Marlins eyeing Matt Capps
Pittsburgh Pirates closer Matt Capps converted his 13th straight save opportunity on Tuesday and he's a player teams are giving a strong look as the trade deadline is less than 25 days away.
The Florida Marlins are making a play for Capps after failing to land Baltimore closer George Sherrill in trade talks.
The Pirates would like a right-handed hitter with power to balance a lineup that leans to the left and the Marlins would be willing to trade first baseman Gaby Sanchez, who is hitting .289 with eight home runs and 30 RBIs in 49 games at Class AAA New Orleans after missing a month because of a sprained knee.
The Pirates, though, want more than just Sanchez, who is becoming a little old for a prospect as he turns 26 on Sept. 2, in return for Capps.
Another team expressing interest in Capps is