Team close the Dodgers domination in NL are the Padres, finally decisive in Machado and Hosmer and in health with the star Tatis Jr, true annual crack; for this reason the most important moves come from their front office.
The big splash takes the name of Mike Clevinger, in arbitration-eligible until free agency 2023, who came from the Indians together with Greg Allen for Hedges (C), Quantrill and Cantillo (P), Naylor (1B / OF), Arias and Miller (SS).
From the Red Sox Moreland, the media leader in the box in this loser Bostonian round, traded with the minor prospects Jeisson Rosario and Hudson Potts, while from the Mariners acquired the relief Taylor Williams and above all the catcher Austin Nola with multiple agreement, in which the farewells of Ty France and the top prospect Trammell.
To the Angels he sent the Reyes reliever for Jason Castro and to the Royals the futuristic Olivares for Trevor Rosenthal in the bullpen. They are not even watching the Blue Jays, sensational in the lineup with the new entry Villar (sold Conine), but lacking in rotation, therefore enriched by three elite pitchers to be rehabilitated: the next free agent Robbie Ray, from Arizona for Travis Bergen, still under team control until 2025, Taijuan Walker and Ross Stripling.
The Mets grab the returning Frazier and Chirinos from Texas (both free at the end of the season) and swap pitchers Castro and left-handed prospect Kevin Smith with Baltimore.
MLB: mid-season business!
The Orioles themselves sell the Rockies Mychal Givens (1.38 ERA, 19K / 13IP) for the Nevin and Vavra interiors plus a third item to choose from.
Arenado and his associates are already taking advantage of the successful inclusion of Kevin Pillar. Chicago Cubs bank is also active, picking up the former first round 2011 Andrew Chafin and Josh Osich at launch; instead in the outfield from Detroit comes Maybin, 33 years old in imminent free agency, in the trade for the Triple A Zach Short, and from the Rays the DH here also first baseman Josè Martinez.
The downturn in Houston and the Yankees injury crises, immobile due to the exploding payroll, convince Oakland to go down hard by buying the services of Mike Minor, useful starter or long relief, among the comeback players last year now to be restored , and especially Tommy La Stella in second, all star for which the sacrifice of Franklin Barreto was necessary, shining profile but in difficulty in major appearances: Billy Bean aims for the big target!
Goodwin (OF) made an excellent graft in the Reds, in Cincinnati via L.A. for pitcher Naughton and money; moreover from the Diamondbacks, now rebuilding from the disappointing shortened season, as evidenced by the farewell to the two-time Glove d'Oro Starling Marte, to the Marlins for Caleb Smith, Humberto Mejia and Julio Frias, joins the jolly pitcher Archie Bradley, starter who has become then closer, valuable today with 6 saves in 7 opportunities. In exchange VanMeter - bad but only second year MLB - and Double-A Stuart Fairchild.