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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.