With only a few weeks left until baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline, general managers for all 30 clubs are keeping their cell phone companies happy in hopes of making a deal to help their club for now or the future. From now until the July 31st deadline, we here at Getting Blanked will have you covered each day with the latest rumours from around the league.
Today we learned of a potential huge trade involving Carl Crawford, Hanley Ramirez and Heath Bell. It was all anyone was talking about … for about two minutes on Twitter that is, before it was refuted by Buster Olney. Meanwhile, the Ryan Dempster talk started to quiet down, meaning it’s probably getting really close to being done.
Here’s the rest:
The Dodgers are considered the favourites to land the Cubs’ Ryan Dempster, according to Joel Sherman.
According to sources for Ken Rosenthal, Dempster prefers a trade to the Dodgers or Braves.
Jon Paul Morosi writes that the White Sox, Indians and Tigers are all looking for a starting pitcher.
The New York Mets have a close eye on Royals closer Jonathan Broxton, according to ESPN.com.
Bob Nightengale reports the Marlins approached the Red Sox about a deal that would send Carl Crawford to the Marlins for Hanley Ramirez and Heath Bell. Buster Olney was quick on saying the deal had died though.
Jon Heyman tweets the Jays “want” to deal Yunel Escobar.
The Tigers, White Sox and Orioles have talked to the Padres about pitcher Clayton Richard, according to a tweet by Jon Paul Morosi. Richard was part of the White Sox deal in 2009 for pitcher Jake Peavy.
The asking price for both Chase Headley and Carlos Quentin of the Padres is very high, according to Scott Miller of CBSSports.com.
With Vernon Wells expected back soon, the Angels may consider dealing Kendrys Morales, according to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com.