July Update 4: We will get to me in a second first. Let me provide some key league updates.
AL Futures win 9-5.
Arenado wins HR Derby in 3rd swing off round.
AL All Stars win 15-14 in 13 innings.
PCL All Stars win 5-4.
EEA All Stars win 4-0.
Yankees Orioles: Santander for prospects.
Cubs Rangers: Gallo for Happ & Rizzo.
Cubs Pirates: Frazier for prospects.
Ray's Rockies: Story for Morton, Margot & Adames.
Now on to me. I find myself struggling at the deadline. In 3rd behind the Ray's and Yankees. In striking distance but hanging by a thread. I decided I cant let some of these guys walk without getting anything back. So I become a seller and fire sale a bunch of my players in last year of contract as well as one to clear salary. Through suggested trades and some trade block creativity however, I may remain a contender. I net mostly mid (C potential) level prospects. I do however add a handful of guys who may help me contend down the stretch and still have some years of team control (a win now rebuild if you will) and a few I consider rentals.
A Recap of pre July trades
Padres. Prospects for prospects.
3 team with Nationals and Braves. Nationals get Morland & Hernandez. Braves get Perez & Eaton. I Get Newcomb.
My July deadline trades were as follows:
Bradley to Cubs for prospects. (CPU sugedted)
Eovaldi to Twins for prospects. (CPU suggested)
Rodriguez, Plawecki & a prospect to Reds for Senzel (5 years control ). Say hello to my new Brock Holt.
A three team trade with the Dodgers and Pirates. Dodgers get JD Martinez, prospects. Pirates Get Workman, Hernandez, Peraza, prospects. I get Peterson & Archer (both rental place holders) Graterol (6 years control and grooming in minors to be my new closer) Stripling (2 years control) Bell (2 years control).
Despite the fact that I may have just handed the Dodgers the World Series, my new look Red Sox will hopefully be a contender down the stretch and for years to come. I cap off July by calling up Newcomb (who I got from the Braves in June) he will round out my rotation. I also sign Devers to a well deserved 8 year extension worth 160 mil. Back loaded. On to the dog days of August.