Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The MLB Trading Deadline Has Passed

Let's talk about the Mets first.  Lucas Duda was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays, but top prospect Dominic Smith has not yet been recalled.  However, shortstop Amed Rosario will make his major league debut against the Colorado Rockies tonight.  Asrubel Cabrera was not traded at the deadline so there will be a crowded infield situation for the time being. Reliever Addison Reed was traded to the Red Sox, while A.J. Ramos was acquired from the Marlins.  Will Jeurys Familia be back by the end of the season?  Neither Curtis Granderson or Jay Bruce were traded.  I am guessing the high salary demands of both made them undesirable to other teams.  I hope the Mets will re-sign Jay Bruce, but I think Granderson's best days are behind them.  It is obvious that the Mets gave up on this season.

The Yankees acquired starting pitchers Sonny Gray and Jaime Garcia is trades involving minor leaguers.  In recent years starting pitching has been their weakness, so these moves help to solve a deficiency.  They also improved their bullpen by adding David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle.  It will be a tight race in the AL East between the Yankees and Red Sox.

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