Latest MLB trade deadline rumors

The MLB trade deadline is Friday at 4:00 p.m. ET. Here are all the latest rumors.
— The Blue Jays have raised their price in discussions with the Phillies regarding ace Roy Halladay to Kyle Drabek, J.A. Happ, outfield prospect Dominic Brownand Cliff Lee.
— Reports say Royals GM Dayton Moore likes his prospects shaved.
— The Yankees are said to be interested in Cleveland catcher Victor Martinez or anyone the Red Sox are said to be interested in.
— The Giants are said to be shopping the scout who told them that Ryan Garko is good.
— Rumors say the Cardinals like both Roy Halladay and Jarrod Washburn, but only as friends.
— Sources within the Nationals front office say they have received no feedback regarding trade offers they made to the Expos.
— The Pirates are close to sending second baseman Freddy Sanchez to the Giants for prospects. The addition of two or more prospects to the Pittsburgh organization would force them to create a second Triple-A team.
— GMs who have traded with Cleveland's Mark Shapiro have described him as an "Indian giver."
— Mariners DHKen Griffey, Jr. died four years ago.
— Padres GM Kevin Towers say they will deal closer Heath Bell only if it allows him to fill multiple needs: a starting pitcher, bullpen depth, a power bat prospect, and emotional/physical needs, such as someone who is willing to give him oral.


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