The Rangers may have given up 22 runs Wednesday night against the Marlins, but Adrian Beltre stole the show, or in this case the on-deck circle.
While on-deck, Beltre in the bottom of the eighth inning with his team down 12 runs, was told by second-base umpire Gerry Davis to step a few feet away from home plate and back into the on-deck circle. Instead of following the mundane orders, Beltre picked up the plastic on-deck marker and pulled it towards where he was originally standing.
Thoughts: The Red Sox won the World Series, of course, but they didn’t win these trades. Murphy became an important part of the Texas outfield for years, and Pineiro had productive years as a starter left in the tank. Even Pena hit eight homers with an .855 OPS in 37 games for the Nationals that year, though his big-league career never found its footing. Gagne had a 6.75 ERA in the regular season for the Sox and a 6.23 ERA in the playoffs. Danielson never made the bigs and Carter (no, not the Chris Carter who played for the Yankees this year) only appeared in 13 games for Boston.
Thoughts: Spencer never made the majors, Cardenas never made much of an impact. Outman, a lefty reliever, pitched in 161 games for four teams through 2014. Schlitter, a right-handed reliever, made 78 big-league appearances. Castro pitched in 30 big-league games before the trade, none after.
Stairs became a pinch-hit hero for the Phillies (his eighth-inning homer in Game 4 of the NLCS gave his team a 7-5 win). Blanton was solid down the Cheap Jerseys China stretch of the regular season, and the Phillies won all three of his postseason starts, including Game 4 of the World Series (he homered in that one, too). Eyre had a 1.88 ERA in 19 regular-season appearances, then made five postseason Cheap Jerseys Coupon Code appearances (four were scoreless).