I'm not sitting on pins and needles waiting on which Double-A players the Phillies are getting for Joe Blanton, Shane Victorino or anyone else.
MLBTradeRumors.com, once again, has the energy and editorial discretion to untangle the rumors responsibly. I'd also encourage readers to use the time, between now and tomorrow's 4 p.m. deadline, to seek out some unique perspectives, perhaps from the Orioles' or Pirates' side, instead of reading the same recycled content from the national guys over and over and over again. Between the Olympics and the trade deadline, digital news, particularly the 140 character bursts on Twitter, has become such a boring and hollow experience.
So here's what's going to happen: I'm going to bed, you can discuss these rumors amongst yourselves, and when I wake up tomorrow, Ruben Amaro Jr. will have agreed on a deal for Chase Headley. Sounds about right.