You watched all day on Twitter, Facebook and the four-letter to see where the big names would be dealt. You wondered whether the Yankees would try to buy a few starting pitchers or which oft-injured starter would join the Red Sox to replace Clay Buchholz (how the hell did the Rich Harden thing even get to the level it did?).
The Pirates were actually buyers this weekend while fans of the Houston Astros turned their full attention to the Texans.
Slipped into the flurry of trade talk was the fact that the Diamondbacks called up powerhouse prospect Paul Goldschmidt. Brandon Allen was traded to Oakland, paving the way for Goldschmidt’s arrival. He was batting .306 with 30 home runs and 94 RBI for Double-A Mobile at the time of his call-up. He’d hit 35 home runs with 42 doubles in High-A ball in 2010.
Goldschmidt is worth a look-see for a power boost at the corner for the final two months, particularly for those in NL-only leagues.