Here’s the latest from Jayson Stark of ESPN:
– One GM is predicting that July 31st will be a “fascinating deadline.”
– The Rangers, Yankees, possibly the Red Sox and other teams will be in the market for starting pitching.
– One executive has already scratched Felix Hernandez off the list of potential targets since they think Mariner’s GM Jack Zduriencik may not want to make such a risky move. “I sincerely doubt it,” the exec says. “Enough bad stuff has happened there that they have to show progress in the next year or two. And trading Felix would not help them show it.”
– The Twins aren’t eager to trade Kevin Slowey, but scouts following the Twins think that it could change.