Is it possible that there has been a lot of sound but little movement of sigificance (other than the Tigers-Marlins blockbuster) because of Bedard, Haren and Santana trade watching? Teams waiting to see who gets which pitchers first then moving in for secondary deals. Teams that are players in these deals hoarding chips until they are completely out of it, and the other teams left waiting?
So if Santana and Bedard or Haren don't get traded in the meetings the trades will follow later for players in the "second tier" market. That could mean a frustrating and fruitless windup to the meetings for the Reds.