Winners And Losers From Each MLB Trade Deadline Deal
This year's trade deadline winners and losers
The 2013 MLB Trade Deadline as come and gone and 10 deals were made in the days prior to the 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline on Wednesday afternoon.
The trade deadline is usually crazy and trades come and go along with the insane rumors, but teams took a different approach and mostly stayed quiet in 2013. Among players that could have been traded but were not are Michael Young, Nate Schierholtz, Alex Rios and Javier Lopez. All of them were named in potential trades, but teams did not pull the trigger.
It was surprising to see Young stay because there was so much talk surrounding him heading into Wednesday. Young is still part of the Phillies for now even after he was willing to waive his no-trade clause (for a few select teams).
The deals that did happen were interesting and it is time to see who the preliminary winners and losers are within the last five days of the non-waiver trade season.
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Detroit Tigers acquire Jose Veras
The Tigers acquired Jose Veras from the Astros for outfield prospect Danry Vasquez and a player to be named later.
Both teams get something out of the deal. We will see how this pans out for the Tigers.
Atlanta Braves acquire Scott Downs
The Braves added another complimentary piece to the bullpen by acquiring Scott Downs from the Angels for Cory Rasmus. Downs is definitely going to help the Braves, and has already done so.
Tampa Bay Rays acquire Jesse Crain
Another team that needed more help in the bullpen was the Rays, and they got it. Tampa Bay acquired Jesse Crain from the White Sox for future considerations. Crain has been brilliant this season but is still on the DL.
Getting Crain will help fight the Red Sox in the AL East.
Los Angeles Dodgers sign Brian Wilson
Trying to make a run in the NL West, the Dodgers signed Brian Wilson to bolster the bullpen. The Dodgers did not make any trade between July 30 and 31, but signing Wilson may help them make the playoffs.
Cleveland Indians acquire Marc Rzepczynski
The Indians got some bullpen help as well, acquiring Marc Rzepczynski from the Cardinals for Juan Herrera. Rzepczynski is a good bullpen piece that has been improving since being sent down to Triple-A Memphis.
A change of scenery could do Rzepczynski some good.
Oakland Athletics trade for Alberto Callaspo
Billy Beane made a Moneyball move by acquiring Alberto Callaspo from the Angels for Grant Green. Callaspo will be used as a situational player batting against lefties only. A good move for the A's.
Boston Red Sox get Jake Peavy in 3-way deal
In a three-way deal Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, the Red Sox acquired Jake Peavy and Bryan Villareal. The White Sox also acquired Avisail Garcia from the Tigers along with J.B. Wendelken, Francellis Montas and Cleuluis Rondon.
Boston got a prime pitcher ready to help the team win a division, but the Red Sox lose a top prospect in Jose Iglesias. If anything, the Tigers got the short end of the deal giving up one of the top power-hitting prospects in Garcia. The White Sox and Red Sox both won this deal on paper.
Winners: Red Sox and White Sox
San Diego Padres acquire Ian Kennedy
The Padres made a bit of a splash by acquiring Ian Kennedy from the Diamondbacks. Arizona got pitchers Joe Thatcher and Matt Stites in the deal.
Kennedy helps the the future of the Padres' rotation and it is just another move for 2014. It will be an interesting offseason for them.
Kansas City Royals acquire Justin Maxwell
After coming into the week as 'sellers', the Royals turned around and pulled the trigger on outfielder Justin Maxwell, who they acquired from the Astros for pitcher Kyle Smith.
Maxwell could be an important piece for the Royals for the future as they try to contend in the AL Central. Being only seven games out, the Royals could still make some noise.
Baltimore Orioles acquire Bud Norris
The Orioles were destined to acquire Bud Norris while the Astros were in town and they did. Baltimore traded L.J. Hoes and Josh Hader to Houston for Norris.
Both teams win on this deal. The Orioles got another young starter and the Astros got another piece to collect in the system. Houston has added a lot of pieces this summer and have a bright future — as do the Orioles.
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