With trades in the MLB bound to happen in the coming weeks, players are left wondering what will come of their fate. Take Hector Santiago for example.
Santiago is one of four starting left-handed pitchers for the Chicago White Sox, and he knows that he could be dealt a any minute. In an article on ESPN Chicago,
“I don’t take anything too serious,” Santiago said about trade rumors. “You’re going to hear stuff and you don’t know what’s true and what’s not. You don’t know what to expect but just be ready for whether it’s here or somewhere else.”
Santiago said he met up recently with teammates Matt Lindstrom, Addison Reed and Donnie Veal at Lindstrom’s wedding and trade rumors were a topic of conversation. Also discussed was the left-handed heavy rotation.
“I thought about that a bunch and I was like, ‘Are they actually going to go with four left-handed pitchers?’” Santiago said. “I think they can. I think they can sit back and say there are four left-handed pitchers, but they are strong enough that they can get out right-handers because for the most part I think everybody gets out right-handers pretty well and we do a good job against lefties as well.”
It will be interesting to see who gets dealt where as we approach the MLB’s winter meetings, that’s for sure.