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The Wednesday morning trade rumors

Updating the rumors as we head to the trade deadline...

The Kansas City Star says that the Royals appear to be no closer to acquiring "longtime targets" Austin Kearns or Kevin Mench...why the Royals think the Rangers would deal Mench right now, I don't know...

The Baltimore Sun says that the Rangers and Orioles continue to discuss Sidney Ponson (bleah)...

And in the New York Soriano news, the consensus in the New York papers is that unless the Rangers' asking price for Soriano drops significantly, the Mets aren't getting him. Joel Sherman, in the NY Post, says that Rangers asked for Milledge, Cameron, Heilman, and Petit, a request that seems Chuck LaMar-esque...

And Newsday and the Daily News both talk about the three-way deal involving the Reds, Mets and Rangers, which would have Sean Casey and Soriano going to New York, although Newsday says those talks are pretty much dead...