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Justin Verlander trade rumors continue to percolate with ESPN.com's David Schoenfield weighing in on his latest thoughts.

Most observers concede the Tigers right-hander's contract that owes him $56 million over the next two seasons, coupled with the $9 million remaining this season, is the biggest stumbling block to any deal before Monday's trade deadline. Verlander also has the right to refuse any deal.

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The Dodgers have the money to absorb Verlander's contract, but the Tigers would have to settle for second-tier prospects, Schoenfield writes.

How about JV as a Brewer?

"The Milwaukee Brewers could be a surprise team here because their payroll is so low that there is room to bring on Verlander's salary, plus they have a highly rated farm system," Schoenfield writes.

The Yankees also have the financial resources and farm system depth, namely right-handed prospect Chance Adams, who might be enough to tempt the Tigers to pull the trigger.