Quiet Deadline Day Expected?

Eleven hours remain until tonight's waiver trade deadline.  A year ago today, Jim Thome, Jose Contreras, Ronnie Belliard, and Jon Garland were dealt.  But two years ago it was pretty much just David Eckstein, and three years ago we only had deals for Steve Trachsel and Russell Branyan.  So SI's Jon Heyman may be right in passing along the prediction from baseball executives that only "a couple of bullpen and bench pieces" will be moved today.  More from Heyman:

14 Responses to Quiet Deadline Day Expected? Leave a Reply

  1. It_Is_What_It_Is_Ormaybenot 5 years ago

    How come we never hear of all the players placed on waivers and who claimed them? I’d like to know if there was enough interest with their big contracts to know if or who since they don’t appear on the “Cleared Waivers” list, claimed Becket, Lackey and Delcarmin

    • $1529282 5 years ago

      If it’s not reported by the team or an MLB source, there’s no real way of knowing. There’s hundreds and hundreds of claims… most of them aren’t considered noteworthy by the media it seems.

      • unbiasedhomer 5 years ago

        It’s also an implicit (if not definite) violation of the CBA. Trade waivers are supposed to be a completely confidential process.

  2. yazpik 5 years ago

    Hopefully Chone Figgins, he´s not a player for the M´s, especially behind the greatest hitter of our generation, “Ichiro Suzuki”!

  3. I think that we’ve seen the big deadline deal with Manny being Manny going to Chicago.

  4. budman3 5 years ago

    I ‘d like to see the ays pick up Brian Tallet

  5. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 5 years ago

    I would like to see the Padres get Ted Lilly, but doesn’t seem like the dodgers want to deal in the division.

    • Beersy 5 years ago

      I would have liked the Padres to have gotten Lilly and Theriot at the non waiver trade deadline. Even though Tejada has hit well for them, Theriot would have offered a little more defense as well as speed. Lilly would have already allowed them to go to a 6 man rotation of some sort to give the young guys a break. Hoyer and Black need to figure out a way to give Richard and Leblanc a rest as well.

  6. as a Padres fan I hope we can get some S pitching before tonight, and I hope to be Kuroda.

  7. $1526717 5 years ago

    Unless I’m mistaken there is no actual “trade deadline” today. You can still make trades tomorrow. Today is just the last day to get a guy eligible for the postseason.

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