Recapping The Day’s Activity

Now that the flurry of rumors and deals is over, let’s quickly take stock of what actually went down on deadline day:

Also, there were several other deals and roster moves that took place during the course of a busy day (with more likely to come):


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  1. Anthony Key 12 months ago

    You got that last trade backwards there, but otherwise good recap (A’s acquired Fuld, traded Milone)

  2. coreif 12 months ago

    That was fun!

  3. DippityDoo 12 months ago

    Best trade deadline ever!

  4. Kershawshank Redemption 12 months ago

    Merry Christmas, everyone. What a day.

  5. stl_cards16 12 months ago

    Lackey has informed the Cardinals he plans to honor his team option for 2015. Makes the trade even better for the Cardinals.

    • I would too if I got to pitch for St. Louis lol congrats and best of luck! – Random Blue Jays fan lol (got a friend in St. Louis who I always chit chat with about the Cards/Jays)

    • Ace2095 12 months ago

      I think that trade is a rare trade that will end out working out well for both sides :), Enjoy Lackey he is a pretty good pitcher especially when it matters most.

      • stl_cards16 12 months ago

        I hope so. Craig is one of my favorite players and I really hope he figures it out. Kelly, I don’t think he’ll ever be anything more than a decent reliever/below average 5th starter, but he is one of the funniest guys I’ve ever seen. I will really miss him on the pre and post game shows. I hope he can string together some solid seasons.

        • Ace2095 12 months ago

          Do you think if Koji left the sox that Kelly could slot in as a closer/setup man? I also think that if Craig can figure out how to pull the ball into the green monster that he will have a lot of success in Boston. I really hope that Lackey helps give you guys that push that you need because him and lester deserve to both go deep into the post season.

          • stl_cards16 12 months ago

            Kelly has a legit fastball but I’m not sure he’s a closer unless he can develop another pitch. But honestly, he’s one cool dude. Boston will love his personality. Only downfall is he can’t grow a beard.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            So he’s a good clubhouse guy? :)

          • stl_cards16 12 months ago

            Yeah. He’s a pretty awesome person!

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            So he’s a good clubhouse guy? :)

          • Eric Vossmeyer 12 months ago

            Kelly can do anything asked of him, just not at an elite level. He doesn’t strike enough guys out and walks too many to excel at setup or closing. And I think those things will always hurt his bullpen work. He’s best set for a backend rotation spot, but would be moderately successful (probably at best) in almost any role.

    • Tko11 12 months ago

      I don’t get why he would say that now…

      • stl_cards16 12 months ago

        I’m not sure. It could have been something discussed before the Cardinals would finalize a trade. Anyhow, that’s what multiple reporters have said.

  6. Ryman5000 12 months ago

    So the Mariners acquired Austin Jackson for Nick Franklin…seems like a steal.

    • Ace2095 12 months ago

      It is a steal, just like the Tigers got a steal on Price.

      • Do you think it would of been better for Tampa to just deal Price this offseason for a chance at getting more in return? I kinda feel like they could of gotten a better deal that way.

        • Ace2095 12 months ago

          Their problem was they waited too long, They should of did what Theo and the Cubs did because it was a brilliant move in acting early and getting the Athletics to bite and give them Russell, who is easily better then anyone the Rays got. Friedman overplayed his hand when he didn’t try and take Russell from Beane when he had the chance.

          • Yeah I would of traded Price to the Athletics for Russell. At least he’s less of a rental player then Lester will be lol

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            But you also have to take into consideration playoff experience, Price is 1-4 in the playoffs, while Lester has an ERA around 1 for his career in the World Series and has traditionally been better under pressure.

          • Yeah very true.

          • $114759666 12 months ago

            And the A’s, oddly enough, might not have wanted another year of Price given his salary… might be Lester appealed BECAUSE he’s a rental with big time playoff experience.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            I agree it would of made things difficult for Beane to make any moves in the offseason because even if they did have enough payroll to add price It probably would of maxed out any cap space flexibility that they might of had to begin with if any.

  7. Sam Fuld for Tommy Milone? What has the world come too…

    • Ace2095 12 months ago

      A world where David Price gets Frankin,Willy Adames, and Drew Smyly

      • Yeah I’m not a fan of both the Athletics/Tigers deals today, I guess the A’s deal kind of looks better but still not sure what they’re going to do offensively with Cespedes gone lol

        • Ace2095 12 months ago

          I like the A’s deal but of course i’m a Red Sox fan. But I think they’ll be fine because they still got Donaldson, Moss, Reddick, Vogt and some pretty good role/platoon players. But I think they might miss Cespedes’ arm.

          • Fair enough, yeah I guess it looks better than I thought plus at least Gomes can go back to the A’s again with a chance at the playoffs again. Better luck next season to the BoSox, already looking like some good pieces in place for 2015.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            I don’t know why but my gut feeling tells me that they could be gunning after Stanton this offseason after the deals they made, it gave them some depth to work with and some additional prospect power. Sending Miami some MLB talent with prospects may be too good for them to pass up, but maybe that’s me just being optimistic :P.

          • Boston will probably have to part with guys like Middlebrooks and Jackie Bradley though, just to start lol but I can kind of see them gearing up towards a trade for him too and you know the Marlins have to get what they can for him because he won’t sign an extension I’m sure. Although with the way the Marlins are trying to get starters atm it makes me think they might actually consider emptying the bank on Stanton to stay…

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            My whole thinking was if you send Kelly, Barnes, Eduardo and Cespedes/Craig it could get done imo.

          • Definitely would, but I don’t see them dealing all those guys and in fact they might of even given up on the thought of Stanton and that’s why they got Craig and Cespedes for next year.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            Cespedes is a free agent after 2015 while Craig is controlled through 2018 I believe, it would give the Marlins some stuff that they need, veteran offensive pieces plus solid young pitching. I think if the Sox want to go after Stanton and they are confident they can sign him to an extension they won’t hesitate with offering a package like the one above, plus the closer Stanton gets to free agency the cheaper he will get and the more inclined the Marlins will be to trade him if they don’t feel like they can sign him to an extension.

          • MB923 12 months ago

            Sorry but if the Red Sox wanted Stanton , JBJ and Middlebrooks are in no way shape or form the key pieces from Boston

            Middlebrooks has some power and JBJ has great leather but neither of the 2 have shown anything more than that.

            Now Boston’s farm is very very good and I think they would have the pieces to acquire him. But expect Middlebrooks and/or JBJ to be probably the 3rd/4th or 4th/5th player Boston gives up (talent wise).

          • I never saidd they were the key pieces, just saying they are definitely going to have to be included with some damn good prospects lol

          • Brian Lynch 12 months ago

            Question for you. Does Cespedes end up in center? It’s a waste of his arm to put him left or right at Fenway.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            Right Field is where hs is slotted for currently I believe, and Right Field is typically tough to play in Fenway but Victorino did a fine job last year, it will all depend on Victorino being healthy or not, if he is healthy I can see him shifting to Right and having Cespedes shift to Center, but as it stands currently I believe the plan is to use him in Right.

          • Brian Lynch 12 months ago

            To me center seems like the spot with his speed and that arm. I guess we’ll see.

          • Uncontrite 12 months ago

            If JBJ is in the lineup then he plays center, the majority of his value is on defense, Cespedes should stay in RF and Craig/Victorino (when healthy) should be in left

          • Agreed. considering the fact that Craig can barely move around and that way he only has to wait for the ball to bounce back off the green monster towards him lol

          • RobHome 12 months ago

            I agree completely. Cespedes’s arm belongs in RF and JBJ belongs in CF.

    • Rob Black 12 months ago

      Twins need to celebrate this trade

  8. Dunk 12 months ago

    Andrew Miller???…..print the WS Tickets !…smh

    • Ace2095 12 months ago

      Miller makes Baltimores bullpen one of the best in the league.

    • Tko11 12 months ago

      Miller is one of the best relievers in baseball lol…especially since he can get out both righties and lefties.

