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MLB Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

  MLB Trade Deadline Winners and Losers After a whirlwind of deals unfolded over the last couple of days, let’s review the good, bad and ugly from trade deadline season. Well, that was a wild one. Congratulations on making it to the other side of the trade deadline—after the biggest deal in recent memory plus a whole bunch of others. Here’s a rundown of who won, who lost, and who fell somewhere in the middle:WINNERSSan Diego PadresThey added a generational talent in his prime (Juan Soto), a serious rental bat (Josh Bell), an elite closer (Josh Hader) and a quality utilityman (Brandon Drury).

It's that time of the baseball year, MLB Trade SZN; keep up with the latest deals in our MLB Trade Deadline tracker.

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While the All-Star Break is technically the midway point of the baseball season, the second half of the year doesn't truly get started until the MLB Trade Deadline passes.

This year we had to wait a little longer for it to pass, as the winter lockout caused a delayed start to the year and pushed a few things back. But it's a mere 48 hours that have been tacked on, and with that extra time comes some extra wiggle room for teams hoping to make a change that ends up mattering.

How it ends up mattering is where roads diverge.

The White Sox Are Suffering the Consequences of Doing Nothing

  The White Sox Are Suffering the Consequences of Doing Nothing Injury and inaction have doomed what was once a promising season for the South Siders. Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday during the regular season you’ll get a fresh, topical story to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers.A few weeks ago during the All-Star break, a White Sox fan—presumably a very bored one during the only stint of summer without regular season MLB games—posted some in-depth research on Reddit that claimed his favorite team had endured players suffering an injury once every three days over the past year.

Some teams, like the Yankees and Padres, are trying to make moves that hopefully result in a World Series. That's the Fool's Gold of every deadline buyer, as the rules are the same as they are in Highlander — there can only be one World Series winner.

That means the rest of the teams trying to make moves will do so in vain, albeit no one will know that until the dust of the season settles in November.

The flip side of that coin is the teams supplying the demand of World Series hopefuls. Teams like the Cubs and A's are proverbially dumping fuel as their seasons crash and burn, hoping to turn their trade chips into winning lottery tickets in the form of young prospects who can help them win down the line.

It's always chaos at the trade deadline, and it signals both the true beginning of the season's second half and the start of the final push toward the postseason.

Juan Soto trade packages: How Cardinals, Mets could offer best potential deals with Padres, Yankees, Dodgers in the mix

  Juan Soto trade packages: How Cardinals, Mets could offer best potential deals with Padres, Yankees, Dodgers in the mix Juan Soto trade packages: How Cardinals, Mets could offer best potential deals with Padres, Yankees, Dodgers in the mixThe superstar Nationals outfielder may be in new threads come Aug. 3, if trade rumors come to trade reality. To that end, some franchises will be in for a shuffling of their own.

Note: All MLB trades after July 20th will be tracked here. Any deals previous to that date are not included and generally aren't considered to be a part of the trade deadline frenzy.

MLB Trade Deadline Tracker (Updated August 1, 2022)

Braves poach a bat from offensively-challenged Tigers

Braves Grade: C

Tigers Grade: C+

More trade details on Braves acquiring Robbie Grossman:

  • Braves trade details: Atlanta stays busy with 2 deals on eve of the deadline

Astros send Jake Odorizzi to Braves

Braves Grade: B

Astros Grade: B

More trade details on the Astros-Braves swap:

  • Astros-Braves strike a rare win-win deadline deal for pitching help

St. Louis Cardinals trade for Jose Quintana

Cardinals Grade: A

Pirates Grade: C+

More trade details on Jose Quintana heading to St. Louis:

  • Jose Quintana trade details: Cardinals plunder Pirates pitching staff

Reds send Tommy Pham to Boston

Reds Grade: C

Recap of the most notable trade deadline moves in the American League

  Recap of the most notable trade deadline moves in the American League Here is the recap of every American League club’s most notable trades of the last few days.New York: Though the Yankees’ rotation had been a big reason for their first-half dominance, the team still added Frankie Montas (one of the biggest trade candidates of the last few months) to reinforce the pitching staff.  Bringing in Montas and reliever Lou Trivino cost New York four noteworthy prospects, yet the Yankees were able to hang onto everyone in their true top tier.  Beyond Trivino, the Yankees further bolstered the relief corps by landing Scott Effross from the Cubs.

Red Sox Grade: C+

More trade details on Tommy Pham:

  • Reds trading Tommy Pham is a real slap in the face

Boston turns to Southside to replace Christian Vázquez

Red Sox Grade: C+

White Sox Grade: B+

Red Sox kick off a trio of trades by sending Christian Vázaquez to Astros

Astros Grade: B

Red Sox Grade: C- (Grade based on trading a starter for pennies after he called out the GM)

More trade details on Red Sox dealing Christian Vázquez:

  • Who won the Christian Vazquez trade?
  • Christian Vazquez has a heartbreaking reaction to Astros trade (Video)
  • Christian Vazquez trade details: Astros answer Yankees by dealing with Red Sox
  • What Christian Vazquez trade means for Willson Contreras

New York Yankees give up a haul to A's for Frankie Montas, Lou Trivino

Yankees Grade: A-

A's Grade: B+

More trade details on Yankees acquiring Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino:

