Pudge, and Manny, and Junior, Oh My!

As you all know the trade deadline passed Thursday at four o clock est, and boy, what a deadline it was. There were many major trades as you probably know, but in case you don’t, let me run down the trades. First Ivan “pudge” Rodriguez was traded to the Yankees, filling the gaping hole left after Jorge Posada decided to get season ending surgery, for only Kyle Farnsworth. Even though it filled another hole, this time for the tigers, I think that they could have gotten more for such a big name, even if he is just a rental. Next on the list is Manny. Manny was part of a three way trade involving the Red Sox, Dodgers, and Pirates. The Dodgers got Manny, the Pirates got four prospects, (three are supposed to be major league ready). Though they traded Manny, the Red Sox did not leave the deal empty handed. The Sox managed to get Jason Bay from the Pirates. To me this is a great deal for everyone since the Dodgers and Red Sox are contenders and need good players now. The Pirates however do not need players since they are still rebuilding and just need prospects. Lastly Ken Griffey Jr was traded to the White Sox for Nick Masset and Danny Richar.
To me, that was the worst deal. Yes Griffey old but he is a fan favorite and Reds fans everywhere are probably crying. They at least should have gotten a few legitimate prospects, or names people know. To me the biggest winner before the deadline was the Red Sox. Yes I know that they lost a MAJOR asset in Manny, but he was a distraction and Jason Bay is also an All-Star and can fill the gap in the outfield. Not only that but Bay is also younger than the aging Manny.

This years trade deadline winner.

This years trade deadline winner.

Though those were the headlining trades there was one more major trade, and that was the Los Angeles Angles swapping first basemen with the Atlanta Braves giving away Casey Kotchman but receiving Mark Texiara. This trade tells me that, even though they still have a chance, the Braves don’t believe that they can make the playoffs.

Well, thats the sports news for this week, questions comments or if you want to be on the e-mail list so you don’t constantly have to check the site, just go the comments and well… comment. Otherwise see you soon!


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