Trade Deadline: Things are Starting to Heat Up...for other teams

It looks like two big deals have already gone down today.  First, the Pirates traded Jack Wilson and Ian Snell to the Seattle Mariners for Jeff Clement, Ronny Cedeno, Aaron Pribanic, Brett Lorin and Nathan Adcock.  It also has been rumored that the Pirates will be sending a "significant amount of cash" to the Mariners.  As I said in the Farmers Only thread, the Pirates now have just $14 million in guaranteed salary for 2010.  They've also traded 7 of their 9 2009 Opening Day starters, and Freddy Sanchez is on the blocks.

The other big deal is one where the Phillies have acquired Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco to for minor leaguers Jason Knapp, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald and Lou Marson.  I doubt this is quite like getting Grady Sizemore, Cliff Lee, and Brandon Phillips for Bartolo Colon, but this is still a very good haul for the Indians.  I like this deal a lot for both teams actually since the Phillies now have an $8 million option on Lee for next season.

As for our Reds, I haven't heard a single peep on them yet today except that the Yankees are no longer interested in Bronson Arroyo.  I'm back to being convinced that they won't make a deal before the deadline.

Feel free to make up your own rumors about the Reds here.

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