Do you see any NL minor-leaguers who could be traded at the deadline? I'm looking for guys to pick up who might be dealt for starters/good Tuesday-Thursday players as the trade deadline approaches.I'm assuming that anonymous plays with the old "compensation" rule, where you get back the player who is traded in for your farm player.
I'll go back to my posts on this subject from earlier in the month about the N.L. as well as the A.L. I don't think much has changed since then, but I'll do a quick update of what I said then.
National League: The Phillies dealt Josh Outman and Adrian Cardenas in the Joe Blanton deal, and it doesn't sound like they'll move Carlos Carrasco. Jason Donald was mentioned in conjunction with the Royals and Ron Mahay. The Diamondbacks were linked to Mark Teixeira, but didn't have much to deal, didn't want to swap Conor Jackson, and were reluctant to discuss Max Scherzer or Jarrod Parker. Andy LaRoche could still be moved for the Dodgers. The Marlins are looking for a catcher, so someone from their system could go. The Mets won't move Fernando Martinez or Jon Niese.
American League: It's hard to see a big deal happening, so it's hard to see a big name moving. Jason Bay to the Rays is the biggest possibility that might happen, but the Rays would probably have to give up one of their bigger names, and they might not want to make that kind of commitment. The Yankees won't give up any kind of prospect for Jarrod Washburn. The White Sox are thinking about adding a starter, and Jack Egbert keeps getting mentioned as a guy who would get flipped. The Manny rumors seem silly to me, and even if they do move him, they'd want a major league OF back, not prospects.
Guessing who will get moved is just that: a guessing game. It's a fun exercise, but I don't have any better idea of what will happen than you do. Sorry I couldn't be of more tangible help.