Phillies get Wilson Ramos and Aaron Loup
Wilson Ramos was an all-star this season and while he is on the DL right now with a hamstring injury, he will help boost the Phillies lineup.
Ramos has always been a good offensive catcher and overall in his career he’s been a pretty good defender too. He will definitely be an upgrade at catcher and he could very well just be a rental as his contract is up after this season.
The Philadelphia bullpen is in the top half of the league in ERA, but adding Aaron Loup to the bullpen will be useful because he is a lefty that can help them with match-ups as they look to try and finish off an NL East title in the next two months.
Braves get Kevin Gausman and Darren O’Day
The Braves could use another starter and Gausman isn’t a bad choice for that considering what the starting pitching market was. Gausman is also a controllable starter, which the Braves had been coveting. His ERA is at 4.43 in 21 starts this season and the Braves are hoping him joining a contender will pay off in him upping his production.
Darren O’Day is out for the season with a hamstring injury so acquiring him doesn’t do anything.
Mariners get Cameron Maybin
With Dee Gordon moving to second base because of the suspension of Robinson Canó, the Mariners have had some guys playing out of position, but Maybin could help enable people to play their more natural positions. He’s not an elite bat by any means, but he can really run the bases and now having him, Dee Gordon and Jean Segura on the same roster gives Seattle a lot of speed on the base paths.
Pirates get Chris Archer
The biggest trade leading up to the deadline was this one. The Pirates have surprised a lot of people this season and now they are adding a guy that could be a potential ace. Archer has struggled this season more than season’s in the past, but he is incredibly talented and has been a guy that you can pencil in for at least 200 innings.
Archer is also under contract through next season and he has team options for the two seasons after next season, giving the Pirates an ace going forward.
In this deal the Pirates will be sending back left-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow and outfielder Austin Meadows to Tampa Bay.
Glasnow was a really highly-ranked prospect coming up, but has struggled so far in the major leagues, granted he’s had a better season this year after having an ERA over 7.00 last season.
Austin Meadows was also a highly-ranked prospect and in his first major league season this year he’s been pretty good, hitting .292 in 154 at-bats with five home runs and eight doubles. He does need to work on drawing more walks though.
Tampa Bay will also be receiving a player to be named later.
Diamondbacks get Jake Diekman
The Diamondbacks are going all-in on their bullpen. Jake Diekman is a left-hander that will give the team even more options coming out of the bullpen. I really like what Arizona has done with their bullpen over the last couple of weeks.
Cubs get Brandon Kintzler
The Cubs boosted the bullpen by getting Brandon Kintzler, who has shown that he can fulfill a number of different roles during his time in the majors. I think this will be a move that people don’t talk about at the deadline but will have a big impact come postseason time.
Dodgers get Brian Dozier
Dozier has seen a drop-off in his average this season compared to the last two seasons, but second base was a pretty big need for the Dodgers and Dozier has some serious power if he gets hot. If Dozier can start to up his average and get hot with the power this will be a great move for the Dodgers. They’ll now go with Manny Machado and Brian Dozier as their middle infield for the rest of the season.
Brewers get Jonathan Schoop
Schoop has been a breakout player for a couple of years now and Milwaukee is getting a boost in their lineup here. Schoop did struggle early on this season, but he’s been hot as of late. I’m not exactly sure where on the field Schoop will play, especially after they just got Mike Moustakas, but regardless they improved their lineup.