4 pm Eastern Time tomorrow marks the MLB trading deadline. However, while the name “Trading Deadline” implies that trades cannot be made after the deadline, that is not the case. After the deadline players just have to be put on waivers in order to be traded. Still, while trading is possible after July 31st, many teams have and will continue to rush to make trades before the deadline. I will do a recap of completed trades and I’ll take a quick look at possible trades. I plan to update this post whenever something worth noting happens. Please you this post to comment on on all things related to the Trading Deadline.
July 9th: Cliff Lee and Mark Lowe were traded by the Seattle Mariners to the Texas Rangers for Justin Smoak and three others.
July 25th: Dan Haren was traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Los Angeles Angels for Joe Saunders and three others.
July 28th: Jhonny Peralta was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Detroit Tigers for Giovanni Soto (no, not that Geovany Soto)
July 28th: Scott Posednik was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two minor league pitchers.
July 29th: Miguel Tejada was traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the San Diego Padres for minor league pitcher Wynn Pelzer.
July 29th: Jorge Cantu was traded by the Florida Marlins to the Texas Rangers for two pitching prospects.
July 29th: Matt Capps was traded by the Washington Nationals to the Minnesota Twins for Wilson Ramos and Joe Testa.
July 29th: Roy Oswalt was traded by the Houston Astros to the Philadelphia Phillies for J.A. Happ and two minor league position players.
July 30th: Edwin Jackson was traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Chicago White Sox for two pitchers. There were rumors earlier that the White Sox might try to flip Jackson to the Nationals for Adam Dunn, so stay tuned.
July 30th: For the second time in his career, Mike Jacobs has been traded by the Mets. This time he is headed to Toronto.
July 30th: The bankrupt Rangers strike again as they acquire Christian Guzman from the Nationals for prospects.
- The Dodgers and Cubs may be discussing a deal to send Ted Lilly and/or Ryan Theriot to LA.
- The Adam Dunn sweepstakes could be won by anyone including the Yankees or the Rays. However, I don’t expect the Yankees to land the slugger due to his very high price.