The Major League Baseball trading season is officially upon us.
The Chicago Cubs got that ball rolling earlier today when they traded Scott Feldman and minor-league catcher Steve Clevenger to the Baltimore Orioles for Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop. Then, the Cubs sent reliever Carlos Marmol to the Dodgers for left-hander Matt Guerrier.
And with their arch-rivals making moves, the Giants rumor mill began spitting out rumors of its own. So far, the Giants have already been linked to Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios and Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza. Then came the rumors earlier today that the Giants sent a scout “exclusively” to scout 27-year old Yankees’ reliever Joba Chamberlain.
Chamberlain, once a prized piece of the Yankee starting rotation and cornerstone of their future, has appeared in 21 games this season, all in relief, and posted a robust 5.75 ERA and 1.721 WHIP. I have to admit, I didn’t quite see the sense in acquiring Chamberlain.
Apparently, neither did the Gian...