Over the next five days, deals based in logic will continue to go down. The Dodgers, having already added Manny Machado to plug the hole created by the Corey Seager injury, will add another reliever. The Red Sox will probably add bullpen help and could discuss second-base options, after trading for Nathan Eovaldi. The Brewers, contending for a playoff spot, will do something. The Phillies will do something. The Blue Jays will sell; the Yankees will buy.
But then there is this: Rival evaluators report the Padres are searching for an experienced starter with a few years of team control remaining before free agency -- someone like the Mets' Noah Syndergaard, Toronto's Marcus Stroman, or the Rays' Chris Archer, who will be working under a team-friendly contract for 3½ more seasons.