The 2021 MLB trade deadline has come and gone. Perhaps no division was as active as the National League West. When all was said and done, this was the division that featured the most blockbuster deals amidst its leaders.
The Blue Jays and Diamondbacks finalized a deal headlined by reliever Joakim Soria ahead of Friday’s trade deadline. In exchange for Soria, Toronto will send a pair of players to be named later back to Arizona.
The Milwaukee Brewers finalized a bullpen move ahead of Friday’s trade deadline. The team struck a deal with the Marlins as they acquired reliever John Curtiss in exchange for minor league catcher Payton Henry.
The Chicago Cubs continue to tear down their roster. Minutes before the deadline, Chicago dealt outfielder Jake Marisnick to the San Diego Padres in exchange for right-handed pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza.
The Toronto Blue Jays returned home to Rogers Centre after an 18-month stay in Buffalo, N.Y. Upon settling back in at their true home stadium, the Jays wasted no time in facilitating a blockbuster trade.