I’m sure I’m not the only baseball fan that feels this way, but the trade deadline is almost like Christmas in July (if you practice Christmas…insert your own personal holiday of choice if you don’t). Rumors are flying like crazy, and if your team is lucky, they get a new gift.
So far, there have been some big deals, some little deals, and some that haven’t happened. We’ll look at what has happened.
The Red Sox acquire RHPs Jake Peavy and Brayan Villarreal, the Tigers receive SS Jose Iglesias, and the White Sox receive OF Avisail Garcia, RHPs J.B. Wendelken and Francellis Montas, and SS Cleuluis Rondon.
We all knew Peavy was being moved and many teams were linked to the pitcher. The Red Sox are taking a chance here, since he’s had health issues and his max effort delivery makes it hard for him to go deep into games. They really didn’t give up much, with Iglesias being the big piece; they were definitely able to sell high since his bat was doing much more than anyone ever expect...