Here’s Ken Rosenthal’s latest.
- Rosenthal firmly believes the Braves will find a match on a Mark Teixeira trade. He finds the D’Backs and Angels as the most reasonable fits. ESPN’s Keith Law says the Braves have spoken to at least four teams about Tex within the past two days.
- Despite yesterday’s "highly unlikely" comment from Dan O’Dowd, Rosenthal says the Rockies would trade Brian Fuentes for a young MLB-ready starter.
- It’s still possible that the Mets stand pat on a corner outfielder and just deal with it internally or make a minor trade in August.
- Rosenthal talked to one club official who finds a 50% chance of Gerald Laird or Jarrod Saltalamacchia being traded before the deadline. The Rangers want young pitching.