Analysis

Go west young Neal!

Go west young Neal!

Neal Huntington had an interesting day today. He traded Octavio Dotel, DJ Carrasco, Javier Lopez, Bobby Crosby, and Ryan Church in various trades to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondacks, and San Francisco Giants.  I can say that I haven't seen a series of trades to the same division in one day before.

Of course the D-Backs are way out of the division title race, but Huntington still supplied players to two of the four contenders in the NL West.  If Paul Maholm went to the Padres, as rumored, that would have been pretty wild.

Essentially, Huntington today was like an arms dealer supplying weapons to both sides of the conflict.  The arms dealer gets paid from both sides and does not care about the final outcome.  The dealer will get business from the winning side, as long as it's not discovered that he played both sides of the fence.

Obviously things are a little less life and death in this scenario, especially since if Dotel were a weapon he would be an aging AK-47 rifl...

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