Rise and shine! The MLB trade deadline is at 1 pm Pacific today. As the Angels play a day game right after that, all trades should be ironed out by game start and it’s fair to say that any player that takes the field for the Halos has not been moved. Billy Eppler has already moved Tommy La Stella. Jason Castro is already gone. In a matter of hours, we will know if any of Dylan Bundy, Andrelton Simmons, Brian Goodwin, or anyone else has been traded.
The Angels took two of three from the Mariners over the weekend and only have Monday’s game left against the M’s this season. Mike Trout’s stats weep. Jo Adell hit his first two home runs.
Around the league, some trades:
The Cubs get a slugger in José Martinez. The Padres trade for another catcher (but more a super utility player) in Austin Nola, giving up top prospect Taylor Trammell. Since their farm is actually healthy, making this trade is not the end of the world. They also got Mitch Moreland. And Trevor Rosenthal. The Braves acquired Tommy Milone early Sunday morning, and he went on to start for them that night. The Rockies added bullpen arm Mychal Givens.
A-Rod will not be the new owner of the New York Mets.
We’ll see what happens later today!