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Good morning baseball fans! Is everybody okay after yesterday?
It was a very overwhelming day, with a lot of things going down, so here is a full recap, with specific links for each deal, that you all should check out.
Let’s start with Jonathan Lucroy, who was finally traded alongside reliever Jeremy Jeffress. Both are headed to the Texas Rangers.
That wasn’t it for the Rangers, as they added another bat, getting Carlos Beltran from the Yankees in exchange for a handful of prospects.
San Francisco was active, first getting Will Smith from the Brewers.
They followed that up by shocking some in the baseball world, getting starter Matt Moore from the Rays in a deal that was headlined by Matt Duffy going back to Tampa.
Fellow NL West team, the Dodgers, also made some moves. They got themselves some outfield and rotation help, in the form of Josh Reddick and Rich Hill.
A couple hours later, it was the bullpen that was addressed, getting Jesse Chavez from the Blue Jays.
Toronto replaced Chavez by getting Scott Feldman from the Astros.
After weeks of hearing they weren’t going to be in the market for a big bat, the Mets struck for the second year in row, this time trading for outfielder Jay Bruce. In typical Mets fashion, the deal hit some medical snags before it could cross the finish line.
It wasn’t a one move day for them either, as they finished their day by swapping Antonio Bastardo for Jon Niese of the Pirates.
As if you couldn’t guess, that wasn’t it for the Pirates. In a series of interesting moves, they sent Francisco Liriano to the Blue Jays.
Potentially to replace Liriano in the rotation, they traded for Ivan Nova from the Yankees.
In one of the weirder moves of the day, the Marlins returned Colin Rea to the Padres. Rea hurt himself in his first start for the Marlins after being apart of the Andrew Cashner deal.
It looked like a done deal, but the Mariners and Reds couldn’t finalize a deal that would have sent shortstop Zack Cosart to Seattle.
After missing on Lucroy and Beltran, the Indians got a hitter, trading for Rays outfielder Brandon Guyer.
It wasn’t quiet for the Cubs on trade deadline day, as they added Joe Smith to their reworked bullpen.
Familiar face Steve Pearce is heading back to the Orioles.
Boston joined in the reliever party by trading for Twins left-hander Fernando Abad.
A deal between the Angels and Twins netted LA Ricky Nolasco, while Hector Santiago headed to Minnesota.
With all of that wrapped up, our own Mike Bates shared the five lessons that we learned from this year’s deadline.
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