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Yankees Get McGehee at Deadline; Mets Silent

DENVER, CO - JULY 18:  First baseman Casey McGehee #14 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on July 18, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  The Pirates defeated the Rockies 9-6 to win the three game series.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) He doesn't always crouch like this.

The trading deadline has just passed, and as almost everyone predicted, neither the Mets nor the Yankees made any major moves, major or minor. The Yankees, if you believe Jim Bowden (and hey, who wouldn't?), were close to getting Ryan Dempster from the Cubs, but the Rangers swiped him away at the last minute, so they "settled" for trading for Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Casey McGehee. They gave up Chad Qualls, whom we know you will miss. This could mean something about the Yankees' worries about Alex Rodriguez coming back in a timely fashion, or maybe the Yankees were just bored. Anyway, there could be more trades after the waiver deadline, but nothing major. So, everybody rest easy: Derek Jeter remains a Yankee! That was close.

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