Update 7:56pm: Just to clarify the Dodgers did not make any last minute deals today. I imagine Ned Colletti is going to get some sleep tonight. Tomorrow is a new day however and my gut says the Dodgers will make a deal in the next week or so. Colletti will now have to follow the August waiver rules however to get any deal done.
Update 5:32pm: Jon Heyman has an update that a blockbuster almost went through at the end today. The deal would have from the Padres Heath Bell and Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers for James Loney, Russell Martin, Blake DeWitt, James McDonald and Ivan Dejesus. I am shocked by the mere thought of this deal being publicized. This one is a tough call for me, but my first instinct is deal. What do you guys think deal or no deal?
Update 3:07pm:ESPN News is reporting Heath Bell was traded to the Dodgers. Unofficial. Deal did not go through per Jon Heyman see above.
Update 2:27pm: Early reports are saying neither the Dodgers or Angels were able to get a deal done before the deadline.
Update 1:50pm: No news out of Dodgertown yet. Be patient and keep your shorts on as it can take several hours for the deals made towards the end to be formally announced. Remember last year that the Manny deal wasn’t announced until almost 3 hours past the 4pm est deadline. I will have all the Dodgers rumors and news covered live for the remainder of the day.
Update 1:36pm: BREAKING NEWS It’s official Jake Peavy has been traded to the Chicago White Sox. SI’s Jon Heyman broke the story. I will be so glad to not have him in the NL West.
Update 1:21pm: The 2009 Trade Deadline has passed. No word yet of any other deals however it’s common for deals to be announced after the 4:00pm est deadline. I will keep you posted. It’s looking like Gonzalez, Bell, and Halladay are staying put.
Update 12:30pm: Tick Tock goes the clock, 30 minutes ’til the deadline arrives.
Update 12:01pm: Oh it just keeps getting better and better as we near the deadline hour. Rumors are pouring in that the Dodgers are now after Adrian Gonzalez and Heath Bell, trying to get at least one possibly both in a blockbuster deal. They are said to be in “serious discussions” on a potential deal. Ken Rosenthal has the official update here. James Loney is positively included in any deal for Gonzalez. This is so exciting isn’t it?
Update 11:26am: Hold your breath Dodger fans, according to Bill Shaikin of the Times Heath Bell is on the Dodgers radar. He is calling it a battle between the Angels and Dodgers. What would a bullpen look like with Sherrill, Bell, and Broxton in it? It’s easy the best ‘pen in the majors period.
Update 9:30am: Fox Sports Rosenthal and Morosi are saying the Dodgers are unlikely to reach a deal with the Blue Jays for Jason Frasor. The Dodgers quest continues in their search for bullpen help, and an addition to the rotation. They go on to say that the Pirates are listening to offers on Paul Maholm, Zach Duke, and Matt Capps. Duke and Capps would be perfect fits for the Dodgers, and the two teams have a good history in deadline deals.
Seattle ESPN Radio’s Mike Salk is saying Jarrod Washburn has been traded to the Detroit Tigers. The deal is official, and has been confirmed by Morosi with Fox Sports. Washburn is off the market for the Dodgers. Not sure how much interest Colletti had in Washburn anyway.