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Trade Deadline Roundup (So Far)

Shhh! Don't tell anyone I'm about to get traded!

With one week remaining until the non-waiver trade deadline, let’s take a look at some of the notable transactions that have been made thus far.

Baltimore Orioles

The O’s picked up DH Jim Thome from the Phillies in exchange for C Gabriel Lino and RHP Kyle Simon.  They also received SS Omar Quintanilla from the Mets for cash.

These are two good moves for the Orioles.  The still-dangerous Thome fortifies their lineup, and it’s a good move for the 41 year-old as well.  Instead of biding his time on a National League bench, he gets to play more often with the AL club.  Quintanilla is a solid defensive shortstop and can handle the bat pretty well too.


Endy Chavez Stealing a Job

Where They Are Now: Endy Chavez

Former fan favorite Endy Chavez is making the most of his opportunity to play in Seattle, batting .405 with 15 hits and 3 stolen bases in the first nine games of the season.

He’s hitting at the top of the order — in the #2 spot behind Ichiro Suzuki — and igniting the offense for the surging Mariners, who sit atop the AL West with a 7-2 record.

Here’s to Endy, and hoping he can keep it up over a full season!