The 2013 non-waiver trade deadline has come and passed. A variety of notable players switched teams and will now either bolster their new squad or leave a glaring void on their old squad.
In regards to starting pitching, several big-name rotation fixtures switched teams. The Baltimore Orioles were the most active, acquiring both Scott Feldman and, more recently, Bud Norris to keep their playoffs hopes alive. Likewise, the ailing Texas Rangers nabbed former Chicago Cubs ace Matt Garza, who will be a free agent at the end of the season.
But perhaps the biggest pull—at least, in terms of headlines—was the Boston Red Sox acquisition of Jake Peavy. The 32-year-old Peavy was the biggest name on the market, despite enduring an off year thus far in 2013. Still, one could make a good case that Garza will help the Rangers more than Peavy will ever aid the Red Sox.
The post-deadline period is always a good time to assess what a team’s ultimate fate will look like, and a great place to begin is by looking at the starting pitching.
Following is how all 30 MLB rotations rank out post-deadline.