ICYMI: SweetSpot hits of the week


Trade deadline discussions dominated the coverage from the writers of the ESPN SweetSpot Network, having implications for teams beyond those in the trades. As an example, the trade of Troy Tulowitzki broke some fans' hearts but also affected teams not even involved in the discussion. We've also included some podcasts for your listening pleasure. Join in on the discussion with each author on Twitter, or on their ESPN SweetSpot Blog.

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Arizona Diamondbacks: Inside the 'Zona

Godley's first impression: Ryan Morrison dives into Zack Godley's first MLB start, one in which he went from minor league afterthought to intriguing major league prospect all in the span of six innings. Baseball's weird, right? Twitter: @ryanpmorrison

Atlanta Braves: Chop County

Braves trade Johnson and Uribe to Mets: The Braves continue to make trades and stockpile young players after dealing Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe. Read about their latest haul of pitching prospects. Twitter: @gondeee

Baltimore Orioles: Camden Depot

Arrivals and departures: Should the Orioles pick up a corner outfielder, a starting pitcher, or both? Jon Shepherd offered up a couple of trades the Orioles could potentially make with the Padres. Twitter: @camdendepot

Colorado Rockies: Rockies Zingers

Move on from CarGo?: Continuing his potential trade analysis series, Harrison Williams discusses what the Rockies might be able to get for Carlos Gonzalez, if anything. Twitter: @HarrisonC_W_

Rockies trade Tulo, break my heart: Jake Shapiro loved Troy Tulowitzki. Now Tulo is gone and so is a part of Jake. Twitter: @Shapalicious

Milwaukee Brewers: Disciples of Uecker

Jungmann's debut: In a look at Brewers rookie pitcher Taylor Jungmann, Nicholas Zettel finds more to like about the righty's debut season. Jungmann is preventing runs at a great rate, placing him into WAR territory matched only by Jose Fernandez and Yu Darvish during their recent debut seasons. Furthermore, Jungmann has the opportunity to work the most valuable MLB debut season in Brewers history. Twitter: @spectivewax

New York Yankees: It's About The Money, Stupid

Why the perenially sad Rockies won the Tulo trade: In what was a take decidedly in the minority, Scott Moss analyzed the out-of-nowhere Tulowitzki trade and explained how the Rockies came out the winners of the deal. Twitter: @scottamoss

Tampa Bay Rays: The Process Report

Digging for gold: The Boog Powell story: As the Rays likely begin shifting their attention to 2016, Jason Hanselman looks at a resource they have in Triple-A Durham that should likely play into the team's immediate plans. Twitter: @sandykazmir

Toronto Blue Jays: Blue Jays Plus

Blue Jays get their man: In the Tulo deal, the Jays and Rockies swapped oft-injured, big-dollar shortstops. Matt Gwin says the Blue Jays got the better of the two and that the cost to acquire him was entirely justified. Twitter: @Matt_HBB


Colorado Rockies: Rockies Zingers

RoCkieSiNgerY Podcast: The Tremaroli: The 12th episode of the RockiesZingers-sponsored podcast, Nick Tremaroli joins RCSNY hosts Jake Shapiro, Marco Mamolen and Trevor McKinney to talk about the future ... before the trade of Tulowitzki changed history. Twitter: @RoCkieSiNgerY

Toronto Blue Jays: Blue Jays Plus

BJP Podcast #103: Greg Wisneiwski, Joshua Howsam and Chris Sherwin look back at the Donaldson-Lawrie deal, give their thoughts on Aaron Sanchez moving to the bullpen, and talk about what to do at the trade deadline. Twitter: @Coolhead2010, @House4545, @CWSherwin