- The Phillies are looking to add a pitcher and are currently looking at Padres pitcher Greg Maddux and Mariners pitcher Erik Bedard. Both pitchers are going to be hot topics at the trade deadline, so a trade involving one is expected.
- Blue Jays pitcher A.J. Burnett can opt out of his contract after this season which could lead to the Blue Jays trading him at the deadline. Several teams are looking for a pitcher, and the Blue Jays would be smart to cash in.
- With Robinson Cano struggling, the Yankees might trade Cano to the Indians in a deal involving CC Sabathia. If I am the Indians, I do this trade in a heart beat, but we'll see what happens.
- Twins first round pick Aaron Hicks is set to sign with the Twins and will head to Low-A to begin his professional career. This is a good move by Hicks who starts playing immediately.