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MLB Trade Deadline: Mets-Brewers trade falls through; David Price likely on move

July 30, 2015 - 6:23 am
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As the trade deadline gets closer and closer teams are beginning to make their final efforts to get things done before Friday's deadline. -- The Pirates acquired pitcher Joe Blanton from the Royals on Wednesday for cash considerations. --- On Thursday morning, the Indians and Cardinals made a one-for-one swap with right fielder and first baseman Brandon Moss heading to St. Louis for pitcher Rob Kaminsky, per Ken Rosenthal. -- It was an interesting night Wednesday as a trade between the Mets and Brewers that involved Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez going to New York in exchange for pitcher Zack Wheeler and infielder Wilmer Flores reportedly was going to happen until it fell through at the last minute. Flores, who began crying on the field when he was informed of the trade, likely via a player who saw on social media, learned later that things had fallen through when Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said "there is no trade." MLB.com reported the Mets backed out because of concerns with Gomez's right hip, which he's had soreness throughout the season. -- According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, "a high-ranking executive who spoke to Tigers twice this week says he'd be shocked if the Tigers don't move David Price by Friday" and Buster Olney said later on Wednesday that the Cubs, Giants, Yankees, Giants, Dodgers and Astros could be in on the pitcher. Nightengale then tweeted Thursday morning: MLB executives are absolutely convinced Tigers David Price will win up with the Dodgers, who likely will have to part with [pitching prospect Julio] Urias. Now that Hamels is gone, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman wrote the Yankees will talk to the Tigers about Price, though they are not necessarily considered a favorite to get him. New York had turned down a trade for Hamels when the Phillies asked for two of their top prospects in Luis Severino and Aaron Judge. -- The Tigers are also listening on closer Joakim Soria and former Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and could field offers for their other impending free agents, according to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark. They will likely focus on Price, Cespedes and Soria though, Stark wrote.

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