Grading The MLB Trade Deadline

Yoenis Cespedes
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Arizona Diamondbacks – When they traded Brandon McCarthy to the Yankees, the return was mediocre lefty Vidal Nuno. This time they got a high-end prospect in getting Pete O’Brien from the Yankees for Martin Prado. O’Brien has 33 home runs and is not going to be a major league catcher. Scouts have compared him to Mark Reynolds but having that power potential at your disposal can’t be a bad thing. Grade – B

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Larry Fleisher
Larry Fleisher has covered sports in various capacities for nearly 15 years. He is a writer/editor for the Sports Xchange and has also worked for SportsTicker and Metro New York newspaper. Larry also has worked on many NBA broadcasts doing stats, on several TV shows as a background actor. He is a member of the Pro Basketball Writers Association and the Internet Baseball Writers Association.