Monday, July 31, 2006

Trade Deadline

This is one of my favorite times in the baseball season. All the speculation, all the imagined trade scenarios, it's like a video game - every GM trying to get as much as they can from everyone else and hoping it works out.

The Cubs traded Maddux and Walker and got a young arm and a gold-glove SS/2B that I assume will play 2B (Izturis).

I guess that's not bad, considering they weren't going anywhere this season. I assume this means Rich Hill will be in the rotation for the rest of the year now, which I think is a good idea.

The Mets were very active and pulled off a number of deals, it'll be interesting to see how that pays off (or not) in the playoffs.

Now the only rumors will surround waiver claims, and the Cubs may have a move left with Phil Nevin at 1B. Although, if they trade him, they have no one to take his place, unless they get a 1B back (Durazo, Pena, anyone?).

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