A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR this past week, as another non-waiver Trade Deadline has come and gone:
- MLBTR summarized every trade made during the month of July by division. Steve Adams analyzed the AL West and AL Central while Jeff Todd reviewed the AL East, NL West, NL Central, and NL East.
- Charlie Wilmoth examined the reasons why there weren't more sellers at the Trade Deadline this year.
- Trades can still be made in August and Steve detailed the steps teams must follow in order to complete a swap this month.
- Speaking of August trades, Zach Links listed the notable deals from this month one year ago.
- Jeff, in a three-part series (I, II, III), examined the ramifications if MLB teams decide to take legal action against any player suspended in the Biogenesis debacle.
- Zach confirmed the Pirates released veteran Brandon Inge.
- MLBTR was the first to report Mets left-hander Tim Byrdak has a clause in his minor league deal where, if he is offered a Major League opportunity by another team, the Mets must either add him to their 25-man roster within 48 hours or allow him to sign with the interested club for no compensation. Earlier today, the Mets promoted Byrdak to Triple-A Las Vegas.
- MLBTR was the first to learn Mark Lowe had a July 31 opt-out clause in his minor league contract with the Nationals.
- MLBTR broke the news of outfielder Steve Susdorf being designated for assignment by the Phillies to open a roster spot for third baseman Cody Asche.
- Zach was first with the Giants re-signing right-hander Hunter Strickland to a minor league deal.
- MLBTR contributor Marc Hulet provided a new Prospect Rumor Roundup.
- Zach assembled the best of the baseball blogosphere for you in Baseball Blogs Weigh In.
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