Former Rockies pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez joins his new teammates in Cleveland.
words // Brandon Richard
With such a grueling schedule and so few teams that qualify for the postseason, Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is typically a time where the league’s best teams benefit from lower tier teams who have waived the proverbial white flag. Two of the last three World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies, led the way at this year’s deadline.
Looking to separate themselves from the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Giants plucked away All-Star Carlos Beltran from the Mets and former Gold Glover Orlando Cabrera from the Cleveland Indians. Speaking of the Indians, they made a splash of their own by acquiring former Colorado Rockies starting picture Ubaldo Jimenez. After missing out on the Beltran Sweepstakes, the Phillies still managed to get better by adding All-Star outfielder Hunter Pence.
Other significant deadline deals included pitched Edwin Jackson being shipped to St. Louis, Atlanta grabbing center-fielder Michael Bourn and the Pittsburgh Pirates acquiring right-fielder Ryan Ludwick and veteran first baseball Derrek Lee.
Seattle’s Charlie Furbush pitches in the Natural II Low Under Armour Baseball Cleats.
Matt Kemp swings in the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly.
Jason Hammel pitches in a purple-laced Rawlings baseball glove.
Phillies slugger Ryan Howard at bat in adidas baseball cleats.
Ichiro swings in his custom ASICS baseball cleats.
Casey McGehee of the Brewers belted three home runs in Franklin batting gloves.
Brad Ziegler pitches in Reebok baseball cleats.
New Giant Carlos Beltran celebrates a double in his Nike Air Huarache LWP90 Player Exclusive.
Roy Halladay pitching with a Nike Baseball Glove
Scott Sizemore tags Mike Carp, both wearing New Balance baseball cleats.
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