TRADE DEADLINE REVIEW
I will keep track of everything happening this month here.
Pointless move by Atlanta, but a good one for the Chicago Cubs. Atlanta should just sell, but at least Chicago got something for free agent-to be Joc Pederson.
Pointless trade for San Diego & a bad return for Pittsburgh. So which one of San Diego’s overpaid players will give up their starting job to an underachieving Adam Frazier.
Houston improved their bullpen and Seattle got worse. Kendall Graveman is going to help Houston, but Seattle basically got no help at all and just a utility hitter and a struggling reliever.
New York cut salary and Cincinnati probably didn’t really improve.
Blockbuster swap. Oakland improved their outfield by bringing in Starling Marte to take over centerfield, but I don’t see it moving the needle for them much, as they won’t be able to extend him after another early playoff loss (if they even get there). Miami won the deal by trading a player that was too old to extend for a top prospect in Jesus Luzardo. Luzardo will either be an ace or a trade chip.