Aug 2, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; San Francisco Giants catcherBuster Posey
(28) singles in a run in the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Wheeling and dealing was the name of the game as the MLB non-waiver Trade Deadline came and went this past weekend. Tons of names where dealt, while some big names decided to stay put.
Two of the biggest deals involved the Toronto Blue Jays as they look to make the playoffs for the first time since 1993, where they won it all. They picked up Troy Tulowitzki earlier in the week and then proceeded to land David Price. While it cost them a couple of their top pitching prospects, they now look to threaten the New York Yankees in the AL East and make some noise in the postseason.
We also saw Cole Hammels finally end his tenure in Philly. Hammels is heading to the Lone Star state to help out a surprising Texas Rangers team who might be looking to land one of the Wild Card spots. Shoutout to the Phillies though for still being able to land a solid haul for the star pitcher. They came away with a veteran starter in Matt Harrison as well as five prospects.
Locally, the Arizona Diamondbacks remained quiet on the trade front, but that didn’t stop them from making the headlines. According to Dave Stewart while being interviews on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, while inquiring about the San Diego Padres closer Craig Kimbrel the Padres wanted none other than Paul Goldschmidt. A long shot to say the least. The Diamondbacks reportedly made a trade offer to the Cincinnati Reds for closer Aroldis Chapman but the deal never materialized.
Without further ado here’s who made the biggest jumps in this weed’s MLB Power Rankings.
Biggest Jump: Houston, Cubs, Mets (3 spots)
Biggest Drop: Angels (5 spots)