Trade Deadline Winners and Losers – NL Central
By Richard Janvrin-TRST Senior MLB Analyst Follow Richard on Twitter: @RJanvrin3_TRST
Here is a complete list of all the teams in the National League Central and what they acquired this year before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. The list will also include departures.
St. Louis Cardinals
Acquisitions: Edward Mujica
Departures: Zack Cox
Acquisitions: Jake Brigham, Arodys Vizcaino, Christian Villanueva, Jaye Chapman, Kyle Hendricks
Departures: Paul Maholm, Geovany Soto, Reed Johnson, Ryan Dempster
Acquisitions: Gaby Sanchez, Travis Snider, Kyle Kaminska, Chad Qualls, Wandy Rodriguez
Departures: Gorkys Hernandez, Competitive Balance Pick, Casey McGehee, Brad Lincoln, Colton Cain, Robbie Grossman, Rudy Owens
Acquisitions: Jonathan Broxton
Departures: Donnie Joseph, J.C. Sulbaran
Acquisitions: Marc Krauss, Bobby Borchering, Rudy Owens, Robbie Grossman, Colton Cain, Matt Heidenreich, Blair Walters, Francisco Cordero, Ben Francisco, Joe Musgrove, Asher Wojciechowski, David Rollins, Carlos Perez, Matt Dominguez, Rob Rasmussen
Departures: JA Happ, Brandon Lyon, David Carpenter, Wandy Rodriguez, Brett Myers, Chris Johnson, Carlos Lee
Acquisitions: Jean Segura, John Hellweg, Ariel Pena, Fautino De Los Santos
Departures: Zack Greinke, George Kottaras
The Houston Astros were the winners of the most players acquired. 16. But, they gave up pretty much their entire team in doing so. They traded former top prospect Happ, former closer, Lyon, ace Rodriguez, at the time incumbent closer Myers and long-time Astro, Carlos Lee. Jeff Luhnow, Astros GM, is set to go in to full rebuild mode and what he did was right. Although the Astros are a pathetic franchise record wise, including a 10-47 record on the road, they are building for, if I had to guess, to contend in 2018. They acquired some quality prospects in Krauss, Borchering, and Dominguez. Astro fans, rejoice.
The St. Louis Cardinals may have written their death sentence. They did nothing besides acquire Edward Mujica, a solid reliever, from the Miami Marlins. They needed more bullpen help than that, though. Tough break, Cardinal fans.
It was no rumor that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were going to be shoppers. Many speculated them trading Matt Garza who is still a Cub and Alfonso Soriano, who they knew would be tough to move given his large contract. They did, however, manage to unload former Rookie of the Year Geovany Soto, staff ace Dempster, Maholm and Johnson. They acquired a nice pitching prospect in Vizcaino who is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery. For Dempster they got a pair of A ballers who won’t help the big league club for the foreseeable future. Nice deadline as far as rebuilding goes, Theo and Jed.
The Pirates, although they weren’t big names, acquired the help they needed in Sanchez and Snider. Personally, I’m not a fan of Chad Qualls, but he may be able to help them. Sanchez is struggling mightily this season, but we know his potential and they literally gave up close to nothing for him. Snider will provide the bat they needed. They also bolstered their already solid rotation in acquiring former Houston Astro ace, Wandy Rodriguez. He helps a rotation that already consists of AJ Burnett and James McDonald.
The Reds, although it was only one move did very well. They acquired Jonathan Broxton who is have a very good season and for a very low price of only $1.4MM the rest of the way. He helps an already stacked bullpen headed by Aroldis Chapman and Sean Marshall. Though the Reds weren’t able to land that lead-off hitter they were looking for, they bolstered their bullpen. Expect them to target Juan Pierre, of the Philadelphia Phillies this August.
The Brewers traded away their ace. Zack Greinke. But they acquired a huge package in getting 3 of the Los Angeles Angels’ top 10 prospects. Segura was the best prospect in the Angels system behind Mike Trout. They also acquired Fautino De Los Santos from the Oakland Athletics.
Winner: Pittsburgh Pirates
Loser: Chicago Cubs
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