THE two finalists for the 2019 MILO schools football tournament crown will be decided today when semi-final action kicks off.Set for the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue, the double-header will begin at 14:00hrs.In the first game, Annandale will go toe-to-toe with Linden’s Christianburg/Wismar Secondary.Both sides had runaway wins in their previous matches and their meeting at the semi-final stage is expected to provide fireworksThe second game of the afternoon pits President’s College against Lodge Secondary – a feisty affair which will see a no-holds-barred kind of footballThe final is billed for next weekend. The tournament is sponsored by the Ministry of Public Health under the ‘Stop Gender-based Violence’ campaign.
MLB trade rumors: Cardinals have done ‘due diligence’ on Giants’ Tony Watson Robbie Ray is being targeted by a lot of teams including the Yankees and Astros. This one is simply a question of whether Arizona will sell or not.Atlanta Braves: BuyersTarget: Marcus Stroman, RHP, Blue JaysThe Braves need another starting pitcher if just to have another man in the rotation with playoff experience. Marcus Stroman is just that, but will the Blue Jays be willing to trade with the Braves after Alex Anthopolous unceremoniously left Toronto in 2015 to join Atlanta?Baltimore Orioles: SellersSelling: Mychal Givens, RHPMychal Givens gives teams dreams about arm strength while he hasn’t quite produced like some organizations would have liked. The Indians, Braves and Dodgers have interest in him.Boston Red Sox: BuyersTarget: Kirby Yates, RHP, PadresThe Red Sox need bullpen help and Kirby Yates would give them that. The only issue is San Diego is looking for a massive return for the righty. Boston could also go after Givens or even a guy like Sam Dyson from the Giants.Chicago White Sox: SellersSelling: Alex Colome, RHPAlex Colome has been very good and could be a big help down the road since he has one year of team control left. But that also means he could get a good return and that should encourage Chicago to trade him. The Red Sox could also use him.Chicago Cubs: BuyersTarget: Nicholas Castellanos, OF, TigersNicholas Castellanos smashes lefties and that is appealing to every MLB team who might eventually face the Dodgers in the playoffs. Chicago has been connected to Castellanos by several sources.Cincinnati Reds: SellersSelling: Tanner Roark, RHPThis one is a bit on the fence but Tanner Roark is a free agent after this season and trading him won’t hurt the team moving forward.Cleveland Indians: SellersSelling: Trevor Bauer, RHPThis one is a bit misleading because the Indians aren’t really sellers, they just have a bunch of teams after a couple of their players. The Yankees and Astros both want Trevor Bauer and the Dodgers likely want Brad Hand. It doesn’t mean the Indians are giving up but it does mean they are an important player in the market.Colorado Rockies: SellersSelling: Jon Gray, RHPThe Rockies have been pretty quiet in rumors, but as bad as they’ve been they’re likely to sell. With that being said, they have not officially started shopping Jon Gray and Scott Oberg or even Daniel Murphy but it is making more and more sense that they will.Detroit Tigers: SellersSelling: Matthew Boyd, LHPThe Tigers are definitely selling Matthew Boyd, it’s just a question of whether anyone is actually buying. With three years of team control left he will cost a pretty penny and it’s unclear if teams will give it up for him. Castellanos and closer Shane Greene are much more likely to move.Houston Astros: BuyersTarget: Zack Wheeler, RHP, MetsZack Wheeler looked great in his first start back from the injured list Friday and you can bet Jeff Luhnow was on the phone with Brodie Van Wagenen during the game trying to hook something up for the righty. His stuff is a match made in heaven for pitching coach Brent Strom.Kansas City Royals: SellersSelling: Jake DiekmanJake Diekman is a lefty with an upper-90s fastball. What’s not to like about that? The Braves have had discussions to acquire him from the Royals. Ian Kennedy could also move.Los Angeles Angels: BuyersTarget: Noah Syndergaard, RHP, MetsThe Angels have been much better of late and are in the wild-card mix. It was also reported Friday they have been in contact with both the Indians for Bauer and the Mets for Noah Syndergaard. The team could also sell Kole Calhoun if they so choose who is contracted through 2020 but has a team option next year with a buyout.Los Angeles Dodgers: BuyersTarget: Shane Greene, RHP, TigersThe Dodgers need someone to slot in front of Kenley Jansen. They would prefer Brad Hand or Felipe Vazquez of the Pirates, but Shane Greene has been mentioned