The MLB trade deadline is always an exciting time in baseball in that, some of the biggest names often find new digs, while the lesser known players who get dealt, wind up having unforeseen—often significant— impacts on the race to the postseason.
Players such as Roy Oswalt will inevitably help The Philadelphia Phillies’ run towards the postseason as an ace, but how exactly could Scott Podsednik help the Dodgers as an average fielder and base runner?
Well stranger things have happened in baseball, and often it only takes a fresh start and some new digs to transform a mediocre player into that X-factor a team is searching for.
Let’s take a look at who could help change the landscape of the pennant race, and why. You might even learn more about that Scott Podsednik question I mentioned.