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So Andy wasn't blowing smoke when he said nothing was going to happen today. The Orioles stood pat, which means they'll probably wait around for a contending team to suffer a big personnel hit in August.

The day seemed relatively uneventful baseball-wide, except for the deal that sent Ken Griffey Jr. to the White Sox for two players, until the Red Sox completed the last-minute three-way deal that sent Manny Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Sox got Jason Bay from the Pirates and the Pirates got four minor leaguers.

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The best deal? I'll go with the acquisition of Rich Harden by the Cubs earlier in the month, even though he's lost two of his first three decisions. He's only given up two earned runs in 17 1/3 innings, but is getting Jeremy Guthrie run support. The more obvious choices might be C.C Sabathia to the Brewers, but I think Harden will end up being the better pitcher down the stretch unless he trips over the foul line or something.

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