July 3, 2012
What the Contenders Need
With a little less than a month to go until the non-waiver trading deadline, talks between teams are heating up. In a seven-part series, several BP authors will be covering the needs, potential fits, and more for the contenders in each division, as well as a rundown of the top 10 player trade targets. Today, we take a look at the NL East.
Times are different now. Mike Rizzo spent $126 million to sign free agent Jayson Werth before the 2011 season and shelled out another $142 million this winter to lock up Ryan Zimmerman and Gio Gonzalez. That group is due about $50 million annually through the 2016 season.