The hot stove rumors are out there. There’s a 3-way trade outlined today on the mlbtraderumors.com blog:
“Cubs/Red Sox/Mariners Trade Possible
A reliable source told me today about a three-way deal that is “imminent.” It’s always risky to throw around “imminent,” but I’m just quoting him here.
Here’s the scenario:
BOS gives: Bronson Arroyo, Tony Graffanino, PTBNL
BOS gets: Jeremy Reed, Will Ohman
CHC gives: Corey Patterson, Ohman
CHC gets: Raul Ibanez, Graffanino, cash
SEA gives: Reed, Ibanez, cash
SEA gets: Arroyo, Patterson, PTBNL”
My understanding is that this trade is a nonstarter. Ain’t happening.