This clears my Notepad. There appears to be something to the Tigers looking to add a back-up infielder. After last season's acquistion of Neifi Perez, one would think they'd hesitate, but maybe the irrational connection between the acquistion of a useless player and winning a World Series is too hard to overcome.
I am shocked to see the Yankees, Mets and Red Sox associated with Eric Gagne given his contractual incentives to remian a closer. He has a clause that pays him for games finished. With Riveria, Wagner, and Papelbon, respectively, closing games, those dollars are lost.
Jermaine Dye appears to be doing his best to facilitate a deal by hitting another post-ASB break HR. If White Sox GM Kenny Williams accepts the equivalent for Dye that he did for Iguchi, a Dye trade would be a lock.
It's hard to say what the Sox might do before the deadline. They will not trade their big three prospects, so they appear to be limited. But if there's a way they can restoke the Dye fires, they will
Detroit, meanwhile, recently scouted Triple-A shortstop Clint Barmes as they attempt to acquire a utility infielder to replace the suspended Neifi Perez.