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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for August 5, 2016

Kick your day off right with the latest news, rumors, and analysis covering what could, should, and will affect your club's roster.

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

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Good morning baseball fans!

After a season-long debate about what his fate would be, the Blue Jays announced on Thursday that starter Aaron Sanchez will stay in the rotation, with it expanding to six pitchers.

The Mets placed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on the disabled list with a quad injury, just hours after he was pictured playing golf.

Speaking of the Blue Jays, they were able to turn their cap space into prospects, in the case of the Francisco Liriano deal.

The Pirates did actually get something out of this deal besides financial flexibility. The Jays, as previously mentioned, sent them Drew Hutchison. Hutchison was previously highly regarded in the Blue Jays system and came up a few years ago to join their rotation. After receiving Tommy John in 2012, Hutchison has been pretty mediocre. Outside of his 2014, where he posted a 2.90 DRA, he’s posted DRA’s near or above 5. It had gotten to the point where the Blue Jays essentially gave up on him and sent him down to the minors. On the flip side, this is the kind of reclamation project that the Pirates are known for. Having Ray Searage coddle him into a real rotation piece for them certainly wouldn’t be a surprise. But, even then, Hutchison is no more than a throw in piece at this point in his career. Any use they get out of him will be a boon as the real asset to them here was shedding Liriano’s future dollars.

I understand both ends of this deal. The Pirates are strapped for cash and see a window for themselves. That’s commendable though I don’t necessarily agree with it. On the other end, the Blue Jays used some of their budget space, filled a current and future hole, and added some nice future pieces. Like I said, it’s hard to play devil’s advocate with them here. They did well. All in all, this seems like more of a trend of teams monetizing their budget space for prospects. It’s a trend that I like from a larger market club point of view and something that I’d certainly engage in if the time were right. That said, it’s always hard to like these deals from the point of view of the team giving up those value pieces.

Here is a roundup of news from around the American League East.

The trade deadline increased the odds of a bunch of teams, here are five of them that added the most to their projected win total.

Dave Cameron of FanGraphs shared his five best buys of the trade deadline.

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Question of the Day: Did the Blue Jays make the right decision?