Five teams to keep a close eye on

Phillies, Dodgers, Rangers, Giants and Cubs could be big players at deadline

Originally Published: July 30, 2012
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Editor's note: Jayson Stark will be writing a Daily Rumble each day leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

As that cool countdown clock atop our ESPN.com MLB page will attest, the trading deadline is now closing in on us, kinda like Pete Rose bearing down on Ray Fosse. So here are five teams to keep your eye on in the hours ahead:


It's time. Time for the Phillies to say sayonara to their five-year headlock on the National League East and start thinking ...

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