BREAKING: WHITE SOX NEWS!
Not to distract from our ongoing #CheckedAllTheBoxes debate, here’s a thread to discuss any late deals or near-deals as we wait for Chicago White Sox baseball, with your host Danks for Nothin, to resume tonight.
Thread will be updated as necessary. The trade deadline falls at 4 p.m. EST.
We've acquired OF Tommy Pham and international slot money from St. Louis in exchange for OF Justin Williams, LH Genesis Cabrera and RH Roel Ramirez.— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 31, 2018
Source: Dbacks are sending Double-A reliever Tommy Eveld to the Marlins in the Ziegler trade.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) July 31, 2018
We’ve acquired OF Leonys Martín and minor league RHP Kyle Dowdy from DET for INF Willi Castro.— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 31, 2018
Some notes on Martín:
+ Sports a 2.1 fWAR with 9 HRs
+ His 9 OF assists this year is tops in the AL
+ Since 2013, his 59 OF assists are tied for 2nd-most in MLB#RallyTogether pic.twitter.com/gYxtQInGS3
I have acquired this loaf of bread fresh out of my local bakery’s oven and nobody will make a better trade deadline move than this pic.twitter.com/KLk8KJzFQ6— keithlaw (@keithlaw) July 31, 2018
Divine Bruce Levine getting rightfully roasted on this one in the replies:
Source confirms Cubs have traded for Brandon Kintzler— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) July 31, 2018
#Twins are getting forsythe, Smeltzer and Raley for Dozier— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2018
Braves have deal in place to acquire Kevin Gausman from Orioles, per report https://t.co/DVFpnDMcCC— Talking Chop (@TalkingChop) July 31, 2018
Jacob Waguespack is on the move!
Fairly big Tampa Bay Rays-Pittsburgh Pirates move ...
And in the category of “they’re just prospects ... but ... “
Since 2015, when Chris Archer finished 5th in Cy Young voting, he's had a 99 ERA+.— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) July 31, 2018
His 3.7 WAR in total from 2016-18 is lower than his 2015 WAR https://t.co/7zfKWkXWiN
Last Blue Jays appearance for Axford was the first start of his long MLB career.
#BlueJays have agreed to trade John Axford to the Dodgers per source— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) July 31, 2018
Sounds like the A’s will stand pat today.— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) July 31, 2018
And and even worse (later) oops ...
tigers had no further moves. so fires and others stay.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 2018
Or, maybe not, as French was reporting that Fiers himself was telling teammates he was heading to Oakland ...
The Tigers did not trade Mike Fiers, I'm told.— anthony fenech (@anthonyfenech) July 31, 2018
When you’re so bad at writing, your best tweets seem like jokes, but they always end up 100% straight:
source: Matt Harvey was not traded— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 2018
And, natch, past the deadline ...