July 27, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Hanley Ramirez celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the tenth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Beck Diefenbach-US PRESSWIRE
After well over a month of rumors, transactions and all-around frenzy, the trade deadline has finally come and gone.
And what a crazy deadline it was. Only two teams, the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres, stayed completely silent as the trade deadline passed. Going back to late June, the other 28 teams combined for 32 trades that saw 95 different players---97 overall---change hands (Brent Lillibridge and Chad Qualls were each moved twice).
The Miami Marlins began the month as buyers only to sell the farm, pleading with teams to take the newly-acquired Carlos Lee off their hands by deadline day. The Los Angeles Dodgers had arguably the strongest deadline in baseball, but even they were swindled by the Rangers in the Ryan Dempster sweepstakes.
As we suffer from trade rumor withdrawal, biding the time until the waiver wire heats up, let's take a moment to look back on the deadline that was. Relive the trade deadline in all its glory in lovely bullet-point form below, organized by division.
What were the best/worst deals of the deadline?