Thursday, September 1, 2016

Recapping the August 31st Trade Deadline in MLB

The Major League Baseball waiver wire trade deadline has come and gone and if you weren’t constantly clicking refresh on your MLB Trade Rumors app or webpage you didn’t miss much. In case you want to know what you missed here is a quick, and I mean quick, recap of all the “action” that went down yesterday before the deadline.

  • The Cleveland Indians have acquired Coco Crisp from the Oakland Athletics for pitcher Colt Hynes and cash considerations.

  • The Baltimore Orioles have acquired Kyle Lobstein from the Pittsburgh Pirates for LHP Zach Phillips. The Orioles then released Lobstein after claiming Drew Stubbs off release waivers from the Texas Rangers. Okay then. 

  • The Yankees traded Ben Gamel to the Seattle Mariners for a pair of prospects and one rant from this guy right here. Don't worry, it's coming.  The rant is coming because the team then turned around and acquired Eric Young Jr. from the Milwaukee Brewers to be their stolen base specialist for the month of September. 

What a boring deadline. I guess it normally is traditionally but this one seemed to be especially slow for whatever reason. Oh well, anyone traded or acquired after the deadline yesterday will not be postseason eligible in 2016. Trades and moves can be made until the very last day of the season. Here we go boys and girls, it’s time to sprint. 

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