Welcome to Trade Deadline 2009 for the San Diego Padres. We'll keep the blog updated on any breaking news on a deal between the Red Sox and Padres for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and possibly closer Heath Bell.
7/31/09 3:45pm CDT Peavy is on the radio with Darren Smith of XX Sports Radio in San Diego talking about his move from San Diego to Chicago. The players coming back to San Diego are Clayton Richard, Aaron Poreda, Adam Russell and Dexter Carter.
7/31/09 3:35pm CDT Deal has been confirmed by Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Peavy's agent, Barry Axelrod, is currently on with Darren Smith with XX Sports Radio in San Diego.
7/31/09 3:30pm CDT SI.com Jon Heyman and New York Post Joel Sherman are both reporting that Jake Peavy has accepted the deal and will be headed to the Chicago White Sox for four minor league players. I'll have the names posted shortly.
7/31/09 3:25pm CDT Jake Peavy has, AGAIN, been dealt to the Chicago White Sox according to Jon Heyman of SI.com. This apparently is no joke. What makes the Padres think Jake will approve this the second time around? I don't get this....
7/31/09 3:05pm CDT Just because the trade deadline has come and gone at 4pm CDT, it doesn't mean teams weren't given an extension. USA Today's Bob Nightengale is reporting, via Twitter, that the Angels are working on a "big deal." Last we heard, the Angels had been talking to the Padres about Heath Bell.
7/31/09 2:15pm CDT According to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, the Minnesota Twins have now joined in the race for Padres' closer Heath Bell, although they also have interest in Michael Wuertz of the Oakland A's.
7/31/09 2:10pm CDT With the acquisition of Victor Martinez, the Red Sox have virtually ended their pursuit of Padres' first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. However, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Dodgers and Angels are now looking into a blockbuster deal for both Gonzalez and closer Heath Bell.
7/31/09 1:30pm CDT Bill Shaikin of the LA Times is reporting that the Angels and Dodgers are in a battle for Padres' closer Heath Bell. I'm curious to see what either team is offering.
7/31/09 12:55pm CDT Per USA Today's Bob Nightengale, via Twitter, the Red Sox are close to a deal that would land them Victor Martinez. This could end the Sox pursuit of Adrian Gonzalez.
7/31/09 12:37pm CDT A source close to ESPN's Jayson Stark says the Padres' asking price for Adrian Gonzalez is "astronomical, three times the asking price on Halladay."
7/31/09 12:35pm CDT SI.com's Jon Heyman hears the Padres and Red Sox are still in talks over Adrian Gonzalez but that the two sides are still far apart. He's also reporting that Heath Bell's name has come up during these talks. Buchholz, Lowrie, and Masterson are "in the mix" but the Padres are asking that Westmoreland and Anderson also be included.
7/31/09 12:10pm CDT MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo is on the ball today. He reported on Twitter that the odds of the Padres trading Adrian Gonzalez is "very low right now".
7/31/09 11:25am CDT ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Red Sox are still talking to the Padres but nothing imminent as of yet.
7/31/09 8:12am CDT Mark Feinsand and Bill Madden of the New York Daily News report that the Red Sox are in "full pursuit" of Adrian Gonzalez. You have to believe that the Padres are asking for at least four to five prospects, not to mention Clay Buchholz, in return.
7/31/09 1:15am CDT As of late Thursday evening, the only thing we knew was that the Red Sox had called San Diego about the availability of All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and possibly closer Heath Bell.
Nick Cafardo from the Boston Globe had an article out saying the two teams were active in trade talks and that they could peak sometime on Friday afternoon prior to the deadline.