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MLB Trade Deadline Report Cards: 10 Teams That Cleaned Up at the Trade Deadline

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MLB Trade Deadline Report Cards: 10 Teams That Cleaned Up at the Trade Deadline
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It is Wednesday, August 1, and everyone in baseball knows what that means. The 2012 July 31 non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and any deals that hope to be done from now until August 31 will have to be completed by attempting to pass players through waivers. Not an easy venture.

So, as usual, 2012 saw its fair share of players switch uniforms over the past week or so. But which teams made the best trades? Which moves will most greatly benefit their clubs, giving them a better shot at reaching the postseason, or maybe just enhance their chances of victory once they get there?

I've come up with a list of 10 teams who have made the best of the trade deadline for themselves, and now I'm going to bring us all back to school. For every team listed, I will assign a grade on how well I think the move will work out for the club this season, and perhaps into the future as well.

Now, these 10 clubs all made good moves, so we're not going to see any "Ds" or "Fs" here, but really, just look at which teams were smart this deadline, and which made honors, if you will.

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