The busiest time of the MLB season is during the countdown towards the non-waiver trade deadline, but general managers can’t lose focus and not get equal value for the player(s) they’re trading away.
Several impact players switched ballclubs by the July 31, 4:00 p.m. ET deadline with the hopes of playing for a playoff contender, whereas others are part of a rebuilding process.
Did the teams trading the big-name guys get enough in return, though?
Did the teams acquiring big-name guys give up too much?
Let’s take a glance at who got the biggest bang for their buck as the clock reached zero.