From Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal :
The Red Sox are on the verge of acquiring closer Eric Gagne (above), but their talks with the White Sox involving right fielder Jermaine Dye seemingly are dead, according to a major-league source.
The two teams apparently could not come to an agreement on players. Dye never was formally approached for his permission to approve a deal.
It is still possible that Dye could be traded before the non-waiver deadline at 4 p.m. ET. The Cubs, Diamondbacks and Angels could be possibilities.
The Diamondbacks have been shopping right fielder Carlos Quentin for pitching help. However, they are more likely to promote Justin Upton from Class AA than trade for Dye.
One possibility for the Diamondbacks is to trade for Nationals closer Chad Cordero, then ship him to the Mets in a three-way deal.
The Mets, though, are balking at the asking price for Cordero from both the Nationals and Diamondbacks.
SI.com’s Jon Heyman claims the Mets have offered Phillip Humber for Corder, but have balked at the Nats’ requests for Fernando Martinez, Mike Pelfrey, Carlos Gomez or Da Edge.
Will Death Wish be taking his (unlistenable) act to The Earl? The Braves are supposedly making a last minute push for Cincy’s Bronson Arroyo.