Either way, there are a ton of new faces in new places.
The biggest, most shocking and lop-sized trade of the day saw the Rays trade ace David Price to the Tigers in a three-team deal with Seattle.
What did they get in return? Drew Smyly and Nick Franklin. And my question like many baseball fans is...WHY?
A year-and-a-half of team control left for the 2012 Cy Young winner and all you get in return is a middle of the rotation starter and a backup second baseman? Really???
Great deal for the Tigers, though. What a rotation! Three former Cy Youngs. Can someone say steal?
In other news, it looks as though I'll now be collecting a Boston Red Sock. Ben Cherrington sent Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to Oakland for two-time Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes.
This deal shows that Billy Beane and the A's are in it to win it in 2014 going all-in on pitching to keep up with Detroit. The thing is it will be hard to score runs when you trade one of your power bats.
The Mariners (Austin Jackson), Braves (Bonafacio & Russell), Marlins (Zach Cosart), Nationals (Asdrubal Cabrera), Orioles (Andrew Miller) and Yankees (Prado & Drew) all improved their teams, if only slightly, while the Blue Jays, Dodgers and Phillies will look back at what could have been.
One thing's for sure. The stretch-run for the playoffs will be AMAZING!!!