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Rockies Rumors 2012: Jon Heyman Sees Jason Giambi, Ramon Hernandez As August Trade Candidates

The MLB trade deadline is only a couple days away, but the Colorado Rockies could still deal a couple of players in August. As Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes, catcher Ramon Hernandez and first baseman Jason Giambi both fit the profile of the kind of player that's typically traded in August.

Heyman lists 25 players that could be considered trade candidates for August, when players can only be dealt if they pass through waivers without being claimed by another team. That removes most useful players from the market, but it does leave some decent options that may simply be overpaid or superfluous to their present team.

Hernandez and Giambi both fit that bill, as veteran players that could be useful to certain teams at the right price. Heyman notes that the Rockies were willing to eat a portion of Hernandez's salary to send him to the Mets, but it wasn't enough to convince New York to make a deal.

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