Matthew Manouli |  Thu 03/08/2017 - 00:29 EDT

2017 MLB Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

2017 MLB Trade Deadline Winners and Losers
Welcome to August, and that means the trade deadline is long gone! We'll take a look at which teams got the best of the deadline, and which teams either made bad moves or missed opportunities. With only two months left in the Major League Baseball regular season, mistakes can be costly.

It’s been a wild week in baseball to say the least. Blink and everything could change, from injuries, to acquisitions, and most importantly, future odds. With the trade deadline come and gone, let’s look back and see which MLB teams made out like bandits, and which got robbed! 

AL Winners and Losers

There’s one team that just might make themselves the face of baseball once again, and that’s the New York Yankees. With Luis Severino dominating, C.C. Sabathia back to old form, and the rest of their pitchers playing above average, the Yanks added Sonny Gray, a lifetime Oakland A.

The 27-year-old has a 3.43 ERA, 1.175 WHIP, and 1.7 WAR and is a great addition to the team. He only turns a free agent in 2020. If that’s not enough, the Bronx Bombers also acquired Todd Frazier and David Robertson from the White Sox. This team’s looking primed to make a serious run this year and more to come.

The Kansas City Royals are another team that made out pretty well and have a great current roster to show for it. Three San Diego pitchers came over to help KC, starter Trevor Cahill, reliever Ryan Buchter, and closer Brandon Maurer. While Cahill had a disastrous start in his first game with KC, Buchter and Maurer have been decent so far. Also taking advantage of the White Sox’ fire sale, the Royals acquired Melky Cabrera to boost an already scary offense that’s been on a tear recently.

Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, and Eric Hosmer are going to be free agents soon, so while the team’s future is iffy, they aren’t waiting and making a push this season, according to Yahoo Sports.

While there’s not a lot of losers in the AL, the Baltimore Orioles could have made some better moves. With Boston in the driver’s seat in the AL, and the Yankees atop the Wild Card spot, Baltimore only has a 6.3% chance to even make the playoffs, according to FanGraphs.

They opted to buy though, and acquired Jeremy Hellickson, who actually stands to be better than the struggling Chris Tillman, Wade Miley, and mediocre Kevin Gausman. If Ubaldo Jimenez reverts to being a gascan, Hellickson could be the ace in this rotation. 

NL Winners and Losers

Much to no one’s surprise, the Los Angeles Dodgers went from dominant to just plain ferocious after acquiring Yu Darvish from the Rangers. His advanced stats are right up there, and fits him in well with a nasty Dodgers’ pitching staff.

With Clayton Kershaw still out, they needed a starter, and with Darvish contracted to be able to move to a few teams, the Dodgers were the perfect fit. Once Kershaw returns, this starting rotation is one to be reckoned with, and even their worst starter could be an ace on any other team.

The Dodgers improved their relief as well, getting Tony Watson from the Bucs. And with Jansen closing, good luck to any team that wishes to score more than 3 or 4 runs per game.

Staying in the NL West, the Colorado Rockies are poised to make a playoff push. While not making any huge moves, their intentions are clear.

They fortified their bullpen with the Phillies’ Pat Neshek, and added Jonathan Lucroy from the Rangers to add a bit of firepower. Offense has been a bit stagnant lately, but the Rocks hope the catcher can give them the jolt they need to try to snag a Wild Card spot.

Lastly, in the NL Central, the Chicago Cubs are on the move as well. Well before the deadline, they acquired Jose Quintana from the White Sox, and he’s been stellar so far.

While only 2-1 since leaving the South Side, the left hander has a 2.37 ERA and 0.895 WHIP with 11.8 SO/9. Behind a stalwart starting rotation, with Lester and Arrieta, Quintana is proving to be invaluable, especially with the Cubs’ bats waking up. They also added Justin Wilson as a reliever as they try to win their second straight title.

The rival Brewers had the opportunity to get some more firepower, but only traded for Anthony Swarzak and Jeremy Jeffress, neither of whom should have a big enough impact.

