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2020 MLB Trade Deadline Open Thread:

We will list the trades and such as they happen!


Yankees News:

10:00 AM: Nothing. So far…

3:00 PM: Okay, 6 hours has gone by. I was hoping to add something here. Did Cashman take a really long nap this morning? I hope he’s up now.

3:25 PM: So many interesting names still out there: Whit Merrifield (KCR) and Archie Bradley (ARI) are two players I’m interested to see if they’ll move. Joey Gallo? Lance Lynn? I know this isn’t Yankees news, but this section seemed too dull.

4:00 PM: Brian Cashman is trusting the system. Unless….?

4:10 PM: Brian Cashman did not make any moves. [Feinsand]


Yankees Rumors:

10:00 AM: Will update throughout the day, nothing in the early morning going on yet

10:10 AM: Yankees a team still involved with Indians on RHP Mike Clevinger sweepstakes, alongside Padres, White Sox, and Blue Jays [Nightengale]

10:20 AM: Yankees and Brewers have had little traction on a potential trade for LHP Josh Hader. Seems unlikely at this point [Heyman]

10:35 AM: Yankees have been linked to INF Jonathan Villar of the Miami Marlins. Has experience in AL East, provides infield back-up and speed. [Frisaro]

10:45 AM: Blue Jays seem to be out of Clevinger sweepstakes, but also no mention of Yankees interest against Padres, Braves, and White Sox. [Heyman] Indians seem to have price set around Drew Waters (ATL, OF, #27 MLB prospect) or alike. [Morosi talking on MLB Network]

10:50 AM: On MLB Network, Jon Morosi listed INF/OF Miguel Andujar as one of the most likely Yankees to be dealt for a starting pitcher before the deadline. Listed Rangers’ Lance Lynn and Diamondbacks’ Robbie Ray as options.

12:50 PM: Wow. Ever since the Clevinger deal there haven’t been many rumors coming out anymore. At least I had a time to make a good lunch of an onion, pepper, and cheese omelette.

12:50 PM: Yankees and Diamonbacks still talking. One name to think about is former Yankee minor leaguer and current MLB pitcher: Taylor Widener. [Kuty]

2:30 PM: Yankees weren’t willing to include Deivi in a trade for Clevinger. Bauer isn’t for trade, Clevinger (and Minor and Ray) are gone. Other starting pitchers available seem to be Dylan Bundy (LAA), Lance Lynn (TEX), and Kevin Gausman. [Goodman]

2:30 PM: Texas Rangers want Deivi for Lynn. Hard to think that gets done if they didn’t include him for Clevinger. [Sullivan]

3:20 PM: Yankees talking on Kevin Gausman still. Is there even anything interesting about that? [Heyman]

3:45 PM: Brian Cashman has been in talks about relief pitching and position players. No mention of starting pitching. Can he make something happen with 15 minutes to go? [Kuty]


MLB Trades (On Deadline):

11:15 AM – The San Diego Padres have acquired Mike Clevinger from the Cleveland Indians [Murray]

11:25 AM – The Indians received RHP prospect Cal Quantrill, SS prospect Gabriel Arias, and MLB OF Josh Naylor in package for Clevinger. [Passan]

11:35 AM – Package is much bigger than above. Per Ken Rosenthal, “Deal is Clevinger, Greg Allen and PTBN to Padres; Quantrill, Arias, Cantillo, Hedges, Naylor and Miller to Indians.” [Rosenthal]

12:50 PM – The Oakland Athletics have acquired Mike Minor from the Texas Rangers. Two PTBNL are going back to Texas in the deal. [Passan]

2:30 PM – The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired Robbie Ray from the Arizona Diamondbacks. [Rosenthal]

2:35 PM – The Blue Jays themselves got to this one, trading Travis Bergen. [Blue Jays]

3:00 PM – The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired Jonathan Villar from the Miami Marlins. [Rosenthal]

3:05 PM – The Miami Marlins have acquired Starling Marte from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Caleb Smith, Humberto Mejia, and Julio Frias are going out west. [Rosenthal] and [Rosenthal]

3:15 PM – The Chicago Cubs have acquired Andrew Chafin from the Arizona Diamondbacks. [Gambadoro]

3:20 PM – Looks like Chafin in on the IL with a finger injury and if he returns for the Cubs then a lower end prospect will be traded to Arizona. Diamondbacks covering the whole salary. Interesting move. [Heyman]

3:30 PM – The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired David Phelps from the Milwaukee Brewers. [Rosenthal]

3:40 PM – The Colorado Rockies have acquired Kevin Pillar from the Boston Red Sox. [Feinsand]

3:50 PM – The Chicago Cubs have acquired Josh Osich from the Boston Red Sox. [Heyman]

4:01 PM – The Cincinnati Reds have acquired Brian Goodwin from the Los Angeles Angels. [Rosenthal]

4:05 PM – The Cincinnati Reds have acquired Archie Bradley from the Arizona Diamondbacks. [Rosenthal]

4:05 PM – The Chicago Cubs have acquired Cameron Maybin from the Detroit Tigers. [Passan]

4:10 PM – The New York Mets have acquired Robinson Chirinos from the Texas Rangers. [Rosenthal]

4:15 PM – The New York Mets have acquired Miguel Castro from the Baltimore Orioles. [Heyman]

4:20 PM – The New York Mets have acquired Todd Frazier from the Texas Rangers. [Rosenthal]


MLB Trades (Pre-Deadline):

August 27th:

Toronto Blue Jays traded with the Seattle Mariners for RHP Taijuan Walker; Sent back PTBNL and/or cash considerations

Tampa Bay Rays traded with the Kansas City Royals for OF Brett Phillips; Sent back SS prospect Lucius Fox

August 28th:

Chicago White Sox traded with the Pittsburgh Pirates for OF Jarrod Dyson; Sent back International singing bonus money

Oakland Athletics traded with the Los Angeles Angels for INF Tommy La Stella; Sent back SS prospect Franklin Barreto

August 29th:

San Diego Padres traded with the Kansas City Royals for RHP Trevor Rosenthal; Sent back OF prospect Edward Olivares and a PTBNL

August 30th:

Atlanta Braves traded with the Baltimore Orioles for LHP Tommy Milone; Sent back a PTBNL

Chicago Cubs traded with the Tampa Bay Rays for DH Jose Martinez; Sent back two PTBNL

San Diego Padres traded with the Boston Red Sox for 1B Mitch Moreland; Sent back 3B prospect Hudson Potts and OF prospect Jeisson Rosario

Colorado Rockies traded with the Baltimore Orioles for RHP Mychal Givens; Sent back 1B/3B prospect Tyler Nevin, SS prospect Terrin Vayra, and a PTBNL

San Diego Padres traded with the Los Angeles Angles for C Jason Castro; Sent back RHP Gerardo Reyes

San Diego Padres traded with the Seattle Mariners for C Austin Nola, RHP Austin Adams, and RHP Dan Altavilla; Sent back OF prospect Taylor Tammell, C Luis Torrens, RHP Andres Munoz, and INF Ty France

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