In evaluating trade deadline approach, Astros were solid but confusion reigned with Red Sox
According to Major League Baseball, 21 current or former All-Stars were traded between June 1 and Aug. 2 and there were 70 deals among teams.
Declaring winners or losers at the trade deadline is a pointless task. Check back in three years when we know more about all the prospects who were traded. An apparent deadline loser may have picked up an All-Star.
But it’s fair to evaluate the deals and rate the teams on their approach to the deadline and how effectively they executed it.
Here are some teams who stepped forward:
Astros: James Click added solid pieces to an already strong team. With Jason Castro out for the season following knee surgery, trading for Christian Vázquez to split time with Martin Maldonado was a smart move.
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