Plenty of baseball will be played these final two weeks of July, but all anyone will want to discuss are the potential myriad trades. Are you ready? So many juicy, if not reasonable, rumors of big names changing places! Oh, these glorious trades!
The Chicago teams made their deal prior to the weekend and the defending champs unveiled their new rotation member Sunday with much success. But also on Sunday one of the teams with its division seemingly wrapped up finally, mercifully, made a move to improve a struggling bullpen, as the Washington Nationals acquired right-hander Ryan Madson and lefty Sean Doolittle from the Oakland Athletics.