Monday, August 1, 2011
Trade Deadline Deals: Braves Finally Make a Move
Other intriguing moves:
Eric Bedard (from Seattle) to the Red Sox: After the deal for Rich Harden fell through, this is the only starter the Sox could get? For their sakes, at least the Yankees chose not to do a single damn thing to improve their pitching (good luck Brian Cashman, because everyone but CC is hanging on by a thread).
Mike Adams (from San Diego) and Koji Uehara (from Baltimore) to the Rangers: Two great moves by the Rangers to shore up the back end up the bullpen. Texas, just like last year, made moves that could propel them deep into the playoffs.
Ubaldo Jimenez (from Colorado) to the Indians: The number of people who actually thought that Cleveland was going to land Ubaldo can be counted on one hand. However, total props to the Indians for making a bold move that could win them their division. Jimenez has started to pitch much better as of late, and the Indians needed a big splash to stay in the AL Central race. They gave up some great pitching prospects (Drew Pomeranz and Alex White), but pitching prospects are so volatile that it was smart to give away a lot in order to get a pitcher who has already proven he can be an ace at the big league level. Now the Indians are hoping that Jimenez can revert to his form from the first half of last season.
Here is a link to the Yahoo Sports Trade Tracker, with all the moves made by MLB clubs: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AuzSuzbRwQWolJdDCbWFGu4RvLYF?slug=jp-passan_mlb_trade_tracker_deadline_073011