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Jon Paul Morosi dishes on the latest with Cole Hamels, Justin Upton and the A's.
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I am so pairings and this episode of triple play is presented by the -- never stop improving. I'm pleased to be joined by foxsports.com. National baseball writer John Palmer SC and JPB Rangers and Angels have been mentioned in the mix for Cole Hamels. What do teams need to learn about themselves before striking a deal. -- first still the Raiders have to get a better handle of what they're gonna get from Alexio gondola Neftali Feliz in the second half. Both of them are still on the disabled list there's some concern about how many innings they'll be able to delivered down the stretch. All those two teams -- I really do think. The Rangers are the better fit for Hamels they have a much deeper farm system and frankly their need for starting pitching is greater. The Angels could have Dan Haren back by the end of the week if all goes well. It is rehab assignment they're in the minor leagues at that point Gary Richards or drove Williams will likely move out of the rotation. So really to be honest the Angels aren't that bad of a spot in the starting rotation standpoint the Texas Rangers try to come up those two world there's disappointments. Need Hamels much more. All right let's move on how big of a week at this for Justin Upton and the Diamondbacks. This is huge for the Diamondbacks they dropped the series at Wrigley Field over the weekend. Really nudging them towards that sell mode that GM Kevin towers has eluded you in recent weeks. Justin Upton of course is their biggest piece he was hitless over the weekend in Chicago just does the scrutiny about his trade situation has picked up. Upton has tons of value there's going to be a lot of interest to them because unlike a lot of the names are talking about on the trade market right now. Upton is a multiple year commodity he's under contract. Well beyond the end of this season. I do think there'll be substantial interest in Upton the question now is -- the Diamondbacks get an offer that is that is to Kevin towers liking. Finally it that really possible the Oakland Athletics could be buyers at the trade deadline. Possible -- it might even be likely the Oakland a's are right in the mix really at the start of this week we had unprecedented. Parity in the American League. We have six teams with a big game. Half of the second wild card spot the Oakland a's are one of them. And what they're young pitching rotation it -- Have to think there are some fresh arms are going into the second half. They might be able to swing a deal for another starting pitcher their bullpen has been outstanding with Ryan Cook. Who may have data one of those big trades during the offseason their offense -- a lot of young lively players there with the likes of zest for this and Redick does that exciting team. If the -- to get a shortstop I know it's a hard thing to do this time a year but they can get a shortstop to round out that lineup. That might be a team that can jealous for a wildcard spot in the American League. Right safety basically inside this episode of triple play has been presented by Lowe's. Never stop improving for Don Palmer Rosie I until they Arrington we'll see you next time.