10 MLB Trade Rumors You Need To Know Right Now

10 MLB Trade Rumors You Need To Know Right Now

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With the 2014 MLB trade deadline just a mere 10 days away (it ends next week Thursday), the rumors are going to heat up at a scorching rate. The good news for baseball fans is that we got all of the up-to-date news readily available. Here’s a look at 10 MLB trade rumors you need to know right now.

10. Cubs Won’t Trade Starlin Castro

Cubs Won’t Trade Starlin Castro
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10. Cubs Won’t Trade Starlin Castro

Cubs Won’t Trade Starlin Castro
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Those rumors about the Chicago Cubs wanting to deal Starlin Castro are apparently nonsense. Numerous sources have concluded that the Cubs will continue with Castro at shortstop for the remainder of the season. Don’t be surprised if it stays that way for years to come, even with the acquisition of top prospect Addison Russell.

9. Athletics Interested in Nick Franklin

Athletics Interested in Nick Franklin
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9. Athletics Interested in Nick Franklin

Athletics Interested in Nick Franklin
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The Oakland Athletics have interest in Seattle Mariners second baseman Nick Franklin. Since the Mariners don’t need Franklin due to the signing of Robinson Cano, this trade rumor appears very likely to come to fruition over the next few days. The biggest roadblock is the Mariners and Athletics being in the same division, but the right offer will change that.

8. Tigers Looking to Acquire Joakim Soria

Tigers Looking to Acquire Joakim Soria
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8. Tigers Looking to Acquire Joakim Soria

Tigers Looking to Acquire Joakim Soria
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The Detroit Tigers are the last remaining team that has an interest in acquiring Texas Rangers closer Joakim Noah. Since Noah is definitely a closer, and the Tigers want a multi-dimensional reliever, some believe the deal will never go through. However, his last three appearances have been in non-save situations, which means the Rangers are showing that he’s willing to perform multiple duties out of the bullpen.

7. David Price, Ben Zobrist Up for Grabs

David Price, Ben Zobrist Up for Grabs
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7. David Price, Ben Zobrist Up for Grabs

David Price, Ben Zobrist Up for Grabs
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There’s no hurry for the Tampa Bay Rays to trade David Price and Ben Zobrist, but the chances of both players getting dealt before the deadline are increasing rapidly. The fact that numerous teams are offering up insane deals means the Rays have to seriously consider trading both players, even if they would rather wait.

6. Expect Philadelphia Phillies to Make Moves

Expect Philadelphia Phillies to Make Moves
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6. Expect Philadelphia Phillies to Make Moves

Expect Philadelphia Phillies to Make Moves
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Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon, Marlon Byrd and Chase Utley have all been rumored to be on the trade block for the Philadelphia Phillies. Of the numerous names, the most likely to get dealt are Lee and Papelbon. The Phillies are willing to continue to pay for part of the contracts if that means they can get stellar prospects in return.

5. Three Teams Interested in Joaquin Benoit

Three Teams Interested in Joaquin Benoit
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5. Three Teams Interested in Joaquin Benoit

Three Teams Interested in Joaquin Benoit
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The Tigers, Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates are interested in San Diego Padres relieve Joaquin Benoit. The right-hander is said to be available even after the Padres recently dealt Huston Street to the Los Angeles Angels. Whoever doesn’t acquire Soria is likely to land Benoit.

4. Athletics Could Trade Tommy Milone

Athletics Could Trade Tommy Milone
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4. Athletics Could Trade Tommy Milone

Athletics Could Trade Tommy Milone
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The Athletics are receiving offers for starter/reliever Tommy Milone, who the team moved to the bullpen after acquiring Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs. The fact that Milone is under contract through 2017 means the Athletics should get a decent return if they do indeed decide to trade him.

3. White Sox Willing to Trade Gordon Beckham

White Sox Willing to Trade Gordon Beckham
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3. White Sox Willing to Trade Gordon Beckham

White Sox Willing to Trade Gordon Beckham
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The Chicago White Sox are interested in moving several players, with second baseman Gordon Beckham being one of them. Although Beckham is underperforming this season with a .232 batting average, seven home runs and 28 RBI in 75 games, Chicago still believes they can trade him for a good price.

2. John Danks is a Legitimate Trade Candidate

John Danks is a Legitimate Trade Candidate
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2. John Danks is a Legitimate Trade Candidate

John Danks is a Legitimate Trade Candidate
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Starting pitcher John Danks is a legitimate trade candidate for the White Sox. Despite his ERA sitting around his career average of 4.22, he’s on pace to set a career high in strikeouts. Since many teams have a need for a starter at the trade deadline, don’t be surprised if Danks is the only player the White Sox deal.

1. Tigers No Longer Looking for Shortstop

Tigers No Longer Looking for Shortstop
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1. Tigers No Longer Looking for Shortstop

Tigers No Longer Looking for Shortstop
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Since rookie Eugenio Suarez is playing decent at shortstop, the Tigers are no longer looking for an upgrade at the position at the trade deadline. Instead, they hope that Suarez can continue to play well on offense and defense.

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