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Now for Wednesday's rumors:
Happ interest peaking, deal near?
The Blue Jays continue to shop around a number of veterans, and it seems like they're getting more serious about making a move.
According to SNY's Andy Martino, the Jays have lowered their asking price on left-handed starter J.A. Happ. Previously, the Jays had been asking for one of teams' top three prospects:
Source: Jays asking price on J.A. Happ has dropped from a few weeks ago. We asking teams for top 3 prospedt-types, now are being more realistic— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) July 24, 2018
It's not clear what the Jays are asking for now, but it makes sense as part of the negotiation process.
Source says Yankees are "heavy in the mix" for Happ, though no deal is done. Brewers - who lost Brent Suter to a torn UCL - could still be in play among others. Sounds like Blue Jays could be assessing offers, though it remains to be seen if those offers are final or not.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 25, 2018
Oh, and the Cubs aren't out, either.
As rumors of pending Jays trade of J.A. Happ heat up, multiple sources confirm Cubs one of many teams in mix.— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) July 25, 2018
Martino later reported that the Rockies were also involved. With more teams jumping into the mix, the price here might go back up and the Blue Jays would likely be inclined to wait a few days. To that point:
Happ's next scheduled start for the Blue Jays is on Saturday.
Yankees still appear to be the leader in the race for J.A. Happ, but other teams remain engaged with Blue Jays. Brewers & Cubs still in play, though 1-2 more may also be in the mix. Toronto may not get its initial high asking price, but the heavy competition should benefit Jays.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 26, 2018
So while the Yankees might be the leader for Happ's services as of Wednesday night, but plenty can happen between now and the deadline.
Happ, by the way, could be the best starter moved at the deadline. Despite some recent struggles, he has an established track record as an above-average starter. The 35-year-old lefty is 10-6 with a 4.18 ERA (101 ERA+) and 1.18 WHIP with 130 strikeouts in 114 innings this season.
Phillies intrigued by Jones
The Phillies could use Jones to give Nick Williams and/or Odubel Herrera a day off against left-handed pitchers. As Morosi notes, Jones is familiar with various members of the Phillies front office dating back to their shared time with the Orioles.
Baltimore is expected to move Jones and other veterans in advance of the deadline.
Oh on the move?
Blue Jays reliever Seung-Hwan Oh is having himself a nice little bounce-back season, pitching to a 2.68 ERA and 1.00 WHIP heading into Wednesday. As such, it's not surprising that teams would be interested in Oh as some late-inning bullpen depth.
In fact, former Mets GM and current baseball analyst Steve Phillips reports that the Jays are close to dealing him and it could happen Wednesday night. Jon Morosi reports that the Rockies are the likely destination for the reliever.
The Blue Jays matinee went into extra innings and the broadcast noted that Oh was removed from the bullpen, so this is going down.
Braves into Moustakas?
In theory, the Braves could get creative and use Camargo to spare shortstop Dansby Swanson, who has struggled since his hot start. Alternatively, the Braves could just insert Moustakas and have Camargo serve as a supersub. Crasnick adds that it doesn't seem the Braves are too serious in their pursuit at the moment:
I checked further on this. The #Braves interest in Moustakas is minimal at best. They're happy with Camargo at 3B, and the deadline focus remains pitching. There's also the question of how Moustakas would adapt to a bench role. Barring an injury in Atlanta, there's no fit. https://t.co/s7ou8XFmNO— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 25, 2018
Moustakas, for the record, has hit .247/.309/.466 this season with 20 home runs. His contract includes a mutual option. As such, he could provide his next team with a boost now and later.
Hamels still drawing interest
Rangers lefty Cole Hamels has been often mentioned in trade rumors and that's not going away.
Cole Hamels has struggled in his last five starts but sources said there is still interest in him on the trade market.— TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) July 25, 2018
Hamels, 34, is 5-9 with a 4.72 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and has 114 strikeouts in 114 1/3 innings this year. Those aforementioned last five starts? 10.23 ERA in 22 innings. Before those, he had a pretty good 3.41 ERA.
Contenders want Reds' arms
The Reds could have themselves a busy trade deadline.
Everyone expects them to deal Matt Harvey, but it's possible they end up moving a few relievers, too. According to MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi, the Reds are taking calls on Raisel Iglesias, Amir Garrett, David Hernandez, and Jared Hughes:
Sources say the Rockies, Red Sox, Braves and Phillies are among the teams that have checked with the Reds on a late-inning bullpen group that includes Raisel Iglesias, Amir Garrett, David Hernandez and Jared Hughes.
Morosi notes that the Reds aren't interested in moving Garrett, but that the others are in play. On a related note, Garrett offers the most remaining team control.
Red Sox add Eovaldi
D-Backs snag Andriese
The D-Backs added a swingman in Matt Andriese to their bullpen on Wednesday as the Rays pulled off their second trade of the day. You can read all about the deal, as well as the two prospects the Rays received in return,.
Astros won't move top prospects
The Astros aren't expected to make too much noise at the deadline -- they just don't have much in the way of roster holes to fill. And, as a result, they aren't likely to move any of their top prospects, per Jayson Stark of The Athletic:
Teams talking with the #Astros say they've been adamant about not including their best pitching prospect, Forrest Whitley, and best hitting prospect, Yordan Alvarez, in any deal.— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 24, 2018
They still have extensive prospect depth to trade from. But is it enough to finish a Britton deal?