Writes David Roth,

For awhile, there was talk the Soriano trade was already done, But the only deals that really went down today were the Yanks adding a 9th starter in Shawn Chacon and the Pirates trading Dave Ross (I pretend to be him in Pittsburgh-area bars to get dates) for some fictitious Padres shortstop. I’d be surprised if the Soriano deal really happens. But whatever takes my mind off Dan Wheeler’s transformation into Mariano Rivera, you know?