The Phillies have taked to the Orioles about a potential Jonathan Papelbon trade but would have to eat a significant portion of Papelbon's salary in order to complete a deal, MASNsports.com reports.
The Orioles are still looking for a closing option after a deal with Grant Balfour fell through Friday, while the Phillies have reportedly been willing to package Papelbon with outfielder Domonic Brown in a deal.
The Raiders could be interested in free agent wide receiver Randall Cobb.
Raiders' GM Reggie McKenzie drafted Cobb in his final year as the Packers' Director of Player Personnel. McKenzie apparently wants to reunite Cobb with his former mentor James Jones, who signed with the Raiders last offseason and was the team's most consistent receiver throughout the 2014 season. The question is, would the Raiders be able to convince Cobb to sign with them? They'll likely need to comfortably outbid the next highest bidder to earn rights to his services. If this scenario were to actually come to fruition, Derek Carr would get a nice boost in fantasy value. Analysis: Spencer Silva