The obvious winners at the trade deadline this season are the Texas Rangers. They got the biggest prize of them all, Cliff Lee, from Seattle, and also improved in other areas with minor trades.
Lee has already brought a presence to the rotation like no one else has ever done in Texas. His 35.1 innings pitched in four games is only two batters away from four straight complete games.
The Rangers also got some help at catcher with Bengie Molina, who has played some solid defense and handled the pitching staff fairly well in his month in Texas.
Another addition that Jon Daniels felt he needed to make was at first base, and he did just that by trading for Jorge Cantu.
After trading away Justin Smoak in the Cliff Lee deal and seeing that Chris Davis still can't hit major league pitching, Cantu can come in and bring some stability to the position.
Finally, the Rangers also added 2B/SS Cristian Guzman to be a utility player and also sub in for the injured Ian Kinsler.
Guzman can give the club a .290 average and play above average defense, so this is a solid under the radar deal for Texas.