It's an 'underwhelming' bullpen market

With Matt Capps, Octavio Dotel and Kerry Wood, few quality relievers to trade for

Originally Published: July 21, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Attentive baseball fans must have thought they were in a time warp when they saw a couple of recent maneuvers by Cincinnati general manager Walt Jocketty. In a span of four days, the Reds signed 41-year-old Russ Springer to a minor league deal and made an offer to former St. Louis closer Jason Isringhausen.

With all due respect to those two bullpen warhorses, the moves tell you all you need to know about the state of this year's trade market.

"I think the best word to describe it ...

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