MLB’s Deadline Dealers on Display in World Series
Mid-season acquisitions could determine the outcome of this World Series.
While pre-Series accolades were heaped on stars like Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera, and Buster Posey, a quartet of mid-season acquisitions could play a huge role in determining the outcome of this World Series.
Marco Scutaro won the NLCS MVP award after going 14-for-28 and scoring six runs in the seven-game series. Scutaro has been the perfect complimentary player for the San Francisco Giants, hitting behind leadoff man Angel Pagan and in front of Pablo Sandoval. Scutaro was traded from the Colorado Rockies to the Giants in late July for minor league infielder Charlie Culberson. After posting a disappointing .674 OPS in four months at hitter-friendly Coors Field, Scutaro went on a tear upon his arrival in San Francisco. The veteran infielder hit .362 and knocked in 44 runs in just 61 games with the Giants.