This trade deadline season has been crazy, and it doesn't look like it's slowing down. Last night saw a roller coaster of emotions in the form of trades that actually went down and one that fell apart.
Cole Hamels to Texas
Hamels is under contract for 3 more seasons, with an option for 2019 season. The Phillies side of the deal is centered on 4 of the Rangers top 20 prospects.
Preseason Baseball America rankings: RHP Jake Thompson No. 2 #Rangers prospect, C Jorge Alfaro No. 3, OF Nick Williams No. 5. All to PHI.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2015
However, Texas was able to hold on to both Joey Gallo and Nomar Mazara. The Rangers also dumped Matt Harrison’s contract in the deal.
Atlanta & Miami: Friedman’d
The Dodgers, Marlins, and Braves pulled off a doozy of a three-way deal last night.
RHP Mat Latos and 1B Mike Morse from the Marlins, Braves top prospect 2B Jose Peraza(!), LHP Alex Wood, RHP Jim Johnson, LHP Luis Avilan.
30* year old Cuban infielder Hector Olivera, LHP Paco Rodriguez, A-ball RHP Zach Bird, plus Miami’s 35th pick in next year’s draft.
Three low minors pitchers: RHP Kevin Guzman, RHP VictorAraujo, and RHP Jeff Brigham, plus sweet, sweet money ($14 million by not paying Morse and Latos).
There is some crying in baseball
Multiple reports started to spring up that the Brewers and Mets agreed on a trade to send OF Carlos Gomez for RHP Zach Wheeler and INF Wilmer Flores.
As rumors started to intensify, the word started to spread to the fans in New York and poor Wilmer Flores apparently heard he was on the move to Milwaukee.
What a surreal scene. The deal fell through, and it was reported that literally the entire world jumped the gun!
Asked official involved with Gomez trade why Flores is still in game. Reply: "No deal is done. The entire world has jumped the gun."— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2015
How dare you Papua New Guinea! You broke Wilmer Flores heart!
Much more craziness could certainly be barreling down the tracks. Strap in everyone!
Indians-Cards deal is done: it is the Brandon Moss-for-Rob Kaminsky one-for one-swap.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 30, 2015
Blue Jays are acquiring David Price from the Tigers, per @JonHeymanCBS. Daniel Norris to Detroit.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 30, 2015
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tigers get Norris, Boyd, and Labourt, as everyone and their mother has said on here already</p>— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisCotillo/status/626799548560707584">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>
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