Wednesday, July 31, 2013

My Thoughts On the Trade Deadline

     The trade deadline has come and gone and I must say, I am a bit disappointed . There weren't as many moves made as there usually is during the trade deadline and the trades that did go down were only minor trades. I mean, I'm sure that Ian Kennedy going to the Padres won't do much for San Diego and the biggest trade of the whole thing didn't even happen on the day of the trade deadline. was a three-team deal that sent starting pitcher Jake Peavy to the Red Sox. No offense to Peavy or the Red Sox, but Peavy's 32 years old and although they are stacked at the shortstop position (They traded SS Jose Iglesias to the Tigers in the 3-team deal), Peavy does have an ERA of 4.28. Compared to last year, which saw Ryan Dempster get traded to the Rangers, Shane Victorino go to the Dodgers, and Hunter Pence going to the Giants, this hasn't had as many deals going down. No one wanted to take Cliff Lee and his massive contract. No one was willing to take a shot with Michael Young or Chase Utley. As a matter of fact, you could say that the Phillies are the biggest story of this trade deadline because they didn't do anything. Like many other teams, the Phillies weren't willing to give up certain prospects in proposed deals.
     Overall, this was one of the more disappointing trade deadlines to date. Instead of being a special day that was a lighter version of the NFL draft, it just came off as another day. Hopefully, next year won't disappoint and there will be more fireworks.

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