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Mets Won't Part With Parnell
The Mets were reportedly in contention to land Mark DeRosa, but they refused to part with reliever Robert Parnell. Cleveland general manager Mark Shapiro wanted Parnell and another prospect in a deal for DeRosa.
Reds Are 'Definitely' Still Looking For Bat
Reds general manager Walt Jocketty says that the team is "definitely" still looking to add a bat. Cincinnati was one of the teams involved in talks for Mark DeRosa, but St. Louis landed him from Cleveland last week. While the Reds are looking to add a bat, they are somewhat limited by their payroll. "We'll look at each deal individually," Jocketty said. "The DeRosa deal was one we thought made sense to pursue. We can't take on a lot of payroll ? I wouldn?t recommend that we do that ? but if the right deal comes along, we'll look at it."
Giants Scouts Checking Out Dye
The White Sox have maintained that they aren't considering themselves sellers, but the Giants are scouting Jermaine Dye nonetheless. San Francisco sent one of their top scouts to watch the right fielder on Monday night. The Giants are also rumored to be looking at Cleveland's Victor Martinez.
More Indians Hitting Trade Market
After dealing Mark DeRosa, the Indians are expected to float a few more names out on the trade market. Cleveland is 12 games behind Detroit for first place in the AL Central. The Indians could trade a trio of players that are not under contract for the 2010 season: reliever Rafael Betancourt, starting pitcher Carl Pavano and infielder Jamey Carroll.
Brewers, D-Backs Discussing Trade
The Diamondbacks and Brewers are reportedly discussing a trade involving unspecified players. Arizona left-hander Doug Davis and reliever Felipe Lopez are two names that are believed to intrigue Milwaukee. "Because they're one of the few clubs with available pieces, their asking price is way too high," Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash told reporters. "So they don't have to make a deal yet."
Yankees Could Make Play For Street
The Yankees could inquire about reliever Huston Street if the Rockies fall out of the playoff race. According to a source, the Yankees may have already asked about Street and their interest in the pitcher is "serious." The source said that New York general manager Brian Cashman inquired about Street in May, when the team's bullpen started struggling.
Phillies Interested In Chien-Ming Wang
The Phillies have scouted struggling Yankees starter Chien-Ming Wang recently. Philadelphia is looking to bolster their pitching staff, and they don't appear to be looking specifically for a starter or a reliever. "Doesn't matter. They're looking for anything they can get," a rival scout said. The Phillies have also been scouting Boston's Brad Penny, Colorado's Jason Marquis and Seattle's Jarrod Washburn.
Milwaukee Looking To Add Pieces
The Brewers are looking to add another piece or two, but appear unwilling to part with any of their top prospects. "We are looking to add some pieces here," team owner Mark Attanasio said. "But there's no guarantee of that, so these guys have to get the job done here. "And we have confidence they can. We wouldn't be looking ahead (to a trade) if we didn't think this was a playoff-caliber team." Milwaukee entered their game against San Francisco on Saturday night trailing St. Louis by 1/2 game for the lead in the NL Central. "Within limits, the payroll can expand depending on the caliber of the player involved," Attanasio said. "With our fan support, we're on the upper end of what I thought we could do here. "We're actively looking at some guys, but one of the (byproducts) of the wild-card system is there's a lot of teams still in contention."
Nationals Trying To Get Nyjer Morgan
The Nationals are trying to acquire outfielder Nyjer Morgan from the Pirates, according to a baseball source. Washington sees him as a center fielder that can hit in the lead off spot.
Cardinals Increasing Efforts To Get Holliday?
The Cardinals are increasing their efforts to acquire Athletics outfielder Matt Holliday, according to a number of sources. St. Louis wasn't willing to part with a multi-player package to get Holliday from Colorado last November, but they are now open to giving Oakland a similar package. The package would probably include right fielder Ryan Ludwick and either reliever Jason Motte, Chris Perez or Kyle McClellan, plus a minor-league prospect.
Cubs Have Inquired About DeRosa
The Cubs have had conversations with the Indians about re-acquiring infielder Mark DeRosa.
Marlins Among Teams Interested In DeRosa
The Marlins are among a host of teams that are interested in Indians' infielder Mark DeRosa.
Brewers Could Move Hart For Pitching
The Brewers are looking for pitching, and could move right fielder Corey Hart to fill the need.
Indians Get Veras From Yanks For Cash
The Indians have acquired reliever Jose Veras from the Yankees for cash.
White Sox Still Not Ready To Break Up Team
Ken Williams is holding steady ahead of the July 31st deadline.
Jocketty: Reds In Market For A Hitter
Reds general manager Walt Jocketty says that the team is looking to add a hitter prior to late July's trade deadline.
Source: Glaus Could Have Trade Appeal
Troy Glaus has yet to play a game this season, but Fox's Ken Rosenthal says that he could have trade appeal.
Sabean: Giants Know What They Need
Giants general manager Brian Sabean knows what he'll be looking for if he decides to plug the trigger on a trade.
Dodgers Could Land Washburn
The Dodgers are looking to bolster their starting rotation and Jarrod Washburn's name has been mentioned in rumors.
Reds Could Dangle Starting Pitcher
The Reds are believed to be dangling one of their starting pitchers in hopes of reducing payroll and getting younger.
Yankees Unlikely To Deal Swisher, Nady
The Yankees are unlikely to deal either Nick Swisher or Xavier Nady after the latter returns in the beginning of July.
Holliday Clueless Regarding Possible Deals
There is speculation that the Athletics will look to trade Matt Holliday as the deadline approaches.
Royals Are Interested In Francoeur
The Royals have been scouting Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur this weekend.
Red Sox Expected To Keep Penny
A number of teams have scouted Brad Penny, but the Red Sox are expected to hold onto him.
Teams Continue To Covet Penny
Red Sox starter Brad Penny continues to generate a ton of interest on the trade market.
Nats' Rizzo: No Timeline For Deals
The Nationals are expected to be sellers this summer, but they don't have a timeline for making any moves.
Peavy: Injury Helps Case To Remain With Padres
Jake Peavy believes that his recent ankle injury could end up keeping him in San Diego.
Could Toronto Deal Halladay?
There has been speculation that the Blue Jays are open to trading ace Roy Halladay for the right price.
Buchholz Wants Trade From Red Sox?
Clay Buchholz said in an interview over the weekend that he'd welcome a trade from the Red Sox.