Trade Deadline Winners and Losers – NL East
By Richard Janvrin-TRST Senior MLB Analyst Follow Richard on Twitter: @RJanvrin3_TRST
Here is a complete list of all the teams in the National League East and what they acquired this year before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. The list will also include departures.
New York Mets
Acquisitions: Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson
Departures: Jaye Chapman, Arodys Vizcaino
Acquisitions: Carlos Lee, Nathan Eovaldi, Scott McGough, Jacob Turner
Departures: Matt Dominguez, Randy Choate, Rob Rasmussen, Omar Infante, Anibal Sanchez, Hanley Ramirez
Acquisitions: Tommy Joseph, Seth Rosin, Nate Schierholtz, Josh Lindblom, Ethan Martin, Gabriel Liro, Kyle Simon
Departures: Hunter Pence, Jim Thome, Shane Victorino
The New York Mets, who, for a while seemed to be in pretty solid contention for the National League East and National League Wild Card have fallen out of it. RA Dickey has been struggling and so hasn’t the team. The team did not make any moves at the deadline in acquiring what they needed – relief pitching. They have the worst bullpen in the league. Sorry, Mets fans.
I don’t get it, Mike Rizzo. You plan to shut down your ace in Stephen Strasburg for the rest of the season, but you don’t acquire a mid-level starter to replace him in doing so? Doesn’t make sense. Even a guy like Kevin Millwood would’ve made sense. Nationals fans should be displeased.
The Braves went out and did what they had to do. Acquire starting pitching. They acquired Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson from the Braves in exchange for Jaye Chapman and recovering Tommy John patient, Arodys Vizcaino. Maholm will add a ton of stability to this rotation in which they already have Tim Hudson, and reborn Ben Sheets. Over his last 7 starts, Maholm has an ERA south of 1.00. Pretty good. Braves fans sh0uld be excited. I picked you on our most recent podcast to win the NL East.
Pretty disappointing season for the Marlins. New ballpark, new manager, new location, new fan base, new players and it looks as though they sortive plan to rebuild. Perhaps the most shocking move – trading Hanley Ramirez. I personally think Ozzie Guillen and him didn’t mesh and not only that, he wasn’t play well either, thus resulting in a trade to the west coast. They also trade Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante but get back the Tigers best pitching prospect in Jacob Turner who has been raved about for years. Nice return there. I think the Marlins will finish near the bottom of this division.
Ouch. Just ouch. The city of Brotherly Love lost three players who mean so much to this organization. First it was Jim Thome. Then 8 year Philly vet Shane Victorino and then Hunter Pence. Most Phillies fans are probably most saddened to see Shane Victorino go, but hey, Phillies fans, you got a nice return in solid 25-year-old reliever Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin who most scouts compare to Tim Lincecum. They also got Tommy Joseph a top catching prospect to go along with Sebastian Valle for some really solid catching depth in their minor league system.
Winner: Atlanta Braves
Losers: Philadelphia Phillies, Miami Marlins
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