Great Moments in Trade Rumors: Phillies-Diamondbacks edition

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Yesterday Pedro Gomez of ESPN reported that the Diamondbacks and Phillies were discussing a Justin Upton for Cliff Lee trade:

It was almost immediately shot down by Ruben Amaro.  Later in the evening, Gomez explained the basis of his report:

 

If “it was discussed internally on one side” is what constitutes a trade rumor these days, the field of trade rumor reporting is about to get a lot more difficult. Certainly busier.

Your latest National League All-Star voting update

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Not much has changed with the All-Star voting in the National League this week. All of the same leaders from last week are leading this week. Matt Kemp and Bryce Harper have flip-flopped at 2-3 in the outfield voting but it’s still all the same.

Buster Posey leads at catcher, first base is Freddie Freeman, second is his Braves teammate Ozzie Albies, third is Nolan Arenado, short is Brandon Crawford and Nick Markakis leads the outfield trio.

Your current leaders and their closest pursuers: