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Brewers Eye Royals' Bannister?

The Royals have been scanning the market for starting pitchers, scouting Indians pitcher Cliff Lee and Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay,  One, Royals pitcher Brian Bannister, could be an attractive trade chip because of his friendly contract and above average numbers so far this season.

The Brewers are gearing up for a late season playoff run, putting pressure on the Cardinals and Cubs to make a move. The Cardinals are scanning the market for an upgrade, showing interest in All-Star outfielder Matt Holliday. The Cubs, on the other hand, have been relatively quiet on the trade market. If the Brewers add a front of the rotation starter, they would put themselves in position to improve their position in the division standings.

2009 - Brian Bannister 6-7 3.76 1.30 70 36