10 Players Who Won’t Be Moved At The 2014 MLB Trade Deadline

10 Players Who Won’t Be Moved At The 2014 MLB Trade Deadline

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The MLB Trade Deadline is quickly approaching, and teams are deciding whether to be buyers or sellers. Teams like the Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs are in selling mode and have some enticing players for contending teams. However, not all of the rumored players on the market will be changing addresses just yet. Here are 10 players who will not be moved at the deadline.

10. Steve Cishek, Marlins

Steve Cishek, Marlins
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10. Steve Cishek, Marlins

Steve Cishek, Marlins
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He has quietly had a solid year for the somewhat overachieving Marlins. Sometimes adding a bullpen piece is what puts teams over the top. However, look for Miami to hang onto Cishek, as he still is under team control for two more years.

9. Daniel Murphy, Mets

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9. Daniel Murphy, Mets

Daniel Murphy, Mets
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Coming off an All-Star appearance, Murphy would be a welcomed addition to many teams. However, with the Mets having control over him for one more season, along with the fact that New York is hoping to compete in 2015, he is most likely staying put.

8. Ben Zobrist, Rays

Ben Zobrist, Rays
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8. Ben Zobrist, Rays

Ben Zobrist, Rays
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While he is having a down year offensively, Zobrist would bring a ton of value to a contending team. He essentially can play every position besides pitcher and catcher and has proven how tough an out he can be. However, with only a $ 7.5 million team option for 2015, look for Tampa Bay to hang on to Zobrist to at least the end of the season.

7. Bartolo Colon, Mets

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7. Bartolo Colon, Mets

Bartolo Colon, Mets
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With the Mets technically alive in the weak NL East, combined with the fact that Colon is under contract for 2015, do not be surprised if New York heads into next season with him.

6. Huston Street, Padres

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6. Huston Street, Padres

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He has a team-friendly option for next season that the Padres are sure to exercise. Even with San Diego out of the race, Street will most likely be staying put.

5. Starlin Castro, Cubs

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5. Starlin Castro, Cubs

Starlin Castro, Cubs
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Castro is signed to a long-term, team-friendly deal, so Chicago would have to be blown away by a trade offer to part with this guy. Do not expect that in 2014.

4. Chase Utley, Phillies

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4. Chase Utley, Phillies

Chase Utley, Phillies
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Now, into the Phillies’ section of this list. Utley deserves to be a Phillie for life. However, Ruben Amaro Jr. will have an extremely tough decision if the right offer is on the table. Ownership loves this guy too much to see him leave, though, which is why he stays.

3. Cole Hamels, Phillies

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3. Cole Hamels, Phillies

Cole Hamels, Phillies
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If there is a tougher decision than deciding whether or not to trade Utley, deciding whether or not to trade Hamels is it. Still only 30 years old, he is under contract for at least four more seasons and has shown he can put up the numbers of an ace. Again, Philadelphia decides to keep their guy.

2. David Price, Rays

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2. David Price, Rays

David Price, Rays
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Since Price is arbitration eligible for next season. Tampa Bay will most likely hang onto him until the offseason. Then, let the frenzy begin.

1. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins

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1. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins
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This guy is rumored to be on the move during every offseason, as well as every trade deadline. With Stanton arbitration eligible for another two years, do not expect Miami to move him by July 31.

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