Thread number 3 and final. The last hour ought to be interesting.
As much as I'm not really expecting the Blue Jays to make any moves today, I thought we could have an open thread to discuss any trades or rumors of trades that come up today. Today is also my youngest son's birthday. Happy birthday Dylan.
Bovada sent out an email putting the over/under on deadline day trades is 11.5. I'd bet on the under if I was going to bet, but you never know.
I think a good starting pitcher would be a handy pickup, mostly because I'm worried about depth. If one of our starters were to go down, I'm not sure who would be the one to get the call from Buffalo, but I think it is safe to say there would be a drop off. I'd like to say I'm hopeful that Brandon Morrow could come back and be the start we need, but I'm not that optimistic.
We are in a good spot. We are hitting again. Our starting pitching has been doing the job. And the bullpen seems a lot better with the addition of Aaron Sanchez. We should get a lift when the guys on the DL start returning.
I am very thankful that we didn't trade away Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez. I'm glad our team management was smarter than the 'we have to do something, anything crowd' who were so vocal a couple of weeks ago.
Update: Trade #1: Red Sox send Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes and $1 million to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes and the A's competitive balance pick.
Update: Trade #2: A's send Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld. A's are busy. Fuld is hitting .274/.370/.354 in 53 games for the Twins. Fuld had started the season with the A's and was released. I'm surprised they didn't get more for Milone.
Update: Trade #3: Red Sox trade John Lackey to Cardinals. I don't know what the Red Sox are getting. I don't understand the move, since he has a very cheap year left on his contract. I would have thought the Red Sox would have liked to have him at $500,000 next year. Red Sox are getting Joe Kelly and Allen Craig, Cards are also getting a minor leaguer in the deal.
Update: Trade #4: Brewers get outfielder Gerardo Parra from from Diamondbacks for Mitch Haniger a Double-A outfielder. No Red Sox or A's involved.
Update Trade #5: Mariners get Chris Denorfia from Padres for outfielder Abraham Almonte and minor leaguer pitcher Stephen Kohlcheen.
Update: Trade #6: Orioles get Andrew Miller from the Red Sox, sending left pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez to Boston.
Update: Trade #7: The big trade of the day. A three way deal between the Tigers, Mariners and Rays. Tigers get David Price. Mariners get Austin Jackson. Rays get Nick Franklin and Drew Smyly.
Update: Trade #8: Yankees are getting Stephen Drew from the Red Sox for Kelly Johnson????
Update: Trade #9: The Nationals get Asdrubal Cabrera from the Indians for Zach Walters and some money.
Update: Trade #10: Yankees get Martin Prado from the Diamondbacks, don't know who is going to Arizona.
Update: Trade #11: Jarred Cosart and Kike Hernandez are going to the Marlins from the Astros for our old friend Jake Marisnick and Colin Moran plus a compensation pick.
Update: Trade #12: The Braves get James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio from the Cubs. And with that, the over wins on the number of trades made today.