The deadline gave us five different approaches from the teams in the AL West. Now that the dust has settled and we are about to turn the calendar to the dog days of August, the division looks like a two-team race.
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.
After a whirlwind Friday where trades were flying, it’s time to wrap up an exciting Trade Deadline. Today, we take a look at the teams of the AL Central. We will analyze each team’s moves, and determine their deadline grade. Let’s get started.
MLB Trade Deadline Grades: Contenders That Made the Biggest Impact
The 2021 MLB Trade Deadline was franchise-defining. A total of 10 All-Stars from the most recent spectacle in Denver were traded a league record. Some sold and some bought, but either way, there are a number of teams in baseball who will look mightily different in the second half of the campaign.
Wow! The trade deadline has now passed, and what a crazy time it was. Some moves were predictable, but others came out of nowhere. We will be looking at each division and what each team did, starting with the American League East. The AL East was one of the busiest divisions in the league at the deadline.
This trade deadline was one of the busiest in recent memory. So many former Cy Young Award winners, Gold-Glovers, All-Stars, franchise cornerstones, and heartbreaks. One division that was right in the thick of the action was the NL East.
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.