The weekend kicks off Friday night with a nice main slate schedule of 15 games. The pitching landscape appears to be full of great choices to pay up for so if that’s the route you take finding the right combinations of lower-priced options could be key. Let’s break it down with another trip Around the Horn
The opening series for the Diamondbacks against the rivals Los Angeles Dodgers was a slugfest. The Dodgers won the series winning 3 of the 4 games. Let’s go over the good and the bad for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
On February 8th, 2008, the Seattle Mariners pulled the trigger on a deal with the Baltimore Orioles to acquire Erik Bedard, a southpaw who finished 5th in the 2007 Cy Young voting. By all accounts, it was a good move for a Mariners franchise which was looking to end a long playoff drought. The price Seattle paid – pitching prospects Kam Mickolio and Chris Tillman, along with reliever George Sherrill and a young Adam Jones – seemed reasonable. That was 11 years ago. That trade is now considered one of the best in Orioles history, vice-versa for the Mariners.
One of the toughest decisions a team has to make is if they will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. There are many things to consider: The fan base, money issues, prospects and the overall farm system, the chances of winning it all. Here are four teams that will have the big decision to make at the deadline.