There were a flurry of moves yesterday, as the trade deadline quickly approaches. In case you missed our coverage, here’s a recap of what you missed:
- One of the biggest trade chips was finally dealt, with the Astros sending Roy Oswalt to Philadelphia for J.A. Happ and a pair of minor leaguers (Anthony Goss and Jonathan Villar). Click here for my thoughts on the deal.
- The Astros then turned and traded Gose to Toronto, getting back Brett Wallace, who provides an insurance policy should they decide to trade Lance Berkman (click here for more).
- The Rangers continued to strengthen their lineup, acquiring Jorge Cantu for a pair of minor league pitchers (click here for more). Afterwards they sent Chris Davis back to Triple-A, so Cantu will clearly see the majority of the AB at first base.
- The Padres got Miguel Tejada for a minor league pitcher (click here for more). Tejada should see time at both 3B and SS for the Padres, who were desperate to add something to their lineup, but Tejada should still hold limited fantasy appeal.
- The Twins sent highly touted catching prospect Wilson Ramos to the Nationals for Matt Capps (click here for more). Late last night it was revealed that Capps would close in Minnesota, sending Jon Rauch to a set-up role (though don’t drop him just yet). In Washington, it’ll be either Tyler Clippard or Drew Storen getting the save chances.
It was certainly a crazy day and with names like Adam Dunn and Octavio Dotel still being bandied about, the next two days could be just as hectic. Make sure to keep checking back as we will cover the fantasy fallout from all the deals.