Today the MLB trade deadline ended at 4pm and some interesting moves happen. Lets review the most notable trades that have happened over the last couple of weeks.
-The Atlanta Braves got West Michigan native Nate McClouth from the Pirates
-The St. Louis Cardinals got Mark Derosa from the Indians
-The Mets got Jeff Francoeur from the Braves
-The St. Louis Cardinals got Julio Lugo from the Red Sox
-The St. Louis Cardinals got Matt Holliday from the A’s
-The Seattle Mariners got SS Jack Wilson and RHP Ian Snell from the Pirates
-The Philadelphia Phillies got LHP Cliff Lee and OF Ben Francisco from the Indians
-The Los Angeles Dodgers got LHP George Sherrill from the Orioles
-The Detroit Tigers got LHP Jarrod Washburn from the Mariners
-The Minnesota Twins got SS Orlando Cabrera from the A’s
-The Chicago White Sox got RHP Jake Peavy from the Padres
-The Boston Red Sox got C-1B Victor Martinez from the Indians
The biggest winner of all these moves are the St. Louis Cardinals. They got some great pieces around Albert Pujols now and they will be a serious contender. The biggest loser of these moves are the Cleveland Indians. They got rid of all their good players with the exception of Grady Sizemore and Travis Hafner. The Indians are in rough shape right now. The biggest shocker is Jake Peavy going to the White Sox especially considering not knowing when he’ll pitch again. With season over half way done my World Series prediction is set. I think the World Series will be the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. the New York Yankees. If it happens it could be a series for the ages. Stay tuned for the next two months to find out what happens.