Ryan Dempster, Cubs
A free agent after this season, the trade value of the native of Sechelt, B.C., has never been higher, leading the majors with a 1.86 earned-run average and in the midst of a 33-inning scoreless streak.
Matt Garza, Cubs
The Tigers and the Dodgers are also said to be interested in the veteran right-hander, along with the Jays.
Justin Upton, D-backs
The outfielder is only 24 and would be considered a solid offensive addition to any outfield with the Oakland A’s reportedly being the most serious suitor.
Cole Hamels, Phillies
Who isn’t pursuing the former World Series most valuable player might be the easier question to answer with the Angels, Dodgers, Rangers, Pirates, Tigers, Marlins, and Giants all keeping close tabs on the 28-year-old.
Zack Greinke, Brewers
In the midst of a sub-par season, this former Cy Young-winning pitcher is nevertheless still considered a solid middle-of-the rotation performer.
Shane Victorino, Phillies
If the Phillies are seriously in selling mode, look for Victorino to be on the move, perhaps to the Dodgers, where he could fit in nicely as their leadoff hitter.
Carlos Quentin, Padres
Perhaps the best hitter on the market, this outfielder has drawn interest from the Indians, the Reds and the Pirates.
James Shields, Rays
While it may seem odd for a team with serious wild-card aspirations to want to part with a pitcher the calibre of Shields, the Rays would do so if it meant a solid bat in return. Ridding themselves of a $21-million contract over the next two years wouldn’t hurt, either.
Marco Scutaro, Rockies
The much-travelled former Blue Jays shortstop could be on the move again, this time to the Tigers, who have a serious need at second base.
Jason Vargas, Mariners
This 29-year-old lefty is considered a middle-of-the-rotation upgrade as the Orioles, Cardinals, Pirates and Blue Jays – teams who have reportedly expressed an interest – would all attest.
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