From what I have read, the teams have agreed upon the terms of the trade. So all that is left to work out is the restructuring of A-Rod’s deal. News reports say that Orza is in Florida today for a Bubba Trammell-related issue, so he’s not available (who knows if that is accurate, of course). I therefore question the timing of the “deadline”. Again, the constipation of the system is a real concern, for sure, but this deal (obviously) requires complex negotiation with the PA, with the player himself, and this deadline seems arbitrary, like a power play from Bud Selig. I don’t trust it, nor do I think it necessary.