Earlier this month, MLBTR listed Jamey Carroll as a potential August trade candidate. Today, Buster Olney wonders why a contender hasn't pried the utility infielder away from the Cleveland Indians. He's owed $600,000 for the rest of the season and stands to become a free agent. Olney writes,
"The utility infielder is hitting .298 with a .386 on-base percentage, but he has done much of his damage at the plate since the All-Star break: He's batting .348 with an .875 OPS in the second half, and he has been crushing lefties, against whom he has a .484 on-base percentage."