August 4, 2012 |
Inside the press box at triple-A Albuquerque two weeks ago, Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti closed all the doors and windows, activated his cell phone to speaker mode and launched an impromptu conference call. With Colletti were Dodgers President Stan Kasten and assistant general manager De Jon Watson. Special assistant Rick Ragazzo, player personnel director Vance Lovelace and director of contracts Alex Tamin were on connecting lines. The news that brought them together: Ragazzo had learned that the Miami Marlins were willing to trade star infielder Hanley Ramirez.
March 13, 2012 |
At this rate, it may be a week mostly swapping regrets instead of coveted players. The Lakers want to upgrade at point guard and/or small forward but are reluctant to part with Pau Gasol or a first-round draft pick. New Orleans hopes to get something in exchange for Chris Kaman but has to get any trade past the notorious deal breaker known as David Stern. Orlando desperately wants to avoid a repeat of the Shaquille O'Neal fiasco of 1996, when the departure of "The Diesel" left the franchise on empty, but trading Dwight Howard when there's even a remote chance of keeping him beyond this season might be too much to bear.
February 28, 2011 |
The frenzy in the weeks before the NHL trade deadline proved more exciting than the final hours of wheeling and dealing. Who didn't move was as noteworthy as the 35 players uprooted in 16 trades Monday, leaving the Kings to make the biggest splash in a quiet pond. After being told Dallas center Brad Richards wasn't available to them, the Kings went for size over speed. To acquire four-time 20-goal scorer Dustin Penner, a brawny but inconsistent left wing who was a contributor to the Ducks' 2007 Stanley Cup championship, the Kings gave the Edmonton Oilers minor league defenseman Colten Teubert, a first-round pick in a thin entry draft in June and a 2012 third-round pick that will become a second-rounder if the Kings win the Stanley Cup this year.
July 4, 2006 |
No matter what the standings say at the end of this week or at the end of this month, General Manager Bill Stoneman says the Angels will not be a seller before the July 31 trade deadline. The Angels opened the final week before the All-Star break in last place in the American League West, seven games under .500 and five games out of first. They play all their games this week against either the Seattle Mariners or the Oakland Athletics, two of the three teams ahead of them.
July 18, 1999 |
With the Angels pretty much having decided to take Chuck Finley off the trade market (as if there was a market the way he's pitching) and the Philadelphia Phillies intent on retaining Curt Schilling as they make a wild-card run, which starting pitchers remain available as baseball moves toward the non-waiver trade deadline of July 31?
August 1, 2004 |
The Big Unit wasn't traded on deadline Saturday, but a big parcel of the Red Sox Nation was. In a spotlight-stealing, four-team blockbuster, Nomar Garciaparra exchanged one curse for another, going from landmark status among Boston fans to the shortstop-needy Chicago Cubs.
March 14, 2000 |
A record 20 trades involving 29 players were made the day of the NHL's trading deadline last season. That may be surpassed before today's noon (Pacific time) deadline, but the timing makes a major move a major gamble. The NHL season is nearly 85% over, and most teams have only a dozen games left. The NBA started its season a month earlier and set its deadline Feb. 24, when about a third of the schedule remained.
July 17, 2010 |
Tuesday and Wednesday: at New York Yankees Thursday through Sunday: at Texas Rangers The Angels embark on a two-week march to the trade deadline, with the front office watching to see if the team treads water or drowns during a 12-game stretch against the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox. The Angels lost six games in July 2008 and seven games in July 2009, but they lost eight of their first 11 games this July. The Angels play four games next weekend in Texas, where they have lost eight of their last 11. Vladimir Guerrero had four hits, including a home run, when the first-place Rangers beat the Angels twice in Arlington in May.
February 27, 2012 |
When: 5 p.m. PST. Where: Bridgestone Arena. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 28-22-12, Predators 36-19-7. Update: With the trade deadline looming, indications were from the Kings that they were looking only at "secondary-type deals. " Their big move, of course, was trading for forward Jeff Carter last week. They said they were probably done in terms of making another significant deal. Things obviously could change with one phone call from another desperate general manager.
February 25, 2007 |
The Kings peeled another page off the desk calendar Saturday, marking the day with a 6-5 shootout victory over to the Colorado Avalanche before an announced capacity crowd of 18,118. Dustin Brown's goal in the sixth round of the shootout sent the Kings into a four-day break with a victory. Just who will be in uniform for the Kings when they take the ice next will be determined by late Tuesday, after the NHL trade deadline. There are some certainties.