Will Be Traded:
- Jarrod Washburn and Miguel Cairo, Seattle Mariners to New York Yankees:
There was talk that the Mariners would send both Washburn and Jose Vidro to the Yankees for Kei Igawa, but that was just to match up salaries. I think the Yankees would like to have Cairo back given his history with them and the success the Yankees have had with veteran utilitymen (Luis Sojo, Cairo) who provide surprisingly clutch hits in the post-season.
- Arthur Rhodes, Seattle Mariners to New York Mets or Chicago Cubs:
Cubs manager Lou Piniella relied heavily on Rhodes while managing the Mariners and would presumably love to have him again for similar reasons as the Mets would want him.
- Raul Ibanez and Miguel Batista, Seattle Mariners to Arizona Diamondbacks:
- Kevin Millar, Baltimore Orioles to Florida Marlins:
- Chad Bradford, Baltimore Orioles to St. Louis Cardinals:
- David Eckstein, Toronto Blue Jays to Los Angeles Dodgers:
- Adam Dunn, Cincinnati Reds to Los Angeles Angels:
Won't Be Traded:
- Brian Fuentes and Matt Holliday, Colorado Rockies:
- Mark Teixeira, Atlanta Braves:
- Manny Ramirez, Boston Red Sox:
- George Sherrill, Baltimore Orioles:
- Vicente Padilla, Texas Rangers:
Other teams that should be clearing out the house like the Nationals, Astros and the Padres have either made some strange maneuvers (Jon Rauch from the Nats to the Diamondbacks for one minor league infielder; Randy Wolf to the Astros for unfathomable reasons) or are just content to hang onto what they have and go down their current dead-end road (the Padres).
The trading deadline in recent years has either been heavy on rumors and light on action or vice versa; there are many teams in playoff contention this year, but that doesn't mean any deals of consequence are going to happen even if they should for the benefit of all involved.