- The Mariners have a new front office and may consider trading Erik Bedard. Nothing will happen for about a month, but they may consider shaking up the staff real soon. That could start with releasing Richie Sexson or Jose Vidro by the end of the month.
- The Reds may consider trading Bronson Arroyo and Ryan Freel at the deadline for prospects. They are behind a little in the division, but building for 2009 could help. They need pitching more than anything.
- The Cubs are showing signs of interest in pitcher Erik Bedard. They need a pitcher for the final months, and he would be a good addition. A cheaper addition would be Livan Hernandez of the Twins.
- The Yankees would like to add a pitcher after they saw there young pitcher fail in the rotation. Derek Lowe is a good option because of his experience in the AL East.