I don’t know why 7/31 is the trade deadline. The Oakland Athletics traded catcher Kurt Suzuki to the Washington Nationals for catcher David Freitas. On 8/3/12. Now there is a BLOCKBUSTER deal between LA and Boston. Adrian Gonzalez ( nicknamed A-Gone because he hits a lot of home runs), Nick Punto, Josh Beckett, and Carl Crawford could be traded to the LA Dodgers for 3 minor leaguers, including Rubby De La Rosa, and James Loney. I think it is a super weird choice by the 4th place Boston Red Sox to trade all of their good players to the zoo at the 2nd place Dodgers. The Dodgers already have so many good players! The Red Sox only good players are Dustin Pedroia and Pedro Ciriaco, since Will Middlebrook’s hand broke getting hit by a pitch by the Indians’ Zach McAllister.
THE NATIONALS (AND BRAVES) PAPER
ATLANTA 3 SAN FRANCISCO 5
WASHINGTON 2 PHILADELPHIA 4