Quiet Deadline Possible?

One "very-plugged-in GM" told the New York Post's Joel Sherman yesterday that this could be a very quiet trade deadline, with big names like Jayson Werth, Prince Fielder, Corey Hart, Adam Dunn, and Roy Oswalt possibly staying put.  Oswalt, of course, appears headed to Philadelphia if he'll approve the trade.  Sherman notes that prospects are being overvalued, money is tight, certain teams are reassessing their playoff chances, and many players will still be available in August. 

Despite such talk the days leading up to the trade deadline are always exciting in terms of rumored discussions.  We hope you'll keep reading MLBTR religiously – we've extended our coverage until 3am central time the next two nights, all leading up to the first Saturday deadline day in the site's history.  Back to Sherman's article…

  • Dunn is viewed as the most likely to be moved from the aforementioned group.  The White Sox and Giants are pushing harder than the Yankees.
  • The Rays, Twins, and Phillies are the most motivated buyers.  The Cubs, Diamondbacks, and Blue Jays are the most motivated sellers.
  • The Red Sox appear likely to make only a minor move.  WEEI's Alex Speier says the Sox are focused on relief help, perhaps hoping to buy low on someone with good stuff.  They're also monitoring the catcher and outfield markets. 


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14 Comments on "Quiet Deadline Possible?"


dc21892
5 years 5 days ago

This article contradicts itself because they reported yesterday the Red Sox will be agressive, trying to improve the team, according to Larry Luccihno. Given Theos track record you have to think he’s in on a big name. Even if he decides not to give up a boat load of prospects for Werth (which doesn’t seem likely since Victorinos injury) a guy like Josh Willingham would be a very good fit. But moves are certainly going to be made.

5 years 5 days ago

Keep it quiet……..Shhhhhhhh

5 years 5 days ago

Dunn———————————————->Yankees

5 years 5 days ago

Compared to what could be moved still, it has been fairly quiet. Lee was awhile ago and the Escobar-Gonzalez deal was before the a/s break.

14 Rocks
5 years 5 days ago

Frank Wren and the Braves need to get motivated to buy a bat. The Phillies just made themselves a LOT better.

dejota
5 years 5 days ago

I’m glad people have quit the knocking of the Roy garbage. I figured it was mostly posturing by GMs who didn’t want to overpay, fans who overvalued their prospects, and trolls who well…troll.

But the way people talked about Roy just a week ago, it was like he was Miss Iowa and Lee is Miss Universe (hat tip Batista, classy and hilarious) when really Lee is Ms Universe and Roy is Miss America (especially the Diva aspects, which also seemed to have finally cooled). Anyways, it’s looking like my ‘Stros got a haul and the Phillies got themselves an advantage.

5 years 5 days ago

who do u think that they could get? personally i thought we could of used a scott posednik type of player. someone who can play some CF/LF. and get on base and use his speed. with heyward, mccann, glaus, chipper, and to some extent prado there is a lot of power and not a lot of base stealing ability. tho heyward’s steal of home was awesome.

humbb
5 years 5 days ago

Thanks Tim … appreciate the effort and the extra hours you guys are putting in.

Prince_Fielders_Donuts
5 years 5 days ago

Ted Lilly to Yankees for Nova

5 years 5 days ago

i would also like to show my appreciation to Tim and the entire staff. i found this site about a year ago, and have been a daily reader ever since.

The_Thrill_22
5 years 4 days ago

Quiet deadline? What a joke!

TheReturnOfMrBlanks
5 years 4 days ago

This is now my favorite article ever! just a wee bit premature lol

dc21892
5 years 5 days ago

Yeah, 3 aces moving is nothing right? (Sarcasm) Lol. That’s huge in itself. In the next two days it’s highly likely Dunn, Lilly, and a few relievers go. I’m sure teams will start to press for Fielder and Werth but at the end of the day I think those teams will hold off the high asking price.

Guest
5 years 5 days ago

I agree on this, but I think he might have meant the 31st actually being quiet.