31 Jul 2007
ESPN is reporting on their trade deadline special that Eric Gagne is going to either Boston or the Brewers, if he is traded.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox have traded Joel Piniero to the Cardinals for the infamous "PTBNL"
The Yankees have sent Scott Proctor to LA for Wilson Betemit.
I will update this post as I hear more rumors and expect a full breakdown of the deals after 4pm.
UPDATE 2:10- Jon Heyman says the Red Sox have made a deal for Gagne, no word on the players involved.
UPDATE 2:50 Buster Olney is reporting that the Red Sox will send Engel Beltre, Kason Gabbard and David Murphy for Gagne. He further states that the Yankees could have had him, but refused to part with either Ian Kennedy or Melky Cabrera.
UPDATE 3:05- There is a surreal scene at Yankee Stadium as members of the Yankees and MLB gather to unveil the 2008 All-Star logo. Lon Trost, Hank Steinbrenner and Randy Levine are there on the field as speeches are being made. Does this mean it’s Cashman and Steinbrenner in a bunker somewhere trying to trade Farnsworth? How does this get scheduled one hour before the trading deadline??
UPDATE 3:45- Gagne deal is done according to Olney with the Red Sox guaranteeing $3.6 million in incentives. Jon Heyman is reporting the Dye deal is unlikely. Still very, very quiet on the Yankees side, maybe they spent up all their creative energy on the All-Star logo?