The FanGraphs 2023 MLB Trade Deadline Roundup

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Shohei Ohtani might not have gone anywhere, but the trade deadline saw plenty of other players find new homes. To help you keep track of all the activity, I’ve rounded up all of our deadline pieces in one place. You’ll find the broader preview and summary pieces listed first, followed by a team-by-team listing of the transaction breakdowns that involve your favorite squad, either as buyers or sellers. In instances where we dissected a transaction across multiple pieces, you’ll see them grouped together. I’ll add any other relevant pieces as they go live.

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

Preview and Summary Pieces

The 2023 Trade Value Series by Ben Clemens

The 2023 Replacement-Level Killers by Jay Jaffe

Let’s Make Some Deals: 2023 Trade Deadline Edition by Dan Szymborski

Effectively Wild Episode 2036: The Shohei Ohtani Trading Game

So You Want to Trade for Shohei Ohtani by the FanGraphs Staff

Effectively Wild Episode 2040: The Trade Deadline Deals, Pt. 1

Effectively Wild Episode 2041: The Trade Deadline Deals, Pt. 2

Eduardo Rodriguez, Dylan Cease, and the Trades That Didn’t Happen by Leo Morgenstern

2023 Trade Deadline Winners and Losers by Ben Clemens

Who Changed Their 2023 Fate the Most at the Deadline? by Dan Szymborski

Ranking the Prospects Traded During the 2023 Deadline by Eric Longenhagen

Updated Prospect Rankings and Farm System Rankings on The Board

Updated RosterResource Depth Charts and Payroll Pages

Team-by-Team Trade Breakdowns

Arizona Diamondbacks
Mariners Deal Sewald, Pollock in Pair of Trades With NL West Contenders by Jay Jaffe

Phamtastic, or Chafincomplete? The Diamondbacks Make A Few Trades by Ben Clemens

Overnight Trade Roundup: Athletics, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Reds, and Royals by Eric Longenhagen

Atlanta Braves
Give the Braves a Hand: Rockies Deal Lefty to Atlanta by Chris Gilligan

Braves Add to Bullpen With Trades for Pierce Johnson, Taylor Hearn by Dan Szymborski

Baltimore Orioles
Jack Flaherty Trade

O’s Snag Fujinami From A’s in Bid To Create Their Next Lights-Out Reliever by Esteban Rivera

Rays Add Depth Without Using 40-Man Space, Seattle Scoops DFA’d Bazardo by Eric Longenhagen

Boston Red Sox
Dodgers Boost Defensive Depth and Flexibility with Enrique Hernández Reunion by Eric Longenhagen

In Luis Urías, the Red Sox Pick Up a Reclamation Project by Jake Mailhot

Chicago Cubs
Mr. Hoyer, in the Conservatory, With the Candelario-Stick by Dan Szymborski

Overnight Trade Roundup: Athletics, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Reds, and Royals by Eric Longenhagen

Rays Add Depth Without Using 40-Man Space, Seattle Scoops DFA’d Bazardo by Eric Longenhagen

Chicago White Sox
Angels Bet on Themselves, Acquire Giolito and López to Bolster Playoff Hopes by Ben Clemens

Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly, and the Dodgers: An Inevitable Match by Ben Clemens

White Sox, Marlins Swap Jakes by Michael Baumann

Busy White Sox Continue Teardown, Send Kendall Graveman (Back) to Houston by Dan Szymborski

A Roundup of Rush-Hour Relievers Reaped for Races, Rescues, and Rewards by Dan Szymborski

Cincinnati Reds
Overnight Trade Roundup: Athletics, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Reds, and Royals by Eric Longenhagen

Cleveland Guardians
Marlins Add Bell, Weathers in Deadline-Hour Trade Duology by Michael Baumann

The Rays and Guardians Help Each Other Out by Ben Clemens

Dodgers, Guardians Shore Up Weak Spots With Rosario-Syndergaard Swap by Davy Andrews

Colorado Rockies
Grichuk, Cron Bound for Angels Reunion as Deadline Rampage Continues by Michael Baumann

Give the Braves a Hand: Rockies Deal Lefty to Atlanta by Chris Gilligan

Braves Add to Bullpen With Trades for Pierce Johnson, Taylor Hearn by Dan Szymborski

