The deadline for Major League Baseball deals isn’t until 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, but there have already been some big deals made.
In a great first game Monday, the San Diego Padres chose four-time All-Star Josh Hader of the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for four players, including loyal left-handed Taylor Rogers.
The New York Yankees added to their pre-trading deadline acquisition of All-Star player Andrew Benentende by adding the Chicago Cubs’ best-of-prep man to their desk. The MLS first team then went a step further by acquiring two of the best bowlers from Oakland Athletics.
What other deals can be made as the deadline counts down? USA Today Sports It will provide updates on all major trades.
The Atlanta Braves have signed All Star third baseman Austin Riley in a 10-year deal worth $212 million, Team announced.
The contract runs through the 2032 season with an option club 2033 for $20 million. Next season, the 25-year-old will earn $15 million, $21 million in 2024 and $22 million for the remainder of the contract.
Riley scores 0.31 with 29 home points and 68 RBI this season for the Atlanta, who has featured three games from the New York Mets in the NL East. Eleven of his home runs came in July, he had a franchise record of 26 additional base strokes a month, breaking a 60-year-old record.
The Yankees, with the best record in the league, were always a buyer on the deadline trade. It started with Andrew Benitende on Thursday, continued on Monday afternoon with acquisition of right-handed Scott Evros, and really strengthened a few hours later.
Now they’re acquiring Frankie Montas and Lou Trevino from the Oakland Athletics Team, according to ESPN.
Montas will join Yank’s starting course, while Trevino will provide New York with another option. Team A will get Ken Waldichuk, JB Sears, right-hand man Luis Medina and second-hand Cooper Bowman.
The Houston Astros, who started the week two games behind the Yankees in the AL standings, Traded for 1B / OF Trey Mancini of the Baltimore Orioles The right is Jayden Murray of the Tampa Bay Rays. Mancini hit 0.268 with 10 home runs and 41 RBI in 92 games. Orioles receive RHP Chayce McDermott of the Astros and Tampa Bay acquired defensive back Jose Seri of Houston.
The AL CHAMPIONS also took possession of catcher Cristian Vazquez From the Boston Red Sox. Vazquez, 31, spent eight seasons with the Red Sox and scored 0.282 with eight home runs and 42 RBI in 2022.
Brewers deal near Josh Hader to Padres
We finally got our first huge deal on this year’s trade deadline. Two of the National League playoff contenders traded shutdowns as part of a five-player deal.
The San Diego Padres All-Star four came close to Josh Hader of the Milwaukee Brewers versus earlier closes Taylor Rogers, Dinelson Lamet, and quick-backs Esteury Ruiz and Robert Gasser.
“The players we welcome into this trade help ensure that the future of the Milwaukee Brewers remains bright while not compromising our desire and expectations to win today,” said Brewers, chief of baseball operations David Stearns. “This combination of current Major League talent and top-level prospects furthers our goal of getting as many apples as possible and, ultimately, bringing a world championship to Milwaukee.”
Hader is cementing the back of the Padres Bullpen for the extended run after Rogers was just moved out of the closing role. Meanwhile, setup man and 2020 NL rookie of the year Devin Williams is slipping to the closest point in Milwaukee.
Hader leads the big teams with 29 saves. Rogers is second with 28.
Now, after acquiring Hader and re-signing ace Joe Musgrove (see below)… will the Padres make another major move and go after Soto?
Acquisition of royal family members diluted Anthony Mesevich
The Kansas City Royals acquired Anthony Misevich from the Seattle Mariners for cash considerations on Monday.
The 27-year-old Misiewicz, who will be added to the Royals’ 40-player roster and selected in the AAA Omaha class, has appeared in 17 games for Seattle this season with a 4.61 ERA. He was selected to the Triple-A Tacoma on June 10, having a 3.65 ERA in 13 appearances.
Misevich made his league debut in 2020 and led Seattle to appearances in his first two seasons, including a best 66 times last season, when he finished 19th in the MLS.
– Associated Press
Not every trade can be a headline. The Tampa Bay Rays are masters at adding margins and may look to do so with the acquisition of left-wing savior Garrett Cleavinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Cleavinger, 28, has clocked 2.79 ERAs in 29 innings at Class AAA Oklahoma City this season, but has given up five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings with the Dodgers. He also previously appeared on the majors in 2021 with Los Angeles and 2020 with Philadelphia.
Bundesliga junior defensive player Tapia goes to the Dodgers in return. To clear Cleavinger’s roster space, right-handed Rays fired Luke Bard.
With only a day left to determine Juan Soto’s fate — moving to a competitor on the commercial deadline for Major League Baseball, or pulling off a walk in baseball purgatory for another two months — his field of service appears narrow.
