Milwaukee may have pulled the pin on a very expensive grenade
In Major League Baseball's post-All-Star-break horse race toward the playoffs, the Milwaukee Brewers became the first to make a big move on the outside, acquiring veteran closer Francisco Rodriguez from the New York Mets for a pair of players to be named later.
The Brewers' trade for K-Rod makes them the favorite - and ends the Mets' seasons.
After Tuesday’s All-Star game, Milwaukee Brewers fans should be ecstatic with hometown hero Prince Fielder winning not only the MVP trophy but also home field advantage in the World Series for the National League.
Oh yeah, and the Brewers acquired the single-season saves record holder from the New York Mets in closer Francisco Rodriguez for essentially nothing (two players to be named later).