Detroit Tigers
Michael Lorenzen Heads to Philadelphia, and Possibly to the Bullpen by Davy Andrews

Houston Astros
Justin Verlander Trade

Busy White Sox Continue Teardown, Send Kendall Graveman (Back) to Houston by Dan Szymborski

Kansas City Royals
Rangers Boost Bullpen with Aroldis Chapman Trade by Jay Jaffe

Overnight Trade Roundup: Athletics, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Reds, and Royals by Eric Longenhagen

A Roundup of Rush-Hour Relievers Reaped for Races, Rescues, and Rewards by Dan Szymborski

Juan Soto, This is Not: Padres Acquire Barlow From Royals by Ben Clemens

Los Angeles Angels
Angels Bet on Themselves, Acquire Giolito and López to Bolster Playoff Hopes by Ben Clemens

Grichuk, Cron Bound for Angels Reunion as Deadline Rampage Continues by Michael Baumann

A Roundup of Rush-Hour Relievers Reaped for Races, Rescues, and Rewards by Dan Szymborski

Los Angeles Dodgers
Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly, and the Dodgers: An Inevitable Match by Ben Clemens

Dodgers Boost Defensive Depth and Flexibility with Enrique Hernández Reunion by Eric Longenhagen

Dodgers, Guardians Shore Up Weak Spots With Rosario-Syndergaard Swap by Davy Andrews

Give the Braves a Hand: Rockies Deal Lefty to Atlanta by Chris Gilligan

A Roundup of Rush-Hour Relievers Reaped for Races, Rescues, and Rewards by Dan Szymborski

Miami Marlins
White Sox, Marlins Swap Jakes by Michael Baumann

Marlins Add Bell, Weathers in Deadline-Hour Trade Duology by Michael Baumann

2023 Marlins Fans and 2027 Mets Fans, Rejoice: Your Teams Made a Great Trade by Ben Clemens

Hoping for Change of Scenery Impact, Twins and Marlins Swap Relievers by Chris Gilligan

Milwaukee Brewers
Mark Canha, the Newest Brewer by Ben Clemens

Brewers Secure More Stability at First Base With Carlos Santana by Esteban Rivera

Phamtastic, or Chafincomplete? The Diamondbacks Make A Few Trades by Ben Clemens

In Luis Urías, the Red Sox Pick Up a Reclamation Project by Jake Mailhot

Rays Add Depth Without Using 40-Man Space, Seattle Scoops DFA’d Bazardo by Eric Longenhagen

Minnesota Twins
Hoping for Change of Scenery Impact, Twins and Marlins Swap Relievers by Chris Gilligan

New York Mets
Justin Verlander Trade

Max Scherzer Trade

2023 Marlins Fans and 2027 Mets Fans, Rejoice: Your Teams Made a Great Trade by Ben Clemens

Mark Canha, the Newest Brewer by Ben Clemens

Phamtastic, or Chafincomplete? The Diamondbacks Make A Few Trades by Ben Clemens

A Roundup of Rush-Hour Relievers Reaped for Races, Rescues, and Rewards by Dan Szymborski

New York Yankees
A Roundup of Rush-Hour Relievers Reaped for Races, Rescues, and Rewards by Dan Szymborski

Yankees Conclude Quiet Deadline With Upside Play by Alex Eisert

Oakland Athletics
O’s Snag Fujinami From A’s in Bid To Create Their Next Lights-Out Reliever by Esteban Rivera

Overnight Trade Roundup: Athletics, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Reds, and Royals by Eric Longenhagen

Philadelphia Phillies
Michael Lorenzen Heads to Philadelphia, and Possibly to the Bullpen by Davy Andrews

A Roundup of Rush-Hour Relievers Reaped for Races, Rescues, and Rewards by Dan Szymborski

Pittsburgh Pirates
Brewers Secure More Stability at First Base With Carlos Santana by Esteban Rivera

This One’s for the Diehards: Padres Gobble Up Hill and Choi by Michael Baumann

Rangers Add Blocker, Unblock Pirates’ Prospects by Alex Eisert

A Roundup of Rush-Hour Relievers Reaped for Races, Rescues, and Rewards by Dan Szymborski

San Diego Padres
This One’s for the Diehards: Padres Gobble Up Hill and Choi by Michael Baumann

