4:25: Jason Stark said Halladay was not dealt. Neither was Heath Bell.
The Mets did nothing. Some of the teams the Mets will compete against improved at the deadline like the Rockies, Giants, Braves and Marlins. If the Mets do not improve in the standings over the next week to 10 days I’d expect them to start moving veterans through the waiver wire like Livan Hernandez, Jeremy Reed, Brian Schneider, Oliver Perez, and Fernando Tatis. Maybe you could include in that list Carlos Delgado and Brian Stokes. Maybe not Delgado as he could be a Type B free agent and the Mets could get a much needed extra pick in June.
4:04: Jayson Stark says that Halladay may be going to the Angels in a package that includes Joe Saunders.
4:00 Fox Sports reports the Marlins acquired Nick Johnson from the Nats.
3:56: LaRoche went for Casey Kotchman. Why Boston wants Kotchman is beyond me. I can see the Braves wanting LaRoche’s power over Kotchman.
3:41: MLBTV reports that Scott Rolen has been traded to the Reds. Their commentators are somewhat puzzled as well. They think its because Walt Jockety knows him well from his days with the Cardinals.
3:32: Victor Martinez is now with the Boston Red Sox. Jon Heyman confimrs on MLBTV. Buchholz and Bard are not in the deal
3:30: Rockies get Joe Beimel from Nats H/T MLBTradeRumors
3:27: Yankees get 3B Jerry Hairston from Reds….so the Reds are trying to move players. According to ESPN
3:24: LaRoche to Braves. H/T Metsblog
319: Marlins end attempts to acquire Nick Johnson and Heath Bell.
310: Tim Kirkjian says he’s somewhat surprised that the Yankees haven’t been active and they both say that its surprising that someone just didn’t go get Roy Halladay. For some clubs it would make the World Series a sure thing.
305: Why haven’t we heard anything about the Reds in awhile? They talked about getting Scott Rolen, but that never made any sense. I thought they’d be sellers….Bronson Arroyo for instance.
304: Maybe its LaRoche to the Braves instead.
3oo: One hour to go. Im watching MLB TV and they report that Ken Rosenthal says that the Padres and Dodgers are talking about Adrian Gonzalez and Heath Bell going to the Dodgers in a package including James Loney.
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This post was written by bobsikes on July 31, 2009