MLB Trades: Blake DeWitt, Kerry Wood, Ryan Theriot

Unless you are more than vaguely familiar with the way the MLB trades work, you are most likely shaking your head in pure confusion right now. When the trade deadline arrives, someone can compile a complete list of all the players and organizations that made moves in the final hours. When the moves are put to a halt, then that long list of farm league players and big league guys can be assembled. As for Blake DeWitt, Kerry Wood and Ryan Theriot, just know that there names are on that trade list alongside hundreds of others.

The Dodgers gave their second basement his notice today when they removed him from the field during batting practice. In exchange for sending him out, the Dodgers get a guy from the Cubs who will most likely split playing time at second base. The Yankees who already look really good heading into the final stretch have added another reliever to their roster. When the dust settles on these three guys, Blake DeWitt is headed to the Cubs, Kerry Wood gets the best deal of the three as he joins the Yankees and Ryan Theriot will be making the move from the Cubs to the Dodgers as well.

Analyst, coaches, general managers and players have all chimed in on the number of moves taking place right now. Just as the Dodgers pulled their guy out of the batting cage to deliver the news of the move, other players are finding the trades equally as surprising. The big leagues have rarely ever offered up anything that resembles stability and the proof is right here. Veteran players, Blake DeWitt, Kerry Wood and Ryan Theriot may have been surprised by the move but most likely aren’t bothered by the moves especially considering all the other folks getting shuffled around.

Cliff Lee: Will New York Land This One

Indeed, fans in various cities are mourning the fact that Lebron didn’t choose to head their way. But, the Yankees could have what’s being deemed as a consolation prize. Several teams are interested in one player, but just like with Lebron, his options are endless. The decision remains in the hands of Cliff Lee and hopefully New York gets an answer before the All-Star game.

For now, the Yankees are set to face their hot new prospect tonight. The Yankees have a lot of options since they already have six starter in their rotation. They could obviously trade someone to make room for the new guy. The bottom line right now is that there New York has made an offer regarding Cliff Lee so the waiting game begins.

New York fans have to be wondering if the Yankees will be able to lure the big guy to their city. Indeed, Lebron went south to Miami but that doesn’t mean that New York and the Yankee’s need to give up. Playing baseball for the New York Yankees has to rank at the top of every baseball players big dreams. Before you turn around good, Cliff Lee could be the one holding an hour long special on ESPN to tell the world where he will be throwing the ball after the All-Star break.