2014 MLB Trade Deadline: 5 Rumors That Will Pan Out

2014 MLB Trade Deadline: 5 Rumors That Will Pan Out

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The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is only a few days away and rumors are flying around at the speed of light. Because these rumors are coming in so fast, it is hard to determine which ones are true and which are just smokescreens. These are five rumored MLB trades that will pan out before the deadline.

5. Jorge De La Rosa to the Baltimore Orioles

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5. Jorge De La Rosa to the Baltimore Orioles

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The Colorado Rockies are far out of playoff contention and look to be sellers. Jorge De La Rosa is one of their top trade chips, but the team has a high price tag on him. The Baltimore Orioles are interested and have the pitching prospects the Rockies covet, making this possible deal a win-win for both teams.

4. Tommy Milone to the Miami Marlins

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4. Tommy Milone to the Miami Marlins

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When the Oakland Athletics traded for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, Tommy MIlone was pushed out of their rotation. Milone has since requested for a trade and the surprise contender, the Miami Marlins, are interested. The Marlins have good prospects that could replenish a now-bare A's farm system in return for the young, controllable lefty.

3. Alex Rios to the Kansas City Royals

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3. Alex Rios to the Kansas City Royals

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The Texas Rangers have been surprisingly bad this season and have been forced into the role of a seller. Alex Rios is their most obvious trade target and one of the best bats on the market. The Kansas City Royals have been linked to him and after apparently striking out on trying to acquire Marlon Byrd, they have become the obvious suitors for the outfielder.

2. A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates

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2. A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates

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The Philadelphia Phillies have found themselves as sellers yet again and are trying to trade pricey veterans such as A.J. Burnett. Burnett's most likely destination is his former team, the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates have the best farm system in baseball and would love to have their leader back if the Phillies will eat some of Burnett's salary.

1. David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers

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1. David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers

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Even though the Tampa Bay Rays are surging back into the playoff race, the team is still listening on David Price. The Rays can't afford to pay Price next season and will move him for the best return. The Los Angeles Dodgers are the only team interested that have the prospects to make a trade happen and could pay Price's salary next season. It is a match too perfect not to happen.

Justin Broyles is a Pirates writer for RantSports.com.  Follow him on twitter @Tweets_ByJ, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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