The trade deadline has come and passed and pundits have discussed at length which teams were winners and losers. Most people agree that Cleveland got arguably the highest profile pitcher at the trade deadline, while Texas made the biggest improvement obtaining Mike Adams from the Padres.
Still, there are several players who were rumored to be on the move through much of July and even as early as June. Most players say that they don’t pay attention to the rumors, but honestly how could you not?
The following are eight players that were mentioned in all types of trade rumors but weren’t moved before the July 31 deadline. It’s not to say they still won’t pass through waivers and be part of a waiver trade in August, but we’ll see how they respond to being “stuck” on teams that probably won’t make the post season.