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Trade Deadline 2012

Trade Deadline News

Thursday, July 31, 2014

  • 6 hours ago

    Dodgers Not Close on Any Deal

    Dodgers GM Ned Colletti said he wasn’t close to any trades and basically said the club’s three top prospects — Joc Pederson, Corey Seager and Julio Urias — are untouchable. “At this point in time, we don’t want to trade any of the three — period,” he said. That essentially leaves the Dodgers out of […] More»
  • 7 hours ago

    Are the Cardinals done dealing?

    In acquiring Justin Masterson from the Indians on Wednesday, the Cardinals succeeded in their search to add to their rotation depth. But does the addition actually mean the Cardinals are done dealing before the non-waiver Trade Deadline? General manager John Mozeliak acknowledged that he is “not overly optimistic” that the Cardinals will make another deal […] More»
  • 8 hours ago

    Hands Off Dodgers Prospects

    One day before the trade deadline, the Dodgers continue to tell clubs they won’t trade their top three prospects — Joc Pederson, Corey Seager or Julio Urias. That means they aren’t expecting to land elite starters David Price, Cole Hamels or Jon Lester. Several players suggested John Lackey would be nice fit, but the front […] More»
  • 9 hours ago

    Os, Red Sox Lester talks fizzle

    BALTIMORE — Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette had a decidedly different stance in trade discussions when speaking with reporters on Wednesday afternoon. While rumors swirled about the club’s heavy involvement in trying to acquire Red Sox ace Jon Lester, Duquette, who said on Tuesday that he was focused on pitching depth, […] More»
  • 11 hours ago

    Os, Rangers have discussed Cotts

    The Rangers are open to dealing left-handed reliever Neal Cotts and Baltimore is one of the teams interested. The Orioles are trying to add a reliever, preferably one who can get both lefties and righties out to upgrade their team in advance of Thursday’s Trade Deadline. Cotts has gone 2-5 with a 3.52 ERA in […] More»
  • 14 hours ago

    Os in serious talks for Lester

    The Orioles have stepped up in the Jon Lester sweepstakes, with the two teams in serious talks involving Boston’s starting pitcher as of Wednesday afternoon. There is no deal done, nor is there a preliminary one in place, but multiple sources told MLB.com on Wednesday that the talks between the O’s and Boston have stepped […] More»
  • 17 hours ago

    Reds still buying?

    The Reds, losers of seven-straight out of the All-Star break and nine of 11 entering Wednesday’s play, went from definite buyers to speculation they could sell before the Trade Deadline since they hit the skids. While general manager Walt Jocketty has not been seen lately, Price maintained Wednesday morning that the Reds were still looking […] More»
  • 18 hours ago

    Marlins remain focused on controllable starter

    MIAMI — The last call was made around 1 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning, shortly before Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill left the ballpark. The first message Hill received after he woke up was about 8:37 a.m. Numerous calls are coming in, and the Marlins are weighing all options as Thursday’s non-waiver Trade […] More»
  • 19 hours ago

    Don’t Expect Hamels to Go Anywhere

    Do not expect Cole Hamels to be traded before Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline. There has been plenty of speculation recently about his availability, but sources told MLB.com on Tuesday that the Phillies have had no substantive talks with any team about him. That includes the Dodgers. There are multiple reports that the Dodgers and Phillies […] More»
  • 21 hours ago

    While You Were Sleeping: 7/30 A.M. Trade Roundup

    With Thursday’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline looming, Jon Lester appears to be in the final hours of his Red Sox tenure after the left-hander was scratched from Wednesday night’s start against the Blue Jays at Fenway. On Wednesday, ESPNBoston.com’s Gordon Edes Red Sox reported that Dodgers, Cardinals, Pirates, Blue Jays, Orioles and A’s  were […] More»
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Notable Deals
    • Ryan Dempster
    • Christian Villaneuva
    • Kyle Hendricks

    July 31 -- Dempster, one of the trade season's biggest chips, went all the way to the wire before reaching a resolution. The Cubs sent Dempster to Texas -- agreeing moments before the deadline -- for a package that consisted of Minor League prospects. Dempster had been rumored for several days to be headed for the Dodgers and was reported to be unwilling to waive his 10-and-5 no-trade veto rights to go anywhere else. But the Cubs and Dodgers were unable to work out a deal and Dempster agreed to join Texas.
    More coverage: TEX | CHC

