So many damn moves today. At one point – during my drive home from work – MLB Network Radio reported almost 30 trades in something like an hour.
Here are the things I will remember from trade deadline day 2019 (and I still miss as a kid when deals were being announced after midnight – who and why made this change?):
- Zack Greinke to the Astros, really should be game over for the league unless something weird happens.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers really dropped the ball.
- I looked up at the end of the day and realized the New York Yankees did nothing, which is a shock.
- Jesus Aguilar – the disappearing man – to the Rays for Jacob Faria.
- Mike Leake to the Dbacks for no good reason at all.
- Scooter Gennett to the Giants for cash to the Reds, for no good reason at all.
- Nick Castellanos is now a Chicago Cub.
- The Blue Jays sent Daniel Hudson to the Nationals for a high-A prospect named Kyle Johnston.
- Shane Greene, Chris Martin, and Mark Melancon have been added to the Braves pen.
- The Dodgers did add Jedd Gyorko and Adam Kolarek.
- Joe Biagini and Aaron Sanchez were dealt to the Astros for Derek Fisher.
- The Dbacks swapped the Marlins: Zac Gallen for Jazz Chisholm.
Honestly, it was a lot of little moves while big names like Noah Syndergaard, Madison Bumgarner, Felipe Vazquez, and Edwin Diaz all stayed put.
The big one went down last night. It will be interesting to see how Trevor Bauer plays out in Cincinnati, Taylor Trammell in San Diego, and Yasiel Puig and Franmil Reyes fare in Cleveland.
I already have a bet with a friend that Trammell is an All-Star at some point in his career. He has been ranked as high as 11th on overall baseball prospect lists.