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Two days after designating him for assignment, the Brewers were close to trading catcher George Kottaras to the A's on Saturday.
Besides a minor deal that would send catcher George Kottaras to the A's, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin had no active trade talks as of Saturday afternoon, a big change after a flurry of activity that culminated with Zack Greinke's departure for Anaheim on Friday night.
With Tuesday's Trade Deadline looming, the Phillies knew they couldn't stop winning. They needed to play well this weekend. They haven't. They have lost the first two games of their series in Atlanta, including Saturday's 2-1 loss. That could be enough to push the front office into selling mode, regardless of Sunday's outcome.
In return for Marco Scutaro, the Rockies will receive 23-year-old infielder Charlie Culberson, who will report to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
The Giants added the depth they sought Friday by acquiring infielder Marco Scutaro and cash from the Colorado Rockies for Triple-A infielder Charlie Culberson.
Are you surprised? You can't be, can you? You just had a feeling the Angels weren't done. They've been all for 2012. Nothing else has mattered. So from the moment the Brewers made Zack Greinke available last weekend, the Angels pursued him more aggressively than any other team.
After acquiring Hanley Ramirez, Randy Choate and nearly $40 million in salary commitment Tuesday, new Dodgers chairman Mark Walter said his team wasn't done. That means general manager Ned Colletti pretty much has the green light to do whatever it takes to win it all this year.
With just a few days left before Tuesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, there's no indication that the Royals are close to any deals. General manager Dayton Moore said "it's business as usual."
Andrew Friedman still can't say definitively if the Rays are going to be buyers, sellers, or remain pat as Tuesday's trade deadline approaches.
General manager Ben Cherington's ideal swap won't be for a rental. That doesn't mean Cherington, whose last-place Red Sox started what should be a telling three-game series with the first-place Yankees on Friday, thinks Boston is out of playoff contention this year.
Contrary to some speculation on Friday, the Braves remain focused on attempting to find a top-flight starting pitcher before Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET Trade Deadline.
As the Reds get to the final days before Tuesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, general manager Walt Jocketty and his inner circle are huddled and looking at potential deals.
The Brewers traded Zack Greinke to the Angels on Friday for a trio of prospects: shortstop Jean Segura and Double-A right-handers Ariel Pena and John Hellweg.
The Orioles continue to actively look to upgrade their starting-pitching staff, with executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette saying Friday that the organization has multiple conversations ongoing with other clubs in advance of Tuesday's Trade Deadline.
In need of a frontline starting pitcher for their needy rotation, the Angels snatched one of the best available arms in the trade market on Friday, acquiring Zack Greinke from the Brewers in exchange for three promising prospects -- middle infielder Jean Segura, and right-handers John Hellweg and Ariel Pena -- the Angels announced.
The Rangers wanted Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke, but they weren't willing to give up infielder Mike Olt. So the Brewers traded Greinke to the Angels for infield prospect Jean Segura and two pitching prospects on Friday.
The Marlins have already made two major moves in a week. So the question remains: Are more deals set to come before Tuesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline?
Yes, the Phillies have some irons in the fire with the Trade Deadline just four days away. But will they pull the trigger?
We're down under 100 hours until baseball's non-waiver Trade Deadline, and trade talk remains the one topic that dominates the game these days. Every day, clubs gain more clarity as to whether they're buyers or sellers, and it's already been one of the most active run-ups to the Deadline in recent memory.
General managers in this era of baseball have developed a quick trigger for trading stars, which is something that could have drastically affected the celebrated underdog teams of the past.