MLB Rumors: 5 Possible Trade Deadline Moves Nobody’s Talking About

MLB Rumors: 5 Possible Trade Deadline Moves Nobody's Talking About

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A lot of people have a decent idea of who will be on the move at the MLB trade deadline this season, but there are still plenty of players who will be traded who not many are discussing. Here's a look at some major trades that could take place in the next month that not many people are talking about.

Grant Balfour - Los Angeles Angels

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Grant Balfour - Los Angeles Angels

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The Angels are in desperate need for a closer and the Rays are in desperate need of prospects as they try to build for the future. Balfour has been reliable and could really lock down an Angels bullpen that has been shaky this season. This one move could push the Angels into contention with the division-leading Athletics.

Adrian Beltre - Toronto Blue Jays

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Adrian Beltre - Toronto Blue Jays

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With this addition, the Blue Jays would have one of, if not the best, lineups in baseball. Having Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Bautista and Beltre in the same lineup would be almost unfair. It could help them rebound from their latest skid and get back on track for a division title.

Justin Masterson, Asdrubal Cabrera - Oakland Athletics

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Justin Masterson, Asdrubal Cabrera - Oakland Athletics

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That Athletics could use help in the rotation and up the middle and they could kill two birds with one stone with this potential blockbuster. Neither would be with the team beyond this season, so they would have to really consider the price before pulling the trigger on a deal of this magnitude.

Michael Cuddyer - Atlanta Braves

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Michael Cuddyer - Atlanta Braves

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The Braves' outfield has been inconsistent all season long and Cuddyer could provide some stability. He seems like he's only getting better with age as he hit .331 last season and is above .300 again this year. He's the perfect player to deal for at the deadline because he shouldn't have a really high price tag, but he could be the difference between a good and great team.

Jimmy Rollins - Detroit Tigers

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Jimmy Rollins - Detroit Tigers

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The Tigers have been looking for shortstop help ever since they lost Jose Iglesias for the season in Spring Training. They've managed to patch together combos that have worked, but to become elite, they need an everyday player at the position. Enter Rollins, who has the most hits in a Phillies uniform of any player. He will bring veteran leadership, a great glove and timely bat to a team that needs all three.

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