As the calendar turns to July and the pennant races heat up, we enter my favorite time of the baseball season: the countdown to the trading deadline. I love the game itself as much as anyone, but I’ve always been obsessed with player movement and trades. This month will see plenty of rumors and names thrown around as teams desperately try to improve before July 31.
The Indians are still in good shape after their dismal June, but definitely need something to get them over the hump. By no means should we mortgage the future and bring on an aging veteran with a bad contract, but if we could acquire a younger player without much cost, then I’d be all for it.
From Bleacher Report, July 5, 2011