The Phillies did not complete a trade ahead of Wednesday's 4 p.m. deadline. None at all. Michael Young is still a Phillie and is in Wednesday's lineup at first base.
This doesn't mean Young and his teammates will all remain with the Phils through August. To be traded now, they must be placed on waivers. If they are claimed, the Phillies can work out a deal with the claiming team, pull the player back, or simply let the claiming team absorb his contract.
If a player clears waivers, the Phillies could trade him to any team.
The offers simply weren't good enough. Judgment should probably be withheld until we see if any moves are made the first or second week of August. You don't just give a player away for nothing.
Overall, this was an incredibly boring trade deadline, with the three biggest moves involving Jake Peavy, Ian Kennedy and Bud Norris. It really showed that in the two-wildcard-world, the deadline needs to be pushed back at least two weeks, to Aug. 14 or 15. There are simply too many contenders and not enough sellers. A handful of teams that weren't out of the playoff race on July 31 will be two weeks from now.