Sunday, July 31, 2005

Trading Deadline

The trading deadline for Major League Baseball expired today at 4:00 p.m. And, the big news is that nothing happened. There were a few minor trades, but there was nothing resembling the Nomar Garciaparra blockbuster of last July. Out of all the rumors that were swirling in the past week, the only one that came true was the Pirates dealing Matt Lawton to the Cubs. The trade that will probably have the most impact on the post-season is the Atlanta Braves' acquisistion of the hard-throwing Kyle Farnsworth from the Detroit Tigers. Farnsworth has been having a good year closing in Detroit, and Braves' coaching has traditionally made Cy Young out of any pitcher that joined their staff.

Oh, and in case you were wondering ... Manny Ramirez is still a member of the Boston Red Sox.