Trade Talk Tracker: Cole Hamels may be available, but Phillies want 'the world'

Mike Oz
July 29, 2014
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Trade Talk Tracker: Cole Hamels may be available, but Phillies want 'the world'

The Stew's Trade Talk Tracker follows the juiciest rumors in MLB until the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. We'll give you the day's most important links about who may (or may not) be changing teams soon.

COLE WORLD: The Phillies are listening to offers on Cole Hamels, in addition to Ryan Howard, Cliff Lee and others, but they want "the world" for Hamels. [CBS Sports]

FAVES: Dodgers and Cardinals appear to the favorites for Hamels, if a deal can get done. Of course, they're supposedly the favorites for David Price too. [@JonMorosi]

DONE DEAL: Dodgers get Gold Glove second baseman Darwin Barney from Cubs for a player to be named later. Barney was recently DFA'd by Cubs. [Yahoo Sports]

IT'S NOT JUST MATT KEMP: The Dodgers are also floating Carl Crawford out there in potential trades, but they'd need to eat a lot of money. [@JeffPassan]

RED SOX GETTING LOTS OF CALLS: In addition to Jon Lester, John Lackey is in demand and the Red Sox are getting "hit hard" with calls. [@Ken_Rosenthal]

THE MARKET FOR LESTER: Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners are two teams calling the Red Sox about Lester. [MLB Trade Rumors]

MASTERSON ON THE MOVE? Indians "very willing" to trade Justin Masterson. [@JeffPassan]

DONE DEAL: The Blue Jays and Royals traded a few guys you've probably never heard of — Blue Jays get Danny Valencia; Royals get Erik Kratz and Liam Hendriks [MLB Daily Dish]

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DON'T TOUCH BELTRE (OR HIS HEAD): Teams are calling the Rangers about Adrian Beltre, but like his head, Texas says Beltre's virtually untouchable. [@Ken_Rosenthal]

TULOWITZKI TALK TOO MUCH? Despite all the rumors. the Rockies say they're not actively trying to move Troy Tulowitzki right now. [@JonMorosi]

STAY TRADING, SAN DIEGO: Chris Denorfia is most likely the next San Diego Padres player to get traded. Giants, Mariners and Blue Jays are interested. [MLB Daily Dish]

GIANTS WANT ZOBRIST: With their Dan Uggla experiment failing, the Giants are now looking more intensely at Ben Zobrist. []

ICYMI: Our man Jeff Passan's latest 10 Degrees column, talking about all the biggest names on the trade market. [Yahoo Sports]

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