The 2016 Trade Deadline is upon us!
Big league teams have until 4:00 p.m. today to make all the exciting trades that we can handle.* Over the last few days, we’ve all been on the edge of our seats as rumors surrounding the status of Jay Bruce (and others) have been flying fast and furious. By early evening, we should have lots of answers.
*This is actually just the non-waiver trade deadline. MLB teams can still make trades for one more month, but only if a player passes through waivers before being dealt.
We’re going to use this post to update all the news and rumors throughout the day. Before we get to the latest on the trade front. While you’re waiting, we’ve had a ton of great content here at Redleg Nation over the last week. Go read any of these pieces that you might have missed (and share them with your friends):
–Nick Kirby’s Titanic Struggle Recap of last night’s victory in San Diego, the fifth straight series win for the good guys.
–Nick’s new Central Intelligence column from this morning.
–Steve Mancuso: Homer’s Oddysey
–Chris Garber: These Kids Today
–Patrick Jeter on Votto: Then and Now
–Matt Wilkes: Have the Reds found the right role for Raisel Iglesias?
–Redleg Nation Theater: The Eric Davis Show
Also, while you’re waiting for news to break, go listen to the latest episode of the Redleg Nation podcast — RNR #141: The 2016 Trade Deadline Spectacular! (Also use the links in that post to subscribe to the podcast. Please?)
Okay, let’s get to the trade deadline news and rumor. Again, this will be updated throughout the day.
BRUCE IS GONE?
EVEN MORE UPDATES:
Looking like Bruce deal might actually go through