Well, the July 31 trade deadline has come and gone, but not before numerous teams were able to make a splash by landing that top slugger or ace and sending their young prospects packing.
It was an interesting few weeks. Teams like the Cleveland Indians, who haven't been buyers at the deadline in many years, joined the party, and other teams which usually make a lot of noise come the end of July remained mute.
But let's set aside talk of the deals themselves for a few minutes. I'm leaving the discussion of good trade/bad trade to somebody else. Let's talk about the players themselves and what the impact on their new teams will be for the home stretch of 2011.