Lee, Holliday among hot trade market commodities
As the Cardinals' recent acquisition of Mark DeRosa proves, the trading season is upon us. Sure, the non-waiver deadline is still a month away, but already deals are being made and rumors are percolating. So let the wish-casting begin.
Trades — even trades of impressive scale — can develop in a hurry and without the media's knowledge. With that said, the rumors are a guide, and those rumors allow us to scrutinize the top guys who might be moved before the calendar flips to August. Subject to change of course, here are five notable trade-deadline candidates and what they might offer their new teams....
Cliff Lee, Indians
Stats of note: 111.0 IP, 2.92 ERA, 3.04 K/BB
ZiPs ROS*: 3.68 ERA
Contract status: $8 million team option for 2010