MLB trade rumors: Baseball's winners and losers could be dealing soon
MLB trade rumors have several players possibly moving from their present clubs out of town. One thing about MLB trade rumors: They're just rumors until a deal is made.
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The tightest race could be the NL West, with all five teams within eight games of each other. The Arizona Diamondbacks is the only club with a winning record at the moment. But the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers, who have already picked up pitcher Ricky Nolasco from the Miami Marlins, will probably not stand pat as they strive to reach the postseason.Skip to next paragraph
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The AL East has all five teams within ten games of each other. The Red Sox is in search of pitching help, especially in the bullpen. The New York Yankees have endured injuries to several front-line players. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Orioles have already made a trade, getting starting pitcher Scott Feldman from the Cubs. They and the Tampa Bay Rays could continue looking for more help over the next three weeks.
Right now, it's the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians battling for first place in the AL Central, with the Tigers currently leading by three and a half games. Kansas City, Minnesota, and the Chicago White Sox, well back in the standings, could be sellers later this month.
Finally, the AL West has the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers neck-and-neck for first place. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim recently won a weekend home series against the Red Sox and could be looking to stay in the race. Both the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros, sporting losing records, have players and pitchers contenders could use for the stretch run.
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