Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)
The Braves didn't make any moves. The Cards picked up John Axford, which is a lightning in a bottle move only. The Pirates pick up Byrd and Morneau to address a weak offense. They HAD to do something to shore up that offense and not rest their hope that the starting rotation can get them there on fumes.The Dodgers pulled the trigger very late to marginally upgrade with Young over Uribe.
The Reds got the equivalent of a late season pick up with Ludwick, who is swinging the bat exceeding expectations, and somewhat Heisey, who has been hitting and playing good D. Cueto had some recent positive news and seems like he might pitch yet this season. I prefer the recent improvements we have made versus these waiver wire deals made out of desperation.
Why spend money or talent when you have recently seen in house answers return that are already on the payroll?
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
Last edited by traderumor; 09-04-2013 at 05:56 PM.