The rumor mill seems to be spinning even faster than usual, with at least four potentially-intertwined trades remaining unannounced as Tuesday turns to Wednesday. With so much speculation out there, it's important to take a step back and take a look at what we actually know about each rumored deal:
As was first reported by Dennis Lin and Kirk Kenney of the San Diego Union-Tribune last Thursday morning, the Padres and Dodgers agreed to a deal that would sent Matt Kemp, Tim Federowicz and cash to San Diego in exchange for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. Multiple reports noted that the deal was pending physical examinations of the players involved, with Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com noting that Kemp's physical (which is not a slam-dunk) would take place on Tuesday.
Rosenthal reported tonight that the Padres are meeting to discuss the results of Kemp's physical tomorrow, meaning that a deal will be either announced or scuttled on Wednesday.
Major-league sources indicate that two of the players rumored to be headed to the Dodgers in the deal have not been notified that they have been traded, meaning that the deal hinges on Kemp's physical and that we should know the results within the next 24 hours.
Phillies/Dodgers - Jimmy Rollins
In addition, the Dodgers' acquisition of Jimmy Rollins appears to hinge on Kemp's physical, as multiple reports have indicated that Eflin, one of the prospects headed to Los Angeles in the Kemp deal, will be traded to Philadelphia along with Tom Windle.
If the deal for Kemp falls apart, the sides will likely work to replace Eflin (who would still be property of the Padres) with another player, meaning that the Rollins trade is not very threatened at this point.
Rays/Padres - Wil Myers
As first reported by Ken Rosenthal tonight, the Padres and Rays have been in talks about a trade involving Wil Myers, with Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports adding tonight that a trade between the clubs is "very close" and there is "significant optimism" that something gets done. Major-league sources indicate that the Rays have been looking at Padres' prospects R.J. Alvarez, Burch Smith and Matt Wisler in talks, with Jim Bowden of ESPN.com adding that Austin Hedges' name has also been involved.
Though reports have been conflicting all night on whether or not the Myers talks could be part of a three-team deal, Passan reports that players involved in the trade could be immediately flipped in a way similar to how the Dodgers sent Andrew Heaney to the Angels for Howie Kendrick after acquiring him for Dee Gordon and Dan Haren last week. One report ignited the possibility of Myers being sent to Seattle as part of a three-team deal that would send Taijuan Walker to the Padres, but Walker's inclusion has not been confirmed as a legitimate possibility to this point.
And then there's this: Passan notes that a piece involved in the deal is likely to be traded to the Nationals, who are known to be shopping a few players at this point. It is unclear how everything will fit together, but it appears that Washington is involved.
Mariners - Hitter
As first reported by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, the Mariners appear to be closing in on a deal for a hitter that could be announced in the next couple of days. A major-league source told me that the team was exploring "about fifteen different scenarios" in recent days as they searched for offensive help, and that it was likely that the player that they were closing in on was not someone that has been involved in serious trade rumors over the last couple of weeks.
I'm told the addition is unlikely to be Dayan Viciedo or Justin Upton, but one industry insider says that Ian Desmond may be the name to watch. If Seattle is working on a three-team deal with San Diego and Tampa, as some have speculated, then Wil Myers appears to be a possibility, as well.