Fox's Ken Rosenthal -- who either (a) spends 22 hours a day on the phone; or (b) just makes stuff up all of the time, has a rundown today of the potential buyers and sellers at the deadline. In the former category he places the White Sox, Astros, and the Marlins. In the latter he has the Indians, Rockies and Mariners. Among the player-specific tidbits are the Cardinals being interested in Mark DeRosa, the Rockies shopping Jason Marquis and Huston Street, and the Marlins considering dealing Jorge Cantu, Dan Uggla and Jeremy Hermida if and when they fall out of contention.
Rosenthal says that Street could foment a feeding frenzy. He rated Matt Holliday last year, so God knows what the Rockies could get for him now. Likewise, if history holds, I would expect someone to overpay for Jason Marquis, because this is the time of year when people get a little crazy and focus on the most recent couple of months while forgetting everything a player did in the past. Rosenthal doesn't mention it, but there are rumors that Colorado wants to deal Brad Hawpe too. If all of that is true, there is a chance that the Rockies could come away from the deadline is the biggest winner of all. That is if Dan O'Dowd doesn't screw things up. Again.
All in all, nothing too sexy here, but hey, the crazy season is still young.