The MLB trade deadline is nearing, and speculation is heating up across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing:
Trade Deadline Daily: July 18
Justin Upton on trade deadline: “Everybody in this clubhouse still thinks we can win this division, and I don’t see why we can’t.”
— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) July 19, 2016
Katie Strang’s take: Tigers LF Justin Upton balked when asked about the importance of the next 12 games heading into this year’s trade deadline. He seemed surprised at any suggestion that the Tigers might be sellers, noting the team’s place within the division and wild card standings, and also expressed confidence in his club even if Detroit decides to stand pat.