Deal or No Deal?

Update: The Associated Press says that the deal is done.

Sweet Jesus.

What a crazy day. Shira Springer reported around 1:45 this afternoon that the latest edition of the Kevin Garnett to Boston trade did not include Al Jefferson or Rajon Rondo going to Minnesota as part of the deal.

That lasted an hour. In fact, Springer updated an hour later to say Jefferson was back in the deal. Was he ever really out of the deal? I don’t think so.

Meanwhile, at noon, Steve Bulpett was saying that the deal was “essentially completed.”

Just get this thing done already. Nothing makes more nervous than media reports of blockbluster deals that “could be completed in the next 48 hours.” Doesn’t it seem like those deals never get done? With all the variations of this trade being floated around out there, it would seem that things are not as far along as some are reporting. John Dennis and Jon Meterparel reported the deal “done” this morning – it appears that was a little premature.

Keep up with the latest rumors and posts at CelticsLinks.com.

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Congratulations to Michael Holley, who announced that he got married during his recent vacation from his mid-day show on WEEI.

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Jessica Heslam had a breakdown on Friday of the latest radio ratings for Boston. Seems the absence of Gerry Callahan didn’t hurt the WEEI morning show any, as they finished just behind WXKS-FM in the 25-54 demographic. They also handily won the afternoon drive slot in that same demo, and also finished first overall in that demo for all week listening. For all listeners over 12, WEEI finished tied for 5th in the Boston market with sister station WRKO.

This was one of the better ratings breakdowns that I’ve seen posted.

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Jermaine Dye to the Red Sox? Maybe, but the latest post by Gordon Edes has the price too high still for the Red Sox. (Check RedSoxLinks.com for the latest.)

Red Sox Monster has a Baltimore columnist predicting that the Red Sox are going choke away the A.L. East and finish out of the playoffs.

Pat Kirwan has a report from Patriots training camp.

Don Banks was also in Foxboro for the start of training camp.

John Gonzalez has a feature on Rich Garces for Boston Magazine.

Peter King has another edition of Monday Morning Quarterback.

Tony Massarotti looks at the top five names on the MLB trading block.

Sean McAdam says not to expect too many blockbuster trades at this trading deadline.

Adam Schein says that Eric Mangini might not be considered as much of a Man-genius this season.

Chad Finn has his Nine Innings national column for FoxSports.

Former 49er head coach Bill Walsh has passed away.

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Tonight

7:00pm, ESPN – Phillies @ Cubs

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