The trade deadline has passed and the Rays were very active, but not in the way most expected as they shocked the baseball world by pulling off the first trade of the day as they acquired outfielder Tommy Pham from the St Louis Cardinals for a trio of prospects. Later on, they completed the deals that were expected of them as they traded Wilson Ramos to the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named later, and then capped off the afternoon by sending Chris Archer to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Tyler Glasnow, Austin Meadows, and another player to be named.
Sergio Romo and Adeiny Hechavarria are still members of the Rays.
- Jim Bowden offers up grades for each team at the deadline, giving the Rays an A-
- Jared Ward has a recap of everything the Rays did leading up to the deadline
- Juan Toribio takes a look at who the Rays acquired and how they fit onto the Rays roster
- Tommy Pham was shocked after being traded — despite there being some animosity between him and the Cards
- Viva El Birdos looks at the value exchanged between St Louis and Tampa Bay in the Tommy Pham deal
- Bucs Dugout gives their take on the Pirates acquisition of Chris Archer and the steep price they had to pay
- Cut4 looks at the top 5 HR of Tommy Pham’s career
- RotoGraphs looks at the Rays acquisition of Tommy Pham
- FanGraphs ranked the prospects traded at the deadline, with several of the Rays acquisitions near the top of the list
- Marc Topkin tries to figure out what exactly the Rays are doing as they bought and sold at the deadline
- There was actual baseball played last night too, the Rays defeated the Los Angeles Angels, 10-6. Jake Bauers launched his 8th HR of the year. The Rays scored seven runs in the 4th thanks to well timed hits and walks. Matt Duffy and Mallex Smith had three hit days, while Carlos Gomez — who is sporting a new stance it seems — had a multi-hit game as well.
Ryan Yarbrough didn’t pitch great, allowing six runs in five innings of relief. Ryne Stanek, of course, pitched a scoreless first, while Diego Castillo, Jose Alvarado, and Sergio Romo pitched the 7th through the 9th, scoreless.
Tonight, Tyler Glasnow and Tommy Pham will make their Rays debuts as Glasnow will start the game and Pham will be in the starting lineup.
Around the League
- One of the Yankees deadline acquisitions, J.A. Happ will have to wait a little longer make his New York debut as he has also developed Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease
- Despite the trade deadline having passed, teams can still make deals until August 31st. Here are several players who could be on the move
- Grant Brisbee looks at the winners and loser of the trade deadline and highlights the Rays as the first winners
- The Orioles have tore it all down and Camden Chat is sad
- Matt Harvey is still a member of the Cincinnati Reds
- The Washington Nationals walloped the New York Mets last night, 25-4.