as a target as well and he’s a very logical candidate to move to Los Angeles.Miami Marlins: SellersSelling: Caleb Smith, LHPCaleb Smith is everything every team wants this time of year: He’s left-handed and has years of team control left. The Astros could go after him as he is a Texas native, but it is unclear how much they would give up for him.Milwaukee Brewers: BuyersTarget: Madison Bumgarner, LHP, GiantsThe Brewers just lost Brandon Woodruff and needed starting pitching anyway. Madison Bumgarner would be a perfect fit for them, but the Giants don’t look like they’re selling anymore. Milwaukee has shown interest in Bumgarner, Bauer and Syndergaard.Minnesota Twins: BuyersTarget: BumgarnerThe Twins have been linked to Bumgarner multiple times and have the prospects to land him, but again, he may not be available.New York Yankees: BuyersTarget: SyndergaardThe Yankees’ dream pickup would be Syndergaard, but it’s unlikely the Mets deal him to them. Their No. 2 choice would be Bauer, but the Indians probably won’t trade him. The likely man to land who New York also has a notable interest in is Stroman.New York Mets: SellersSelling: Edwin Diaz, RHPYou’ve heard about Wheeler and Syndergaard already, but this team will also listen to offers for Edwin Diaz who has underachieved since coming over to the Mets in the offseason.Oakland Athletics: BuyersTarget: StromanThe Athletics need a starter and one who is affordable as well. Stroman has one year of arbitration left and may cost a bit, but Billy Beane isn’t averse to moving prospects.Philadelphia Phillies: BuyersTarget: Whit Merrifield, UTIL, RoyalsThe Phillies need some help in their lineup and Whit Merrifield could give it in left field or second base if he so chooses. The only problem is the Royals are telling teams they aren’t selling him.Pittsburgh Pirates: SellersSelling: Corey Dickerson, OFThe Pirates haven’t officially decided to sell the farm yet, but it appears Corey Dickerson would be among the men to move with the emergence of Bryan Reynolds in recent weeks.San Diego Padres: BuyersTarget: BauerThe Padres could still sell and if they do they will be likely to move Yates, if anyone. They are also after Bauer though and could move a guy like Hunter Renfroe to both help out Cleveland and their own rotation.San Francisco Giants: BuyersTarget: Eric Sogard, UTIL, Blue JaysThe Giants have won 17 of 21 and now appear to be buying rather than selling like everyone thought they would. They were linked to Eric Sogard on Friday.Seattle Mariners: SellersSelling: Domingo Santana, OFSeattle doesn’t want to trade Domingo Santana but Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic was told it would listen to offers for him. It could also trade closer Roenis Elias.St. Louis Cardinals: BuyersTarget: Tony Watson, LHP, GiantsThe Cardinals have done their “due diligence” on Watson, according to The Athletic. The loss of Jordan Hicks for the year makes adding bullpen help key.Tampa Bay Rays: BuyersTarget: CastellanosManager Kevin Cash told MLB Network Radio the front office was updating him on trade possibilities every 45 seconds and the team could use some help in their lineup. They have been liked to Castellanos.Texas Rangers: SellersSelling: Mike Minor, LHPMike Minor has a year left of team control and he has been very good this year. The Yankees have been linked to him but it was also reported it was unlikely they would land him.Toronto Blue Jays: SellersSelling: Ken GilesAgain, you’ve heard about Stroman so we’ll bring up Ken Giles. He has been very good since coming over to the Blue Jays in a trade with the Astros last year and several teams have expressed interest in him including the Dodgers. They’ll have to weigh if he can perform in the postseason though after he was horrible in the playoffs in 2017. Washington Nationals: BuyersTarget: Daniel Hudson, RHP, Blue JaysThe Nationals are reportedly targeting both Giles and Daniel Hudson in deals, according to a report that came out Friday. They could use added depth in the bullpen. MLB trade rumors: Angels checking on Noah Syndergaard, Trevor Bauer MLB trade rumors: Giants have interest in Blue Jays’ Eric Sogard So we are going to give you at least one player for every team who is either being sold or targeted. We’ll also list who we believe will be a buyer or a seller.One rumor for all 30 MLB teams heading into Wednesday’s trade deadlineArizona Diamondbacks: SellersSelling: Robbie Ray, LHP Related News The trade deadline has yet to be active this season. There have been some trades made here and there, but it’s been pretty quiet so far.However, that doesn’t mean there haven’t been rumored moves or interest. There has been plenty of that.