Cameron Maybin, Brandon Phillips, Nori Aoki, and Juan Nicasio are on the move, as contenders (and non-contenders) make last-second additions.
With his opt-out decision looming, the Tigers send Justin Upton to the Wild Card-chasing Angels.
After a low-key July 31, the Astros make a big splash by acquiring longtime Tigers ace Justin Verlander.
On the 27th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan and R.J. discuss the Tigers’ flash teardown and their deals of Justin Verlander to the Astros and Justin Upton to the Angels. Plus, the other little moves that made our second deadline so exciting, including Mike Leake to the Mariners, Brandon Phillips to the Angels, and more.
Two years into a five-year, $80 million deal, the Cardinals pay the Mariners to take Mike Leake off their hands.
On the 26th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan and R.J. are talking about the two most prolific home run hitters of the past month: Rhys Hoskins and Giancarlo Stanton. Will Hoskins be Kevin Maas or Aaron Judge? (Or neither?) Will Stanton break 60 dingers? (Or 70?) Plus much, much more.
Tom Koehler joins the Blue Jays, Rajai Davis fills in for Jackie Bradley Jr. in Boston, and Fernando Salas and Cesar Puello cross on the transaction wire.
On the 25th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan is joined by Rob Mains to talk about the AL Wild Card race and how a recent spate of injuries could change the playing field. Then it’s on to … more injuries to pitchers! And … more injuries to pitchers! Yuck!
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