It’s 12:30. Do You Know Where Your GM Is?

It’s 12:30 where I’m sitting and the Bucs and Dave Littlefield have yet to be players on the final day of non-waiver trading. Just a couple of trades so far:
Joel Piniero from Boston to the Cardinals, who are figuring they still have a shot in the weak NL Central. They give up a minor leaguer to be named later.
Scott Proctor from the Bombers to the Dogers for Wilson Betemit. Sounds like a deal the Bucs might’ve made – a utility infielder for an 30 year old relief pitcher.
While you and I are waiting, here’s a story from Amy K. Nelson of ESPN.com about the effect a deadline day deal can have on a player and his family. In Ball Four Jim Bouton wrote, referring the problems that being traded or sent down can have on a family, that Mike Marshall wrote a term paper in college called “Baseball is an Ass.”
UPDATE, 3:20:
Cory here. Adding to the deals Randy reported on, here are a few more trades that are said to be complete:

  • Eric Gagne to the Red Sox for Kason Gabbard and David Murphy, provided Gagne waives his limited no-trade clause (which he should).
  • Octavio Dotel to the Braves for right-handed pitcher Kyle Davies. Like Gabbard, Davies is quite a haul for a rent-a-player.
  • Rob Mackowiak and Morgan Ensberg to the Padres for smoke.

Lots of names are being tossed around, but nothing as far as the Pirates are concerned. Dave Littlefield would be foolish not to trade Marte, Chacon and Torres given the current price of relievers on the market. Jack Wilson? I wouldn’t mind if he left in the right deal, but trading him shouldn’t be a priority.
We’ll likely know by game time if any offers were submitted to the commissioner’s office for approval.

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One Response to “It’s 12:30. Do You Know Where Your GM Is?”

  1. Cory Humes Says:

    Tim Dierkes at MLB Trade Rumors says here that the Tigers have acquired Jack Wilson.
    I don’t trust “insider” sources as far as I can throw them, though, especially since Dierkes’ favorite Pirate source is Jake from Bucco Blog (who has been known to be a bit reckless with his reporting).
    I guess we’ll see.


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