    • Hunter Pence
    • Nate Schierholtz
    • Tommy Joseph
    • Seth Rosin

    July 31 -- The Phillies continued the demolition of their Opening Day outfield by trading Pence to the Giants. Philadelphia dealt both Shane Victorino and Pence in the hours leading up to the deadline. The Giants, meanwhile, fortified their playoff hopes by acquiring a player who can hit in the middle of their lineup.
    More coverage: SF | PHI

    • Shane Victorino
    • Josh Lindblom
    • Ethan Martin
    • PTBNL

    July 31 --The Dodgers improved their depth in the outfield before the Deadline by acquiring Victorino from Philadelphia in exchange for right-handed reliever Josh Lindblom, pitching prospect Ethan Martin and a player to be named later. Victorino, originally drafted by the Dodgers in 1999, will help round out the Los Angeles outfield alongside Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier. Martin, a first-round draftee in 2008, is 8-6 with a 3.58 ERA for Double-A Chattanooga.
    More coverage: LAD | PHI

    • Jonathan Broxton
    • Donnie Joseph
    • J.C. Sulbaran

    July 31 -- The Reds augmented one of the league's best bullpens by picking up prized reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Royals in exchange for prospects Donnie Joseph and J.C. Sulbaran. Broxton posted a 2.27 ERA with Kansas City and will give Cincinnati another experienced arm in the late innings. Joseph, a reliever, and Sulbaran -- a starter -- are both well-regarded arms.
    More coverage: CIN | KC

    • Gaby Sanchez
    • Gorkys Hernandez
    • Kyle Kaminska
    • 2013 competitive balance Draft pick

    July 31 -- The Marlins dealt Gaby Sanchez -- an All-Star last season -- to Pittsburgh on Tuesday in exchange for prospect Gorkys Hernandez and the Pirates' competitive balance pick next season. Sanchez, batting just .202 for the season, is expected to provide a capable bench bat for Pittsburgh. The Pirates also received Minor League pitcher Kyle Kaminska in the deal.
    More coverage: PIT | MIA

    • Geovany Soto
    • Jacob Brigham

    July 31 -- The Rangers added to their catching depth, getting Soto from the Cubs in exchange for Jacob Brigham, who went 5-5 with a 4.28 ERA in 21 starts at Double-A Frisco. Spending his entire career with the Cubs, who selected him in the 11th round of the 2001 Draft, Soto has begun to hit his stride at the plate. He's batting .264 (14-for-53) with one home run, five RBIs and eight runs scored in the month of July.
    More coverage: TEX | CHC

    • Travis Snider
    • Brad Lincoln

    July 30 -- In a swap of first-round picks from the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, Snider heads to Pittsburgh, where the Bucs hope he can live up to the massive promise he showed coming through the Minors. In return, Toronto gets Lincoln, who has been working as a reliever -- with tremendous success -- but he can also pitch out of the rotation if needed.
    More coverage: TOR | PIT

    • Eric Thames
    • Steve Delabar

    July 30 -- Thames' star has lost some luster this year, after he struggled for two months in the Major Leagues, then was sent to Triple-A Las Vegas. He's done nothing but hit in the Pacific Coast League, batting .335 with six homers. Delabar gives the Jays a solid right-handed arm out of their bullpen, which will help them reshape their relief corps after some devastating injuries.
    More coverage: SEA | TOR

    • Brandon League
    • Leon Landry
    • Logan Bawcom

    July 30 -- The Dodgers in League get a power arm to help them shorten games. One year removed from an All-Star season in which he saved 37 games, League could pitch in the seventh, eighth or ninth for Los Angeles. Landry is an outfielder who has a .328 average at Class A, and Bawcom was closing games at Double-A.
    More coverage: LAD | SEA

    • Paul Maholm
    • Reed Johnson
    • Arodys Vizcaino
    • Jaye Chapman

    July 30 -- While the Braves were unsuccessful in acquiring Ryan Dempster from the Cubs, they were able to land Maholm, a left-handed starter, and Johnson a veteran outfielder. The Cubs in return received Minor League right-handers Vizcaino and Chapman. The Braves hope Maholm plugs the leaky back of their rotation, while Johnson can play all three outfield positions and hits right-handed.
    More coverage: ATL | CHC

    • Francisco Liriano
    • Eduardo Escobar
    • Pedro Hernandez

    July 28 -- Which Francisco Liriano did the White Sox acquire? If it's the one that returned May 30 from a stint in the bullpen, Chicago will have a significant upgrade to its starting rotation. Since that point, Liriano owns a 3.68 ERA, 79 strikeouts and 29 walks in 66 innings. The 28-year-old lefty was 0-5 with a 9.45 ERA in six starts before the Twins demoted him to a relief role.

