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10 MLB Trade Rumors on Verge of 2014 Trade Deadline

10 MLB Trade Rumors on Verge of 2014 Trade Deadline

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With the 2014 MLB trade deadline approximately 24 hours away, teams across both leagues are working actively to get a deal done. The additional Wild Card spot means that more teams have become buyers instead of sellers. That is a big reason why there could be a lot that happens over the next 24 hours. Here’s a look at 10 MLB trade rumors that are circulating as the deadline approaches quickly.

Jon Lester is Going to be Dealt

Jon Lester
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Jon Lester is Going to be Dealt

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Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester was scratched from his start on Wednesday. Although this doesn’t guarantee that he has been traded, all signs point to it happening. There are four reported teams that are interested in him. That means the Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers or Los Angeles Dodgers will most likely acquire him.

Andrew Miller Likely on the Move Too

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Andrew Miller Likely on the Move Too

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The Red Sox are also willing to move left-handed reliever Andrew Miller. The 29-year-old has been outstanding this season as evidence of his 2.40 ERA and 13 holds in 49 appearances. The Kansas City Royals and Dodgers appear to both be interested in Miller.

Phillies Still Trying to Deal Marlon Byrd

Marlon Byrd
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Phillies Still Trying to Deal Marlon Byrd

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The Philadelphia Phillies could unload quite a bit over the next 24 hours. In fact, they must make deals happen in order to get the organization back on track. The main issue is the Phillies have reportedly asked for way too much in trade talks. There is high interest in slugger Marlon Byrd mainly because he’s hitting home runs at a career pace. The Pirates are likely to land him, but the San Francisco Giants are also said to be in on him.

Antonio Bastardo is Another Player Phillies Want to Trade

Antonio Bastardo
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Antonio Bastardo is Another Player Phillies Want to Trade

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Philadelphia would also like to move reliever Antonio Bastardo. One team in particular that is very keen on acquiring the left-hander is the Detroit Tigers due to their need of bolstering the bullpen. The Tigers have said they plan to acquire a reliever at the deadline.

Dodgers Determined to Trade Matt Kemp

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Dodgers Determined to Trade Matt Kemp

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The Dodgers are determined to move one of their outfielders, with Matt Kemp being the likeliest of candidates. Considering Los Angeles is in first place, it only makes sense that they would trade away a position that they have excess of for an upgrade that will help them down the stretch. The Red Sox appear to be leading the charge in the Kemp sweepstakes.

Carl Crawford is Another Outfielder Dodgers Want to Move

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Carl Crawford is Another Outfielder Dodgers Want to Move

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Los Angeles also would like to also move outfielder Carl Crawford. Whether it’s to use him as part of a trade to land a top-notch starting pitcher or simply get him his salary off the books, the Dodgers are determined to make room for a position of need.

Marlins Targeting Wade Miley

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Marlins Targeting Wade Miley

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The Miami Marlins’ recent hot streak is a big reason they have emerged as a buyer, despite being five games out of first place in the NL East. One starting pitcher in particular the Marlins have narrowed their sights on is Wade Miley. The left-hander will be under the team’s control for at least three years, which makes him very appealing to Miami.

Troy Tulowitzki Likely to be Traded at Deadline

Troy Tulowitzki
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Troy Tulowitzki Likely to be Traded at Deadline

Troy Tulowitzki
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The New York Mets, New York Yankees and Red Sox have all shown significant interest in Colorado Rockies slugger Troy Tulowitzki. More importantly, Tulowitzki has voiced his opinion on how he would thoroughly enjoy playing for the Yankees or Red Sox. In fact, to succeed Derek Jeter at shortstop would be a dream come true. At this point, the Colorado Rockies are simply waiting for the right offer.

Brewers in Hot Pursuit of Starting Pitcher

David Price
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Brewers in Hot Pursuit of Starting Pitcher

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The Brewers are prepared to take full advantage of their first place record. The team has been in hot pursuit of big-named starting pitchers. Since Milwaukee has been known to make big splashes at the trade deadline, it shouldn’t be a surprise if Lester or David Price end up playing for the Brewers come Thursday afternoon.

Josh Willingham Could be on the Move

Josh Willingham
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Josh Willingham Could be on the Move

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The Yankees are said to be interested in acquiring left fielder Josh Willingham from the Minnesota Twins. His numbers are severely lacking, but New York is hoping that he can find his groove with the team. The fact that the Yankees are in desperate need of a spark in their offense means they are pretty much willing to do anything.