Can we discuss it? The opposite must happen.
With two full seasons and an upcoming playoffs campaign available for clubs aiming to get a Washington soccer player in, the usual suspects, fitting a certain profile, are playing Soto. The biggest spending clubs and the most marketed with streaming farm systems are already publicly known players, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals are sure to be among the finalists.
However, we can discover several clubs that should seriously consider trading for Soto, even if many of them lack the potential goods to acquire this 23-year-old.
Here’s a look at what we think the good, healthy competition for Ted Williams of this generation might look like.
– Gaby Lakes
Padres has re-signed with Joe Musgrove
Before the San Diego Padres made a move to acquire Josh Hader, they made a major financial commitment to one of their players.
Right-hand man Joe Musgrove has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract extension with the team.
The deal makes perfect sense. A native of San Diego, Musgrove was the team’s best player this season with an 8-4 scoring and 2.65 ERA in 16 starts. Last season, Musgrove The first and (so far) only monument in the history of Padres.
With the All-Stars looming and Clay Holmes not quite the infallible weapon he was before the All-Star break, the New York Yankees added depth to the Bulls by acquiring right-hander Scott Evros of the Chicago Cubs to potential 24-year-old Hayden Wisinski.
Evros, 28, has a 2.66 ERA in 47 appearances (with one save) for the Cubs, and was seen as a potential closer candidate if they traded David Robertson.
Instead, Effross trades lateral armament first when the deadline enters his main extension.
It wasn’t Juan Soto’s blockbuster movie that got the MLB world on edge, but the Washington Nationals opened Monday’s trading with a small bargain.
The Nats sent companion player Ehair Adrianza to the Atlanta Braves For minor league defensive player Trey Harris. Atlanta opened a place on the roster earlier by assigning Robinson Kano to the job.
Adrianza was a good contributor to the Braves ‘2021 race when he hit the .247 with .728 OPS. However, he has struggled with the Nationals this year, reaching just 0.179 without any home runs.
Harris, 26, was the Atlanta League hitter of the year in 2019. He’s been hitting .33/.333/.317 in 59 games this season for Class AA Mississippi.
Trade candidates under the radar
Outfielder player Trey Mancini, Orioles: Orioles should not trade it. It means a lot to the organization and this is the team that amazed everyone by flying around the .500. However, baseball is a cold-hearted business.
Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard, Angels: Hitters no longer hits far with his Fastball. He doesn’t count as an ace or even pitcher No. 2. But, oh, he’s learned to play with his not-so-quick stuff. He’d be a great third-place player for any competitor.
Starting pitcher Jose Orchidi, Astros: Astros are so deep that they don’t really need it. He has a career 3.66 ERA, is eligible to referee for the first time this winter, and has post-season experience as well. It is displayed in package deals for champions.
– Bob Nightingale, USA Today Sports
Jacob deGrom will debut in 2022 on Deadline Day
“It has been a long time,” Degrom said. “The process of returning has been very slow.” “I’m excited to be there. The nerves haven’t started yet. I’m sure Tuesday I’m going to be very nervous. I have a feeling it’s going to feel like my debut.”
The two-time Cy Young winner has not played in a regular season game since July 7, 2021, after a forearm tightness developed into a sprained ulnar collateral ligament that kept him out of action until the end of the 2021 season.
“You want to be there playing there,” Degrom said. “Every day I was able to put on this outfit, I’m grateful for it. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to get out there and compete. I’m ready. It’s exciting. I’m ready to help those guys.”
– Andrew Tredenick, NorthJersey.com
Brandon Drury’s breakout year makes him a big business target
He is one of nine MLB players with at least 20 players and 20 doubles, and joins a roster of footballers that includes Paul Goldschmidt, Austin Riley, Jose Ramirez and Vladimir Guerrero.
“It’s definitely a little different because it could be a whole new club in a day,” said Drury, who has traded three times in his career. “It’s definitely on my mind a bit, but at the end of the day, whether I’m here or somewhere else, I’m going to keep playing baseball. That’s all I can control.”
– Bobby Nightingale, Cincinnati Inquirer
Relief market loses potential trade segment
One of the current closest who definitely won’t be traded on deadline is Daniel Bard of the Colorado Rockies. Bard, who has a 3-3 record with 21 assists and 1.91 ERA in 37 games this season, He signed a two-year extension on Saturday that will keep him in Colorado until the 2024 season.
Commentators who could be dealt with before Tuesday’s deadline include Orioles’ Jorge Lopez, Tigers’ Gregory Soto, Marlins’ Tanner Scott, Buccaneers’ David Bednar and Cubs’ David Robertson.