Tuesday's 3:00 PM trade deadline came and went with Minnesota, for a second consecutive year, standing pat.
There's a lot of frustration being directed toward the Twins, who – unlike other cellar-dwellers around the league – weren't able to unload assets for impact prospects. Their only trade sent Francisco Liriano to the White Sox for a meager return. In short, the franchise did very little to aid its rebuilding effort.
But, in reflecting on
The Big Picture
The Jays currently find themselves in a familiar situation, enjoying a good season but struggling to gain traction in a treacherous division. Toronto's 38-36 record would have them a game back in the AL Central, but the team sits last in the East, trailing the red-hot Yankees by 6.5 games.
That's right, the Blue Jays – with a record two games over .500 – are only two game closer to first than the Twins, who hold the American League's worst record. Yep, life in