  9. cgriffith 12 months ago

    One of the best deadline’s in recent history

  10. Bill Couch 12 months ago

    The Tigers have the best GM in baseball.An average center fielder and a 5 rotation starter and an 18 year old prospect for a cy young winner.That was a fleecing

    • Ace2095 12 months ago

      The Tigers and Mariners teamed up to take the Rays to the cleaners. Although the Rays are said to be very high on Franklin and on Willy Adames also, but only time will tell.

      • BrynGilkey 12 months ago

        Good point. Franklin could blossom outside of Safeco and we may not know how good Adames can be for 3-5 years.

        • Ace2095 12 months ago

          I don’t think it was Safeco that hurt him because isn’t Safeco a good ballpark for contact hitters which is basically what Franklin is? I think it was the lack of consistency/lack of patience with Franklin that was his downfall in Seattle.

        • Derpy 12 months ago

          Adames is a great offensive prospect. 32 extra base hits in 100 games in an extreme pitcher friendly environment as one of the youngest, if not the youngest, player in the league. That is really saying something.

        • Derpy 12 months ago

          Adames is a great offensive prospect. 32 extra base hits in 100 games in an extreme pitcher friendly environment as one of the youngest, if not the youngest, player in the league. That is really saying something.

  11. Ace2095 12 months ago

    Something that has gone overlooked today is the trade that the Yankees made to get Prado, I feel that Prado is one of the more underrated players in the league, He should fit well in New York due to the fact that he can play multiple positions, he may have more value to the Yankees then just his bat or glove may provide, he can be put all over the fiend and be used to give some of their veterans an off day whenever they need it and keep them fresh for down the stretch.

    • Should be a fun fight to the finish with the Orioles/Jays for the East.

      • Ace2095 12 months ago

        This Division is the O’s to lose if Davis can turn it around they will really start to run away with it. The Jays have been decimated by injuries. Losing Edwin and Lawrie for an extended amount of time really hurt them. The Yankees could potentially be the sleeper in this division.

        • max 12 months ago

          I actually think it’s the opposite. Lawrie, Lind, & Encarnacion should all be back by the end of the month. IF they can stay with the Orioles and IF Stroman continues lights out stuff and Dickey continues to pitch well, I think the Jays end up winning the division. Not a run away, but Lawrie, Lind & Encarnacion will be the 3 biggest acquisitions in the division in August.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            That’s assuming they all continue where they left off, sometimes it takes players weeks to get back into the groove of things when coming off a significant injury, plus that’s not counting the fact that any one of them could have a setback and easily be out the rest of the year.

          • max 12 months ago

            That’s true. They still play each other 10 times between now and the end of the season I think too with 7 of the 10 in Toronto I believe. And I also think the final 3 games of the season are in Baltimore. Those final 10 games and possibly even final 3 could be huge in regards to whether the Orioles or Jays end up as division champs.

          • I’m not so sure about Lind, I mean as a whole. I don’t think the Jays should pick up his option for 2015. He just gets injured too much and with Francisco now in the fold and being younger, he might fit in nicely at the DH/1B combo with Edwin.

    • Eric Mack 12 months ago

      We miss Prado in Atlanta, but he hasn’t been the same since he went to AZ. I hate to see him in NY, but hope he does well.

      • Ace2095 12 months ago

        You guys have a good infield and decent outfield even without Prado. The only sore spots I can spot at first glance is Upton and Johnson and both of them are starting to turn their seasons around. You guys also just got Boni who should be good in the leadoff spot if you guys choose to use him there or as a super utility type player. Russell also helps solidify your bullpen…I think overall the Braves are in the best place in the NL East.

  12. Unassisted Triple Play 12 months ago

    So not much happened.

  13. godewey
    godewey 12 months ago

    With the N.L. central being so close , i thought it was strange that the biggest move
    by the teams in it was Lackey. Surprised Pittsburgh did nothing.

    • MightyBear 12 months ago

      NL Central

    • max 12 months ago

      Pirates can’t afford Price next year and would’ve been stupid trade away Bell/Polonco/Kingham for 11 or 12 starts worth of Lester since Pitt couldn’t afford to resign him. Pirates & Brewers should be thankful that the Cards decided to hold onto Miller, Gruichak & Tavarez. if they had gotten Lester or Price (had the prospects and money to do it) they would have totally run away. Lackey & Masterson are decent starters but definitely not division changing starters like Lester or Price would’ve been in the Central.

