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Top trade targets (plus best fits): Sale, Lucroy drawing plenty of calls

Chris Sale and Jonathan Lucroy are among many difference-makers who could be dealt this week. USA TODAY Sports

Editor's Note: The New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs have since reached a deal for Aroldis Chapman.

The MLB trade deadline is now just a week away (Aug. 1), and as Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow told me this weekend on my SiriusXM radio show, GMs must check in with one another at least every two days because the market is so fluid.

Some of the highlights:

• The White Sox shook up the industry last week when GM Rick Hahn publicly stated that he would "listen" to offers for lefty ace Chris Sale, and his phone hasn't stopped buzzing since.

• The Yankees appear ready to move Aroldis Chapman, with the status of trading one or both Andrew Miller and Carlos Beltran still up in the air.

• The Indians would love to pry Jonathan Lucroy and a reliever away from the Brewers, but not at the present asking price.