  • MLB trade grades: Who won the Yankees-A's Frankie Montas deal?
  • 3 teams that will regret not trading for Frankie Montas

Houston Astros land Trey Mancini from three-team trade

Astros Grade: B

Orioles Grade: C+

Rays Grade: C+

The Biggest MLB Trade Deadline Needs for Every Playoff Contender

  The Biggest MLB Trade Deadline Needs for Every Playoff Contender Here are the areas where the Yankees, Dodgers and other teams in the postseason picture should look to upgrade. Welcome to the final stretch before the trade deadline. (Remember, the date to know this season is August 2, as July 31 falls on a Sunday.) This year might not have the most overpowering group of trade candidates—at least in the Not-Juan Soto Category—but there’s still plenty of activity to anticipate. Which team will land Luis Castillo? How will a third wild card berth change teams’ calculus? And, per usual, just about everyone could use a little extra bullpen help.

More trade details on Astros acquiring Trey Mancini:

  • MLB trade grades: Who won the Astros-Orioles Trey Mancini deal?
  • Trey Mancini trade details: Astros land outfield help in a big way
  • Best memes and tweets from angry Orioles fans after Trey Mancini trade
  • 3 teams that will regret not trading for Trey Mancini

Brewers send Josh Hader to Padres, get back massive haul

Padres Grade: B

Brewers Grade: B

More trade details on the Josh Hader to Padres deal

  • MLB Trade Grades: Who won the Padres-Brewers Josh Hader deal?
  • Josh Hader trade: 3 teams the Padres beat to the punch
  • 3 trades San Diego should make next after acquiring Josh Hader

Cubs make another move, but it's not a Willson Conteras trade

Yankees Grade: B- Cubs Grade B+

More trade details on the Yankees-Cubs swap:

  • Scott Effross trade details: Yankees get desperately-needed bullpen help but at a cost

Seattle Mariners jump-start pitching market with massive Luis Castillo deal

Mariners Grade: A

Reds Grade: B

More trade details on Mariners acquiring Luis Castillo:

  • Mariners acquire Luis Castillo from Reds: Trade grades
  • 3 trade targets Yankees must pursue after missing on Luis Castillo
  • Best memes and reactions for Luis Castillo trade
  • Mariners set to rub salt in the Yankees wound

Despite vaccine drama, New York Yankees trade for Andrew Benintendi

Benintendi’s Arrival Likely Spells End for Gallo in New York

  Benintendi’s Arrival Likely Spells End for Gallo in New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone all but admitted the Yankees’ trade for All-Star outfielder Andrew Benintendi will push Joey Gallo out the door. View the original article to see embedded media. Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday morning during the regular season you’ll get a fresh, topical story to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers.

Yankees Grade: B-

Royals Grade: B

More trade details on Yankees trading for Andrew Benintendi:

  • Andrew Benintendi trade details: Yankees acquire former Red Sox slugger
  • Blue Jays next move is obvious to answer Yankees' Andrew Benintendi trade
  • Yankees: 3 more trades to make after Andrew Benintendi move
  • Andrew Benintendi trade: A closer look at 3 prospects acquired by Royals

One of the big sticking points with any Benintendi trade was his vaccine status, of which he was unvaccinated as of the Royals last trip to Toronto. Being that the Yankees and Blue Jays are in the same division, the line of thinking was that New York was out on a deal due to Benintendi's vaccine status.

It appears that's no longer an issue.

New York Mets acquire slugger Dan Vogelbach in first big trade before the deadline

Mets Grade: A+ (Mostly for value sent back, as this is essentially a midseason free agency signing)Pirates Grade: D

More trade details on Daniel Vogelbach deal:

  • Mets acquire former All-Star in trade with Pirates
  • Mets rumors: 3 bats New York can still trade for after Daniel Vogelbach

What time is the MLB trade deadline?

This year's MLB trade deadline is a little different than in the past. Trade will still work the same way and there will be a frenzy in the 11th hour, per usual, but it will all be happening a little later on the calendar.

Typically July 31st has served as the trade deadline in baseball. The last day of July acts as both the final chance for teams to make potentially World Series-winning changes to their rosters while also serving as the beginning of the home stretch toward the postseason.

Per the MLB's official glossary:

Prior to the new CBA, the Trade Deadline almost always fell on July 31 at 4 p.m. ET. Prior to 2019, July 31 was referred to as the non-waiver Trade Deadline, and players could be traded after that date if they first cleared revocable trade waivers.

Pay very close attention to the emphasis put on 'prior to the new CBA' because things have since changed.

This year the MLB trade deadline will fall on August 2nd, with a brand new timestamp for when trades are no longer allowed. Rather than the 4 pm ET deadline, teams will have until 6 pm ET to agree to deals and send them to the league office for approval.

Buyers or sellers? How Guardians, Red Sox, other fringe teams should approach 2022 MLB trade deadline .
Buyers or sellers? How Guardians, Red Sox, other fringe teams should approach 2022 MLB trade deadlineThen, there are a few teams that fall in the middle. Teams that could justifiably go in either direction, both directions, or neither. Ones that could be a move or two away from reaching the playoffs, or a move or two away from ending their run at contention and dropping firmly into the bottom half of the league.

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