Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Insider: Five trades I'd like to see
By Jim Bowden
With just 21 days left before baseball’s trade deadline, there’s already been a flurry of early activity.
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Ricky Nolasco, the Baltimore Orioles added Scott Feldman and the Washington Nationals traded for Scott Hairston.
A number of factors are compelling teams to try and close deals earlier: a dearth of sellers and surplus of buyers created by two extra playoff slots, new free agent compensation rules and international bonus slots that teams have been trading left and right.