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The Deadline Has Passed.

Duaner Sanchez is out for the season.

Oliver Perez and Roberto Hernandez are Mets in exchange for Xavier Nady. The quality of this move all depends on the success of Perez or if the Mets can flip him for Linebrink.

The Mets are supposedly trying to spin Perez back to his former team (Padres) along with Heath Bell for setup man Scott Linebrink, according to CBS SportsLine.

EDIT: No dice. The deal most likely fell through.

The Nationals have not traded Alfonso Soriano, ESPNNEWS is reporting.
-That is awful work on Jim Bowden's part. They can't afford to offer him arbitration, so they will get absolutely nothing for him. Idiots.


-Jorge Sosa has gone from the Braves to the Cardinals after being DFAed this week.

-The Rockies found a way out of their logjam at first base, dealing 1B Ryan Shealy and P Scott Dohmann to the Royals for P Jeremy Affeldt and P Denny Bautista. Move along, nothing to see here.

-Julio Lugo is a Dodger in exchange for Joel Guzman and another prospect.

-Greg Maddux is likely going to be a Dodger in exchange for Cesar Izturis. Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the deal is official, pending commissioner's approval.

-The Yankees agreed to a Shawn Chacon for Craig Wilson swap.

-Matt Stairs (dealt for former Met prospect Joselo Diaz) and Kip Wells are Rangers.

-Todd Walker is a Padre.

-Miguel Tejada will not be traded. Who's running things up in Baltimore? DUQUETTE? WHAT? Gross.

-Brad Lidge isn't going anywhere. Earlier, Houston asked Texas for Hank Blalock and Carlos Lee for Lidge. If that's the price they're hunting for, a deal must be unlikely.

-Steve Phillips is also talking about the Tejada trade that fell through. He said that the Orioles were going to spin Roy Oswalt to the Mets, not the Astros, for Milledge and some pitching. The Orioles are stupid. They turned down any possible deal of helpfulness.

-John Kruk is stupid.

-None of these minor deals have happened yet, but they're coming soon, I am assured.

-Alfonso Soriano will probably be a Twin.


This deadline is crazy.

I've been trying to track the rumors amidst a day job and it's just not working.

So look to our quality friends in the blogosphere for this one.

-Hot Foot has the pulse on what three-way foolishness the boys of Boston are up to.

-Metsblog is trying to keep up with the chaos from Flushing regarding Wagner lobbying for former teammates Lidge and Oswalt and every other trade going down.

-MLB Trade Rumors is covering their niche and analyzing trades as they go down.

-Don't forget about the boys from the print side, including Will Carroll, Jon Heyman and Jayson Stark.

-So far, the Reds have been active in improving their staff, by nabbing Cliff Floyd's owner Rheal Cormier and Twin legend Kyle Lohse.

-The Tigers also satisfied their need for a lefty bat, by acquiring "The Mayor" Sean Casey. In an unsurprising move, they demoted early-season flash in the pan Chris Shelton to AAA.

-With three hours to go, Oakland has emerged as a candidate for Alfonso Soriano's services. As explained in Moneyball, they enjoy getting free agents and then losing them for draft picks.

-The Pirates are also bound to make some moves, with a bunch of impending free agent veterans that need to be dealt. Damaso Marte, Salomon Torres, John Grabow and Roberto Hernandez could be moved as relievers. Craig Wilson, Joe Randa, and Jeromy Burnitz could also be dealt.

-Other relievers on the market include the entire Cubs bullpen and LaTroy Hawkins.

-Let it be said in this space, however, that the Mets' biggest need is neither Schmidt nor Oswalt nor Lidge, but rather a left-handed bat off the bench to replace Eli Marrero and a solid reliever to replace Pelfrey should he be sent down.

I'll update again just before two.

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