Saturday, August 1, 2015

2015 MLB trade deadline

Biggest winners at the deadline:

Blue Jays: Acquired SS Troy Tulowitzki, LHP David Price, OF Ben Revere and RH reliever Mark Lowe; not only did the Blue Jays make the most potent offense in baseball even better, but they also acquired their much needed ace and are now the favorites in the AL East despite being six games back of the Yankees (losers at the deadline)

Royals: Acquired RHP Johnny Cueto and INF/OF Ben Zobrist; like the Blue Jays the Royals also acquired their much needed ace and with Alex Gordon out for at least a couple more weeks added super-utility man Zobrist, who will slot into the two spot in the batting order and play left field until Gordon gets back at which point he will most likely take over at second

Astros: The Astros became the favorite in the AL West this past week by acquiring LHP Scott Kazmir, OF Carlos Gomez and RHP Mike Fiers; the Astros vastly improved their rotation by adding Scott Kazmir and then added depth in Mike Fiers to a rotation that already consists of all-star Dallas Keuchel, while also adding a proven offensive star in Carlos Gomez that will improve the top of their lineup

Biggest losers at the deadline:

Yankees: Acquired 2B/OF Dustin Ackley, but otherwise stand pat while placing Michael Pineda on the DL

Padres: Acquired LH reliever Marc Rzepcynski but shed no payroll or gain a player to help them fight back into contention despite being eight games back in the NL West and twelve and a half back of the second NL Wild Card spot

Angels: The Angels sit two back, in the AL West but instead of adding players to help them win and overtake the Astros for first place they added three platoon LFs instead of the big impact one they desperately needed and watched the Astros add the players that they needed to turn a two game lead into the same ten game lead the Angels finished ahead of the second place Athletics in 2014

Full List of Trades:

The Pirates acquire 3B Aramis Ramirez and cash from the Brewers for RHP Yhonathan Barrios

The Astros acquire LHP Scott Kazmir from the Athletics for RHP Daniel Mengden and C Jacob Nottingham

The Angels acquire INF Conor Gillaspie from the White Sox for cash

The Mets acquire INF Juan Uribe and OF Kelly Johnson from the Braves for RHPs John Gant and Rob Whalen

The Cardinals acquire RHP Steve Cishek from the Marlins for RHP Kyle Barraclough

The Royals acquire RHP Johnny Cueto from the Reds for LHPs Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed

The Angels acquire OF Shane Victorino from the Red Sox for INF Josh Rutledge and cash

The Mets acquire RHP Tyler Clippard from the Athletics for RHP Casey Meisner

The Blue Jays acquire SS Troy Tulowitzki and RHP LaTroy Hawkins from the Rockies for SS Jose Reyes, RHPs Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro and Jesus Tinoco

The Royals acquire INF/OF Ben Zobrist from the Athletics for RHP Aaron Brooks and LHP Sean Manaea

The Nationals acquire RHP Jonathan Papelbon and cash considerations from the Phillies for RHP Nick Pivetta

The Angels acquire OF David DeJesus from the Rays for RHP Eduar Lopez

The Angels acquire OF David Murphy from the Indians for SS Eric Stamets

The Pirates acquire RHP Joe Blanton from the Royals for cash considerations

The Rangers acquire LHP Cole Hamels, LHP Jake Diekman and cash from the Phillies for LHP Matt Harrison, C Jorge Alfaro, OF Nick Williams and RHPs Jake Thompson, Alec Asher and Jerad Eickhoff

The Cardinals acquire OF Brandon Moss from the Indians for LHP Rob Kaminsky

The Blue Jays acquire LHP David Price, from the Tigers for LHPs Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt

The Dodgers acquire LHP Alex Wood, RHP Jim Johnson, LHP Luis Avilan, INF Jose Peraza, RHP Bronson Arroyo and cash from the Braves for INF Hector Olivera, LHP Paco Rodriguez and RHP Zach Bird.  The Braves also receive a compensation draft pick from the Marlins

The Dodgers acquire RHP Mat Latos and 1B/OF Michael Morse from the Marlins for RHPs Kevin Guzman, Jeff Brigham and Victor Araujo

The Yankees acquire 2B/OF Dustin Ackley from the Mariners for OF Ramon Flores and RHP Jose Ramirez

The Astros acquire OF Carlos Gomez, RHP Mike Fiers and the 76th international signing slot (2015-16) from the Brewers for OFs Brett Phillips and Domingo Santana, LHP Josh Hader and RHP Adrian Houser

The Pirates acquire RHP Joakim Soria from the Tigers for INF JaCoby Jones

The Giants acquire RHP Mike Leake from the Reds for INF Adam Duvall and RHP Keury Mella

The Cardinals acquire RHP Jonathan Broxton and cash from the Brewers for OF Malik Collymore

The Orioles acquire OF Gerardo Parra from the Brewers for RHP Zach Davies

The Athletics acquire LHP Felix Doubront from the Blue Jays for cash considerations

The Blue Jays acquire RHP Mark Lowe from the Mariners for LHP Nick Wells, LHP Jacob Brentz and LHP Rob Rasmussen

The Cubs acquire RHP Dan Haren from the Marlins for RHP Ivan Pineyro and SS Elliot Soto

The Twins acquire RHP Kevin Jepsen from the Rays for RHPs Chih-Wei Hu and Alexis Tapia

The Blue Jays acquire OF Ben Revere and cash from the Phillies for RHPs Jimmy Cordero and Alberto Tirado

The Mets acquire OF Yoenis Cespedes from the Tigers for RHPs Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa

The Cubs acquire RHP Tommy Hunter from the Orioles for OF Junior Lake

The Pirates acquire LHP J.A. Happ from the Mariners for RHP Adrian Sampson

The Red Sox acquire RHP Ryan Cook from the Athletics for a player to be named later

The Rangers acquire RHP Sam Dyson from the Marlins for C Tomas Telis and LHP Cody Ege

The Pirates acquire 1B/OF Michael Morse from the Dodgers for OF Jose Tabata

The Padres acquire LHP Marc Rzepcynski from the Indians for OF Abraham Almonte

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