2) Former NY Mets pitcher Rich Hill can be traded by August 1
At the 2021 trade deadline, the Mets acquired Rich Hill in a trade with the Rays in an effort to sure up their rotation and make the postseason. Their postseason hopes fell short but Hill pitched well, posting a 3.84 ERA in 13 appearances (12 starts).
The Mets were Hill's 11th team which is pretty astonishing. Since his short Met tenure, he signed a one-year deal with Boston for his third stint with the Red Sox last season, and then signed another one-year deal to join his 12th team, the Pittsburgh Pirates.
As a 43-year-old Hill has been decent enough for the Pirates as he's posted a 4.82 ERA in 21 starts and 114 innings pitched. His 4.42 FIP suggests he's been the victim of a bit of bad luck as well. He's not the pitcher he once was, but Hill is reliable enough to take the ball every fifth day and most of the time put your team in a position to win with five or six quality innings.
Hill has played 19 years in the majors and has been in virtually any situation imaginable. He'd be a great clubhouse addition wherever he ends up. With the Pirates clear sellers, Hill could find his way on his 13th MLB team in just a couple of days.