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The Dodgers are shopping Aaron Harang and Chris Capuano, signaling the possibility they are about to sign free-agent Zack Greinke (FOX Sports).

However, Jim Duquette of SiriusXM Radio said on SNY's Mets Hot Stove tonight, Greinke remains linked to the Angels, who is the team's first choice.

The Red Sox are seeking a short-term solution for their starting pitching, and they are willing to pay a lot of money for it (Boston Globe).

15 teams are looking for one or more starting pitchers (CBS Sports).

15 teams? That should bode well for the Mets, who have a couple of quality starting pitchers available... There is a drop off in the free agent market after Greinke, Kyle Lohse, and Anibal Sanchez. Dickey could be a good option for the Red Sox. There were rumors yesterday that the Mets and Sox were discussing a deal for Xander Bogaerts and center fielder Jack Bradley, Jr. and - while that rumor was squashed - Boston is still in the market for an arm. I don't see Rays giving them James Shields or Jeremy Hellickson, and so their trade partners may be limited at this point.

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