Friday, July 31, 2015

Trade Deadline Recap 2015

Heading into Thursday we already saw big names moved.  Cole Hamels went to the Rangers, Jonathan Papelbon went to the Nationals, Troy Tulowitzki went to the Blue Jays, Scott Kazmir went to the Houston, and Aramis Ramirez went to the Pirates.  More moves had been made yesterday and today and I'll let you know everything that has happened yesterday and today.

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired David Price from the Detroit Tigers for Matt Boyde, Daniel Norris, and Jario Labourt.  The ST Louis Cardinals acquired Brandon Moss from the Cleveland Indians for Rob Kaminsky.  There was a three team trade involving the Dodgers, the Marlins, and the Braves.  The Dodgers acquired Matt Latos, Michael Morse, Alex Wood, Jim Johnson, Luis Avilan, Bronson Arroyo, and Jose Peraza, the Braves acquired Hector Olivera, Zachary Bird, Paco Rodriguez, and a draft pick from the Marlins, and the Marlins acquired Jeff Brigham, Victor Arauo, and Kevin Guzman.  The Yankees acquired Dustin Ackley from the Mariners for Ramon Flores and Jose Ramirez.  The White Sox acquired Justin Sellers for a player to be named.  The Astros acquired Carlos Gomez, Mike Fiers, and the 76th international signing slot from the Brewers for Brett Phillips, Domingo Santana, Josh Hader, and Adrian Houser.  The Pirates acquired Joakin Soria from the Tigers for JaCoby Jones.

Today being the trade deadline was busy as expected.  The Giants acquired Mike Leake from the Reds for Adam Duvail and Keury Mella.  The Cardinals acquired Jonathan Broxton and cash considerations from the Brewers for Malik Collymore.  The Orioles acquired Gerado Parra from the Brewers for Zach Davies.  The Blue Jays acquired Mark Lowe from the Mariners for Nick Wells, Jacob Brentz, and Rob Rasmussen.  The Cubs acquired Dan Haren from the Marlins for Ivan Pineyro and Elliot Soto.  The Twins acquired Kevin Jepsen from the Rays for Chih Wei Hu and Alexis Tapia.  The Blue Jays acquired Ben Revera from the Phillies for Jimmy Cordero and Alberto Tirado.  The Mets acquired Yoenis Cespedes from the Tigers for Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa.  The Cubs acquired Tommy Hunter from the Orioles for Junior Lakes.  The Pirates acquired JA Happ from the Mariners for Adrian Sampson.  The A's acquired Felix Doubront from the Blue Jays for cash considerations.  The Rangers acquired Sam Dyson from the Marlins for Tomas Telis and Cody Ege.  The Pirates acquired Marc Rzepcynski from the Indians for Abraham Almonte.  The Padres acquired Michael Morse from the Dodgers for Jose Tabata.

I like what the Astros did this week by adding pitching and hitting, I also liked what the Mets were able to bring in this week as well considering that they were near the bottom in hitting coming into the week.  Now the Mets should have a better offense as they try and push towards the playoffs.  If you look at what the Pirates did you'll see that they were able to add depth in their lineup and depth in their bull pen.  Toronto also showed that they're going all in this week by bring in Tulo and Price.  They also added Ben Revera and Mark Lowe so that's added depth in their outfield and rotation.  One thing that did surprise me were the Padres.  They were rumored to become sellers this week and they didn't make one big trade at all.

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