Musings on a Lester deal continue 

July, 29, 2014
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ESPN.com's Jim Bowden reported earlier today that there are several teams who are interested in making a deal for Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, and he listed Toronto, Seattle, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Baltimore, Miami and the Los Angeles Dodgers as being in.
ESPN.com's Buster Olney reports Tuesday that the "perception of the Cleveland Indians continues to be" that they are ready to move both Asdrubal Cabrera and Justin Masterson.

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Byrd on the move? 

July, 29, 2014
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The Philadelphia Phillies lineup for tonight's game against the New York Mets shows that Grady Sizemore will be starting in right field and batting sixth -- instead of Marlon Byrd.

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What will Pirates pursue? 

July, 29, 2014
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With a record of 56-49, putting them just two games out of first place in their division, the Pittsburgh Pirates are certainly in position to be buyers at the trade deadline. The big decision for the team is deciding exactly what pieces they want to add in preparation of a playoff push.

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Astros open to dealing SP? 

July, 29, 2014
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The Houston Astros are clearly not in a position where they can reasonably expect to make the 2014 post-season. However, as they are currently dealing with injuries to Dexter Fowler, Alex Presley and George Springer, the team may well be looking to make some deadline deals to fill some holes in their lineup.

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The Colorado Rockies have started to receive offers for left-hander Jorge De La Rosa who, at 11-6, is the only pitcher on the last place team who has won more than five games this season. However, it's not clear that the Rockies are willing to part ways with the pitcher just yet.

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Will Mets move Colon? 

July, 29, 2014
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On Monday, the New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-1, in large part thanks to the pitching of Bartolo Colon, who struck out six batters over 7 2/3 innings. Whether or not this will be the last game Colon pitches for the Mets remains to be seen.

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Tulowitzki trade talk continues 

July, 28, 2014
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In the wake of his own team misspelling his name on the back of giveaway replica jerseys, Troy Tulowitzki was spotted at Yankee Stadium over the weekend, sitting in the stands and watching a game that did not involve the Colorado Rockies. That led to some speculation that the shortstop was making some sort of statement that he was interested in leaving Colorado for the Bronx.

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Will Marlins deal Cishek? 

July, 28, 2014
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Over the last eight days, Steve Cishek of the Miami Marlins has recorded six saves. That's certainly drawn a lot of added attention to the reliever, who seems to be the most likely member of the Marlins to be dealt in the next few days -- assuming the team makes any moves at all.

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Rios drawing interest 

July, 28, 2014
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Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that there are many teams checking in with the Texas Rangers about the availability of outfielder Alex Rios, including the Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds.

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Could Yankees turn to Danks? 

July, 28, 2014
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The New York Yankees had been linked as possibly being interested in dealing for Ian Kennedy of the San Diego Padres, but chances of that coming to pass probably dropped significantly after news came out that "the pitcher will miss his scheduled start against the Atlanta Braves on Monday due to a left oblique strain."

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Pirates looking at Hawkins? 

July, 28, 2014
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While the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen has performed fairly well thus far in 2014, ever since the acquisition of Ernesto Frieri and his 11.25 ERA since joining the club, there's certainly a feeling that there's room for improvement.

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Dan Uggla has gone 0-for-8 in his first three games with the San Francisco Giants, and his two errors at second base on Sunday certainly didn't help make any better of a first impression with his new team. With the trade deadline coming on Thursday, there's a chance that the Giants could choose to look elsewhere for help in the infield going forward.

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Lester to Dodgers and back again? 

July, 28, 2014
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Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says that there are several teams interested in acquiring Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester prior to the trade deadline, but cautions that while Boston is "listening on Lester" they are "seeking a huge return" for what might ultimately prove to be a two-month rental. One of teams believed to be in the mix is the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Will Phillies make moves or not? 

July, 27, 2014
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There's been no shortage of rumors surrounding the Philadelphia Phillies as the trade deadline approaches, and ESPN.com's Jim Bowden says that "the time has come for the (team) to realize that it's too late to retool. It's time for them to put denial behind them and embrace the realities of a complete rebuild."

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