Today was the MLB non-waiver trade deadline. It's always a thrilling real-time event, where the stakes are high and nothing less than a championship is at stake. Who bought? Who sold? Let's look back on the deadline that was, through the eyes of our talented and hardworking baseball scribes.
The deadline started off with a bang!
regarding the most talked about player on this deadline, the o's are "kinda" in on bud norris, the dbacks a "distant maybe"— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2013
Hm, not the strongest interest, but it's a start.
The Orioles are sending LJ Hoes and Josh Hader and their comp pick in 204 for Bud Norris— Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) July 31, 2013
Hey, a trade! Bud Norris! An opening day starter! What other big names were on the move?
Ian Kennedy won 21 games a couple years ago. That's something!
#Royals acquire OF Justin Maxwell from Houston for minor-league pitcher Kyle Smith.— Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) July 31, 2013
Hey, Erik Bedard got pulled from his scheduled start. He must be heading to a contender!
Bedard has not been traded. Said his shoulder was sore, just needs a couple of days.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 31, 2013
OK. But this trade deadline was bound to be a busy one, with big-time trade chips like Dioner Navarro, Luke Gregerson, Carlos Gonzalez, Howie Kendrick, Giancarlo Stanton, Michael Young, Javier Lopez, and Phil Hughes still available!
However, I don’t expect the Rangers will acquire Carlos Gonzalez. Heard from a source there is “no chance” Rockies trade CarGo.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 2013
Sources: #Angels likely to keep Kendrick. Can’t find the right match for a starting pitcher. Could revisit in off-season.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2013
The #Phillies skeptical that they will make any move in this last hour, including trading Michael Young— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 31, 2013
Tigers "never tried" on Javier Lopez according to #source— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) July 31, 2013
#Braves interest in Hughes was described to me as "mild."— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2013
Huh. OK. But it's always the trades you don't see coming that turn out to be the game-changers, right?
Also hearing that #Yankees have nothing of consequence in works.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2013
At the moment nothing cooking for the #RedSox— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) July 31, 2013
And ... No deals from the Rangers.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 2013
No Mariners deals.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 2013
#Pirates are quiet.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2013
#Rays did not make a deal. There was thought could go for Morse.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2013
#Bluejays tried to move Oliver and Bonifacio, but did nothing also— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2013
#Nationals also stood pat at deadline— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2013
Got confirmation from #Mets official: there was no last-minute deal. Team intact.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) July 31, 2013
Did anything happen today?
#indians misspelled new guy Marc Rzepczynski's name on lineup posted in clubhouse. Dropped second "z."— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) July 31, 2013
Worst trade deadline ever. Blame it on the second wild card or any number of factors, but when Bud Norris is the biggest name to go, it's hard to feel like we didn't just get served a fart sandwich.
Wait, what's this?
I'm told at least one trade was completed before the deadline. Stay tuned— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 31, 2013
HERE WE GO. Finally, the blockbuster. The one that's going to change the entire course of the pennant race, and maybe the MLB power balance for the next few years.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 31, 2013
Fuck me. Well, at least Butera will play a crucial role on the playoff-bound Dodgers, right?
It would appear Butera will provide Dodgers organizational depth at catcher, perhaps be 3rd catcher in September.
— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 31, 2013
Thanks for all your hard work today, baseball writers. You deserved better.