Major League Baseball's annual trade extravaganza has come and gone with a flurry of activity in the days prior to the July 31 deadline that made this one of the more notable trade seasons in recent memory.
While there weren't a lot of marquee names dealt, a number of contending teams did make moves that can benefit them down the stretch. But with the advent of the second wild card team in each league, as well as the price for some rather pedestrian players, the way that teams evaluate themselves and their standing has changed.
The bottom-tier teams like Houston, Chicago (both teams) and Miami held all the cards this deadline and were able to get things going in recent days with deals that had a ripple effect on everything else.
We are here to break all of the trade action down by handing out grades for what all 30 teams did—or didn't—do. Keep in mind that even with the July 31 deadline passed, teams can still make moves until August 31 with the waiver wire process, so there are still trades that will happen.
If a team didn't make a trade, we will base the grade around what that means for them moving forward.
Note: Stats courtesy of Fangraphs and Baseball Reference unless otherwise noted. All of the trade transactions courtesy of MLB.com unless otherwise noted.