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HBT’s Trade Deadline Tracker

Jul 31, 2012, 4:35 PM EST

Lets make a deal

The 2012 non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone. Here’s your summary of who went where and for whom:

7/31/12: The Indians Acquire 1B Lars Anderson from the Red Sox for RHP Steven Wright. Quick Take: Anderson is a once-promising slugger who has seemingly run out of gas on his third time through Triple-A. Wright is a knuckleball experiment which could be fun at least.

7/31/12: The Yankees Acquire 3B/1B Casey McGehee from the Pirates for RHP Chad Qualls. Quick Take: Yawn. The Yankees get rid of a reliever they don’t need and the Pirates get rid of a corner guy they don’t need. If McGehee can turn the clock back to 2009-10 again, hey, the Yankees third base hole is filled until A-Rod comes back. But don’t count on it.

7/31/12: The Rangers acquire RHP Ryan Dempster from the Cubs for 3B Christian Villanueva and RHP Kyle Hendricks. Quick Take: The Rangers desperately needed a starter, and they swooped in and took Dempster from the clutches of the Dodgers.

7/31/12: The Reds acquire RHP Jonathan Broxton from the Royals. Quick Take: The Reds already have the best bullpen in the NL and add a guy with 23 saves who throws hard to be a role-playing setup man. The rich get richer.

7/31/12: The Marlins trade 1B Gaby Sanchez to the Pirates for OF Gorkys Hernandez. Quick Take: Sanchez was an All-Star last year but has cratered and has been in the minors for a month. A change of scenery could unlock his old self.

7/31/12: The Diamondbacks trade LHP Craig Breslow to the Red Sox for OF Scott Podsednik and RHP Matt Albers. Quick Take: The Sox add a nice lefty specialist and unload a worse pitcher and a guy with no future on the team. Not bad.

7/31/12: The Marlins trade RHP Edward Mujica to the Cardinals for 3B Zack Cox. Quick Take: Cox has the chance to be something special — he’s young and powerful — but the Cards need bullpen help now, and Mujica should provide it.

7/31/12: The Phillies trade OF Hunter Pence to the Giants for OF Nate Schierholtz, C Tommy Joseph and RHP Seth Rosin. Quick Take: Pence upgrades the Giants offense. His departure lowers the Phillies payroll. And Joseph is a potential catcher of the future.

7/31/12: The Phillies trade OF Shane Victorino to the Dodgers for RHP Josh Lindblom and RHP Ethan Martin. Quick Take: He’ll play left for a Dodgers team that has worked hard to upgrade at the deadline. For the Phillies: the end of something of an era, I guess. Victorino is now nearly 3,000 miles closer to Hawaii.

7/30/12: The Pirates acquired OF Travis Snider from the Toronto Blue Jays for RHP Brad Lincoln: Quick Take: A guy who was once the Jays’ top hitting prospect but has never been able to do it in the bigs could use the change of scenery.

7/30/12: The Blue Jays Acquired RHP Steve Delabar from the Seattle Mariners for OF Eric Thames. Quick Take: Eric Thames: not likely to power the M’s to the playoffs this year. Sorry, folks!

7/30/12: The Dodgers acquired RHP Brandon League from the Seattle Mariners for OF Leon Landry and RHP Logan Bawcom. Quick Take: Bullpen help for the Dodgers when their division rival Giants could use the same? Delicious.

7/30/12: The Braves Acquired LHP Paul Maholm, OF Reed Johnson and cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs for RHP Arodys Vizcaino and RHP Jaye Chapman. Quick Take: The Braves bolster their rotation and add a useful bat in Johnson. The Cubs get something of a lottery ticket in Vizcaino with all of its attendant risks and potential rewards.

7/30/12: The Cubs trade C Geovany Soto to the Rangers for RHP Jacob Brigham. Quick Take: Lots of catching congestion in Texas. Figure it means the end of the  Yorvit Torrealba era. Gentlemen, please doff your caps in respect.

7/29/12: The Brewers traded C George Kottaras to Oakland for RHP Fautino De Los Santos. Quick Take: Kottaras woulda been a great Moneyball-era pickup for the A’s. Old habits die hard.

7/29/12: The Diamondbacks traded OF Marc Krauss and OF Bobby Borchering to Houston for 3B Chris Johnson. Quick Take: A nice bat for the Dbacks.

7/28/12: The White Sox acquired LHP Francisco Liriano from the Minnesota Twins for INF Eduardo Escobar and LHP Pedro Hernandez. Quick Take: Liriano is an enigma at this point, capable of a shutdown outing of, more commonly, a facepalm outing. But the Sox need rotation depth to get out of the “Peavy and Sale and pray for hail” pattern they were developing in the first half.

7/25/12: The Marlins traded 3B Hanley Ramirez and LHP Randy Choate to the Dodgers for RHP Nathan Eovaldi and RHP Scott McGough. Quick Take: If the Dodgers got pre-2011 Hanley Ramirez it’s a game-changer in the west. If not, well, at least it should be fun to see how Don Mattingly handles discipline.

7/27/12: The Angels acquire RHP Zack Greinke from the Brewers for SS Jean Segura, RHP Ariel Pena and RHP Johnny Hellweg. Quick Take: The Angels get an ace, but he may only be a rental and they paid a high price in return: Segura, Pena and Hellweg were their second, fourth and ninth best prospects coming in to the season.

7/24/12: The Pirates acquired LHP Wandy Rodriguez and cash from the Astros for LHP Rudy Owens, LHP Colton Cain and OF Robbie Grossman. Quick Take: The Pirates are goin’ for it and a solid starter that Rodriguez is the kind of pickup the fans needed to see.

