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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Trade Deadline, Winners and Losers

Well the Trade Deadline is over and boy it was a fun dealine as a lot of players once again were traded but there were some winners and of course when ever there is a winner, there is always a loser. Here r the winners and losers of the trade deadline.

Winners
New York Yankees
Well once again the Yankees might have done just enough to win the divsion as with the big pick up of Bobby Abrew might as well saved the yankees with the missing of sheffield and matsui. They also added a couple of other players to help them in the short run since they don't really have any more prosepects anymore and with Damon always hurt every now and then by stupid things (he hurt him self a week or 2 again getting out of his car) Abreu was a huge pick up. Even though 1 player doesn't make much or a differece, the yankees still have a solid line up and rotaion, the only thing that the yankees could have done better was to go get a set up man as they need a decent pitcher that can give the ball 2 rivera in the 9th inning.

Texas Rangers
They did basically what the yankees did, they traded away a bunch of side players 4 a great outfielder to fill in the whole as with Carlos Lee now on their side, they can make a playoff push but by only wining the divsion (remember, the rangers play in the western divsion)Lee has played in the american league before and he shouldn't have a problem adjusting 2 the american league pitching. They also helped out their pitching by aquiring adam eaton and kip wells who they both had decent starts, this should help them a lot as their pitching is the biggest blunder in the rangers roster, if all of those players come through, get ready to see the rangers winning the al west.

Los Angeles Dodgers
What this team needed was a better infield since injuries have killed them (jeff kent) juilo lugo and wilson benimeint will totally turn this team that lost 15 of 16 after the AS break and now the team has won 8 games in a row. They traded away players that have done jack shit 4 their team such as baez and wait it is not done, they also ended up with verteran stater greg maddux and even though he is in some kind of losing state, he is playing 4 a team that now should get more runs and help him win more games. With all or that the Dodgers should keep on winning and will find themselves in the playoff once again.

Winner and Loser
Wasington Nationals
They aquired 2 everyday players from the reds 4 a couple of relif pitchers and that is ok when the wild card is even way out of their reach. Austin Kearns and Felpie Lopez was a great way 2 get two solid every day players from a bullpen that needed 2 find better piching, well the Nats totally ripped them off as they did fill in the holes of all the injred players. The reason y they r a loser is that they didn't get rid of any of the players that were injured. If they traded alfonso soriano they could have got a better player or even players to help their roster so they could at least have a chance next year but instead, after the reds trade they end up as a picky team that wanted it their way. Well better luck next decade.

Losers
Red Sox, Blue Jays, Orioles, Devil Rays
When the Yankees got their ass off the couch they ened up a very solid outfielder and all the rest of the al east could do was watch, when the trade with the yankees and phillies happened the red sox and blue jays light bulp finally turned on but unfortunaly it was a little too late 4 them 2 do anything. the yankees win the al east and the red sox, who have done a lot in the post season won't be able 2 do anything as a team from the centeral will win the wild card and the blue jays just try 2 use money like the yankees do 2 win but the yankees have much better depth then the blue jays. the orioles and devil rays havent done anything 2 brighting their future orgaization and the devil rays have a few prospects and the orioles should have a better, younger team next year but there is 1 problem, they don't trade 4 the better players on the market! the orioles could have traded tejada 4 a lot and the devil rays traded but lost an everyday player (lugo) and the funny part is that the devil rays can't trade away any more every day players since they don't have any depth at all in the near future accept 4 b.j. upton. Yankees win the al east...again

Pirates
They traded away a starter who is having a bad year but has done well in the past and a set up man 4 some1 named xaiveir nady! what the hell r the pirates thinking, the pirates can what about another decade 4 at least a chance 2 finsih 5th instead of 6th in their divison. This team needed better depth, pitching all around instead of some so-so outfielder. way 2 be pirates, way 2 be.

Mariners, Angels, Athletics
The rangers totally burned the rest of the AL west by making their of and sp rotiation better while the rest do nothing. The mariners need 2 make their offense much better and fast, they do have a good minor leauge system but the thing is that they all take longer then their 1st year 2 be dominant players. The angels need 2 bulid a better bullpen cause they don't really have any1 solid besides rodriguiz and sheilds 2 help the team. and the a's had the biggest chance of trading zito away and get what they needed, a better infielder or pitcher but instead they hold onto him and they stay the same, the rangers might have somehow pulled off the al west

Reds
Ok, when you trade away 2 everyday players 4 relief pitching, well u don't get much of a relief when u find out that ur team has terriable depth and then u can't replace the same amount of talent lost. The relief pichers they acuired r doing really bad as well and well duh! relief pitchers is maybe the most likely to suck postion cause relief pitching is only good 4 1 inning cause they all go all out in the 1st and don't save any more 4 later, good job reds cause u just blew ur chance of winning the wild card.



Well that is all for this post and thank you for reading

Jake "Bonzai" Sousa

4 Comments:

  • At 11:51 PM, Blogger Alex said…

    by looking at the posted times of your posts i can't understand how little time it took you to post this entry. only a few minutes

     
  • At 11:27 AM, Blogger bonzai said…

    i type sort of fast and i sort of free write, i don't give a shit about editing

     
  • At 1:56 PM, Blogger Idahofan said…

    i dont think the reds did that badly. they addressed their main need, and Majewski and Bray have been very good. Losing Kearns didnt hurt because ryan Freel now plays every day. And they greatly improved their defense at short stop in royce clayton. Sure they lost a bit with the bat over the long haul, but just for this season, they may have won.

     
  • At 1:18 PM, Blogger bonzai said…

    brendan, the reds traded way 2 much 4 2 relief pitchers and then they got old royce clayton who won't be doing as much as lopez did, and kearns 2 freel is a huge down grade.

     

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