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Trade Deadline Roundup

July trade season is now over, and it was busy for Major League general managers. Some of the players we speculated about switched teams, some didn't, but all in all, there were 45 trades made since the All-Star Game (July 17th). Many involved the typical rental-type players, but there were some surprising longer-term deals among them too. Here's a quick wrap-up of the moves made by contenders and would-be contenders:

NL East

Atlanta Braves: Atlanta shored up its starting rotation and bullpen, plus added an outfielder.
To the Braves From the Braves Trade partner
RHP Kevin Gausman
RHP Darren O'Day
RHP Evan Phillips
IF Jean Carlos Encarnación
C Brett Cumberland 
LHP Bruce Zimmerman
OF Adam Duvall LHP Lucas Sims
RHP Matt Wisler
OF Preston Tucker
RHP Brad Brach International bonus capacity Orioles
LHP Johnny Venters International signing slot Rays
Philadelphia Philles: The Phils pick up a few support pieces to help them hold off the Braves.
To the Phillies From the Phillies Trade partner
IF Astrubal Cabrera RHP Franklyn Kilome Mets
C Wilson Ramos (DL) PTBNL Rays 
LHP Aaron Loup RHP Jacob Waguespack Blue Jays

NL Central

Chicago Cubs: Needing pitching reinforcements, Chicago grabs a former ace for the stretch run.
To the Cubs From the Cubs Trade partner
RHP Brandon Kintzler RHP Jhon Romero Nationals
LHP Cole Hamels
RHP Jesse Chavez
RHP Eddie Butler
RHP Rollie Lacy
LHP Tyler Thomas
Milwaukee Brewers: Middle infield was a huge need for the Brew Crew, and they improved considerably.
To the Brewers From the Brewers Trade partner
RHP Joakim Soria LHP Kodi Medeiros
RHP Wilber Pérez
White Sox
3B Mike Moustakas OF Brett Phillips
RHP Jorge López
2B Jonathan Schoop SS Jonathan Villar
RHP Luis Ortiz
IF Jean Carmona
Pittsburgh Pirates: Pittsburgh was a surprise player in trade talks as they're barely over .500 and seven games back in the division, but they acquired players under control beyond this season.
To the Pirates From the Pirates Trade partner
RHP Chris Archer RHP Tyler Glasnow
OF Austin Meadows
RHP Keone Kela LHP Taylor Hearn

NL West

Los Angeles Dodgers: The defending NL champions upgrade their middle infield, filling holes left by injury to Corey Seager and poor production by Logan Forsythe.
To the Dodgers From the Dodgers Trade partner
SS/3B Manny Machado OF Yusniel Diaz
3B Rylan Bannon
RHP Dean Kremer
RHP Zach Pop
IF Breyvic Valera
RHP John Axford RHP Corey Copping Blue Jays
2B Brian Dozier 2B Logan Forsythe
OF Luke Raley
LHP Devin Smeltzer
Colorado Rockies: A sorely disappointing bullpen was in need of help, and Colorado got at least some stability there.
To the Rockies From the Rockies Trade partner
RHP Seung-hwan Oh 1B Chad Spanberger
OF Forrest Wall
cash considerations
Blue Jays
Arizona Diamondbacks: The Snakes didn't fix their outfield problem, but did get some good supporting players for their three-way dogfight in the West.
To the Diamondbacks From the Diamondbacks Trade partner
RHP Matt Andriese RHP Brian Shaffer
C Michael Pérez
IF Eduardo Escobar RHP Jhoan Duran
OF Gabriel Maciel
OF Ernie de la Trinidad
RHP Brad Ziegler RHP Tommy Eveld Marlins

AL East

Boston Red Sox: Boston really didn't need any help, but they add a little depth to their juggernaut roster.
To the Red Sox From the Red Sox Trade partner
RHP Nathan Eovaldi LHP Jalen Beeks Rays 
2B Ian Kinsler
cash considerations
RHP Ty Buttrey
LHP Williams Jerez
New York Yankees: Starting pitching was the Yanks' area of need, and they addressed it with a couple of workhorses; Britton helps an already strong bullpen.
To the Yankees From the Yankees Trade partner
LHP Zach Britton RHP Dillon Tate
RHP Cody Carroll
LHP Josh Rogers
LHP J.A. Happ 3B Brandon Drury
OF Billy McKinney
Blue Jays 
1B Luke Voit LHP Chasen Shreve
RHP Giovanny Gallegos
RHP Lance Lynn
cash considerations
RHP Luis Rijo
1B/OF Tyler Austin

AL Central

Cleveland Indians: The Tribe improves an already dominant bullpen with the addition of Hand.
To Cleveland From Cleveland Trade partner
RHP Brad Hand
RHP Adam Cimber
C Francisco Mejia Padres
OF Oscar Mercado OF Conner Capel
OF Jhon Torres
OF Leonys Martín
RHP Kyle Dowdy
SS Willi Castro Tigers

AL West

Houston Astros: Catcher was a position of dire need for the Astros, and their closer had disappointed them; they picked up a PR nightmare in Osuna, though, who is facing criminal charges for domestic violence.
To the Astros From the Astros Trade partner
C Martín Maldonado LHP Patrick Sandoval
international bonus capacity
RHP Ryan Pressly RHP Jorge Alcala
OF Gilberto Celestino
RHP Roberto Osuna RHP Ken Giles
RHP Hector Pérez
RHP David Paulino
Blue Jays
Seattle Mariners: The M's remade their bullpen and added a valuable center field option for their quest to catch Houston.
To the Mariners From the Mariners Trade partner
LHP Zach Duke RHP Chase De Jong
IF Ryan Costello
RHP Sam Tuivailala RHP Seth Elledge Cardinals
RHP Adam Warren international bonus capacity Yankees
CF Cameron Maybin IF Bryson Brigman
international bonus capacity
Oakland Athletics: Adding a strong bullpen piece heps the A's as they make their charge for a Wild Card berth.
To the A's From the A's Trade partner
RHP Jeurys Familia 3B William Toffey
RHP Bobby Wahl
international bonus capacity


  • Posted by Bill Darnell on July 31, 2018 (15 months ago)

    Thanks for breaking this down to an easy read.

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