Now that you're caught up with the whirlwind of MLB moves over the past week, take a breather while checking out some of our editorial coverage with a look at the Yonder Alonso trade, the Michael Cuddyer signing, a great interview by Marisa of Pinestripe Alley's Brandon C, and a completely harmless poll about PED use and player image:
How Does the Yonder Alonso Trade Affect Anthony Rizzo? - MLB Daily Dish
Yesterday, the San Diego Padres traded their left handed pitcher Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds. In return, along with a slew of prospects, the Padres received first baseman Yonder Alonso. Alonso was blocked in Cincinnati by former NL MVP Joey Votto at first base, so it was not surprising that he got traded.
Did the Rockies Overpay for Michael Cuddyer? - MLB Daily Dish
Cuddyer has had a very nice career, but he's 32 which means his best years are probably long behind him. Committing that money to an aging and declining player who was already leaning toward the one-dimensional side will prove to be foolish.
- MLBDD Interviews Pinstripe Alley's Brandon C. - MLB Daily Dish
Poll: Which Player's Image would PED Allegations Hurt the Most? - MLB Daily Dish
Following the Ryan Braun not-PED allegations, it strikes me that there might be a handful of guys that are both equally nice and/or talented where such allegations would hurt both their accomplishments and their character...
We definitely look to be doing more of these in the future, so let us know what you think.
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