While there have been no earth shattering moves in the NL West so far, the three most veteran clubs each made a couple of smaller moves that could have profound impacts. We examine who the winners and losers were for the July trades in the West.
July 30, 2006
With the NL West up for grabs, the most active team during the trade deadline will be the frontrunner to win the division. The Giants struck first by acquiring Shea Hillenbrand, but is it enough to make them division favorites? Or will more moves be on the way?
July 26, 2006
In the midst of a big series with division leading San Diego, the Giants made a move to improve their lineup and get an everyday player at first base. But did it cost them the next middle reliever destined to be a big-time closer? And did the Giants really get two players for one?
July 22, 2006
The Toronto Blue Jays and Shea Hillenbrand avoided arbitration on Thursday, as they agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.8 million for the 2006 season. The two sides had originally set an arbitration hearing for February 15, after they could not come to terms on a deal.
February 9, 2006