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HBT Trade Deadline Tracker

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We’re constantly updating the doings at the trade deadline with individual posts here at HBT, but for those only looking for the big picture, we offer this handy dandy list of the trades that have gone down.

The trades are listed in reverse chronological order and are identified by the key player in each deal. Links go to HardballTalk’s post reporting and/or analyzing the trade.

This list will be updated throughout the day, so be sure to bookmark it.

Erik Bedard

Three-team deal: Red Sox trade C Tim Federowicz, RHP Juan Rodriguez and RHP Stephen Fife to Dodgers and OF Chih Hsien Chiang to Mariners; Dodgers trade OF Trayvon Robinson to Mariners; Mariners trade LHP Erik Bedard and RHP Josh Fields to the Red Sox

Ryan Ludwick

Pirates trade player to be named later or cash to the Padres for OF Ryan Ludwick

Mike Adams

Rangers trade RHP Joe Wieland and LHP Robert Erlin to the Padres for RHP Mike Adams

Brad Ziegler

Diamondbacks trade 1B Brandon Allen and LHP Jordan Norberto to the Athletics for RHP Brad Ziegler

Michael Bourn

Braves trade OF Jordan Schafer, LHP Brett Oberholtzer, RHP Paul Clemens and RHP Juan Abreu to the Astros for OF Michael Bourn

Derrek Lee

Pirates trade 1B Aaron Baker to the Orioles for 1B Derrek Lee

Orlando Cabrera

Giants trade OF Thomas Neal to the Indians for INF Orlando Cabrera

Ubaldo Jimenez

Indians trade LHP Drew Pomeranz, RHP Alex White, RHP Joe Gardner and 1B Matt McBride to the Rockies for RHP Ubaldo Jimenez

Koji Uehara

Rangers trade 1b/3B Chris Davis and RHP Tommy Hunter to the Orioles for RHP Koji Uehara

Jason Marquis

Diamondbacks trade INF Zach Walters to the Nationals for RHP Jason Marquis

Mike Aviles

Red Sox trade INF Yamaico Navarro and RHP Kendal Volz to the Royals for INF Mike Aviles

Jerry Hairston Jr.

Brewers trade OF Erik Komatsu to the Nationals for INF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr.

Doug Fister/Charlie Furbush

Tigers trade LHP Charlie Furbush, OF Casper Wells, 3B Francisco Martinez and a player to be named later to the Mariners for RHP Doug Fister and RHP David Pauley

Rafael Furcal

Cardinals trade OF Alex Castellanos to the Dodgers for SS Rafael Furcal

Hunter Pence

Phillies trade RHP Jarred Cosart, 1B Jonathan Singleton, RHP Josh Zeid and a player to be named later to the Astros for OF Hunter Pence and cash

Carlos Beltran

Giants trade RHP Zack Wheeler to the Mets for OF Carlos Beltran and cash

Kosuke Fukudome

Indians trade OF Abner Abreu and RHP Carlton Smith to the Cubs for OF Kosuke Fukudome

Colby Rasmus/Edwin Jackson

Blue Jays trade RHP Edwin Jackson, LHP Marc Rzepczynski, RHP Octavio Dotel and OF Corey Patterson to the Cardinals for OF Colby Rasmus, LHP Trever Miller, RHP P.J. Walters and LHP Brian Tallet.  This trade occurred immediately after the White Sox traded Jackson and 3B/OF Mark Teahen to the Blue Jays for RHP Jason Frasor and RHP Zach Stewart

Felipe Lopez

Rays trade INF Felipe Lopez to the Brewers for cash considerations

Wil Nieves

Brewers trade C Wil Nieves to the Braves for cash considerations

Juan Rivera

Blue Jays trade OF Juan Rivera to the Dodgers for a player to be named later

Jonny Gomes

Nationals trade LHP Chris Manno and OF Bill Rhinehart to the Reds for OF Jonny Gomes

Jeff Keppinger

Giants traded RHP Henry Sosa and RHP Jason Stoffel to the Astros for INF Jeff Keppinger

Wilson Betemit

Tigers trade LHP Antonio Cruz and C Julio Rodriguez to the Royals for 3B Wilson Betemit

Francisco Rodriguez

Brewers trade player to be named later to Mets for RHP Francisco Rodriguez and cash

Cardinals will bring back Mike Matheny for the 2017 season

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Manager Mike Matheny #22 of the St. Louis Cardinals looks on while the umpires review a call against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the third inning at AT&T Park on September 16, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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The Cardinals went from winning 100 games last season to 82 entering Wednesday evening’s game, and they might not even make the playoffs. Still, the organization will bring back manager Mike Matheny for the 2017 season, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Owner Bill DeWitt, Jr. said, “Mike’s done a really good job for us. There’s no thought that we’re going to go in any different direction.”

GM John Mozeliak also expressed his support, saying, “Mike takes a lot of heat, and I’ve defended him and I will continue to. I really feel like some of the things that we’re dealing with aren’t fair to put on the manager.”

Mozeliak continued, “I do feel like all of us are always held accountable for what we do here, so there’s nobody excluded from that. But having said that, I don’t look at him as someone that we are where we are because of that.”

Matheny has received criticism for his bullpen usage, but the Cardinals have only 15 blown saves as a team, the fourth-lowest total in baseball this season.

Pete Mackanin on Phillies’ bullpen: “Somebody else has to [bleeping] step up.”

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 15: Manager Pete Mackanin #45 of the Philadelphia Phillies makes a pitching change in the eighth inning during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park on June 15, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Blue Jays won 7-2. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
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The Phillies’ bullpen led to yet another loss on Tuesday. Severino Gonzalez, Luis Garcia, Joely Rodriguez, and David Hernandez combined to allow six runs in five innings, allowing the Braves to come back and win 7-6 after falling behind 6-0 after the first two innings.

The game prior, the Phillies’ bullpen surrendered 14 runs in four innings in a 17-0 loss to the Mets. The game before that, the bullpen yielded four runs in four innings, nearly squandering the Phillies’ 10-0 lead after four innings. And last Thursday, the Phillies had taken an 8-6 lead in the top of the 11th, but Edubray Ramos served up a walk-off three-run home run to Asdrubal Cabrera. It’s been a tough month.

Manager Pete Mackanin ripped the bullpen when speaking to the media after Tuesday’s game. Via Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly:

Neris was going to close for us. I thought about using him with two outs in the eighth. But, at some point, somebody else has to do a (bleeping) job. Somebody else has to (bleeping) step up. In two games now, every reliever I brought in has given up a (bleeping) run. That’s unheard of.

The Phillies currently own the fourth-worst bullpen ERA in baseball at 4.97.  Only the Rockies (5.12), Reds (5.07), and Diamondbacks (4.98) have been worse.

In fairness to the bullpen, aside from Jeanmar Gomez (who lost his job as closer earlier this month) and free agent signee David Hernandez, the bullpen is intentionally comprised of young, inexperienced pitchers as the Phillies are still rebuilding. If the Phillies were aiming for a playoff spot, it would be one thing, but the struggles are to be expected when one throws 24-year-olds into the deep end.