MLB Trade Deadline: Grading the Major Deals Each Team Made

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MLB Trade Deadline: Grading the Major Deals Each Team Made
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We just went through a July that saw a lot of trade predictions turn out to be false.

The trades that did happen were mostly for reliable, everyday players instead of those big flashy names.

The Yankees talked themselves into believing Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia were better than anybody on the market (this just in: there's been a riot in the Bronx).

While this year's trade deadline didn't have its Cliff Lee, it was still interesting to watch.  

All the talking heads and writers who were saying B.J. Upton, Hiroki Kuroda or Heath Bell were going to get moved are probably putting a hit out on their sources.  

The trades that did happen were of the small-name, big-impact variety, and pretty much ensured every playoff spot except for the NL Central.

Let's get started grading the deals from this trade deadline. 

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