One of baseball's most exciting and chaotic days is upon us Monday thanks to the MLB trade deadline at 4 p.m. ET.
With some teams scurrying to improve their rosters in anticipation of playoff runs and others looking to stock up their farm systems amid bleak season outlooks, a plethora of moves are expected.
Here are the names still out there on the trading block that could wind up on different clubs by late this afternoon:
Note: All names listed below have been involved in reported trade talks.
The Orioles aren't completely out of it in the AL East, which might explain their acquisition of Jeremy Hellickson, but if they deal anyone, expect it to be Brach or Britton, who are garnering tons of interest.
The one-time All-Star Cozart could be on the move despite being on the DL, as it's been reported he's highly unlikely to sign an extension with the rebuilding Reds.
After dealing away almost everything to restock their farm, the White Sox are reportedly interested in continuing to clean house and get as many assets as they can for what they have left.
According to a report, Verlander may not be going anywhere, but stranger things have happened. Kinsler and Iglesias are drawing interest, with the Brewers reportedly being involved in Kinsler talks.
Even after a disastrous loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday, the Angels' bullpen is drawing interest from teams, with a handful of their veterans having turn-around seasons.
There has been plenty of interest in a number of the Marlins' big stars, but it's doubtful they'll make any kind of blockbuster involving Stanton with the sale of their team not yet resolved.
The Twins looked to be in contention in the AL Central, but with them falling out of it as of late, they dealt Jaime Garcia to the Yankees. That could just be the beginning.
|Addison Reed (acquired by BOS)||RP|
The Mets, whom everyone expected to be sellers at the deadline, acquired AJ Ramos on Friday, which could just be a potential replacement for Reed, who was dealt to the Red Sox on Monday. Will they find a suitor for Granderson or Bruce?
Gray is expected to end up in a Yankees uniform by the end of the day, but a trade hasn't been resolved yet. Will it include Alonso as well?
Darvish is the deadline's hottest topic, and, with the Rangers already dealing Jonathan Lucroy on Sunday, they might be ready for a fire sale. They could get a ton with what they have available as trade chips.
Hand has been a person of interest of many clubs for weeks, but Padres GM A.J. Preller is asking for the moon in return, which could leave him empty-handed.
The Giants are suffering through a horrific season, which could force them to trade away Samardzija or Cueto, although it'll be tough with both pitchers tied to long-term, big-money deals (Cueto can opt out of his contract at season's end).
Are the Cardinals buyers or sellers? They've shown interest in Josh Donaldson, but appear willing to trade Lynn. They're only 4 1/2 games back in the NL Central, so only their front office knows the way they're going to go.
The expectations were high, and the Blue Jays haven't delivered. With the team stuck in the AL East's basement, it may be time for Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins to cut the cord and deal some of its veterans, including Bautista, a franchise icon who has been with Toronto for a decade.