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FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal on Boston's 'X Factor,' Shane Victorino's status in Philadelphia and more.
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All the talk of the Phillies moving Cole Hamels. The chances might be greater of the team trading its other big potential free agent Shane Victorino. A number of teams could use -- -- the Dodgers the reds perhaps even the Yankees if Brett Gardner does not return. The -- -- originally wanted a five year extension the reds went to that went for Brandon Phillips who also is 31. The Phillies are not going to give Victorino five years. In short term at least they could replace him in center field with John Mayberry. Will be one of the most active teams at the deadline lefthander Franklin Morales is the X-Factor in their plans. If the Sox keep Morales in the rotation they likely would be another left handed reliever. Rich Hill currently is on the DL leaving Andrew Miller as Bobby Valentine's only left handed option in the -- At the same time the Sox acquire a starter. They could put Morales back in the bullpen and have potentially a power house relief corps in the second half. After hill and Andrew Bailey returned. Brees refused to trade any of their top pitching prospects. They are as adamant in their position at this time. In part because they are more appealing choices on the market. The Braves remain high and Mike Minor Julio Tehran and Randall Delgado but they're looking for more consistency in their rotation. If they can get a difference makers such as Matt Garza that could include one of those three in a deal. More likely to sell than not they still would want to return to contention quickly. So they could ask for Major League pitching rather than prospects for Zack Greinke and Francisco Rodriguez likely would have strong value on the bullpen market. The Brewers all -- getting inquiries on two of their other relievers John expert and Jose Veres. And as we've mentioned before Randy Wolf George to terrorists and Shaun Marcum if healthy. All could be in play.