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A rumor could emerge one day and then a deal is agreed on the next.

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With each passing day http://www.angelsfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-cozart-jersey , we get morerumors coming down the pike as we approach the MLB trade deadline on July 31.From now until then, there's going to be so many that it will almost be impossible to keep track of them all.That's what happened with Cole Hamels. He's now a Chicago Cub, according to Patrick Mooney ofThe Athletic:Patrick Mooney PJ_MooneySources: #Cubs moving toward a Cole Hamels deal that would be centered around lower-level minor-league prospects and salary relief for #Rangers. Something to monitor: Class-A Myrtle Beach right-hander Rollie Lacy was scratched from tonight鈥檚 start.Fortunately, we can help with that in a small way.We'll look at three players who could land on your favorite MLB team ahead of the 4 p.m. ET deadline on July 31.There is a slew of starting pitchers in the news, so let's take a look at some.Zack Wheeler on the Move?With the deadline looming, the Milwaukee Brewers are 60-46 thanks in large part to a relatively consistent pitching staff.Even with that, they're looking to try to improve it even further.According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Brewers have discussed a potential deal for Wheeler with the New York Mets, though no deal is close:Jon Morosi jonmorosiSources: #Brewers, #Mets have discussed Zack Wheeler trade. No deal is close. MLB MLBNetworkTheback end of theBrewers' rotation could use a more consistent arm. They sport Wade Miley and Freddy Peralta back there at the moment, and while they're doing well, they've combined for just 13 starts this season.Wheeler has an ERA of 4.33 over 19 starts, but in his last 10 starts, his ERA is 3.50.No, Wheeler isn't a player you're going to break down the door for, but he could certainly help the Brewers push themselves over the hump in the postseason with a more well-defined rotation.Let's see how this rumor evolves.Stroman On the Block?One would have to assume thatbaseball general managers are fans of certain players for one reason or another.Perhaps they drafted someoneduring their time with one team and are now with another team and are interested in trading for that player to make theircurrent outfit better.Well Chris Young Jersey , that could be happening with the Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays.Former Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos, now the general manager of the Braves,has reached out to his old team about acquiring starting pitcher Marcus Stroman, Morosi reported, though nothing appears close.Morosi noted that Stroman is not a free agent until after 2020, but he pointed out the arbitration difficulties the Blue Jays had with the 27-year-old, and they may not feel they can complete a long-term deal.The Braves are remarkably competitive, but they need to bolster their rotation.They've dealt with injuries all year long and also poor play from fellow starter Julio Teheran.Although, Stroman has been horrific this year, pitching to a 4-7 record with an ERA of 5.20 over 14 games started.This could be a move that helps Stroman because of the new team, but this is also a move that Anthopolous wants to make to assist with the future of the club.Brewers Eyeing Schoop and GausmanIt seems as though the Brewers are ready to buy at the deadline as they have rumors flying around them over numerous players.According to Ken Rosenthal ofThe Athletic,the Brewers have engaged in "serious discussions" with the Baltimore Orioles, though Rosenthal isn't sure if it's about infielder Jonathan Schoop, starting pitcher Kevin Gausman, or both as a package deal:Ken Rosenthal Ken_Rosenthal#Brewers engaged in serious discussions with the #Orioles, sources tell The Athletic. Unclear if MIL鈥檚 focus is Schoop Cam Bedrosian Jersey , Gausman or a package including both.The Orioles would be trading Schoop at a premium right now, as he's hit five home runs over his last six games.The Brewers sporting Hernan Perez at second base is fine and dandy and all, but Schoop would be an immediate upgrade especially in the power department, as Schoop has more than half of the total home runs Perez has.As far as Gausman goes, he's another guy who could appear consistently for the Brewers like Wheeler and log some innings.His numbers haven't been that spectacular this season,going 4-8 with a 4.54 ERA, but going from the AL East to the NL Central could benefit Gausman, and it will help the Brewers to have more consistency in their starting rotation as we get closer to the postseason.With a trade like this, the Orioles will have officially cleaned house. They've traded third basemen Manny Machado and relief pitcher Zack Britton, so a deal like this will even further illustrate their desire to get this rebuild going sooner rather than later.It should be noted, though, that the Brewers acquired third basemen Mike Moustakas, according to Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com:Jeffrey Flanagan FlannyMLBPer source: The Royals have agreed to a deal with the Brewers for Mike Moustakas for Minor Leaguers Brett Phillips and Jorge Lopez.That transaction could impact the prospect load the Brewers are willing to give up. They dealt Brett Phillips and Jorge Lopez as a part of the deal, and Phillips ranks as a top-10 prospect for the club overall.Both Schoop and Gausman would have a defined role on the Brewers today if they were able to get them despite trading prospects for him?Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Referenceand ESPN.com. LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodger Stadium mound just won’t look right on opening day without Clayton Kershaw standing on it.First base will also look pretty weird for the Arizona Diamondbacks without Paul Goldschmidt on the bag.For the first time since 2010, Kershaw won’t be the Dodgers‘ opening day starter when they face the Diamondbacks on Thursday.And for the first time since 2011, Goldschmidt won’t be Arizona’s first baseman when a new season begins.Shoulder inflammation is sidelining Kershaw for at least a couple of weeks http://www.angelsfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-cozart-jersey , sending the two-time defending NL champions into their quest for a third straight World Series trip without the superstar lefty who has been the cornerstone of their rotation for this entire decade.Kershaw’s streak of eight straight opening day starts was the longest in the history of a franchise established in 1883. He has won five of those starts, also a Dodgers record, and has posted a sparkling 1.05 ERA on opening days.For a little perspective, the Dodgers’ last opening day starter not named Kershaw was Vicente Padilla, who has been out of the majors for nearly seven years.That’s an awfully daunting legacy facing Hyun-Jin Ryu, who takes the mound for the Dodgers against the Diamondbacks. But the South Korean left-hander is looking forward to the honor against former Dodgers star Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks.“It’s definitely special,” Ryu said through a translator after the announcement. “I wasn’t thinking about it, nor was it my priority.”Another celebratory opening day in Chavez Ravine matches two NL West rivals with playoff aspirations.While Los Angeles is a solid favorite to extend its streak of six consecutive division titles, the Diamondbacks have plenty of uncertainty behind the 35-year-old Greinke, who will make his third opening day start in his four years with Arizona.Although the Diamondbacks still have a solid talent base and promising prospects, they’re establishing a new identity this summer after the offseason departures of Goldschmidt and Patrick Corbin. Goldschmidt was traded to St. Louis before he could hit free agency, leaving the D-backs without their most popular player and a six-time All-Star.Arizona’s transition wasn’t helped Monday when Steven Souza Jr., Arizona’s probable cleanup hitter, stepped awkwardly on home plate and badly injured his left knee, sending him into season-ending surgery.“A really unfortunate situation for us and for him, but we’re going to be behind him Blake Parker Jersey ,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. “Moving forward, we’ve been built for this. We have some depth. We have a situation where some guys are going to get some opportunities to step in and get a number of at-bats and help us win baseball games.”The Diamondbacks also will see a familiar face in the home dugout: Outfielder A.J. Pollock signed with the Dodgers in January after seven big league seasons with Arizona, which drafted him in 2009.Los Angeles fans might take a while to warm up to the former divisional foe, particularly since Pollock arrived during the same offseason as the departure of Yasiel Puig, likely the Dodgers’ most popular player among the faithful.The game also should mark the official return of Corey Seager, who is back from two major surgeries and determined to resume his once-ascendant career.The Dodgers shortstop was the 2016 NL Rookie of the Year and an All-Star in his first two big league seasons, but he played in just 26 games last season before he sprained a ligament in his right arm and had Tommy John surgery. He then underwent arthroscopic hip surgery last August, and he missed the entirety of the Dodgers’ second World Series run.Other than a few judicious additions, the Dodgers have largely the same roster that made two straight World Series, only to lose twice on its home field. The Dodgers’ depth and experience should provide the foundation for another strong season — particularly once Kershaw and injured Rich Hill return to their rotation.“We feel good about where we’re at,” Justin Turner said. “Everybody who’s healthy is feeling really good, and our pitchers are all trending up.”

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