This is a segment from the Slumpbuster Podcast. Deji Andrew from the Baseball Connection Podcast joins us to discuss some of the biggest moves from the MLB Trade Deadline. In this segment, the guys take a look at what the New York Yankees were able to do to bolster their lineup.
In their first big trade, the Yankees went after power hitting slugger Joey Gallo. In the deal the Yankees sent a package of prospects that includes Ezequiel Duran, Trevor Hauver, Glenn Otto and Josh Smith. Gallo brings to the Yankees a combination of defense and lefty pop. Gallo is slugging .490 with 25 home runs on the year.
Their next big move was to acquire longtime Chicago Cub, Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo was just many of the names that the Cubs traded away Friday. Rizzo while have a down year, for his standards, is still one of the best first baseman in baseball. He has since homered in his Yankees debut and provides another dimension to their lineup between Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.
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The Chicago Cubs went all-in on a team wide fire sale before the MLB Trade Deadline. One of the pieces moved was World Series shortstop Javier Baez. In return the Cubs received outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong, a 19-year old prospect with outstanding defensive prowess. Baez is another player on an expiring contract out of Chicago but the Mets are only concerned about the power he brings their line-up. Baez has already homered in his debut against the Cincinnati Reds and hopes to keep the Mets above the Phillies in the NL East.
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The rich get richer as the defending World Series Champions added two perennial all-stars to their roster. As rumors were heating up that the San Diego Padres were close to acquiring Max Scherzer, the @Los Angeles Dodgers struck a deal in the final hour. Not only did the Dodgers acquire the hall of fame righty but speedy shortstop Trea Turner joined him in the exchange. The Dodgers did have to sacrifice a significant amount of talent in the trade, including top prospect Josiah Gray. However, there is no denying the Dodgers have won this deal from the jump. Scherzer has showed no signs of decline as he is sporting a 2.76 ERA and an outstanding 11.9 K/9. The former World Series champion just turned 37 in July.
Scherzer's teammate Trea Turner is one of the biggest threats on the base paths in the majors. Turner has stolen 21 bases on the year and is batting .322 a year after coming in 7th in MVP voting. With Turner at the top of the batting order and Scherzer joining Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw and others in an elite rotation, who is stopping the Dodgers?
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The NL West was in an all out arms race just before Friday's MLB trade deadline. A lot of pressure was on the San Francisco Giants, following the news of the Dodgers acquiring Max Scherzer and Padres acquiring Adam Frazier. Farhan Zaidi and the Giants were not going to miss their opportunity to improve their lineup with the Chicago Cubs in fire sale mode. The Giants pulled off a trade to bring former league MVP Kris Bryant into town on an expiring contract. Bryant is slashing .279/ .378 / .508 on the year with 18 home runs and an all-star game selection to his name. Bryant is able to fill in at third while Evan Longoria recovers from a shoulder injury and fills a huge hole in the Giants outfield. The Giants currently have the best record in baseball but does the addition of Bryant make them true contenders?
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It's trade deadline season in the MLB and an all-star second baseball is on the move. The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres came together on a deal that will send the current NL leader in batting average out west. Adam Frazier has been arguably the best second baseman in all of the MLB slashing .324 / .388 / .448 with a major league leading 125 hits. For Fraizer, the Padres will send Tucupita Marcano, Jack Suwinski and Michell Miliano to the Pirates. Marcano has seen time in the big leagues and was the Padres fifth rates prospect in their farm system. This makes a deep line-up deeper as the Padres hope to catch the Dodgers and Giants in a competitive NL West. In this video, our former 619 resident Kyle Ledbetter gives his thoughts on how this changes the Padres outlook in the MLB second half. Enjoy!
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It has been a long talked about topic but the Cleveland Indians have officially announced their new team name. Henceforth, the Cleveland baseball franchise will be referred to as the Cleveland Guardians. For an honest opinion on this decision, Ohio resident Drew Hagenbaugh chimes in to explain why this name was selected. Do you agree with the name change? Drop your thoughts in the comments below!
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It's trade deadline season in the MLB and a veteran bat is on the move. The Minnesota Twins traded right-handed DH Nelson Cruz to the defending AL Champion Tampa Rays on Thursday. Cruz brings a .297/ .370 / .537 slash line with him and 19 home runs on the year. The Rays will be sending to Minnesota a package of prospects that includes Joe Ryan and Drew Strotman. Cruz fits perfectly in the middle of any order but does he do enough to get the Rays back to the World Series?
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This is a segment from the Slumpbuster Podcast. Megan Ellis and Pam Wilinski of the Ballpark Vibes baseball blog join us on this episode. Dodger ace Trevor Bauer was placed on an administrative leave following sexual abuse allegations. Will Bauer pitch again for the Dodgers in 2021? Will he ever take a Major League mound again? Pam, Megan and Ju-Ju give their thoughts.
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Baseball's unwritten rules continue to be a subject of debate in 2021. Chicago White Sox DH Yermin Mercedes crossed the rules when he decided to swing on a 3-0 count mid-blowout against the Minnesota Twins. This alone would not have caused as much controversy, had it not been for White Sox's manager Tony La Russa. La Russa, said he was upset with Mercedes and even said, regarding the Twins throwing at the DH, "I don't have a problem with how the Twins handled that." Should White Sox players now have a problem with La Russa? Is this particular rules one that has any merit in a professional sport? Enjoy my thoughts on the matter.
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Major League baseball has given the Athletics their blessing to pursue stadium accommodations outside of the City of Oakland. The A's have long since been in negotiations regarding a new waterfront ballpark in downtown Oakland. However, after years of this standstill, it appears A's ownership is ready to move on. Will the A's relocate for the third time in their storied franchise history? What city is the most likely landing spot? How would the MLB function in Las Vegas? Enjoy my thoughts on this interesting subject!
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