With the Cubs back on top, Milwaukee needed someone to keep them in contention, but might have given their season away with their lack of movement.

They could always hope for the Cubbies to go on another slump, but with the rest of the competition out there, the Brewers still aren’t considered an upper tier team.. yet. 

MLB Futures Update

As of right now, the Red Sox didn’t really make any moves to improve their 3rd base problems, but are still slightly favored to win the division. With the moves the Yankees made though, they should definitely give the BoSox a run for their money.

Kansas City also might be able to make a move on Cleveland, a team which has been quite up and down as of late, yet always commanding huge chalk lines at home.

In the NL, the Cubs just overtook the Brewers for 1st place, but Milwaukee won’t just roll over.

They are still in the hunt, and despite the Cubs’ acquisitions, the Brew Crew could cause them some trouble. Bodog currently has them at +600, which is banking on the Cubs to continue their great play, and not revert to mediocrity.

Some players can still be moved with waivers, but for now, we have a better picture of what the rosters are and which teams are real contenders. Who do you think got the best deal at the trade deadline? If you liked this article, be sure to share it and comment below!

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 31 July
FT Atlanta Braves 6 - 7 Phillies -103 -102
FT Kansas City Royals 1 - 2 Baltimore Orioles -104 -105
FT Detroit Tigers 3 - 7 New York Yankees +205 -217
FT Cleveland Indians 2 - 6 Boston Red Sox -118 +115
FT Montreal Expos 1 - 0 Miami Marlins -125 +118
FT Seattle Mariners 6 - 4 Texas Rangers +112 -105
FT Toronto Blue Jays 6 - 7 Chicago White Sox -182 +174
FT Tampa Bay Rays 7 - 14 Houston Astros +135 -143
FT Giants 5 - 8 Oakland Athletics +133 -141
Tuesday 01 August
FT Kansas City Royals 2 - 7 Baltimore Orioles +117 -118
FT Detroit Tigers 4 - 3 New York Yankees +155 -175
FT Cincinnati Reds 9 - 1 Pittsburgh Pirates +160 -161
FT Cleveland Indians 10 - 12 Boston Red Sox +151 -156
FT Montreal Expos 6 - 7 Miami Marlins -204 +195
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 3 - 2 Atlanta Braves -167 +165
FT St. Louis Cardinals 2 - 3 Milwaukee Brewers +105 -105
FT Seattle Mariners 8 - 7 Texas Rangers -104 -105
FT Diamondbacks 4 - 16 Chicago Cubs +172 -169
FT Tampa Bay Rays 6 - 4 Houston Astros -105 +102
FT Toronto Blue Jays 8 - 4 Chicago White Sox -208 +200
FT New York Mets 4 - 5 Colorado Rockies +119 -112
FT Giants 10 - 4 Oakland Athletics +117 -118
FT Phillies 1 - 7 Los Angeles Angels +121 -115
FT Minnesota Twins 0 - 3 San Diego Padres -101 -106
Wednesday 02 August
FT Detroit Tigers 2 - 0 New York Yankees +240 -256
FT Toronto Blue Jays 5 - 1 Chicago White Sox -208 +190
FT Minnesota Twins 5 - 2 San Diego Padres +112 -118
FT Cincinnati Reds 5 - 2 Pittsburgh Pirates +160 -161
FT Kansas City Royals 0 - 6 Baltimore Orioles +131 -141
Ppd Cleveland Indians 19:10 Boston Red Sox +109 -118
FT Montreal Expos 0 - 7 Miami Marlins -103 -105
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 3 - 5 Atlanta Braves -164 +155
FT Seattle Mariners 1 - 5 Texas Rangers +103 -111
FT Diamondbacks 3 - 0 Chicago Cubs +145 -147
