something done. Houston's rotation has been decimated by injuries.

Gray has a 4.44 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 53 strikeouts in 52.2 innings this season.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Andrew McCutchen States Desire To Remain With Pirates

Jun 8, 2017 7:58 AM

Andrew McCutchen has struggled this season, which has triggered rumors that the Pittsburgh Pirates might look to unload his contract.

Even with a recent streak of good games, McCutchen is slashing just .235/.313/.413. He will become a free agent after the 2018 season.

"I've never thought about anything else," McCutchen said of playing elsewhere. "This is the only uniform that I've ever worn. This is somewhere I want to be. I can't control the business side -- where I am or whatnot. I don't focus on that.

"I just focus on my team. I focus on the guys around me, because the more I try to focus on where I am going to be … 'Am I going to stay here?' -- the more I lose that time with my teammates and friends. … I try not to let my mind go there. I'm focusing on right now. Of course, this is where I want to be."

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Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Rangers Trade Sam Dyson To Giants
The Giants will also receive cash while sending a player to be named later to the Rangers.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Rangers Nearing Sam Dyson Trade
The Rays and Twins have been linked to Dyson.

Darren Wolfson/1500 ESPN

Padres Receiving Trade Interest In Brad Hand
The Padres recently told other clubs that they are "open for business" and reliever Brad Hand is receiving a lot of interest, according to a report.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Draft-Pick Compensation Varies Due To Team's Economic Circumstances
Major League Baseball's new collective bargaining agreement has changed draft-pick compensation to vary due to a team's economic circumstances.

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Nationals Nearly Acquired David Robertson Before Season
The Nationals have bullpen issues, but they nearly acquired help before the regular season.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Red Sox Scouting Todd Frazier For Possible Trade
The Red Sox have been scouting Todd Frazier given the poor production they've received from third base this season.

Tom Cafardo/Boston Globe

Nationals Beginning To Explore Trade Market For Closer
David Robertson (White Sox), Kelvin Herrera (Royals) and A.J. Ramos (Marlins) are all being mentioned as possibilities.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Jose Quintana Remains Popular Target On Trade Market
Jose Quintana has a 4.38 ERA through eight starts, but remains a hot target on the trade market.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Gerrit Cole Could Hit Trade Market At Midseason
Rival executives believe the Pirates could put Gerrit Cole on the trading block this summer.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Rays Acquire International Slot From Mariners
The Rays have acquired an international signing slot from the Mariners for right-hander Bryan Bonnell.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Ryan Braun Close To Gaining Full No-Trade Power
Ryan Braun will become a "10 and 5" player this Sunday, giving him full veto power over any trade from the Brewers.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Giants, Brewers Have Discussed Ryan Braun Trade
The Giants have discussed a potential Ryan Braun trade with the Brewers, but the Brewers wanted both salary relief and good players in return.

Andrew Baggarly/San Jose Mercury News

Angels Acquire David Hernandez From Braves
The Angels have acquired David Hernandez from the Braves in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Pirates Looking For Outfield Help
The Pirates are looking outside the organization for outfield help as they continue to deal with Starling Marte's steroid suspension.

Bill Brink/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nationals 'Aggressively' Pursued Bullpen Help This Offseason
Washington pursued Kenley Jansen and Mark Melancon in free agency and David Robertson via trade "very aggressively," according to one team official.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Dodgers, Brewers Still Discussing Ryan Braun Swap
The Dodgers and Brewers are still in touch regarding a potential Ryan Braun trade, but there is no indication that a deal is close.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Dodgers Acquire Joe Gunkel From Orioles
The Dodgers have acquired Joe Gunkel from the Orioles for cash or a player to be named later in return.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Steinbrenners Took 72 Hours To Approve Trading Chapman To Cubs
Brian Cashman reached an agreement to trade Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs in late July last summer, but he had to sweat out approval from ownership.

Travis Sawchik/FanGraphs

Ervin Santana Could Become Hot Trade Target
Ervin Santana is owed $28 million over the next two seasons, plus a $1 million buyout for the 2019 season.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Cardinals Could Be Sleeper For Jose Quintana
Jose Quintana has been mentioned in trade rumors for nearly a year, but the belief is now that he'll remain with the White Sox until closer to the mid-season deadline.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports