Four hours to the deadline, and the rumors continue to swirl. The Pirates/Sox/Marlins deal is still in the works, but it is not a sure thing. It is a very complex trade, with three teams invloved, large sums of money exchanging hands and several top prospects being moved. This will likely go right down to the deadline. The Rays also are still a player for Jason Bay. It’s possible that the Pirates are playing these two teams against each other to improve their return.
Keep watching Dejan’s blog, Tim Dierkes’ MLB Trade Rumors and MVN’s deadline coverage for updates.