There were two big trades today in the Major Leagues as the contenders try to jockey for position. For once, both trade seemed to benefit all the teams involved.
The Yankees, who never feel they have enough, traded Jason Anderson and two other prospects for Armando Benitez. Benitez will setup for Rivera and gives them their first power setup man since Rivera filled that role for the team.
I saw Jason Anderson pitch twice and was quite impressed with him and his future. But as long as the Yankees are contending, they don't have time or the ability to look at the future and used the future to buy today. The Mets should be able to give Anderson the chance he needs. Watch Anderson in the future as I think he will be a star.
The Toronto Blue Jays needed to get rid of some salary and still attempt to stay in the race. In what I think is a brilliant move for both teams involved, the Blue Jays traded Shannon Stewart to the Minnesota Twins for Bobby Kielty. Stewart makes $6.2 million while Kielty costs $325,000. Stewart has a proven track record and a lifetime batting average of .301 and can hopefully pull the Twins out of their coma. Kielty was felt by many to have the potential to be the Twins best hitter but couldn't find a position.
I think all four teams helped themselves and accomplished what they set out to do.
And that's all from the Fan tonight as blogger is acting funky and only showing me one half line of edit space and I can't even see what I'm typing! At least this is the last day of the AllStar Break and we can get some baseball tomorrow.