Here's a complete recap of who went where in the month of July.
The Orioles acted like a team at the top of the AL East with no plans on dropping with a conventional move for a lefty reliever in Andrew Miller.
ADDED: LHP Andrew Miller, OF Jimmy Paredes
SUBTRACTED: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez
After big moves at deadlines and in winters past, Toronto flinched. At just two and a half games back of the Orioles in the AL East and with only a three-game hold on the second Wild Card, complacency could come back to haunt the Jays.
ADDED: 3B Danny Valencia
SUBTRACTED: RHP Deck McGuire, C Erik Kratz, RHP Liam Hendriks
The Yankees were active but less ambitiously than in previous years. They traded for Chase Headley and Brandon McCarthy before making a late, intra-divisional move for Stephen Drew and a move for Martin Prado.
ADDED: INF Martin Prado, INF Stephen Drew, LHP Chris Capuano, 3B Chase Headley, RHP Brandon McCarthy
SUBTRACTED: C Peter O'Brien, INF Kelly Johnson, INF Yangervis Solarte, RHP Julio De Paula, LHP Vidal Nuno
As promised, the Rays moved David Price. As in the past, Andrew Friedman moved a prize player as that player peaked (or just after). Did he get enough in return this time? (No).
ADDED: LHP Drew Smyly, INF Willy Adames, INF Nick Franklin
SUBTRACTED: LHP David Price
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The Red Sox were clearly the belles of the the trade deadline ball. We knew the Lester trade was coming, but who knew that GM Cherington could use the move to nab Yoenis Cespedes? Or trade John Lackey for Allen Craig and Joe Kelly? Red Sox are the clear winners of the deadline -- not because they improved the most but because they saw an opportunity for longer-term improvement and jumped on it.
ADDED: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, OF Allen Craig, RHP Joe Kelly, OF Yoenis Cespedes, LHP Edwin Escobar, RHP Heath Hembree, INF Kelly Johnson
SUBTRACTED: LHP Andrew Miller, LHP Corey Littrell, RHP John Lackey, LHP Jon Lester, OF Jonny Gomes, LHP Felix Doubront, RHP Jake Peavy, SS Stephen Drew
The Tigers were big-time players at the deadline, shipping off Austin Jackson and acquiring one of the best arms on the market in David Price.
ADDED: LHP David Price, RHP Joakim Soria
SUBTRACTED: OF Austin Jackson, INF Willy Adames, RHP Corey Knebel, RHP Jake Thompson
General Manager Dayton Moore acted like a man with nothing to win and nothing to lose. How could the Royals, after trading away prize prospect Wil Myers for two years of James Shields, do nothing at the deadline when they will lose Shields at the end of the season to free agency? In a city begging for wins but content with hope, GMDM chose option C: neither.
ADDED: RHP Jason Frasor, C Erik Kratz, RHP Liam Hendriks
SUBTRACTED: OF Jimmy Paredes, RHP Spencer Patton, 3B Danny Valencia
The Tribe saw the difficulty in reaching for the second wild card and made the bold-but-sound move to be sellers. Unlike the Royals.
ADDED: OF Chris Dickerson, OF James Ramsey, INF Zach Walters
SUBTRACTED: RHP Justin Masterson, SS Asdrubal Cabrera
Naaaaaah, we're good. Thanks!
The Twins made one deadline-day move, acquiring Tommy Milone from the A's, but were otherwise quiet in the midst of a disappointing (if expected) season.
ADDED: LHP Tommy Milone, RHP Stephen Pryor
SUBTRACTED: OF Sam Fuld, 1B Kendrys Morales
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Royals fans: Now this is what going all-in looks like.Two blockbusters at or near the deadline, the first of which -- trading for Samardizja and Hammel -- might have been enough. But moving Cespedes for Lester and Gomes? I can't recall the last time a team was so loudly broadcasting "this is the year." I believe them, too.
ADDED: RHP Jeff Samardzija, RHP Jason Hammel, OF Sam Fuld, LHP Jon Lester, OF Jonny Gomes, RHP Deck McGuire
SUBTRACTED: SS Addison Russell, RHP Dan Straily, OF Billy McKinney, LHP Tommy Milone, OF Yoenis Cespedes
ADDED: RHP Huston Street, RHP Trevor Gott, LHP Joe Thatcher, OF Tony Campana, RHP Jason Grilli
SUBTRACTED: 2B Taylor Lindsey, SS Jose Rondon, RHP R.J. Alvarez, RHP Elliott Morris, OF Zach Borenstein, RHP Joey Krehbiel, RHP Ernesto Frieri
The Mariners are still rolling with the "don't ignore us" mantra which started in the offseason with signing Robinson Cano and continues today with moves for Austin Jackson from the Tigers and Chris Denorfia from the Padres.
