MLB trade rumors: Latest news, buzz around potential deadline deals
Major League Baseball's trade deadline (Friday, July 31 at 4 p.m. ET) is approaching quickly, which means it’s time to gather the latest rumors and buzz. Which players might be on the move? Which teams are looking to buy, and which teams are trying to sell?
Last week, SI.com's Jay Jaffe rounded up a list of the best players who will likely be available at the trade deadline, including Cole Hamels of the Phillies, Aroldis Chapman of the Reds, Carlos Gomez of the Brewers and Justin Upton of the Padres.
• The Texas Rangers have entered the Cole Hamels sweepstakes, with ESPN.com reporting that the Dodgers and Rangers are the front runners to acquire Hamels. Tthe Dodgers, Cubs, Rangers, Yankees and Giants have all expressed interest in trading for Hamels, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. Hamels threw a no-hitter against the Cubs on Saturday afternoon.
• The New York Mets are switching focus before the trade deadline and seeking a late-inning bullpen arm rather than adding another bat, according to the New York Post. The Mets entered the trade deadline week tied for the worst team batting average in the majors and rank in the bottom third of MLB in four other offensive categories.
• The Giants are interested in Tigers pitcher David Price, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports. However, according to Morosi, the talks have not been “substantive” because the Tigers haven't decided whether they will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline.
If Tigers are willing to grant an extension window, that could have *huge* impact on package they receive for David Price.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 25, 2015