      • godewey
        godewey 12 months ago

        That is my point. The other 2 did almost nothing if you do something
        that might give you the edge. Obviously not price but Lester would have given them an edge. Volquez,, Liriano, , Morton, those are big ifs. Cincy is down . Cards are hurt, Brewers are just keeping their head above water. Now is the time to take a chance. They have plenty of depth in the minors to take that chance.

  14. Ace2095 12 months ago

    I’ve always been curious about this, but if a team wanted to contend the season after like the Red Sox and they trade their big pieces away like Lester could they ask him what it would take to sign him during free agency and have a verbal agreement on that contract and just make it offical during the first day of free agencyor is that against the CBA

    • DieHardMsFan 12 months ago

      yeah but verbal agreements mean nothing…Really once your a FA money talks.

      • Ace2095 12 months ago

        But if they gave him what he wanted on the first day of free agency and gave him 24 hours to accept or decline and he wanted to return to Boston, do you really think he’d decline?

        • JCurrie39 12 months ago

          I think he would take a week or so to decide if he wants the money or the mob(Boston). Probably talk to his family and see how they feel about it.

    • start_wearing_purple
      start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

      As long as the had control of Lester they were entitled to negotiate with him. Thus they could have a very solid idea of the exact amount need to sign him.

      I’m not sure if there’s an exact rule in the CBA, but if Lester re-signed the day after FA begins you can be certain every other team would claim Boston had negotiated a trade in bad faith. In that case, if it’s not against the rules, then you could bet there would be a sizable backlash against Boston.

      • Ace2095 12 months ago

        If it’s not against the rules and they do that the only thing I could think of happening is just the other teams blacklisting the Sox.

        • start_wearing_purple
          start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

          Being blackballed by other teams would cause problems for the Sox. Remember they are ultimately a business that has to work and compete with 29 other businesses. If they can’t make trades to improve then they have a problem.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            I know it would present a problem, which is why if they want to resign Lester they need to do it in a non obvious manner, although even if they do come after him guns blazing I don’t think every team would blacklist them.

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

            If they re-sign Lester, unless it’s for an obscene amount, my guess is you’ll hear rumblings of collusion no matter what. Though more likely from analysts than officials.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            The Boston Media would have an absolute field day with it. But personally if the Red Sox have money to spend this winter, I would love to see them go after both Lester and Shields.

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

            Well it’s been running through my mind ever since the Tigers traded for Price… could the Sox go after Scherzer? With the acquisition of Price, my guess is the Tigers let Scherzer walk. I don’t think the Tigers have to money to keep him and Price so I think they’ll try to sign Price long term instead. The Sox will likely also have a protected draft pick, so no worries about losing that.

            Just a thought.

          • RobHome 12 months ago

            As a Red Sox fan, I’m hoping that they lose out and have a good protected pick. The last thing that I want them to do is end up with the 11th worst record.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            Wouldn’t the 11th pick be protected also though?

          • RobHome 12 months ago

            I could be wrong, but I thought the first 10 were protected.

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

            Since the Astros failed to sign Aiken they get the second pick of next year’s draft. It’s be announced that thus the top 11 picks will be protected.

          • RobHome 12 months ago

            Ah that’s right. But you get my point.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            I could potentially see us getting the 5th or 6th selection in the draft.

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

            This year, yes because the Astros get the second pick.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            Who do they have coming off the books in 2015? Because I think they might have the payroll space to make a push for Lester and Scherzer and that would be a great one two punch. They could also attempt to sign a cheap outfielder such as Willingham or Cudd to a cheap deal that could give them some more power, although I’m not sure if either of them are ideal options. But what would u think of a reunion with Masterson?

          • godewey
            godewey 12 months ago

            They would have payroll without a question. But that would be around 50 million per year of cap space for 6-7 years.
            That’s the beginning of the trouble Theo got us into.

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

            Cherington has avoided the big deals as a GM so if he were to break that pattern I sincerely doubt it would be done twice in the same offseason.

