Monday, July 31, 2006

Tick Tick-Tick Tick-Tick

We're under 40 minutes away from the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline (the true deadline is August 31st, but after 4pm Eastern time today, players have to clear waivers first in order to be traded). Since yesterday's blockbuster that sent Bobby Abreu to the Yankees, all has been quiet on the trading front. All you need to know is that the biggest name on the move thus far today is Sean Casey, who is now a Detroit Tiger.

Stay tuned to Sports Matters for any late-breaking deadline news.

**Update** Nothing much happened. The Mets traded their Rightfielder to Pittsburgh for Roberto Hernandez and Oliver Perez' dead arm.

The biggest name on the move today turned out to be Jamaal Magloire, who the Portland Trail Blazers flat out stole from Milwaukee for three spare parts. With two legitimate centers (Magloire and Pryzbilla), two legitimate head cases (Zach Randolph and Darius Miles), and a backcourt led by an exciting sophomore point guard (Jarrett Jack) and the prohibitive favorite to be rookie of the year (Brandon Roy), I wouldn't sleep on the Blazers this fall.

Of course, if they finish 21-61 again, forget I said anything.

12 Comments:

At 1:51 PM, Blogger theDrizzler said...

shit shit shit...

the Nat's only have 15 minutes to give Livan and Soriano new homes. Please, PLEASE send them to contenders. PLEEEAASE!!!!

 
At 2:27 PM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

Teams can still trade after the deadline. The players just have to clear waivers.

 
At 2:29 PM, Blogger theDrizzler said...

true dat, but I'm sure there are big movers that teams would rather not hang out there for anyone to grab.

Lugo to the Red Sox? that would make me happy.

 
At 2:39 PM, Blogger Alex said...

How many big names do you remember being traded after the July 31st deadline? None jump into my mind immediately.

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger theDrizzler said...

Lugo to the Dodgers... I like that too.

 
At 2:55 PM, Blogger Alex said...

They also got Greg Maddux in exchange for Cezar Isturis. I like the Dodgers moves a lot, and not just because it ensures that I will be able to buy a Maddux Dodgers jersey from Mitchell & Ness in 2018.

 
At 3:11 PM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

Maddux went to the Dodgers.

 
At 3:13 PM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

That is a REALLY good pickup for the Mets. Perez was a 200 K guy, is still really young, and will have a potent offence behind him.

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger Alex said...

What is the deal with Perez? Were his problems mechanical or relating to an injury, or do we have another Rick Ankiel headcase on our hands?

 
At 4:02 PM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

From what I have learned, as he is on my fantasy roster, it was all mechanical. But it looks like the Mets might flip him right away to San Diego for Linebrink.

 
At 4:41 PM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

No Soriano or Zito deals. I am suprised Beane didn't do anything, actually. And the Jays needed pitching. They can't win with those horses. I find it hard to believe they couldn't have gotten a 4th or 5th starter for relatively little.

 
At 5:11 PM, Blogger theDrizzler said...

I saw the A's in the mix this morning and kind of thought the Nat's were probably asking too much. Mets, ChiSox, Red Sox, Marlins, Dodgers, Tigers. How do you not make a deal? Still interested to see what comes out in the wash as deals are approved.

 

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