Marlins Add Bell, Weathers in Deadline-Hour Trade Duology by Michael Baumann

Juan Soto, This is Not: Padres Acquire Barlow From Royals by Ben Clemens

San Francisco Giants
Mariners Deal Sewald, Pollock in Pair of Trades With NL West Contenders by Jay Jaffe

Seattle Mariners
Mariners Deal Sewald, Pollock in Pair of Trades With NL West Contenders by Jay Jaffe

Rays Add Depth Without Using 40-Man Space, Seattle Scoops DFA’d Bazardo by Eric Longenhagen

St. Louis Cardinals
Jordan Montgomery/Jordan Hicks Trades

Jack Flaherty Trade

St. Louis’ Selloff Continues as Paul DeJong Heads to Toronto by Dan Szymborski

Blue Jays Acquire Enigmatic Génesis Cabrera by Eric Longenhagen

Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays and Guardians Help Each Other Out by Ben Clemens

A Roundup of Rush-Hour Relievers Reaped for Races, Rescues, and Rewards by Dan Szymborski

Rays Add Depth Without Using 40-Man Space, Seattle Scoops DFA’d Bazardo by Eric Longenhagen

Texas Rangers
Max Scherzer Trade

Jordan Montgomery/Jordan Hicks Trades

Rangers Add Blocker, Unblock Pirates’ Prospects by Alex Eisert

Yankees Conclude Quiet Deadline With Upside Play by Alex Eisert

Rangers Boost Bullpen with Aroldis Chapman Trade by Jay Jaffe

Braves Add to Bullpen With Trades for Pierce Johnson, Taylor Hearn by Dan Szymborski

Toronto Blue Jays
Jordan Montgomery/Jordan Hicks Trades

St. Louis’ Selloff Continues as Paul DeJong Heads to Toronto by Dan Szymborski

Blue Jays Acquire Enigmatic Génesis Cabrera by Eric Longenhagen

Washington Nationals
Mr. Hoyer, in the Conservatory, With the Candelario-Stick by Dan Szymborski





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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LightenUpFGmember
7 months ago

Thanks for this. The Boston section just makes me sad.

fjtorres
7 months ago
Reply to  LightenUpFG

Last year Cleveland did (almost) nothing, betting on their young’uns and got a good run. Boston’s kids might surprise too.

proiste
7 months ago
Reply to  fjtorres

It’s not the WORST thing ever. Crazy buying with their current position probably wouldn’t have made sense. And Luis Urias as buy-low could be a coup – Fenway should really help that BABIP, and Boston is good at getting the most out of hitters.

But god, doing nothing feels just so uninspired. The team’s gotten a ton of unexpected breakouts this year, and could be an actual contender next year if they add a good pitcher or twp. Feels like they blew an opportunity to expand capital for that (it makes no sense to have both Duvall and Verdugo on the team), and it gets more and more doubtful that Bloom will ever have the initiative to really push the team out of the Wildcard quagmire

sadtrombonemember
7 months ago
Reply to  LightenUpFG

They’re in a weird place because they’re not bad enough to sell, not quite good enough to buy, and don’t have much of an immediate 40-man roster crunch so there aren’t a lot of players they have to ship out. By my count, the only guys they have to add to the 40-man roster are Wikelman Gonzalez and Shane Drohan, and having AAA pitching depth is something you always have anyways. Maybe Chih-Jung Liu too, but again, everyone needs pitching depth in AAA. They can easily jettison enough random position players (Dalbec, Reyes, Duvall, Chang) to make it work because they have another million guys already on the 40-man to take their place (Valdez, Hamilton, Urias, Rafaela, Wilyer Abreu).

Watch out for 2024, though. There are a lot of bat-first (or bat-only) guys they’re going to have to roster. Nick Yorke, Blaze Jordan, Nathan Hickey, maybe Niko Kavadas (depending on how he manages the strikeouts). They’re not going to roster all those guys, and they’ll also be competing for space with the Valdez / Hamilton / Urias / Rafaela / Abreu quintet.

proiste
7 months ago
Reply to  sadtrombone

Oh don’t worry about that. If there’s one thing Bloom has in common with Dombrowski, it’s that he has no qualms filling a roster with bat-first or bat-only players