Talking MLB Trade Deadline
This yearâ€™s MLB Trade Deadline concluded with a slew of tactical and electrifying moves leaving obvious winners and losers in its wake. While the MLB Trade Deadline can be exciting, it also has the potential to disappoint as fans await the newsâ€”did their favorite franchise add to their arsenal of players for a late season playoff run or, is their already struggling franchise packing it in and cleaning house? No matter the outcome–one thing is certainâ€”the 2011 MLB Trade Deadline brought about some serious game changers.
The San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers were among this yearâ€™s winners in the MLB Trade Deadline. San Francisco made all the right moves and added pieces to their already stacked lineup with outfielder Carlos Beltran from the New York Mets, and infielders Orlando Cabrera from the Cincinnati Reds and Jeff Keppinger form the Houston Astros. Reigning American League Champs, the Texas Rangers, shored up their bullpen with former San Diego Padresâ€™ relief pitcher Mike Adams and Koji Uehara from the Baltimore Orioles.
High profile losers? The New York Yankees, who are usually making down-to-the-wire deals failed to land starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez who went to the Cleveland Indians instead. And finally, the Cincinnati Reds, who are in the thick of the National League Central race, failed to make a difference to their up and coming team.
There you have itâ€”the MLB Trade Deadline of 2011. Sureâ€”only time will tell the impact these trades bring their respective teams but one thing is certain; this yearâ€™s MLB provided fans with a flurry of activity, clock-busting moves and excitement.
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