Perhaps you're as tired of this as we are. But there's still 3.5 days left!
Jayson Stark says:
*The Phillies have had high interest in Ryan Ludwick and Heath Bell.
Skepticism has never been higher in the industry that the Astros are seriously interested in trading him before the offseason -- if ever.
*The Braves have interest in three bats, Stark says:
Hunter Pence, Willingham and Ludwick. The Braves looked into Upton, but don't seem prepared to pay a big price for him. We also haven't heard much that suggests the Braves are still bullpen shopping.
*Stark also says the Yankees are a possibility for Wandy Rodriguez.
*On a possible deadline-related note, the Astros announced a Michael Bourn/Jimmy Wynn program at the Urban Youth Academy from August 1-3.