This just had to happen. Yesterday’s deals not only changed the context for earlier summer trades, but reshaped rosters around the game. For purposes of this poll, let’s focus on the teams that were looking to upgrade their current MLB roster.
Here are the moves that contenders made yesterday, by team:
- Tigers get David Price; give up Drew Smyly, Austin Jackson, Willy Adames
- Mariners get Austin Jackson, Chris Denorfia; give up Nick Franklin, Abraham Almonte, Stephen Kohlscheen
- Marlins acquire Jarred Cosart, Enrique Hernandez, and Austin Wates; give up Colin Moran, Jake Marisnick, Francis Martes, and comp draft pick
- Braves get James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio; give up Victor Caratini
- Yankees get Martin Prado, Stephen Drew; give up Peter O’Brien, Kelly Johnson
- Nationals get Asdrubal Cabrera; give up Zach Walters
- Orioles get Andrew Miller; give up Eduardo Rodriguez
- Athletics get Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes, Sam Fuld; give up Yoenis Cespedes, comp draft pick, Tommy Milone
- Cardinals get John Lackey, Corey Littrell; give up Joe Kelly, Allen Craig
- Brewers get Gerardo Parra; give up Mitch Haniger and Anthony Banda
So, which of these teams made the wisest addition(s) yesterday, given team need and the price they paid?