Nobody's perfect: The early line on trade needs for the contenders
No team looks perfect with nearly two months to go before the trade deadline ... well, no team except the Dodgers, that is. Whomever they use performs. At least that's the way it looks now. But even the Dodgers -- who are getting a .379 season out of
Here is a rundown of what some of the contenders might seek as we get closer to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline ...
• The Dodgers hold a one-year option on GM
• Some close to the situation believe
• Good to see common sense is winning out and Ramirez is falling behind in All-Star balloting. Torre pleased his old friend
• Braves solid starter
• Erik Bedard might have trouble in Philly, according to one AL exec. That executive said Bedard doesn't like extra attention, which may be part of the reason why he struggled early last year when he was being portrayed as the savior in Seattle.
• Now that
• One of many problems with the Nats is that they have several American League players. Dunn is one. Willingham is probably another.
• Indians manager
• It's understandable that
• Mets people say they are sure
• The Mets' Triple-A lineup is finally catching up to them in Pittsburgh this week. "The Pirates are a scrappy team,'' one scout said.
• New Mets pickup
• Talented Cubs starter
• Surprisingly there's only a little early scuttlebutt about former President
• Thanks to you (some of you, anyway), I've moved into the top 10 in the MLB category in Twitter followers but still trail two Yankees,