With a Juan Soto blockbuster and a trade deadline for the ages, let’s take a look at the three biggest winners ahead of a very strong stretch of the MLB season.
Well the 2022 Major League Baseball trade deadline was longer than it was expected. While some aspire to big names like JD Martinez, Martin Perez, and even Shohei Ohtani, plenty of deals with huge potential implications remain in the offing.
Most of the best players out there have found a new home, but each has ruined their team’s season. Conversely, teams that were already struggling have only gotten better, so we could very well be in for a postseason.
The Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and even the Milwaukee Brewers have done little for good. So we’ll level the groups that have had the most effective strikes this trade deadline and get an A+
MLB’s 3 Biggest Winners By Trade Deadline
- Houston Astros
The Houston Astros didn’t make a big splash, but they did have three short strikes that made up for some errors in their staff. He also caught a big offensive overhaul with Trey Mancini and Christian Vazquez as first baseman and reliever, respectively.
Also, they landed a reliable workhorse for Will Smith’s bullpen while running with inconsistent starter Jake Odorizzi. There wasn’t much room for improvement, but they definitely got better.
- New York Yankees
North American citizens are by addition and subtraction. He eventually released Joey Gallo and acquired Andrew Benintendi and Harrison Bader to rebuild his outfield. Unfortunately, it cost him Jordan Montgomery, but his replacement Frankie Montas was a significant move from Brian Cashman.
The Bronx Bombers also touched Lou Trevino, a strong reliever, and Clayton Bitter, a phenomenal prospect. They failed to succeed in their top objective of Louis Castle and didn’t enter the John Soto sweepstakes, but it’s not like they have to do much to add to their roster.
- San Diego Padres
General manager AJ Preller deserves to land Juan Soto, a rising San Diego Padres generation star who is ready to compete for the Washington Nationals now and for the next 15 years. On top of that he also got Josh Bell in Blockbuster Commerce.
In addition, the Padres also added a flexible hitter with the game’s most efficient Josh Hader and Brandon Drury. It’s a franchise-change deadline for franchisees that they usually seem to be able to beat, at least on paper, in larger companies like the workforce now.