Grading The MLB Trade Deadline

Yoenis Cespedes
John Lackey
Adam Hunger USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals – Upon first glance you see the Cardinals trading Allen Craig and think, what are they doing? Then you look  at their rotation beyond Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn and it’s not pretty. That’s where getting John Lackey and Justin Masterson come in. Both have pitched well and should enhance a rotation missing Michael Wacha and waiting for more consistency from Shelby Miller – 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.