The Losers of the 2010 MLB Trade Deadline
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The Losers of the 2010 MLB Trade Deadline

The MLB teams that diid not do enough at the 2010 trade deadline.

There are many teams that did not acquire what they needed to improve their teams and they are the losers of the 2010 MLB trade deadline.

The team that needed the most to keep contention in the AL East was the Boston Red Sox. They only got rid of reliever Ramon Ramirez and acquired catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from the Texas Rangers for two prospects. Saltalamacchia may be a great player in a few years but it did not give the Sox what they need to help with their bullpen. Their bullpen is in shambles and they are second to last in the American League in bullpen ERA which is just pitiful.

The next loser was the Chicago White Sox. All they added was a pitcher, Edwin Jackson, from the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks got pitcher Dan Hudson and a player to be named later in the deal. Sure Jackson had a no hitter, but he only makes the back end of their rotation better. They needed another hitter and lost out on Manny Ramirez from the Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as Adam Dunn from the Washington Nationals. They will still be in the playoff race, but they could lose ground with Jackson pitching every fifth day.

Another loser was the Tampa Bay Rays. All they got was a washed up reliever from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chad Qualls. He was demoted from closer after blowing several opportunites and allowing a lot of runs in his appearances. They needed to find some better hitters in order to keep pace with the New York Yankees and make sure the Red Sox do not catch them in the wild card race in the American League.

 One last loser at the 2010 MLB trade dealine was the San Francisco Giants. They got help for their dismantled bullpen by adding Ramon Ramirez from the Boston Red Sox and Javy Lopez. However, they really needed another bat. They were in the running for Adam Dunn and outfielder Jose Bautista from the Toronto Blue Jays. They lost on both these players and are now just relying on their pitching to the playoffs. They have the best pitching in the MLB.

There were more teams, such as the Blue Jays, who were losers, but they are already out of the playoff race. The real losers are the teams that are in the playoff hunt, but do not get what they need to make the playoffs.

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