Rumors of MLB: Joey Gallo of the Yankees attracting interest from three teams; Frankie Montas’ market comes into focus

The MLB 2022 trade deadline is 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, August 2, so teams now have less than 72 hours to meet their needs and improve their stretch run lists. We have already seen some big names being dealt with and certainly more exchanges are on the way. Here are the rumors about the business deadline on Sunday.

Montas’s transfer market focused on three teams

The Frankie Montas athletics market focuses on Blue Jays, Twins and Yankees, according to Now that Luis Castillo is a sailor, Montas is the best appetizer available on expiration. He has shown no ill effects from the shoulder problem that sidelined him earlier this month and will remain under the team’s control as a player eligible for arbitration in 2023.

The Twins need a starter more than the Blue Jays and Yankees, although all three teams could use another arm. The Reds received two top prospects and two side pieces in the Castillo exchange, opening the market to Montas, who offers the same control as the team. As are selling and cutting paychecks. It’s about when Montas will be traded, not if.

Phillies looking for an appetizer


The Phillies are looking for a starting pitcher, especially someone who can start a post-season game, reports Atletico. They are involved in Angels right hand Noah Syndergaard and Reds right Tyler Mahle, as well as Pirates left handed Jose Quintana. The Phillies are said to prefer a controlled pitcher beyond 2022. This applies to Mahle, but not to Syndergaard or Quintana. They are rentals.

Philadelphia tops the rotation with Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola. Zach Eflin faced a persistent knee injury, however, and the team will need to monitor Ranger Suárez’s workload along the stretch. Baseball Operations President Dave Dombrowski is never shy about the business outlook. If he wants a starter, he likes to get him before Tuesday’s deadline.

Giants open for sale


Troubled Giants are open for sale and are willing to discuss anyone on their list other than Logan Webb, reports the New York post. Winger Joc Pederson, who is currently on the concussion list, and southpaw Carlos Rodón are the two best chips in the club. The teams would no doubt come to call Mike Yastrzemski and Austin Slater as well.

The potential availability of Rodón would put another high-end starter on a commercial market it has already seen Luis Castillo distributed to the Mariners. The veteran southpaw can withdraw from his contract after the season, so he’s likely a rental, but it’s also a factor in making a difference that he can dominate even big formations in his best days. The southpaw could land a nice package of perspectives in San Francisco.


The Brewers, Padres and Rays are among the interested teams outside the Yankees Joey Gallo, reports USA Today. All three clubs had an interest in Gallo’s latest commercial deadline when he was traded to New York. Gallo fought hard with the Yankees and their recent addition by Andrew Benintendi makes everything but certain that he will play elsewhere after Tuesday’s trade deadline.

Those three clubs interested in Gallo all need the attack, particularly on the outside, and that includes Tampa after that too on Saturday they acquired David Peralta from the Diamondbacks. The Yankees can’t expect much more than a wage break and / or marginal prospect for Gallo at this point, and at least some teams seem willing to roll the dice on the 38-homer bat three times.


The Cardinals have had commercial talks with the Astros involving right-hand Jake Odorizzi, according to the St. Louis Post-Expedition. St. Louis also considered Red Sox righteous Nathan Eovaldi and Angels righteous Noah Syndergaard, although it is not known whether they had any commercial discussions about the two upcoming free agents. Clearly, the Cardinals want – and need – some help with the rotation.

Houston is one of the few contenders with enough rotation depth to trade a starter. They currently have six starters (Odorizzi, Cristian Javier, Luis Garcia, José Urquidy, Framber Valdez, Justin Verlander), plus Lance McCullers Jr. is approaching his comeback from his flexor injury. The Astros plan to look for a central defender at the end of the trade more than anything else.

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