Presenting the FanGraphs 2021 Trade Deadline Roundup

Over the past two weeks, the FanGraphs staff has written over 50 pieces dedicated to analyzing the 2021 trade deadline, from Jay Jaffe’s Replacement-Level Killers series, which previewed teams’ positions of need, to Eric Longenhagen’s breakdown of the teams with impending 40-man roster crunch, to our analysis of every deadline move, to Ben Clemens and Dan Szymborski’s recaps of the deadline’s winners and losers. It’s a lot to sort through, so to assist you in finding anything you may have missed during the flurry, I’ve rounded up all of our deadline pieces in one place. You’ll find the broader preview and summary pieces (of which we’ll have a few more today, so stay tuned) listed first, followed by a team-by-team listing of the transaction analyses that involved your favorite squad, either as buyers or sellers. In instances where we dissected a transaction across multiple pieces — hello, Max Scherzer/Trea Turner trade! — you’ll see them grouped together.

As always, all of the pieces linked below are free to read, but they took time and resources to produce. If you enjoyed our coverage of the trade deadline and are in a position to do so, we hope you’ll sign up for a FanGraphs Ad-free Membership. It’s the best way to support our work and experience the site. Now, on to the roundup!

Preview and Summary Pieces

The 2021 Replacement-Level Killers by Jay Jaffe

40-Man Crunch Situations: American League by Eric Longenhagen

40-Man Crunch Situations: National League by Eric Longenhagen

Trades Aren’t the Only Way to Upgrade: Injured Players Who Could Have an Impact in the AL by Sara Sanchez

Trades Aren’t the Only Way to Upgrade: Injured Players Who Could Have an Impact in the NL by Sara Sanchez

The Winners and Losers of the 2021 Trade Deadline by Ben Clemens

The ZiPS Trade Deadline Reshuffle by Dan Szymborski

Updated prospect lists and farm system rankings on The Board

Team-by-team Trade Breakdowns

Angels
Yankees Add Andrew Heaney to Their Left-Handed Deadline Haul by Jake Mailhot

Presenting a Menagerie of Minor Deadline Moves by Dan Szymborski

Athletics
A’s Acquire Reliever, Like Always by Ben Clemens

Jesús (Luzardo), It’s Another Marte Party by Jay Jaffe

Oakland Patches Role-Playing Holes with Harrison and Gomes, Part with Drew Millas and Others by Eric Longenhagen

Astros
The Astros and Mariners Made a Weird Trade by Ben Clemens

Astros Add to Bullpen Again, Acquire Yimi García From Marlins by Devan Fink

Presenting a Menagerie of Minor Deadline Moves by Dan Szymborski

Blue Jays
José Berríos Trade

The Blue Jays Get a Helping Hand by Dan Szymborski

Presenting a Menagerie of Minor Deadline Moves by Dan Szymborski

Braves
The Braves Trade for a Left Field Platoon in Rosario and Duvall by Sara Sanchez

Braves Continue Outfielder Parade, Bring in Soler From Royals by Devan Fink

Braves Add Richard Rodríguez, Bolster ‘Pen for Playoff Push and Beyond by Luke Hooper

Brewers
The Brewers Add Another Upgrade to Their Infield by Jake Mailhot

Brewers Add Daniel Norris To Deepen Their Bullpen by Jake Mailhot

Presenting a Menagerie of Minor Deadline Moves by Dan Szymborski

Cardinals
Little Ado About Nothing: The Cardinals Make it Happ-en by Ben Clemens

The Cardinals Add Another Patch to Their Rotation With Jon Lester by Jay Jaffe

Cleveland
Needing a Second Baseman, White Sox Hail Cesar Hernandez by Jay Jaffe

Rays Acquire Former Future Ray Jordan Luplow by Ben Clemens

Presenting a Menagerie of Minor Deadline Moves by Dan Szymborski

Cubs
A’s Acquire Reliever, Like Always by Ben Clemens

White Sox Acquire Ryan Tepera in Crosstown Trade by Devan Fink

Yankees Continue to Swing Left, Adding Anthony Rizzo by Jay Jaffe

How the West Got Fun: Giants Add Kris Bryant for Stretch Run by Ben Clemens

Craig Kimbrel Rides the Red Line to the South Side by Dan Szymborski

Mets Finally Strike, Landing Javier Báez and Trevor Williams by Jay Jaffe

The Padres Add Speed, Defense and a Solid Bat Against Lefties in Jake Marisnick by Sara Sanchez

Diamondbacks
The Brewers Add Another Upgrade to Their Infield by Jake Mailhot

Presenting a Menagerie of Minor Deadline Moves by Dan Szymborski

Dodgers
Max Scherzer/Trea Turner Trade

Dodgers Add Danny Duffy as Potential Multi-Inning Relief Weapon by Sara Sanchez

Giants
How the West Got Fun: Giants Add Kris Bryant for Stretch Run by Ben Clemens

