Friday, August 1, 2014

Mama Were All Traded Now

Trade Deadline 2014 has come and gone friends. Some are winners, Red Sox, A's, Tigers. Some are losers, Rays, Dodgers.

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!!!

1 comment:

  1. It was a fun 24 hours before the trade deadline for sure!