MLB Trade Deadline a Central Priority

MLB Trade Deadline a Central Priority

A lot of trade action this July, maybe most of it, is going to run right through the I-94 corridor, as three of the first teams out of the blocks looking to sell multiple, viable pieces exist in that great 90-mile stretch between Chicago and Milwaukee -- the Cubs, White Sox and Brewers.

Both Chicago teams surely will be active in what appears to be a big seller's market, with perhaps twice as many buyers as sellers. And while Brewers general manager Doug Melvin has a nice way of putting it -- "I'm not necessarily selling, I'm open to any discussions that could help the team now and in the future," he said by phone the other day -- the idea is basically the same.

Whatever they want to call it, the Brewers, like the Cubs and White Sox, have plenty of veterans to possibly peddle, leading with ace Yovani Gallardo and a trio of veteran relievers -- John Axford, Francisco Rodriguez and Mike Gonzalez.

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