FT Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 0 Houston Astros +188 -200
FT St. Louis Cardinals 5 - 4 Milwaukee Brewers -105 -116
FT New York Mets 10 - 5 Colorado Rockies +115 -135
FT Phillies 0 - 7 Los Angeles Angels +190 -200
FT Oakland Athletics 6 - 1 Giants +142 -141
Thursday 03 August
FT St. Louis Cardinals 1 - 2 Milwaukee Brewers -132 +110
FT Diamondbacks 10 - 8 Chicago Cubs +135 -143
FT New York Mets 4 - 5 Colorado Rockies +155 -175
FT Detroit Tigers 7 - 5 Baltimore Orioles +120 -141
FT Cincinnati Reds 0 - 6 Pittsburgh Pirates +130 -152
FT New York Yankees 1 - 5 Cleveland Indians +174 -179
FT Chicago White Sox 5 - 9 Boston Red Sox +260 -278
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 7 - 4 Atlanta Braves -227 +210
FT Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 3 Houston Astros +115 -135
FT Texas Rangers 4 - 1 Minnesota Twins +118 -122
FT Seattle Mariners 4 - 6 Kansas City Royals +120 -141
FT Phillies 4 - 5 Los Angeles Angels +155 -175
FT Oakland Athletics 2 - 11 Giants +115 -135
Friday 04 August
FT Montreal Expos 4 - 2 Chicago Cubs +155 -159
St. Louis Cardinals 18:40 Cincinnati Reds +108 -112
Detroit Tigers 19:05 Baltimore Orioles +140 -145
San Diego Padres 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates +172 -182
Milwaukee Brewers 19:10 Tampa Bay Rays +140 -149
New York Yankees 19:10 Cleveland Indians +112 -119
Los Angeles Dodgers 19:10 New York Mets -123 +120
Chicago White Sox 19:10 Boston Red Sox +188 -204
Miami Marlins 19:35 Atlanta Braves +109 -116
Texas Rangers 20:10 Minnesota Twins -105 -103
Toronto Blue Jays 20:10 Houston Astros +165 -172
Seattle Mariners 20:15 Kansas City Royals -164 +160
Phillies 20:40 Colorado Rockies +140 -145
Oakland Athletics 22:07 Los Angeles Angels +118 -128
Diamondbacks 22:15 Giants +142 -152
Saturday 05 August
Montreal Expos 14:20 Chicago Cubs +136 -145
Los Angeles Dodgers 16:05 New York Mets -182 +173
Milwaukee Brewers 18:10 Tampa Bay Rays +123 -133
San Diego Padres 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates +158 -169
Detroit Tigers 19:05 Baltimore Orioles
Texas Rangers 19:10 Minnesota Twins -137 +127
New York Yankees 19:10 Cleveland Indians +137 -147
Miami Marlins 19:10 Atlanta Braves -102 -108
Toronto Blue Jays 19:10 Houston Astros +135 -145
Chicago White Sox 19:10 Boston Red Sox +255 -286
St. Louis Cardinals 19:10 Cincinnati Reds +113 -123
Seattle Mariners 19:15 Kansas City Royals +113 -123
Phillies 20:10 Colorado Rockies +178 -189
Diamondbacks 21:05 Giants -137 +128
Oakland Athletics 21:07 Los Angeles Angels +142 -152
Sunday 06 August
Milwaukee Brewers 13:10 Tampa Bay Rays
New York Yankees 13:10 Cleveland Indians
St. Louis Cardinals 13:10 Cincinnati Reds
Miami Marlins 13:35 Atlanta Braves
Detroit Tigers 13:35 Baltimore Orioles
Chicago White Sox 13:35 Boston Red Sox
San Diego Padres 13:35 Pittsburgh Pirates
Texas Rangers 14:10 Minnesota Twins
Toronto Blue Jays 14:10 Houston Astros
Seattle Mariners 14:15 Kansas City Royals
Montreal Expos 14:20 Chicago Cubs
Phillies 15:10 Colorado Rockies
Oakland Athletics 15:37 Los Angeles Angels
Diamondbacks 16:05 Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers 20:00 New York Mets

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