    • Zack Greinke
    • Jean Segura
    • John Hellweg
    • Ariel Pena

    July 27 -- The Angels took a major gamble in order to dramatically upgrade their starting rotation, dealing three well-regarded young players for Greinke, who is due to reach free agency at season's end. The former AL Cy Young winner enhances the Angels' chances of overcoming the Rangers in the West but came at a steep price. Segura, the team's top prospect, joins two Double-A pitchers headed to Milwaukee.
    More coverage: LAA | MIL

    • Hanley Ramirez
    • Randy Choate
    • Nathan Eovaldi
    • Scott McGough

    July 25 -- The Dodgers added a potent bat to their lineup by acquiring a three-time All-Star in Ramirez, who is signed through 2014. They also added Choate, one of the game's more reliable southpaw relievers in recent years. Miami continued its roster shakeup in light of an inability to meet club expectations after an offseason in which the Marlins added several noteworthy free agents and opened a new ballpark. Los Angeles sent Miami a pair of promising 22-year-old right-handers in return.
    More coverage: LAD | MIA

    • Wandy Rodriguez
    • Rudy Owens
    • Colton Cain
    • Robbie Grossman

    July 24 -- The Pirates had to surrender a trio of prospects but will upgrade their rotation with the acquisition of Rodriguez, who has posted a 3.79 ERA in 21 starts this season and a 3.45 mark since 2008. With the lefty signed through 2013, plus a player option for 2014, he could become a part of more than one playoff team in Pittsburgh.
    More coverage: PIT | HOU

    • Ichiro Suzuki
    • D.J. Mitchell
    • Danny Farquhar

    July 23 -- The Yankees acquired the iconic outfielder to fill a hole created by Brett Gardner's injury in left field and in the bottom part of their lineup. Ichiro will likely get a chance to play in the postseason for the first time since he was a rookie in 2001. In return, the Mariners get a pair of hurlers who will help them in seasons to come.
    More coverage: NYY | SEA

    • Anibal Sanchez
    • Omar Infante
    • Jacob Turner
    • Rob Brantly
    • Brian Flynn

    July 23 -- The Tigers fill needs at second base and at the back end of their rotation, but not without surrendering Turner, their best prospect. Infante, who played with Detroit from 2002-07, is signed through 2013, while Sanchez is an upcoming free agent. Brantly is a catcher who appeared in this year's Futures Game, and Flynn is a left-hander who was in Double-A.
    More coverage: DET | MIA

    • J.A. Happ
    • B. Lyon
    • M. Carpenter
    • Francisco Cordero
    • Ben Francisco
    • Joe Musgrove
    • Asher Wojciechowski
    • David Rollins
    • Carlos Perez

    July 20 -- The Astros loaded up their farm system and the Blue Jays shored up their injury-riddled pitching staff by completing a 10-player trade. Toronto received Brandon Lyon, J.A. Happ and David Carpenter, while Houston picked up Francisco Cordero, Ben Francisco, four Minor Leaguers - including two of the Blue Jays' top 11 prospects -- and a player to be named later.
    More coverage: TOR | HOU

    • Carlos Lee
    • Matt Dominguez
    • Rob Rasmussen

    July 4 -- After nearly being sent to the Dodgers, Lee takes his potent bat to Miami, which has been searching for additional run support. The deal could be the first of many involving veterans for the Astros, who will turn to Brett Wallace at first. Matt Dominguez, who was blocked by Hanley Ramirez in Miami, adds depth to the Houston infield.
    More coverage: MIA | HOU

    • Jim Thome
    • Gabriel Lino
    • Kyle Simon

    June 30 -- Adding depth to a roster decimated by injuries to several lefty bats, Thome's addition not only gives the upstart O's a powerful bat, but also veteran leadership. Thome's inability to play the field made him expendable to the Phils, who netted a pair of prospects in the deal.
    More coverage: BAL | PHI

    • Kevin Youkilis
    • Brent Lillibridge
    • Zach Stewart

    June 24 -- The veteran Youkilis gets a fresh start after tense season in Boston and gives the White Sox a significant upgrade at third base. For the Red Sox, the move opens up a permanent spot for Will Middlebrooks at third in addition to adding the versatile Lillibridge and pitching depth in Stewart.
    More coverage: CWS | BOS

Schedule
  • July 31, 4 p.m. ET
    Non-waiver Trade Deadline
    August 31, 11:59 p.m. ET
    Waiver trade deadline