Well, the Celtics must have gotten the memo meant for Theo Epstein that the trading deadline is today. There’s no way the Sox will be making a deal containing a player the magnitude of Kevin Garnett, but apparently Jermaine Dye might have to do.
From Edes this morning:
Just touched base with one of my sources, and he told me the Red Sox are still waiting to hear back from the White Sox on Jermaine Dye. The ball is in the White Sox court, he said. Of course, it’s an hour earlier in Chicago.
Edes reported in the print edition that the Sox had made a counteroffer that Kenny Williams was taking "under serious consideration." He also said one Major League source told him the Sox were close to landing Eric Gagne, but he seems skeptical.
The Yankees are also pursuing Gagne, but their problem seems to be the same as the Sox’, namely:
The Sox are still unwilling to part with the Big Three, and the Yankees also are unwilling to part with any of their Big 500 — as we’ve learned, all Yankee prospects are better than any Sox prospects and, frankly, we’re ashamed to have even suggested that the Sox might have some pretty good minor leaguers in their own right.
Consider this your Deadline Day thread for anything that may (or may not) transpire.