Excluding the obvious (Nationals) it appears we may have received our first confirmed seller of the 2009 season.
"It's the middle of June and we're 10 games under .500, so I think there's a reality as far as the types of discussions we have had and will have with other clubs," GM Josh Byrnes told MLB.com last week before it was swept in a series in Seattle.
MLB.com says that if the team makes a move, look for it to be with one of the veterans who are in the final year of their contracts. Pitchers Doug Davis and John Garland certainly fit the criteria, as does veteran second baseman Felipe Lopez.
Davis is currently 3-8 with a 3.53 ERA in 15 appearances.
Garland is 4-7 with a 4.99 ERA in 14 appearances, and Lopez is batting .297 with four homers and 12 RBIs.
Once again as we stated yesterday with Bronson Arroyo, the lack of depth in the available starting pitcher market makes sub par pitchers like Garland and Davis somewhat valuable.