7/24/12: The Indians traded RHP Jose De La Torre to Boston for INF/OF Brent Lillibridge. Quick Take: In the future, Brent Lillibridge will be a utility player for every team for fifteen minutes.

7/23/12: The Mariners traded OF Ichiro Suzuki and cash considerations to the Yankees for RHP D.J. Mitchell and RHP Danny Farquhar. Quick Take: Take the famous name off this deal and the Yankees got something they needed — a defensive-oriented outfielder with some speed and the ability to put the ball in play — in exchange for organization depth and not much more. The key: getting Raul Ibanez out of left field every day. Mission accomplished.

7/23/12: The Tigers acquired RHP Anibal Sanchez, 2B Omar Infante and a competitive balance lottery draft choice between the first and second round of the 2013 amateur draft from the Miami Marlins for RHP Jacob Turner, LHP Brian Flynn, C Rob Brantly and a competitive ballance lottery draft choice between the second and third round of the 2013 amateur draft. Quick Take: Dave Dombrowski addresses the Tigers two biggest need — a starter and a second baseman — in one fell swoop. Jacob Turner could be missed, but not in the 2012 pennant race, and that’s where the Tigers are now.

7/21/12: The White Sox acquired RHP Brett Myers and cash considerations from Houston for RHP Matt Heidenreich and LHP Blair Walters and a player to be named. Quick Take: I guess weirder things have happened that a guy like Brett Myers being the closer for a World Series winning team, but I just can’t think of it right now.

7/20/12: The Astros acquired RHP Francisco Cordero, OF Ben Francisco, RHP Joe Musgrove, RHP Asher Wojciechowski, LHP David Rollins, C Carlos Perez and a player to be named for RHP Brandon Lyon, LHP J.A. Happ and RHP David Carpenter from Toronto. Quick Take: Sound and fury, signifying nothing. Easily the most talent-light giant trade in baseball history.

7/20/12: The Mets traded INF Omar Quintanilla to the Orioles for cash. Quick Take: Take the money, leave the canolis.

7/20/12: The Rockies traded RHP Jeremy Guthrie to the Royals for LHP Jonathan Sanchez. Quick Take: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Another man isn’t going to go too crazy talking up his treasure, though. At least not in this case.

7/14/12: The Reds traded INF Paul Janish to Atlanta for RHP Todd Redmond. Quick Take: The Braves trading for a white veteran middle infielder is about the most predictable thing ever.

7/4/12: The Astros acquired INF Matt Dominguez and LHP Rob Rasmussen from Miami for 1B Carlos Lee. Quick Take: Remember when the Marlins thought they were buyers? Yeah, that seemed like eons ago.

7/1/12: The Yankees acquired RHP Chad Qualls from Philadelphia for a player to be named. Quick Take: I still don’t quite get this one. Qualls is just keeping Joba Chamberlain‘s seat warm.

6/30/12: The Phillies traded 1B Jim Thome to Baltimore for RHP Kyle Simon and C Gabriel Lino. Quick Take: Jim Thome will play until he’s 60 and will mash taters for every team in baseball at least once.

  1. jarathen - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:42 AM

    Why no mention of the Greinke deal? Over-analyzed to death already?

    • Craig Calcaterra - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:50 AM

      Sorry. Brain fart. Fixed now. I’m sure I missed a couple others too. Folks, please let me know and I’ll update.

      • jstockam4 - Jul 31, 2012 at 9:17 AM

        Missed the Geovony Soto trade too

  2. lewp - Jul 31, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    Here ya go Craig..

    http://www.lewpblog.com/2012/07/31/and-the-clock-strikes-midnight/

  3. stex52 - Jul 31, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    Per Chris Johnson to the Diamondbacks for two prospects: the Astros sold high. Johnson has been on a tear of late, but he actually looks to be about an average hitter with a few more stirkeouts than you would like and not enough power for a third baseman. If you like your game to be exciting, then watching him try to field at third base will keep you on the edge of your seat every play.

    Overall I thought the Astros weren’t able to pull any major coups with the big fire sale, but they probably got about the value expected. The Johnson deal may be one where they did a little better.

  4. proudlycanadian - Jul 31, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    The Jays traded from strength and traded two outfielders for relief pitchers. Obviously, they have decided to keep Gose. They still have a couple of solid outfield prospects in Triple and Double A. While many rumor mongers had linked the Jays to starting pitchers, their greatest need was for bullpen depth. Their replacement starters (Villanueva, Laffey and Cecil) have pitched well.

  5. Phillies Homer - Jul 31, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Brad Lidge asks what team was Brett Myers on when he was a closer for a World Series winner?

    Brad Lidge needs this… don’t give it to anyone else!

  6. joewilliesshnoz - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Hate to see the Bucs lose Lincoln, thought it would’ve been Correa

  7. raidernation831 - Jul 31, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    When did Moneyball end for the A’s? Last I checked we are at or near the bottom in payroll.

    • poseyfan28 - Jul 31, 2012 at 5:24 PM

      It’s now known as “Hopeforthebestball”

  8. bloodysock - Jul 31, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    Missing the blockbuster Lar Anderson for Steven Wright deal (announced late).

    • Utley's Hair - Jul 31, 2012 at 6:56 PM

      Steven Wright? Awesome!!!!!! I didn’t know he gave up comedy to play baseball!!

  9. rickyspanish - Jul 31, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Delicious.

  10. randygnyc - Jul 31, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Yankees got rid of qualls today because they expected to, and just did, activate Joba Chamberlain.

  11. Utley's Hair - Jul 31, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    McGehee to the Yankees for a bag of Qualls?

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