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MLB Trade Deadline- A Big Name Moves On

| Aidan Kuschel |

Hi, baseball fans. The Major League Baseball trade deadline has come and gone. There was only one blockbuster trade. Here is a roundup of what took place! This year’s MLB trade deadline is an interesting one. This year most of the powerhouse teams are all very close in the standings, so they need a top-notch player to seal the deal and make their appearance in the playoffs this year. The MLB trade deadline was August 2nd at 6 p.m. After the trade deadline is over, no team will be able to make a trade until the offseason when one team wins the world series.

Some teams that are doing very well in the regular season may lack in some areas like pitching, hitting, fielding, or bullpen, which they will need if they want to make the playoffs or win the world series. Some trades that have happened include the Nationals Juan Soto, who is a 23 -year-old superstar who rejected a 15-year $440 million contract from the Nationals and was traded to the San Diego Padres. This deal includes Juan Soto and Josh Bell to the Padres for LHP Mackenzie Gore, OF Robert Hassell III, SS C.J. Abrams, OF James Wood, RHP Jarlin Susana, and 1B Eric Hosmer, per the New York Post. (Hosmer since rejected the trade and went to the Boston Red Sox.)  This is one of the biggest trades in the past 30 years. Soto, the superstar left fielder, won a world series with the Nationals, and his career stats include 569 hits, 358 RBI’s, 119 HR’s, and a .291 batting average. Soto and Bell are now paired up with the 23-year-old superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. who is currently on the IL with a fractured wrist. The Padres also acquired LHP all-star Josh Hader from the Milwaukee Brewers. Hader is a lefty closer who has a career 17 wins and 17 losses, a 2.48 ERA, 125 saves, 541 SO, and a .88 WHIP. Hader has gotten off to a shaky start of the season with a 1 win and 4 loss record and a  4.24 ERA. Hader was traded to the Padres for LHP Taylor Rogers, RHP Dinelson Lamet, LHP Robert Gasser, and OF Esteury Ruiz, per CBS sports.

The Yankees, who are the best teams in all of baseball, had a big need for pitching. They are a powerhouse and are the first team to 70 wins. The Yankees received Oaklands RHP Frankie Montas, who is 29 years old, and RHP Lou Trivino. Frankie Montas is a good acquisition for the Yankees because they needed a good pitcher. Montas has a career record of 35 wins, and 32 loses, 3.73 ERA, 575 SO, and a 1.27 WHIP. The Yankees traded LHP JP Sears, LHP Ken Waldichuk, RHP Luis Medina, 2B Cooper Bowman per CBS sports.

There was a three-team trade on August 1’st. These teams include the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, and the Tampa Bay Rays. The Astros acquired OF/1B Trey Mancini, who is 30 years old, and RHP Jayden Murray from the Orioles. Mancini’s career stats include 717 hits, 350 RBI’s, 117 HR’s, and a batting average of .270. The Orioles receive RHP Seth Johnson from Tampa Bay and RHP Chayce McDermott from the Astros. Tampa Bay is receiving OF Jose Siri from the Astros. Tampa Bay was designated for assignment Brett Phillips after acquiring OF Jose Siri.

The Philadelphia Phillies are acquiring closer David Robertson and outfielder Brandon Marsh in separate trades with the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels; respectively, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Sources said that the Angels are acquiring minor league catcher Logan O’Hoppe in exchange for Marsh. (from ESPN)

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired outfielder Joey Gallo from the New York Yankees on Tuesday. In exchange for Gallo, the Yankees received Double-A pitcher Clayton Beeter. (ESPN)

The Mets have acquired the first baseman/left fielder Darin Ruf from the Giants for third baseman J.D. Davis according to SNY’s Andy Martino. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Giants also picked up southpaw Thomas Szapucki and A-ball pitchers Nick Zwack and Carson Seymour in the trade.

The first-place Minnesota Twins are making moves at the 2022 MLB trade deadline. Minnesota first agreed to a five-player trade with the Baltimore Orioles for All-Star closer Jorge López. The teams announced Tuesday that the Orioles would receive four players in return: left-handers Cade Povich and Juan Rojas and right-handers Yennier Cano and Juan Nuñez.

Later in the day, the Twins also added starting pitcher Tyler Mahle from the Reds in a deal that sends three prospects back to Cincinnati. The Phillies acquired Angels starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard just before the 6 p.m. trade deadline in a deal that included outfielder Mickey Moniak.

There were several other “minor” trades at 6 p.m. You can get all the action at or Only time will tell if these were meaningful acquisitions.

For more information about the baseball trade deadlines, visit MLB or ESPN.

Editors Note- Aidan Kuschel is a Sophomore at Smithtown East High School, Long Island, NY. This is his first story on The Suncoast Post. Full disclosure- he is the Grandson of The Suncoast Post Editor, Sande Caplin.

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