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Following a 7-3 win over the Tigers, manager Bobby Valentine entertained team president/CEO Larry Lucchino, general manager Ben Cherington and assistant general managers Mike Hazen and Brian O'Halloran for a lengthy closed-door meeting. One topic that was likely to have at least been discussed was Josh Beckett.
The Cubs' makeover continued Tuesday when they traded Ryan Dempster to the two-time defending American League-champion Rangers, finalizing the deal minutes before the 3 p.m. CT Trade Deadline.
If the Dodgers can land Ryan Dempster, it would be the cherry on top of a great week. Having not only acquired Hanley Ramirez from the Marlins, they are coming off a weekend sweep of the Giants that forged a virtual tie atop the NL West.
The Rangers may stand pat, and top pitchers like Josh Johnson and James Shields don't appear ticketed for new teams either.
Shin-Soo Choo wants to play in the postseason and he hoped to be able to do so with the Indians this season. With trade rumors now swirling, Cleveland's right fielder understands that his chance might come somewhere else.
The Astros made a trade with the D-backs on Sunday, sending Chris Johnson to Arizona in exchange for a pair prospects, Bobby Borchering and Marc Krauss.
The Brewers received right-handed reliever Fautino De Los Santos from the A's on Sunday to complete a trade that sent catcher George Kottaras to Oakland.
Kevin Correia thought he would spend Monday at Wrigley Field pitching for his seventh straight victory.
The D-backs made a move to upgrade their infield on Sunday, acquiring third baseman Chris Johnson from the Astros in exchange for a pair of Minor Leaguers.
There's less than 72 hours until baseball's non-waiver Trade Deadline, and trade talk remains the one topic that dominates the game these days.
The White Sox added an experienced left-hander to their starting rotation mix late Saturday night with the acquisition of Francisco Liriano from the Twins, who received infielder Eduardo Escobar and Minor League hurler Pedro Hernandez in return.
Francisco Liriano will be staying in the American League Central. The Twins traded the left-hander to the division rival White Sox on Saturday night for shortstop Eduardo Escobar and left-hander Pedro Hernandez.
The A's have officially acquired catcher George Kottaras from the Brewers in exchange for pitcher Fautino De Los Santos, the team announced Sunday.
Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin shed some light Saturday on White Sox GM Ken Williams' intense pursuit of Zack Greinke, who eventually was moved to the Angels.
Closer Rafael Betancourt and backup catcher Ramon Hernandez are both under contract through next season but have been mentioned in trade speculation.
As Tuesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson continues to frequently speak with club executive vice president and general manager Kevin Towers to remain in the know as the team looks to bolster its postseason push.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke spoke Saturday morning with his old boss, Angels skipper Mike Scioscia, about the team's big trade the night before that sent Zack Greinke west for three prospects.
Sunday's series finale against the Padres could very well be Josh Johnson's last start in a Marlins uniform, with the rumor mill swirling and non-waiver Trade Deadline looming. But it's not something that had crossed the two-time All-Star's mind until reporters brought it to his attention before Saturday's game.
With Zack Greinke no longer an option and questions still surrounding the possibility of Ryan Dempster eventually agreeing to be traded to Atlanta, the Braves have extended their search for a starting pitcher and also evaluated the possibility of adding a reliever before Tuesday's non-waiver <b><a href="/mlb/news/trade_deadline/index_12.jsp">Trade Deadline</a></b>.
The Rangers aren't interested in putting infielders Mike Olt or Jurickson Profar in any trade for pitching. That includes Zack Greinke, whom the Rangers tried to acquire on Friday from the Brewers before he was traded to the Angels.