* Traded pitchers Cody Carroll, Dillon Tate and Josh Rogers to the Baltimore Orioles for pitcher Zach Britton.
* Traded 3rd baseman Brandon Drury and left fielder Billy McKinney to the Toronto Blue Jays for pitcher J.A. Happ.
* Traded pitchers Chasen Shreve (thank God) and Giovanny Gallegos (not much better) to the St. Louis Cardinals forn1st baseman Luke Voit and international prospect money.
* Traded pitcher Caleb Fare to the Chicago White Sox for international prospect money.
* Traded pitcher Adam Warren (thank God) to the Seattle Mariners for international prospect money. (Brian Cashman must have his eye on a good Japanese pitcher.)
* And traded 1st baseman Tyler Austin and pitcher Luis Rijo to the Minnesota Twins for pitcher Lance Lynn.
I'm fine with all of these moves.
So far, my big fear, that Cashman would trade Masahiro Tanaka and Gary Sanchez for 147 "prospects" hasn't happened.
Still no word on whether the Washington Nationals are trading Bryce Harper. The Yankees don't need him. But the Boston Red Sox... Would David Ortiz give permission to wear Number 34?
Wait, here's a trade coming in over the wire...
America has traded Donald Trump to Russia for cash and a teenaged figure skater to be named later.
If only it were that easy...
Days until The Arsenal play again: 1, tomorrow, an International Champions Cup game against Chelsea, at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.
Days until the next Yankees-Red Sox series begins: 2, on Friday night, at Fenway Park.
Days until the New York Red Bulls play again: 4, this Sunday night, home to expansion team Los Angeles FC.
Days until the Red Bulls next play a "derby": 22, onWednesday, August 22, against New York City FC, at Yankee Stadium II.
Days until Rutgers University plays football again: 32, on Saturday, September 1, home to Texas State University. A little over a month.
Days until East Brunswick High School plays football again: 38, on Friday, September 7, away to Piscataway.
Days until the U.S. national soccer team plays again: 38, on Friday, September 7, a "friendly" against Brazil, at MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands.
Days until the New Jersey Devils play another competitive game: 67, on Saturday, October 6, against the Edmonton Oilers, at... Scandinavium, an arena in Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden. Yes, that will be a regular-season game, part of the NHL Global Series. The Mulberry Street Marauders will warm up for it on October 1, with an exhibition game in Switzerland against SC Bern; while the Oilers will visit Kölner Haie in Cologne, Germany on October 3.
Days until the New Jersey Devils next play a local rival: 81, on Saturday afternoon, October 20, against the Philadelphia Flyers, a.k.a. The Philth, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The 1st game against the New York Islanders, a.k.a. the Fish Sticks, will be on Saturday night, November 3, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The 1st game against the New York Rangers, a.k.a. The Scum, will be on Thursday night, January 31, 2019, at the Prudential Center.
Days until the next Rutgers-Penn State game: 109, on Saturday, November 17, at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Days until the next East Brunswick-Old Bridge Thanksgiving high school football game: 114, on Thursday, November 22. A little under 4 months.
Days until the next North London Derby: 124, on Sunday, December 2, at the Emirates Stadium. It had been set for December 1, but was moved due to Arsenal once again being stuck playing Europa League games on Thursday nights. No more "Thursday is Spursday" jokes for us Gooners.
Days until a Democratic Congress can convene, and the impeachment process can begin: 156, on Thursday, January 3, 2019. A little over 5 months.
Days until the Baseball Hall of Fame vote is announced, electing Mariano Rivera: 176, on January 23, 2019. A little under 6 months.
Days until the next Women's World Cup kicks off: 311, on June 7, 2019, in France. A little over 10 months. The U.S. team, as 3-time and defending Champions, has, as usual, a better chance than the men's team would have had in 2018 anyway.
Days until the Yankees and Red Sox play each other in London: 333, on June 29, 2019. A little under 11 months.
Days until my 50th Birthday, at which point I can join AARP and get discounts for travel and game tickets: 505, on December 18, 2019. A little under a year and a half, or a little under 17 months.
Days until the Baseball Hall of Fame vote is announced, electing Derek Jeter: 540, on January 22, 2020. A little under a year and a half, or a little under 18 months.
Days until the next Summer Olympics begins in Tokyo, Japan: 724, on July 24, 2020. A shade under 2 years, or just under 24 months.
Days until the next Presidential election, when we can dump the Trump-Pence regime and elect a real Administration: 826, on November 3, 2020. Under 2 1/2 years, or a little over 27 months.
Days until Liberation Day: 904, at noon on January 20, 2021. Under 3 years, or a little under 30 monnths. Note that this is liberation from the Republican Party, not just from Donald Trump. Having Mike Pence as President wouldn't be better, just differently bad, mixing theocracy with plutocracy, rather than mixing kleptocracy with plutocracy.
Days until the next Winter Olympics begins in Beijing, China: 1,284, on February 4, 2022. A little over 3 1/2 years, or a little over 42 months.
Days until the next World Cup for which the American team will be eligible is scheduled to kick off: 1,574, on November 21, 2022, in Qatar. Under 4 1/2 years, or a little under 52 months. The charges of corruption against Qatar may yet mean that they will lose the tournament, in which case it will be moved to a nation where it would not be too hot to play it in June and July.