            The simple truth is I doubt the Sox want to pay a pitcher for a deal that’s longer than 5 years. Masterson does seem like a more realistic target for the Red Sox.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            This is what I was thinking, offer Scherzer a 5 year deal with an opt out after 3 years because with his ego and wanting the most possible money he would opt out of the contract in search for another contract and then we could cut ties with him effectively making this a 3 year deal.

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

            Hypothetically, if Scherzer was willing to accept a 5-year deal with an opt out after 3, my guess is we’re talking annual money to rival Kershaw.

            That said, my guess is Scherzer might try to hold out for a Verlander-like contract.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            I honestly doubt Scherzer will top the 144m dollar offer he got from the Tigers earlier in the year. He’s had a total of what, 1 1/2 elite years and 4 good/decent ones? If I were the Red Sox and I wasn’t willing to commit to a guy long term, I’d try to talk Masterson into coming here on a 2 year 30m deal with a mutual option, I would then go to Hanley and try to convince him to take more money over a shorter contract and get him to play third and package WMB and others for Stanton.

          • Don 12 months ago

            To the first point. I think most teams know what they are trading for. Two months of performance. Any team could sign him once he hits free agency and if that team happens to be the one he came from then that’s what he wanted. I think the players union would step in though and be pretty upset if he didn’t take a deal that was at least close to market value.

            I don’t know that the Sox would spend that kind of money on Scherzer any more than they would on Lester. Its about the years, not the money. I don’t think they’d have a problem going as much as 4/$100M, but when you start talking five and six years is when they don’t want to bite.

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

            Yeah, it’s more of a thought than a belief that they will. Cherington’s strategy has seemed to be paying a premium for a shorter deal.

          • godewey
            godewey 12 months ago

            I thought the same thing ,but either Scherzer or Lester they
            would be paying a 36 or 37 year old over 20 million . That’s what they don’t want. Hamels would make more sense but
            RAJ has to get realistic with what he wants in return for his players.

  15. GameMusic3 12 months ago

    Big winners: Tigers, Cardinals, A’s
    Big losers: Rays, Red Sox, LOLPHILLIES

    • GameMusic3 12 months ago

      But by far the biggest losers are the Rays if they actually turned down Addison Russel only to get Franklin and an impressive, but low-A shortstop.

      • Ace2095 12 months ago

        Yeah I heard they rebuffed the athletics when they offered russell before they traded him but I could be wrong

      • RobHome 12 months ago

        At least they’re not the Phillies.

    • Ace2095 12 months ago

      Explain how the Red Sox are losers, id love to hear it

      • هذا الرجل رهيبة الكبير خليل 12 months ago

        Getting Cespedes was a good move. Lester wants kershaw type money, will Ben bite?

        • Ace2095 12 months ago

          I heard a report that lester would if accepted in spring training had the Red Sox come in even a penny over Bailey money.

          • Don 12 months ago

            I read that as well. I think it really boils down to the years. The Sox don’t want to be committed to him for that long.

      • GameMusic3 12 months ago

        Well I just put in Boston because I wanted an equal number on either list, but Cespedes produces a .300 OBP despite his power, and is a free agent in 1 additional season.

        • Ace2095 12 months ago

          The Red Sox got a legit bounce back canidate in Craig, a solid prospect in Eduardo, Cespedes, and a #4 starter in Kelly, now take a look at what the Rays got for price and still try to tell me they didn’t get good value for what they had.

          • stl_cards16 12 months ago

            Kelly is not a #4 starter. He will be in the bullpen for Boston’s next playoff team.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            Does he have the stuff to be a setup man? He’s probably the only cardinals pitcher I’m not familiar with 😛

          • Don 12 months ago

            My brother lives in St. Louis and follows them a little and said he’s got a very good fastball and curve but he always seems to get into trouble around the 3rd and 4th innings of a game. With the youth in the rotation spots screaming for a chance I think its inevitable that he ends up in the pen.

        • start_wearing_purple
          start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

          If you wanted an equal number on both sides why not the Royals. They were in on virtually every pitcher and got nothing. Meanwhile they’re racing for the final wild card spot against the Mariners who did improve.

