-Buster Olney tweeted that the Mets are asking for a top prospect for Carlos Beltran, but the Giants’ interest in Beltran – and a big bat in general – may be decreasing given their growing divisional lead
-Olney wrote on his Insider page (the section that I could read) that the Phillies have “talked about” Heath Bell, Mike Adams and Chad Qualls (all Padres).
-Olney writes that after talking with an unspecified AL GM, the action is expected to heat up after July 24.
-Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reported that the Mariners are “receiving calls” about Jamey Wright and Adam Kennedy.
-Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the A’s have “received calls” about Andrew Bailey.
-Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Rockies and Pirates “are among teams showing continued interest” in the Twins’ Kevin Slowey.