Trade Deadline

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“Being traded is like celebrating your 100th birthday. It might not be the happiest occasion in the world, but consider the alternative,” former baseball player for the cardinals and announcer Joe Garagiola. The 2015 trade deadline was a week of power shifts and mistakes for many franchises.

The Rockies star play Troy Tulowitzki was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Jose Reyes, Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro, Jesus Tinoco who are unproven rookies. Troy Tulowitzki was with the Colorado Rockies for 10 years and his batting average was .311 with an on base percentage of .889

As Matthew Pouliot stated “To say this one came out of nowhere would be an understatement.”

The outcome of this trade could mean that the Blue Jays will become one of the best teams in the American League and they might win the division. Right now the Blue Jays are 3 ½ games ahead of the Yankees  and are on fire going 6-4 in their last 10 games.

Besides the Rockies losing the star player, the Detroit Tigers lost starting left fielder and power hitter Yoenis Cespedes. Over the past 4 years Yoneis has won 2 consistent home run derby’s and has had the best overall slugging percentages for his teams.

“Cespedes has been not only been one of the top hitters in baseball this year, he’s also a premier defender. Teams rarely run on him as a result of his ability to throw runners out at the plate when attempting to score,” according to sbnation.com.

The New York Mets were already one of the best teams in the National League and with their  new addition they will become unstoppable. The New York Mets are 6 ½ games ahead of the Nationals and have no sign of slowing down.