Any trades get made yet today? Let's take a look:
• The Mariners traded Jarrod Washburn to the Tigers for a pair of lefthanded pitchers. Seattle, eight games back in the AL West, gets Luke French (a 133 ERA+ in five starts with the Tigers this year) and Mauricio Robles (who will report to a Mariners' Class-A affiliate).
• The Twins got Orlando Cabrera from the Athletics, he of the .683 OPS. (Jimmy Rollins' OPS is .670, for reference). The A's get Tyler Ladendorf, an infield prospect. Meanwhile in Minnesota, a Hells Angel was arrested for DUI! You just don't expect such behavior from them.
• The Indians continue their 2009 sell-off, as a "Tweet" from USA Today writer Bob Nightengale has Victor Martinez going to the Red Sox. Boston.com has a near minute-by-minute history of today's rumors.
• And, in the most important trade of the day, the Dodgers get Vinny Rottino from Milwaukee for Claudio Vargas. Look out, National League!
I will update this post as additional trades get made, just like every other baseball blog is doing today.
Update: Or I might not. It depends.
Update 2: Awwright, fine, here you go, commenting crew.
Update 3: Jonathan Mayo writes on his Twitter that Nick Hagadone and Justin Masterson are part of the V-Mart deal with the Indians. In related news, I am in a Rotisserie league with Jonathan Mayo. I traded for Evan Longoria from a team he runs with a co-owner this year. Who will make out better: Me... or the Indians?!
Update 4: Tomorrow is Victor Martinez Bobblehead Day in Cleveland. Ha!
Update 5: MLB Network reports Ken Rosenthal reports the Dodgers are working out a "blockbuster" trade with the Padres with Loney going to San Diego and Heath Bell and Adrian Gonzalez going to the Dodgers. And now I'm reporting this.
Update 6: This note from the Texas Rangers' Twitter:
You don't say.
Update 7: Toronto has acquired right-hander Sean Smith from Pittsburgh (or, rather, the Altoona Curve).
Update 8: "Should we give a crap about that Toronto move for Sean Smith?" No.
Update 9: MLBTRADERUMOROVERLOAD!!!111 Hold on, I'm searching for modafinil so I can keep up.
Update 10: Oh, yeah: Looks like Adam LaRoche is headed to the Braves and Jerry Hairston Jr. is headed to the Yankees.
Update 11: Jon Heyman reports Scott Rolen is headed to the Reds if he agrees to it. That reminds me of this column from Mike Downey of the Trib last year last year after the Chisox acquired Griffey.
Update 12: Poor Washington Nationals.
MLB Network won't even report the minor leaguers they got back in the Beimel deal.
Update 13: LaRoche went to the Braves for Casey Kotchman, strangely enough. Everyone's speculating that the Red Sox are trying to move Kotchman now.
Update 14: Rolen is headed to the Reds for Edwin Encarnacion and a prospect. Yeah, I dunno.
Update 15: It's 4 o'clock! No more trades! Unless we hear of some afterward!
Update 16: The Marlins got Nick Johnson. Watch out, Phillies!
Update 17: OMG, WHAT? MLB Network says Jake Peavy just went to the White Sox for some minor leaguers.