ADDED: 1B Kendrys Morales, OF Austin Jackson, OF Chris Denorfia
SUBTRACTED: RHP Stephen Pryor, SS Nick Franklin, OF Abraham Almonte, RHP Stephen Kohlscheen
The biggest story of the day for the Astros, thankfully for them, is that they weren't the story. Long ways to go in Houston.
ADDED: OF Jake Marisnick, INF Colin Moran, RHP Frances Martes
SUBTRACTED: RHP Jarred Cosart, INF Kike Hernandez, OF Austin Wates
Anyone else thinking the Rangers missed a tremendous opportunity to move Alex Rios? I will say it's refreshing to see a team willing to move its closer when they're not in the hunt. This is how you're supposed to do it!
ADDED: RHP Spencer Patton, RHP Jake Thompson, RHP Corey Knebel
SUBTRACTED: RHP Jason Frasor, RHP Joakim Soria
The Nationals acted like a team comfortable with its place in the playoff race, only making a move for Asdrubal Cabrera on deadline day.
ADDED: INF Asdrubal Cabrera
SUBTRACTED: INF Zach Walters
With just one notable deadline-day move for 29 year-old Emilio Bonifacio and sitting a game and a half behind the Nationals, the Braves are acting strangely comfortable with their place in the playoff race.
ADDED: LHP James Russell, INF Emilio Bonifacio
SUBTRACTED: C Victor Caratini
The Marlins kept their word that they weren't actually sellers, electing to keep Giancarlo Stanton and trading for Jarred Cosart from the Astros.
ADDED: RHP Jarred Cosart, INF Kike Hernandez, OF Austin Wates
SUBTRACTED: OF Jake Marisnick, INF Colin Moran, RHP Frances Martes
Really have to wonder what happened here. With so many rumors around Bartolo Colon, it's a wonder they couldn't get anything done.
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Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro is making a big post-deadline fuss that nobody would work with him, but it's hard to imagine that's anybody's fault but his own. Watching a great club disintegrate like this should humble anyone.
At 60-49, did the Brewers really need to make any significant moves? I'm not sure grabbing Parra on deadline day will be enough to keep them there, and I won't be surprised if the Cardinals come calling soon.
ADDED: OF Gerardo Parra
SUBTRACTED: OF Mitch Haniger, LHP Anthony Banda
Tap-tap-tap. tap-tap-tap. tap-tap-tap. Is this thing on? What are we doing here exactly?
ADDED: RHP Ernesto Frieri
SUBTRACTED: RHP Jason Grilli, OF Chris Dickerson
St. Louis was surprisingly active at the deadline, making moves for Justin Masterson and scoring a big deadline coup with the Lackey-for-Craig-and-Kelly trade.
ADDED: RHP Justin Masterson, RHP John Lackey, LHP Corey Littrell
SUBTRACTED: OF James Ramsey, OF Allen Craig, RHP Joe Kelly
Naaaaaah, we're good. Thanks!
GM Theo Epstein sold off every piece he could and set the market with the Samadizja trade.
ADDED: C Victor Caratini, LHP Felix Doubront, RHP Jonathan Martinez, SS Addison Russell, RHP Dan Straily, OF Billy McKinney
SUBTRACTED: LHP James Russell, INF Emilio Bonifacio, INF Darwin Barney, RHP Jeff Samardzija, RHP Jason Hammel
With their only real competition for the NL West in the Giants, it's hard to say the Dodgers should have done anything when the Giants were equally quiet. That said, this was yet another chance for GM Colletti to move that Matt Kemp contract (which goes through 2019!). Will they eat it now or will they eat it later?
ADDED: INF Darwin Barney
SUBTRACTED: RHP Jonathan Martinez
Is this the look of a complacent team, or the look of a team which won two of the last four World Series, completely comfortable in its own skin? Neither probably, but adding Peavy is probably not enough to make a serious difference down the stretch.
ADDED: RHP Jake Peavy
SUBTRACTED: RHP Heath Hembree, LHP Edwin Escobar
They finally moved Chase Headley! They finally moved Headley! And all it took was firing General Manager Josh Byrnes.
ADDED: 2B Taylor Lindsey, SS Jose Rondon, RHP R.J. Alvarez, RHP Elliot Morris, INF Yangervis Solarte, RHP Julio De Paula, OF Abraham Almonte, RHP Stephen Kohlscheen
SUBTRACTED: RHP Huston Street, RHP Trevor Gott, 3B Chase Headley, OF Chris Denorfia
These are the moves of a GM in search of a job.
ADDED: OF Zach Borenstein, RHP Joey Krehbiel, LHP Vidal Nuno, C Peter O'Brien, OF Mitch Haniger, LHP Anthony Banda
SUBTRACTED: OF Tony Campana, LHP Joe Thatcher, RHP Brandon McCarthy, INF Martin Prado, OF Gerardo Parra
Naaaaaah, we're good. Thanks!
SUBTRACTED: LHP Chris Capuano