The 2015 MLB trade deadline has come and gone, and the dust has settled. There will still be minor deals in August, but nothing like what we just saw. It all happened pretty quickly, and we threw a lot of information at you in the span of about a week, so here is a roundup of links to allow you to catch up with all that transpired.
In the end, the only players the Oakland A's traded from their 25-man roster were three pending free agents, none of whom had any chance of re-signing with the team: Scott Kazmir, Ben Zobrist, and Tyler Clippard. Unlike the deals of last winter, or the trades of guys like Gio and Cahill before 2012, the A's didn't give up anything that could have helped them in the future. Granted, the losses of these three star players effectively ends any slim chance of competing in 2015, but given that the A's are tied for the worst record in the AL, that hardly seems like a meaningful concession. The general national consensus seems to be that the A's got good-to-great returns in each trade.
Below you will find all of the deals the A's made this month. There are the three big ones, and a few minor transactions as well. Or, you can just browse through our full coverage in our trade deadline StoryStream.
A's trade Kazmir to Houston Astros for minor leaguers Jacob Nottingham (C) and Daniel Mengden (RHP)
A's trade Zobrist to Kansas City Royals for minor leaguers Sean Manaea (LHP) and Aaron Brooks (RHP)
A's trade Clippard to Mets for minor leaguer Casey Meisner (RHP)
- A's acquire PTBNL from Red Sox in exchange for relief pitcher Ryan Cook (RHP) (story)
- A's release minor league outfielder Dayan Viciedo and add minor league third baseman Brent Morel (story)
- A's acquire Chuckie the Chinchilla from pet store (citation needed) for undisclosed terms (story)