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3 Players That Won’t Get Dealt by the July 31 Deadline Despite MLB Trade Rumors

By Braulio Perez
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The MLB trade deadline is all set to arrive on Wednesday. While we've already seen some small moves go down, could more be on the way?

At this point, trade rumors have been swirling around some big-name starting pitchers for quite some time now, but it seems less and less likely that a select few will be finding new homes before August.

Here's a look at three players in particular who likely shouldn't pack their bags just yet.

1. Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians

People are still talking about Trevor Bauer hurling a ball over the centerfield wall this weekend after he was pulled from a start early. And how he hasn't been traded after that remains a bit shocking. Even more head-turning, it looks like the Indians are going to keep him around for Cleveland's stretch run. Reports on Tuesday morning said that the team's owners are reluctant to move the hot-headed hurler. Is this them just blowing smoke, or do they actually want him to stay in town? It seemingly looks like the latter.

2. Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants

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It seemed liked a foregone conclusion that Madison Bumgarner would be headed to a contender. With the Giants struggling early on, the New York Yankees, among others, were expected to make a run at trying to land MadBum. However, the Giants are now 54-52, just 2.5 games back from a Wild Card spot. Instead of being sellers, San Francisco is looking to buy with the chance of making a serious run at getting back to the postseason. If they want that to happen in Bruce Bochy's final season with the club, Bumgarner can't go anywhere.

3. Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets

After the Mets acquired Marcus Stroman from the Blue Jays, in what's been the biggest deal leading up to the trade deadline so far, Noah Syndergaard's name started to be heavily involved in trade rumors. But, alas, he's a member of the Mets. While Syndergaard has taken to social media multiple times to share how confused he is while being on the trade block, the Mets seemingly haven't received a good enough offer to trade away the right-hander. They won't just give him away for free, and, at this point, it's unlikely the Mets will receive an offer worth taking.


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