This article is part of our Mound Musings series.The non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone. Everybody was looking for pitching – not at all surprising given the many injuries and sub-par performances on the mounds this season – but there weren't all that many starting pitchers available who were perceived to be difference makers. That didn't slow down all of the contenders however; they just shifted their focus to hopefully bolster their bullpens. Let's see how changes in latitudes might impact the key arms involved:
Cole Hamels to Chicago (NL):
Hamels moves to the Cubs in the midst of a disappointing season with Texas. He has been a winner throughout his career, but he has been haunted by the long ball the past couple of seasons (41 in his last 44 starts). His fastball is...
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