It’s shaping up to be a wild MLB trade deadline, with the clock running out on teams needing to decide whether to buy or sell.
Note: The latest trades will appear at the top and so forth.
Scooter Gennett goes from Reds to Giants
Giants send Mark Melancon to Braves
Astros acquire Aaron Sanchez
Cubs, Padres trade pitchers
Astros land Zack Greinke
Rays send Adam Kolarek to Dodgers
Cubs add Nick Castellanos from Tigers
Yankees swap pitchers with Rockies
Braves get closer Shane Greene from Tigers
Phillies get Corey Dickerson from Pirates
Athletics add Tanner Roark
Cubs acquire Tony Kemp
Giants send Drew Pomeranz, Ray Black to Brewers
Trevor Bauer heads to Reds, Indians reload on offense
Analysis: Cleveland was back-and-forth about trading Bauer, especially since the team is now in contention more than it ever was to this point. Even in trading away the ace of its staff, Cleveland still has Corey Kluber, Mike Clevinger, and prospect Logan Allen to continue forward with a Big 3 rotation. Yasiel Puig and Franmil Reyes in the same outfield is going to be bonkers and reinforces the idea that there’s an arms race in the American League to catch the offensive surge we’ve seen this year.
San Diego gave up a ton to make this deal work, and it will be overshadowed with Bauer and Puig moving teams, but they lowkey won a portion of this trade. Taylor Trammell has long been a target for the Padres as they continue to build a young core for the future, and he slots in as support behind what should be one of baseball’s best infields in a few years.
Bauer in Cincinnati is a weird one. Not as bizarre as Marcus Stroman landing with the barely contending Mets, but no one sees the Reds as a team that is going to make waves in the National League down the stretch. They’re 7-games under .500 and sit a half-game less than that out of the NL Wild Card. This deal is almost exclusively about flipping Bauer either this winter or next summer as Cincinnati rebuilds itself.