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MLB trade deadline passes quietly
The Boston Red Sox got Jake Peavy late Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles snagged Bud Norris, while the Arizona Diamondbacks shipped Ian Kennedy to the San Diego Padres. And that was about it for a quiet deadline that saw few impact players move, despite several teams seemingly needing improvement. Of course, there's no guarantee a midseason acquisition will make a difference, while top prospects can change franchises -- or at least provide years worth of value.
Red Sox trade for Jake Peavy
With Clay Buchholz ailing and the Tampa Bay Rays sitting atop the AL East, the Boston Red Sox made their move late Tuesday, trading for 32-year-old Chicago White Sox righty Jake Peavy in a three-team deal that also involves the Detroit Tigers. The former Cy Young winner doesn't come for free, though, as the Red Sox reportedly are shipping out infielder Jose Iglesias, who has played rather well for Boston this season, as part of the seven-player deal.
Deals at the MLB trade deadline?
The MLB trade deadline is fast approaching, and teams are looking to find good deals in a thin market. Jake Peavy has gone to Boston, but he might not be the only one on the move; Cliff Lee, too is on the market. The rest of the field lacks big names, but given how tight some playoff races are this year, it may not take acquiring a Hall of Fame talent to make a difference.
The trade deadline has passed, and big names keep being announced as the dust clears. Perhaps the biggest name moved was Indians C/1B Victor Martinez (to the Red Sox), but the White Sox also made a splash with the acquisition of Jake Peavy. Both players strengthen their respective new teams, but are they all that's left?Rob Neyer can't tell you that; he's not a psychic, people. But the man's full of analysis over what definitely did happen.
Sean (New Haven)
Can you discuss Masterson in Cleveland? Immediately into the rotation, Stretch in AAA or will he remain in the bullpen until Spring? What's his outlook in that park? I love his stuff.
I love his stuff, too. But he's got a 1.63 K/BB ratio as a starter in the majors, and that's more of what the Indians don't need. Not saying he can't improve, but he's far from a sure thing as a starter.
Seth (Portland, ME)
Who will catch Wakefield when he returns now that V-Mart is here? Tek usually hasn't usually and right now Kottaras does right now, will V-Mart be able to catch the knuckleball?
I think probably not, but 1) as I mentioned earlier, Kid '66 is still on the DL, 2) September and the bigger rosters are just a few weeks away, 3) Martinez figures to play a lot of first base, and 4) Wakefield doesn't figure to pitch a lot in October. Problem solved!individual players, like the Alvarez over Posey/Smoak decision. Full transcript.