As I made this post last season, we had four deals take place. So far this season we have had four agreed upon and processed. What will happen before our sim deadline on Thursday, as of now here are the deals with a little note on each; they are as follow: ================================ Detroit and Chicago Cubs Trade The Cubs strengthened their bullpen and didn't give up much at all to get a top 10 reliever in Ken Smith. Detroit received a smokescreen top 100 prospect and a decent P in Burgess. Detroit Sends: CL Ken Smith 2.5/2.5 ML (DFA) Cubs Send: 2B Kojiro Oshita 1.5/4 AAA MR Paul Burgess .5/.5 AAA ================================ Rays and Rangers Trade Rangers pick up a very good pitcher from the Rays loaded staff, as Tampa receives three prospects. Rays trade: SP Scott McCall (ML) Rangers trade: SP Doug Coull (AA) OF Brennan Hamilton (AA) SP Cal McIntosh (R) ================================ Yankees and White Sox Trade New York picks up some of the White Sox fire sale as they send their best pitching prospect back to the Sox. New York Sends: SP Joseph Mitchell - .5* / 5* - 20 y/o - A Tampa Yankees CL Kerry Oliver - .5* / .5* - 21 y/o - SA Staten Island Yankees Chicago Sends: SP Shane Thomas - 4* / 4* - 28 y/o - ML Chicago White Sox ================================ Astros and Yankees Trade Yankees continue to build their rotation through trades as they take Mendoza as he winds down his career, the Astros take on some prospects in which he will probably flip down the road. Houston Sends: SP Mauro Mendoza - 2.5* / 2.5* - 33 y/o - ML Houston Astros New York Sends: RF Ricardo Pacheco - 1* / 1* - 21 y/o - SA Staten Island Yankees SP Craig Nicholson - .5* / 1* - 20 y/o - A Tampa Yankees SP Horace Jones - .5* / 3* - 22 y/o - A Tampa Yankees ================================ The Tribe are looking to make some small deals at the deadline, they are looking to just improve depth and add a 5th starter; "nothing to heavy." There are swirls of a three team deal looking to get done, one that would send two veteran pitchers to two different clubs with the return of a lot of prospects. What will St. Louis, Boston, Miami, Atlanta, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, and Los Angeles Angels do as we come down to the deadline? How will the Chicago White Sox execute their plan in flipping some of the best players for prospects in order to reload? How many or how much will the Angels trade away their stud prospects in order to get either Marcos 'Spooks' Romero or David Taylor? What kind of offers will Tampa Bay see for David Taylor and what will they end up doing with Rafael Cruz, Gabriel Carrión, and Mike MacColman?