Print and Go Back ESPN.com: MLB Trade Deadline [Print without images]

Thursday, July 31, 2008
More A's deals unlikely


The Oakland Athletics were among the most active teams in trade discussions during the past 35 days as they swapped pitchers Rich Harden and Joe Blanton, and they've had some talks with the White Sox about Huston Street in recent days. But one source says the chances of the A's making a deal before the deadline are "about 1 percent." Everything can change with one phone call, of course.