3 PM Central has come and gone, and with it the 2012 non-waiver trade deadline. With Zack Greinke already gone the Brewers weren't expected to be a part of any major deals, and they were not. Here are some moves from around the NL Central:
- The Reds acquired closer Jonathan Broxton from the Royals, although I haven't heard the price yet.
- The Pirates acquired first baseman Gaby Sanchez from the Marlins for outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and a competitive balance draft pick and sent Casey McGehee to the Yankees for reliever Chad Qualls.
- The Cardinals acquired reliever Edward Mujica from the Marlins for minor league 3B Zach Cox.
- The Cubs appear to have waited until the last possible second to send Ryan Dempster to the Rangers.
The Phillies turned out to be the day's big sellers, sending Hunter Pence to the Giants and Shane Victorino to the Dodgers.
With the deadline passing we can likely stop speculating about possible deals involving Corey Hart, Aramis Ramirez, Yovani Gallardo and most of the other bigger-name members of the Brewer roster. It's possible Francisco Rodriguez or Randy Wolf could still be dealt in August, however.
Meanwhile, the Astros (who may not have had anything left to sell) and Brewers were the only NL Central teams not involved in a deal.
The Reds were reportedly working on a deal to acquire outfielder Denard Span from the Twins but were unable to finish it. The Cubs were rumored to have a deal in play involving Alfonso Soriano and the Tigers, but it also didn't happen.
Trades can still be completed over the next few weeks in August, but the players have to clear waivers first so it makes it much harder to a marquee name to move.