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Chicago Cubs Received: LHP Cole Hamels and Cash
Getting a four-time All-Star and World Series MVP 2008 is a madness a back-end -Rotationsproblem. Granted, Hamels has had its best time in the last two years. But between his rising speed and the low contact rate, there is hope that he will be rejuvenated in the National League. The boys did not give anything of importance to get him either.
Grade: B +
Texas Rangers Received: RHP Eddie Butler and RHP Rollie Lacy
Butler, a former top prospect, picked up a leaflet , did not pay dividends to the Cubs. Probably not for the Rangers. And while Lacy is making waves to the minors this year, he's already 23 years old. Well, that looks like little more than a payroll for Texas.
Arizona Diamondbacks Received: 3B Eduardo Escobar
The Diamondbacks needed an infield upgrade earlier Jake Lamb suffered another shoulder injury. Escobar is the best guy they could have asked for. He has a versatile glove and bat that produces a .852 OPS and 55 extra bass hits in Minnesota. It did not cost Arizona much to hire him.
Minnesota Twins Received: RHP Jhoan Duran and OFs Gabriel Maciel and Ernie De La Trinidad [1
Philadelphia Phillies Get : 2B / SS Asdrubal Cabrera
The Phillies will not get a good defense from Cabrera at Shortstop, but they will live with him when he hits, and the .817 OPS he had for the Mets is much better as the 613 OPS, the Phillies have so far come out of their short stops, and it cost Philadelphia only a dispensable prospect to rent Cabrera.
New York Mets Get: RHP Franklyn Kilome
Contrary to what the Mets got for Familia, Kilome is a legitimate prospect. Although he does not qualify for his 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings in the minors He has a big arm on his 6 "6" frame. The Mets will celebrate this trade for years if they unlock Kilome's potential and use it to beat a National League East rival.
Degrees: B +
Houston Astros Get: RHP Ryan Pressly
After missing Britton, this was a case in which the Astros made for a late innings Relievers from the board disappeared. Pressly does not have much name value, but he had a 3.40 ERA and 13.0 strikeouts per nine innings in Minnesota. It can be even better if the Astros maximizes his talent for spin and not just in 2018. He is on the road until 2019.
Minnesota Twins: RHP Jorge Alcala and OF Gilberto Celestino
Although neither Alcala nor Celestino are themselves a Blue Chip, they are one solid return for one and a half years from Pressly. Alcala has a tough fastball to show him the way. Celestino does not have much power, but he can beat, run and catch.
Milwaukee Brewers Preserved: 3B Mike Moustakas
Moustakas was just OK at the time of the heat trading at the time of the trade he still had a .778 OPS and 20 homers. This is after he hit 38 homers in 2017. The real problem is that he pushes Travis Shaw from third base to second base. This is a downgrade in a vacuum, and Shaw's lack of experience on the second base could further hurt the Brewers.
Note: C +
Kansas City Royals Receives: By Brett Phillips and RHP Jorge Lopez
Instead of looking for the best prospects in the Milwaukee system Kansas City opted for two plug-and-play perspectives. Phillips is more glove than racket at this point, and Lopez has a classic relief profile: big arm but little control. Both are projects for the royals to work.
Atlanta Braves Get: RHP Brad Brach
With this trade on the heels of Jonny Venters, the team's smaller deal, the Braves effectively repaired her besieged bullpen. Brach had a tough season, but in 2016 he was an All-Star, and this season he has increased the speed.
Baltimore Orioles Preserved: International Bonuspool Money
Given how much Brocken's stock had been damaged, that was perhaps the best the Orioles could get for him. It is also an encouraging game as it shows that Baltimore is ready to end its frustrating aversion to the international market.
Grade: B +