Greinke, still owed $77 million, was traded to the Astros for three top 5 prospects, Beer, Bakauskas, Martin (recent TJ) and the #22 prospect in the Astros system, Rojas. The Astros will pay $53 million of Greinke’s remaining contract as well.
The D-backs traded Jazz Chisolm, their #1 draft pick, to the Miami Marlins for starting pitcher Zac Gallen.
The D-backs traded high A infielder Jose Caballero to Seattle for starting pitcher Mike Leake.
I'm so happy for Mike Leake, who has wanted to be in AZ for years to be close to his father, who is disabled and can't travel easily to see him.— Lookout Landing (@LookoutLanding) July 31, 2019
“I didn’t start out today hoping to channel Jerry Dipoto as my spirit animal, but somehow we sort of ended up there,” Hazen said, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.
“They’re acquiring four prospects from a loaded farm system, three of them in the top five; this includes Beer (anyone thirsty?), who could develop into a legitimate power threat and Martin (out this season with Tommy John), who could develop into a quality starter.”
D-backs trade deadline moves were....
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Smart! All moves point toward a better future.
So-so. Sure we added two starters, but at what cost? I am still on the fence.
Bad! Why did you trade Greinke and our #1 draft pick?
So many last second deals, MLB.com breaks it down for us and ranks every trade.
Here’s my 2019 postseason prediction: The Houston Astros win it all, destroying Dodger-evil once again in the World Series.
“When [Trevor] Bauer was traded, you figured he would probably be the biggest starter to go,” one executive said. “Some might think Bauer is better than Greinke, but you can’t deny that Greinke will be a much bigger factor in this year’s playoff race.”
Who TF thinks that Bauer is better than Greinke? A better rapper, maybe.
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