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Which Teams Will Make A Move Before The Baseball Trade Deadline?

Posted on July 21, 2012 by John Ogalbe

Zack Greinke is among the players who seem likely to be traded before the end of July.

The All-Star game is in the record books, and the second half of the MLB season is about to begin. With that stage of the season about to commence, then it will be time for the question of trades to be asked, especially as teams start falling out of the playoff race; they will begin shopping their assets and looking towards the future.

Less than three weeks remain until the trade deadline, and things will start moving very quickly soon, so let’s take a look at some of the MLB betting tips, and the moves most likely to occur over the next few weeks.

With the Milwaukee Brewers already six games out of the playoff race, there is considerable speculation that Zack Greinke, who is enjoying another solid season (9-3 record and 3.32 ERA) and could be a target for several teams.

The Los Angeles Angels have become the latest team to show interest in him, and the Atlanta Braves and Baltimore Orioles could be in the mix to sign him. The veteran right-hander is likely to be a popular target over the next few weeks.

The Cleveland Indians have remained in contention in the American League Central, but they need a little something extra to be considered a really legitimate contender, and they could do with adding a hitter to their ranks.

That thought has fueled speculation that they could be in with a chance of adding Carlos Quentin to the ranks, and they may well be in touch with the San Diego Padres very shortly.

Quentin has hit seven home runs in 33 games for the Padres, after hitting at least 21 in each of the past four seasons for the Chicago White Sox. His presence would be a welcome addition to an Indians lineup that ranks near the bottom of the AL in homers.

Jason Upton has had a disappointing season, after he was one of the biggest stars who made a breakthrough last season.

However, this year, he has not lived up to the hype, with just seven homers at the All-Star break. That lack of success, this year, has certainly started to make the Arizona Diamondbacks think about listening to offers, although they may want plenty in return.

The season is heading towards its climax, and there is plenty of baseball live online to take place on and off the field in the coming weeks, as trade time approaches.

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