August Trade Candidates

Last August, players such as Jim Edmonds, Mike Fontenot, Derrek Lee, Brian Fuentes, Manny Delcarmen, and Jeff Francoeur were traded, while Cody Ross, Rod Barajas, and Manny Ramirez were claimed off waivers.  The previous year Carl Pavano, Aubrey Huff, Ivan Rodriguez, Billy Wagner, Jon Rauch, Scott Kazmir, Jose Contreras, Jon Garland, and Jim Thome were dealt, and Alex Rios was claimed off waivers.  So while nothing compares to July, we'll still see some veterans change teams this month (though the White Sox should probably cool it on the waiver claims).  Nearly everyone will be placed on waivers, but here's my speculation on some who could be dealt or claimed this month, or who might clear waivers at least.

  • Rays: Johnny Damon, Kelly Shoppach, Kyle Farnsworth
  • Blue Jays: Aaron Hill, Mark Teahen, Frank Francisco, Rajai Davis, Trever Miller, John McDonald, Jose Molina, Brian Tallet
  • Orioles: Vladimir Guerrero, Mike Gonzalez, Kevin Gregg, Cesar Izturis, Mark Hendrickson
  • White Sox: Jake Peavy, Alex Rios, Adam Dunn, Juan Pierre, Omar Vizquel, Will Ohman, Ramon Castro
  • Twins: Joe Nathan, Carl Pavano, Matt Capps, Jason Kubel, Jim Thome, Kevin Slowey
  • Royals: Kyle Davies, Bruce Chen, Jeff Francis, Matt Treanor
  • Athletics: David DeJesus, Josh Willingham, Coco Crisp, Brian Fuentes, Hideki Matsui, Conor Jackson, Rich Harden
  • Mariners: Chone Figgins, Jack Wilson, Chris Ray, Jamey Wright, Adam Kennedy
  • Mets: Jason Bay, Ryota Igarashi, D.J. Carrasco, Scott Hairston, Tim Byrdak, Willie Harris, Jason Isringhausen 
  • Marlins: Mike Cameron, Javier Vazquez, Omar Infante, Wes Helms, Greg Dobbs, DeWayne Wise
  • Nationals: Ivan Rodriguez, Jonny Gomes, Rick Ankiel, Todd Coffey, Livan Hernandez, Chien-Ming Wang, Laynce Nix
  • Reds: Francisco Cordero, Ramon Hernandez, Edgar Renteria, Miguel Cairo, Dontrelle Willis, Jeremy Hermida, Fred Lewis
  • Cubs: Alfonso Soriano, Carlos Zambrano, Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Pena, John Grabow, Rodrigo Lopez, Reed Johnson, Koyie Hill
  • Astros: Carlos Lee, Wandy Rodriguez, Brett Myers, Jason Michaels
  • Rockies: Aaron Cook, Huston Street, Mark Ellis, Rafael Betancourt, Ty Wigginton, Ian Stewart, Ryan Spilborghs, Jason Giambi
  • Dodgers: Hiroki Kuroda, Ted Lilly, Jonathan Broxton, Casey Blake, Juan Rivera, Juan Uribe, James Loney, Rod Barajas, Matt Guerrier, Jamey Carroll, Dioner Navarro, Mike MacDougal, Aaron Miles
  • Padres: Heath Bell, Aaron Harang, Chad Qualls

I left off a few players who would easily clear waivers but I can't fathom being dealt, such as the Mets' Johan Santana.  Contenders also have movable parts such as Austin Kearns, Pat Burrell, Mark DeRosa, Xavier Nady, Arthur Rhodes, and Matt Diaz.

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