Let's put on our speculating hats and conjure up a list of starting pitchers who might be currently available. Warning: most of these guys have ERAs around 5.00.
- Kenshin Kawakami, Braves. The Braves don't have much use for Kawakami, unless Derek Lowe is ailing.
- Rodrigo Lopez, Diamondbacks. He leads MLB with 32 home runs allowed, but at least he takes the ball every fifth day.
- Paul Maholm and Zach Duke, Pirates. These lefties are probably not a part of the Pirates' long-term future, but they might find an improved market in the offseason.
- Kevin Millwood, Orioles. He's had some good starts this month, but he's owed over $2.1MM this year.
- Dave Bush, Brewers. Only makes sense if you're looking for someone to chew up innings.
- Kyle Davies and Bruce Chen, Royals. If the Royals intend to non-tender Davies after the season, they could trade him today.
- Jeremy Bonderman, Tigers. He's currently dealing with rib cage inflammation, but could be an OK option for someone in September. The Tigers would have to assume some of his remaining $2.2MM.
- Scott Kazmir, Angels. With almost $16MM left on his contract through next year, Kazmir probably already cleared waivers.
- Aaron Harang, Reds. He'll be activated today to start against the Brewers. The Reds probably need him.
- Rich Harden, Rangers. He's been booted to the bullpen and would have $2.4MM coming to him if traded.
- Carlos Zambrano, Cubs. He's got over $39MM left on his contract through 2012 and surely cleared waivers, but an offseason deal is more likely.
- Scott Olsen and Jason Marquis, Nationals. Olsen gets $75K in incentives for each of his next three starts, after which he will get $105K per. Marquis has over $8.8MM left on his contract, which runs through next year.
- Randy Wolf, Brewers. If traded, Wolf will have at least $22.6MM coming to him through 2012. He's another guy who presumably cleared waivers.
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