Coming out of the MLB All-Star break, the focus is now on the July 31 Trade Deadline. There are lots of rumors swirling around the league, and some include a few of the All-Stars that played in Cleveland on Tuesday night.
These are four 2019 MLB All-Stars that could get traded ahead of the MLB Trade Deadline.
1. Marcus Stroman, SP, Toronto Blue Jays
The rumors about where Marcus Stroman could be traded have been going on for some time now, with a move seeming almost inevitable. The 28-year-old just made his first All-Star team and has been solid this season, pitching a 3.18 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. With another year of arbitration left on his contract, Stroman can be more than a short-term rental for a team looking add to its pitching staff.
2. Shane Greene, RP, Detroit Tigers
Shane Greene has bounced back from a poor showing last season to record a 1.09 ERA with a 0.88 WHIP along with 22 saves in 2019. Much like Stroman, there is another year of arbitration left on Greene's contract, making him a seemingly more appetizing trade chip this season. If the Tigers make Greene available, he's arguably the top closer in the trade market.
3. Will Smith, RP, San Fransisco Giants
Will Smith has been a great closer for the 41-48 Giants this season, pitching to a 1.98 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP. He's also a perfect 23-for-23 in save chances in 2019. Playing on an expiring contract, the left-hander will likely be changing uniforms before the end of July.
4. Mike Minor, SP, Texas Rangers
Sitting at 48-42, the Rangers may look to sell. And first-time All-Star Mike Minor would be a hot commodity, if they chose to do so. With an 8-4 record, a 2.54 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 117 innings pitched, Minor has been one of the best starters in the Majors this season. He'd take quite a haul in a deal as he's owed just $9.83 million next season, a bargain for an All-Star pitcher that's under control for another year. Lots of playoff contenders should come calling for Minor's services over the next few weeks.
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