          As for the Lester deal, the Sox don’t have an outfield power bat in their system but dealing Lester for Cespedes gives us a legit power hitter controllable through next year. Add to that between Cespedes and Bradley, we have 2 of the best outfield arms in the game. Sure I would have loved to see Lester stay but it doesn’t appear to be in the cards. So 2 months of Lester versus a year and 2 months of Cespedes included on a 2015 that probably can still compete is a good deal.

          • godewey
            godewey 12 months ago

            Include the Pirates and Toronto on that list.
            Wonder what happens in August.

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

            Yeah, a lot of interesting races coming up. At this point I’d really only say the A’s and Angels are definitely in the playoffs… however still 2 months to go.

          • godewey
            godewey 12 months ago

            Especially this year. One key injury and that might be it.
            Pitchers are dropping left and right. It should be a fun rest of the season even though Sox are out. oh, well. I can always go
            back and watch the 2004 ALCS . That always cheers me up.

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

            The rest of the season will be interesting still for the Sox. Two cannon arms in the outfield, the youth movement pitching staff, Vazquez catching, Bogartes getting back to short. Honestly right now, will be an extended tryout for next season.

            That and trying to play the spoiler.

          • godewey
            godewey 12 months ago

            Hopefully we can begin spoiling this weekend.
            I’m actually excited about seeing what are young pitchers
            can do. Have you heard when our “future all stars”
            join the club ?

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

            Well Ranaudo apparently is making his major league debut Friday. Cecchini and Betts will probably return after AAA playoffs are over. That’s probably it, Owens will probably be shut down as soon as Portland’s season is over.

          • godewey
            godewey 12 months ago

            I was actually thinking more of the new players we got today
            How many days do they have to report. Isn’t it 48 hrs ?.

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

            I think so.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            Do you think any of the prospects who come up could potentially be flipped in the offseason if the perform well enough at the MLB level?

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

            Well I doubt we’ve heard the last of “Cole Hamels to the Red Sox” rumors and if Stanton is ever announced as being on the block I can see the Sox getting in line for that deal.

            That said, speculation. I have a few ideas in my head but frankly some of they sound like video game trades.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            I think if we wanted Stanton this offseason we could get him with a package of Cespedes, Barnes, Erod, and JBJ or Barnes Erod JBJ and WMB

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            Getting Hamels on the other hand I have no idea because RAJ is all over the place.

          • godewey
            godewey 12 months ago

            Especially this year. One key injury and that might be it.
            Pitchers are dropping left and right. It should be a fun rest of the season even though Sox are out. oh, well. I can always go
            back and watch the 2004 ALCS . That always cheers me up.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            I could personally seeing the sox throwing every single one of their guys on waivers and trying to move the guys who we can afford to move such as Victorino, possibly Koji, Breslow, Nava, which I feel we can get some more MLB talent that can help in the 2015 and beyond..

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

            During the waiver trade period virtually everyone in the majors gets put on waivers, it’s just customary. But yes, my guess is Boston is not done dealing. I can see Victorino, Nava, and Carp all being claimed and possibly traded. Koji less so.

          • RobHome 12 months ago

            No way Koji makes it through waivers.

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

            That’s the point, he’ll be claimed and whatever team claims him will have 72 hours to negotiate a trade.

          • stl_cards16 12 months ago

            So the Sox can negotiate with one team instead of 6 or 7? Uehara would have fetched a lot more if traded today.

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

            I’m just describing the process.

            The truth is I don’t see the Sox trading Koji, my guess they feel good about their chances of re-signing him. That said, if the right team is desperate enough they could still offer a solid prospect as a PTBNL after the rule 5 draft.

          • RobHome 12 months ago

            I understand the process, but if they wanted to trade him then they could’ve gotten a lot for him today and would undoubtedly get less for him if there’s only one team negotiating.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            Think he gets a QO?

          • RobPhone 12 months ago

            QO is way too much for a closer. They can probably get him for 2/16.

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            Thats what I thought also, but I’ve heard people saying he should get a QO, which imo would just kill his market entirely. I would however like to move some bullpen arms this August and give some minor league guys time to get settled down to big league pitching by coming out of the pen.

