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MLB Trade Rumors: The Latest Round Of Talk



The MLB Trade Deadlin is fast approaching and we are all in for a crazy whirlwind of trade chatter leading up to the deadline. Here is a breakdown of the latest whispers circulating the MLB trade rumor wire:

• Kyle Schwarber is the top target for New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman in any proposed trade with the Chicago Cubs, but the Cubs are unwilling to part ways with the promising power hitter. “Cash(man) thinks he can hit 50 home runs there,” one source with knowledge of the Yankees’ plans said. (Jeff Passan, Yahoo Sports)

• The Miami Marlins are interested in acquiring pitcher Jeremy Hellickson from the Philadelphia Phillies. (Joe Frisaro,

• The New York Yankees are likely to trade away closer Aroldis Chapman within the next two weeks. (Jeff Passan, Yahoo Sports)

• Atlanta Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino could still be involved in a trade despite landing on the disabled list. (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball)

• A number of MLB scouts were in attendance to watch  Tampa Bay Rays pitchers Jake Odorizzi and Matt Moore according to reports. (Bill Chastain, MLB.comRoger Mooney, Tampa Bay Times)

• There were discussions of a trade between the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals involving Carlos Beltran and Luke Hochevar earlier this season. (George A. King III, New York Post)

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.