July 22, 2014

Trade rumors flying already

Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline comes up at the end of the month, which means

GM Doug Melvin

GM Doug Melvin

the trade rumors are going to start flying.

Yesterday, Fox Sports reported the Brewers and Diamondbacks are in the midst of “ongoing discussions” concerning starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo and relievers Francisco Rodriguez, John Axford and Jim Henderson.

Gallardo (6-8) has struggled this season, but Rodriguez, Axford and Henderson have all pitched well.

Gallardo is just 27-years-old and his contract would be favorable for teams looking to land him.

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin has said previously that the Brewers would be sellers and not buyers.  Melvin’s phone has been ringing already and he’s expecting more where that came from.