RHP Andrew Cashner traded to the Red Sox from the Orioles for CF Elio Prado and SS Noelberth Romero
RHP Homer Bailey traded to the Athletics from the Royals for SS Kevin Merrell
C Martin Maldonado traded to the Cubs from the Royals for LHP Mike Montgomery
OF Terrance Gore traded to the Yankees from the Royals for cash
LHP Derek Holland traded to the Cubs from the Giants for cash
RHP Sergio Romo, RHP Chris Vallimont, and player to be named later traded to the Twins from the Marlins for 1B Lewin Diaz
LHP Jake Diekman traded to the Athletics from the Royals for Darion Blanco and Ismael Aquino
RHP Marcus Stroman and cash traded to the Mets from the Blue Jays for LHP Anthony Kay and RHP Simeon Woods Richardson
2B Eric Sogard traded to the Rays from the Blue Jays for a player to be named later
LHP Jason Vargas traded to the Phillies from the Mets for C Austin Bossart
RHP Jordan Lyles traded to the Brewers from the Pirates for RHP Cody Ponce
RHP Chris Martin traded to the Braves from the Rangers for LHP Kolby Allard
RHP David Phelps and cash traded to the Cubs from the Blue Jays for RHP Thomas Hatch
RHP Trevor Bauer traded to the Reds from the Indians; CF Taylor Trammell traded to the Padres from the Reds; RF Franmil Reyes, LHP Logan Allan, and 3B Victor Nova traded to the Indians from the Padres; LHP Scott Moss and RF Yasiel Puig traded to the Indians from the Reds
RHP Nate Jones traded to the Rangers from the White Sox for RHP Joseph Jarneski and RHP Ray Castro
1B Jesus Aguilar traded to the Rays from the Brewers for RHP Jake Faria
C Martin Maldonado traded to the Astros from the Cubs for OF Tony Kemp
RHP Daniel Hudson traded to the Nationals from the Blue Jays for RHP Kyle Johnston
LHP Roenis Elias traded to the Nationals from the Mariners for LHP Taylor Guilbeau and RHP Elvis Alvarado
LHP Drew Pomeranz and RHP Ray Black traded to the Brewers from the Giants for SS Mauricio Dubon
RHP Tanner Roark traded to the Athletics from the Reds for OF Jameson Hannah
RHP Hunter Strickland traded to the Nationals from the Mariners for LHP Aaron Fletcher
RHP Zac Gallen traded to the Diamondbacks from the Marlins for SS Jazz Chisholm
OF Corey Dickerson traded to the Phillies from the Pirates for a player to be named later and international bonus pool money
INF Jedd Gyroko traded to the Dodgers from the Cardinals
RHP Mark Melancon traded to the Braves from the Giants
RHP Nick Anderson and RHP Trevor Richards traded to the Rays from the Marlins for RHP Ryne Stanek and OF Jesus Sanchez
RHP Mike Leake traded to the Diamondbacks from the Mariners
RHP Aaron Sanchez and RHP Joe Biagini traded to the Astros from the Blue Jays
OF Nicholas Castellanos traded to the Cubs from the Tigers
RHP Shane Greene traded to the Braves from the Tigers
2B Scooter Gennett traded to the Giants from the Reds
RHP Sam Dyson traded to the Twins from the Giants for RHP Prelander Berroa, OF Jaylin Davis, and RHP Kai-Wei Teng
RHP Zack Greinke traded to the Astros from the Diamondbacks for RHP Corbin Martin, RHP JB Bukauskas, 1B Seth Beer, and INF Josh Rojas
LHP Adam Kolarek traded to the Dodgers from the Rays for OF Niko Hulsizer
RHP Carl Edwards Jr. traded to the Padres from the Cubs
RHP Dan Straily traded to the Phillies from the Orioles
This was a deadline filled with a lot of action that happened at the last moment possible. I didn’t finish recording all of these deals until almost an hour after the 4 pm deadline. So many deals happened right before the deadline and I don’t think the fans would have it any other way.
The Astros are definitely the biggest winners of this deadline as they went out and got what they needed to contend for the World Series. I honestly don’t know who in the American League is going to stand in their way with their upgraded pitching rotation. The Yankees didn’t make a move and it’s going to hurt them down the stretch and into the postseason.
The NL East just got even more exciting as the Nationals and Braves both boosted their rosters by each making several moves. The Nationals boosted their bullpen, filling their biggest need. The Braves bullpen got better too with the additions of Shane Greene, Chris Martin, and Mark Melancon. These moves made the Braves the clear winners of the NL East but the Nationals increased their odds to make the playoffs as a wild card contender.
The Yankees and Dodgers lost this deadline as neither made a deal of any significance what so ever. The Yankees needed a starter but didn’t come through. The Dodgers needed bullpen support but didn’t come through. Both fan bases won’t be happy about their teams performance today. It’s going to hurt them too as these are holes in their roster that need to be filled if they want to win a world series.
The Giants are losers of this deadline as well and I don’t think anyone has a clue what this team is doing. The Giants are postseason contenders but they are not contenders for the world series. They have too many holes in their roster despite their recent success and Farhan Zaidi let it get the best of him. He should’ve cashed in and built up his farm system but instead he made a few small moves making fans question what direction the organization is headed in.
This was an amazing trade deadline to witness and it is going to have a huge impact on how the rest of the season plays out. The Astros solidified themselves as world series contenders while the Yankees and Dodgers watched from the sideline. Let’s not leave the Mets out of the conversation either as they seem to now be making a push for contention after acquiring Marcus Stroman and not selling any valuable pieces. The remainder of the season is going to be an exciting one with more teams joining the world series race and it’s anyone guess as to who is going to bring home the title.
This article will continue to be updated as new information about these deals becomes available.
Sources include MLB.com and MLB Trade Rumors