Presenting a Menagerie of Minor Deadline Moves by Dan Szymborski

Mariners
The Astros and Mariners Made a Weird Trade by Ben Clemens

Second Time’s the Charm for a Tyler Anderson Trade by Dan Szymborski

The M’s Find A Closer Upgrade While The Rays Confuse by Kevin Goldstein

Marlins
Jesús (Luzardo), It’s Another Marte Party by Jay Jaffe

Astros Add to Bullpen Again, Acquire Yimi García From Marlins by Devan Fink

The Braves Trade for a Left Field Platoon in Rosario and Duvall by Sara Sanchez

Presenting a Menagerie of Minor Deadline Moves by Dan Szymborski

Mets
Rich Hill, the Newest Met by Ben Clemens

Mets Finally Strike, Landing Javier Báez and Trevor Williams by Jay Jaffe

Nationals
Max Scherzer/Trea Turner Trade

The Blue Jays Get a Helping Hand by Dan Szymborski

Red Sox and Padres Each Get a Piece of Selling Nationals by Justin Choi

Oakland Patches Role-Playing Holes with Harrison and Gomes, Part with Drew Millas and Others by Eric Longenhagen

The Cardinals Add Another Patch to Their Rotation With Jon Lester by Jay Jaffe

Orioles
Phillies Tug At Heartstrings with Freddy Galvis’ Return by Eric Longenhagen

Presenting a Menagerie of Minor Deadline Moves by Dan Szymborski

Padres
Padres Snag Adam Frazier as They Make an NL West Push by Dan Szymborski

Red Sox and Padres Each Get a Piece of Selling Nationals by Justin Choi

The Padres Add Speed, Defense and a Solid Bat Against Lefties in Jake Marisnick by Sara Sanchez

Phillies
Phillies Attempt To Address Pitching Problems on Deadline Day by Devan Fink

Phillies Tug At Heartstrings with Freddy Galvis’ Return by Eric Longenhagen

Pirates
Padres Snag Adam Frazier as They Make an NL West Push by Dan Szymborski

The Pirates Plunder Yankees Infield Depth in Clay Holmes Trade by Eric Longenhagen

Second Time’s the Charm for a Tyler Anderson Trade by Dan Szymborski

Braves Add Richard Rodríguez, Bolster ‘Pen for Playoff Push and Beyond by Luke Hooper

Presenting a Menagerie of Minor Deadline Moves by Dan Szymborski

Rangers
Joey Gallo Trade

Phillies Attempt To Address Pitching Problems on Deadline Day by Devan Fink

Rays
Tampa Bay Obtains a Cruz Missile by Dan Szymborski

Rich Hill, the Newest Met by Ben Clemens

The M’s Find A Closer Upgrade While The Rays Confuse by Kevin Goldstein

Rays Acquire Former Future Ray Jordan Luplow by Ben Clemens

Presenting a Menagerie of Minor Deadline Moves by Dan Szymborski

Red Sox
Red Sox and Padres Each Get a Piece of Selling Nationals by Justin Choi

Presenting a Menagerie of Minor Deadline Moves by Dan Szymborski

Reds
Reds and Yankees Agree to Unexpected But Necessary Exchange by Justin Choi

The Reds Give A Little For Mychal Givens by Kevin Goldstein

Rockies
The Reds Give A Little For Mychal Givens by Kevin Goldstein

Royals
Dodgers Add Danny Duffy as Potential Multi-Inning Relief Weapon by Sara Sanchez

Braves Continue Outfielder Parade, Bring in Soler From Royals by Devan Fink

Tigers
Brewers Add Daniel Norris To Deepen Their Bullpen by Jake Mailhot

Twins
José Berríos Trade

Tampa Bay Obtains a Cruz Missile by Dan Szymborski

Little Ado About Nothing: The Cardinals Make it Happ-en by Ben Clemens

The Braves Trade for a Left Field Platoon in Rosario and Duvall by Sara Sanchez

Presenting a Menagerie of Minor Deadline Moves by Dan Szymborski

White Sox
Needing a Second Baseman, White Sox Hail Cesar Hernandez by Jay Jaffe

White Sox Acquire Ryan Tepera in Crosstown Trade by Devan Fink

Craig Kimbrel Rides the Red Line to the South Side by Dan Szymborski

Yankees
Joey Gallo Trade

Yankees Continue to Swing Left, Adding Anthony Rizzo by Jay Jaffe

The Pirates Plunder Yankees Infield Depth in Clay Holmes Trade by Eric Longenhagen

Reds and Yankees Agree to Unexpected But Necessary Exchange by Justin Choi

Yankees Add Andrew Heaney to Their Left-Handed Deadline Haul by Jake Mailhot





Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs and the co-host of Effectively Wild. Prior to joining FanGraphs, her work appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing, and Just A Bit Outside. You can follow her on twitter @megrowler.

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Awesome. Thanks guys!