MLB Trade Deadline Running Blog...Farnsworth for Pudge | Sharapova's Thigh

So we're within 24 hours of the non-waiver deadline and I am gonna go ahead and start the festivities.

The Yanks have traded Kyle Farnsworth to the Tigers for Ivan Rodriguez.

An interesting move for both teams. Farnsworth has had a good, not great year for the Yankees. It will be interesting to see if the Tigers make him a closer now that Todd Jones has lost the job and Fernando Rodney (the current "closer") kind of stinks. My fantasy team waits anxiously.

Pudge isn't the same player he was a few years back. He'll hit more than Jose Molina, but I doubt he can throw out runners at the same clip that Molina has this year. Pudge has been a lot better with the stick recently, but he's not the all world Catcher he was back in his prime.

It'll be interesting to see how the salaries are paid. Someone who is more in the know, leave me a comment. I think Pudge is due the remainder of his 10 million for this year (and his deferred money). Farnsworth is due the remainder of his 5.5 million for this year. Both are Free Agents after the season.