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

            Apologies, I did not intend to insult.

            Koji probably would have gotten more if traded today, but the general consensus seems to be the Red Sox intend to put every effor into re-signing Koji. But still, they’ll put him out on waivers in case someone desperate claims him and offers a ridiculously good return.

          • RobPhone 12 months ago

            I didn’t take it as insulting at all :-)

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 12 months ago

            Just checking 😉

          • Ace2095 12 months ago

            Personally I think they want to retain him. but if the right team claimed him in August and made a solid case to trade for him such as the Angels claiming him and giving the Sox Cron and somebody else I could see the Sox moving him.

    • max 12 months ago

      I had Tigers A’s & Mariners (A Jax for Franklin was complete robbery) and along with A Jax, Morales & Denorfia at least the Mariners offense has a pulse now) as winners.
      My losers were the Phillies, Dodgers (refused to include any of the top 3) and Cardinals as losers. I know most people have the Cards as winners but I don’t see it. You think Milwaukee & Pittsburgh are scared of Justin Masterson & John Lackey?? They give up Tavarez for Price and it’s a runaway in the Central as it stands now they’ll be in a dog fight with all 3 teams. Good pitchers?? Absolutely! Division changing pitchers?? Not quite.

  16. Derpy 12 months ago

    Clear losers? Phillies. How the Phillies fail to trade players is beyond me. If I were them, I would eat all the money just to get SOMETHING in return.

  17. Derpy 12 months ago

    Clear losers? Phillies. How the Phillies fail to trade players is beyond me. If I were them, I would eat all the money just to get SOMETHING in return.

    • Frank 12 months ago

      remember Mets traded Byrd after the deadline, they ll make deals

      • Derpy 12 months ago

        They apparently don’t want to make deals. The whole team needs to explode, I would trade everyone another team would take and start over. I’d tell the veterans with no trade clauses that they have this choice: get traded and have a chance, or stay here and lose 100 games a year for the foreseeable future. That franchise is going nowhere fast and the sooner they rebuild, the better off they will be.

        • RobHome 12 months ago

          While Cole Hamels is worth A LOT, he’s the only player with any value on the Phillies. Utley and Rollins have no value because they won’t go anywhere, Lee has no value because he’s hurt again, Howard’s contract is disgusting (to say nothing about his baseball skills), and everybody else on the team just isn’t very good at baseball.

          • Derpy 12 months ago

            So you tell everyone either they are agreeing to a trade or they will be losing boatloads of games for the remainders of their careers, with empty stadiums booing them until their contracts are up. You eat their contracts to maximize return, and offload everyone you can. Then, maybe in 4 years the Phillies will have a team that can be .500 again.

          • RobHome 12 months ago

            I agree completely. Today (and actually these last few years) was a complete debacle for RAJ.

  18. Matt Newton 12 months ago

    Braves actually received the cash in the deal with the Cubs.

  19. Matt Newton 12 months ago

    Braves actually received the cash in the deal with the Cubs.

  20. Strugz 12 months ago

    Today was a really fun day in baseball.

  21. bigbadjohnny 12 months ago

    The “Under the Radar” trade of the day was the Twins getting Milone for Fuld……..what a steal.

  22. Ace2095 12 months ago

    They should extend the deadline to midnight (I know it won’t happen but still would be fun)

  23. MB923 12 months ago

    IMO,

    Trade Deadline Winners:
    1 – Tigers
    2 – A’s
    3 – Cardinals/Red Sox tie

    Trade Deadline Losers:
    1 – Phillies
    2 – Rays
    3 – Giants
    (Some other teams not far behind).

    • Ace2095 12 months ago

      You forgot the Dodgers because yanno….just because they didn’t get Price they are automatically losers according to everyone 😛

  24. Today sure made up for last year’s boring deadline day (Justin Maxwell/Bud Norris)

    • Ace2095 12 months ago

      I first read that as “This year was a boring deadline” and I was like what?

  25. godewey
    godewey 12 months ago

    I’ve tried that and I can’t play my video games then.
    I wish i knew how they did that.

  26. Ace2095 12 months ago

    The secret is Pine Tar. Pineda showed them how well it worked.

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