Thursday, July 31, 2014

Damn... the end of an E.R.A.

Ray no more, but shine on David Price, wherever you go.

Your excellence and perseverance are inspirational. Only fitting that you join the best pitching staff in the League.

I will miss you hanging over the railing and rallying your team, throwing strike after strike, smiling, blowing bubbles, being on my tv every night. Glad I saw you pitch last time we went to Tampa. {{Heaves large noisy sigh}} I hope this deal was worth it.

(To my Boston friends, my sympathies. I feel your pain. Yankees, nice gets.)

Lucked out on this one...

I was watching the Baseball Tonight trade deadline special show on tv, right before 4 pm and I heard the announcement. Thought I'd lost my two most favorite players, but an hour later, heard the correction and I'd only lost the one. Zorilla, you are no pirate!

What a day. Just keep breathing. Cherish your memories.

  • In a 3-way, Tigers acquire David Price, Mariners acquire Austin Jackson and Rays acquire Nick Franklin, Drew Smyly and Willy Adames.
  • A's acquire Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes from Red Sox for Yoenis Cespedes.
  • Cardinals acquire John Lackey, Corey Littrell from Red Sox for Allen Craig and Joe Kelly
  • Yankees acquire Martin Prado from D-backs for Peter O'Brien.
  • Marlins acquire Jarred Cosart, Enrique Hernandez, Austin Wates from Astros for Jake Marisnick, Colin Moran, Francis Martes and a 2015 competitive balance pick.
  • Braves acquire James Russell, Emilio Bonifacio from Cubs for Victor Caratini.
  • Nationals acquire Asdrubal Cabrera from Indians for Zach Walters.
  • Mariners acquire Chris Denorfia from Padres for Stephen Kohlscheen and Abraham Almonte.
  • Orioles aquire Andrew Miller from Red Sox for Eduardo Rodriguez.
  • Yankees acquire Stephen Drew from Red Sox for Kelly Johnson.
  • Twins acquire Tommy Milone from Oakland for Sam Fuld.
  • Brewers acquire Gerardo Parra from D-backs for Mitch Haniger and Anthony Banda.

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