Who's Getting Dealt? [MLB Trade Deadline Live Thread]
While some still think Cliff Lee might be dealt, the biggest name on the market appears to be Cubs pitcher Matt Garza. Rumors are have already been flying the past week that he will soon be traded to Texas. If the Ranger do make that deal, it'll be a big boost to a rotation that has suffered from injuries all year. Make no mistake, Garza isn't an ace, but he'd be a great #3 behind Yu Darvish and Derek Holland.
After Garza, there aren't a lot of impact names on the market. Alex Rios of the White Sox could be a nice outfield piece for a team. Michael Young is having a decent year, and could be dealt by the Phillies team that doesn't seem sure if they want to buy or sell. Then there's the usual assortment of relievers that get dealt for B- and C-level prospects.
For some teams, it's still a question on what they're going to do. The Royals are still under .500, but acted in the offseason like they were going to go for it. The Nationals are still scuffling. What will they do to respond? The NL West is a bastion of mediocrity, which has kept most of the division in the hunt. Will any of them use that as an opportunity?
We'll be using this live thread to keep track of all the trades that go down over the next 10 days. Q it up here for news and analysis.