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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The champion Boston Red Sox aren’t looking to cut the biggest payroll in the big leagues.After exceeding all three luxury tax thresholds paid off in a World Series title Bobby Jenks Jersey , the Red Sox anticipate going over the levels again next year even though they’re increasing.Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski dismissed reports he is trying to trade some high-priced players, such as pitcher Rick Porcello.“I’ve heard those tweets,” he said Tuesday at the winter meetings. “We’re not looking to move anybody. We’re not driven to move anybody.”Boston had the highest payroll for the first time in the free agent era. The Red Sox luxury tax payroll as of Aug. 31 was nearly $239 million, and Dombrowski said he thinks the Red Sox will be over $246 million next season.The Red Sox re-signed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi last week to a $68 million, four-year contract.Last season, Boston far exceeded the $197 million luxury tax threshold, the $217 million level for the first surcharge and the $237 million where a second surcharge starts.That put the Red Sox on track for a luxury tax of more than $11 million and an additional penalty in next June’s amateur draft. Boston’s first pick, currently 33rd, will be dropped down 10 slots.Next year’s tax starts at $206 million, and Boston’s initial rate will rise from 20 percent to 30 percent on its overage. The surtax on the first $20 million over goes up from 32 percent to 42 percent , and the surtax on the amount over that increases from 62.5 percent to 75 percent.Dombrowski said his preference would be to drop below the highest surtax but “it’s not a mandate.”Payroll-paring is not the goal.“We’re not driven by that fact, that approach,” he said. “I would say you always listen to anything, You can always get better.”Still, the Red Sox must prepare for future years. Ace Chris Sale and Porcello are eligible for free agency after the 2019 season.“I know long-term we’re not going to be able to sign all of our players,” Dombrowski said. “That brings about conversations and people calling you about various things. But I would say I guarantee you our primary focus is to try to win a world championship in 2019, to try to repeat.” The Baltimore Orioles possess one of the most coveted trade targets even after the Manny Machado deal.Since they are stuck in the American League East cellar, the Orioles are expected to be one of the top sellers as the MLB trade deadline approaches.With Machado offloaded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for five prospects, the focus has shifted toward reliever Zach Britton, who is the most talked about available player on the market.While it appears Britton will be dealt before the trade deadline Carlton Fisk Jersey , there are other players mentioned in trade discussions who will be harder to move because of the high demand their teams expect in return.One of the most intriguing teams on the trade market could be the New York Mets, who sit 13 games out of first place in the National League East and have some pitchers who could help out contenders at the right price.Below is a look at the latest buzz surrounding the top players on the trade market as play resumes after the All-Star break. Interest in Britton Heating UpBritton's potential landing spot could dictate the remaining market for pitchers, just like Machado's trade to the Dodgers affected position players.Among the teams interested in the services of the reliever are the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves, per Fancred's Jon Heyman.The list of potential destinations for Britton will continue to grow in the coming days, especially after Brad Hand was traded to the Cleveland Indians along with Adam Cimber, as The Athletic's Jim Bowden noted on CBS Sports HQ.Ben Margot/Associated Press"All the teams that lost out on Hand are going to take their attention and put it on Zach Britton," Bowden said.Bowden mentioned the Houston Astros, Cubs and Yankees as the teams with the most interest in the 30-year-old reliever.There have been concerns expressed about Britton's health because he is coming off an Achilles injury , but he's proved in his recent outings that he is back to full strength.Since Britton is the top name on the wishlists of many contenders, the Orioles could drive up the price in order to get the maximum return.Each of the teams mentioned above is in need of a bullpen upgrade, and although Britton may have a steeper price tag than other relievers, he'd be worth the risk.DeGrom, Syndergaard Generating Interest, But Mets Setting High Price TagBritton's price tag may be considered cheap compared to what the Mets want in exchange for starting pitchers Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard.According to James Wagner of theNew York Times,teams have made calls to the Mets about the pair of starters, but the asking price is steep:James Wagner ByJamesWagnerHearing more of the same re: Mets at the trade deadline. Teams have called on Jacob deGrom amp;amp; Noah Syndergaard, but Mets most interested in elite prospects (close to the majors) and/or MLB players.The Mets are looking for a similar return as the San Diego Padres got for Hand. The Padres received top prospect Francisco Mejia, who is at Triple-A and should make an impact in the majors soon.However Melky Cabrera Jersey , bringing in a top-notch prospect or an MLB player will be difficult since the teams expected to dive into the starting pitcher market don't have a ton of that at their disposal.Of the two starters mentioned, deGrom should be coveted more because of the season he's producing despite the Mets' struggles.The NL All-Star carries a 1.68 ERA and 149 strikeouts with his 5-4 record, and he's also given up 23 earned runs in 123.1 innings.Frank Franklin II/Associated PressIn his first start back from the disabled list July 13, Syndergaard conceded seven hits and one earned run in five innings.If he puts together another solid start or two before the trade deadline, Syndergaard's stock could rise.Trading either one of their star pitchers would be a difficult decision for the Mets no matter how impressive the package presented to them by a contender is.If they think they can get the right deal for deGrom or Syndergaard before the trade deadline, the Mets should pursue it, but there's always the possibility of making a deal in the offseason as well. Brewers Looking At Dozier After Missing Out On MachadoWith the Machado sweepstakes over, the focus of some contenders remains on infielders.The Milwaukee Brewers, who are looking for upgrades in the middle of the infield, are looking at Brian Dozier among others to fill their need , per The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal:Ken Rosenthal Ken_RosenthalAmong the players the #Brewers are expected to target now that they have lost Machado: #Twins 2B Brian Dozier. Team also will explore pitching upgrades as well.Adding a middle infielder with a strong bat would provide balance to Milwaukee's order and patch up a key hole on the field for the team fighting for the NL Central title alongside the Cubs.Although Dozier is hitting .230, he has 16 home runs and 48 RBI in 93 games, and he's hit at least 28 home runs in each of his last three seasons.Bringing in extra power to a lineup that already includes Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw and Jesus Aguilar would add another dimension to the Brewers lineup.If they aren't able to bring in Dozier, the Brewers need to make some sort of upgrade in order to keep pace with the Cubs, who possess one of the best lineups in the NL. Follow Joe on Twitter, JTansey90Statistics obtained from Baseball Reference

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