Baseball’s annual non-waiver trade deadline — July 31 — came and went with several high-profile deals. That is not a hard deadline, however. Teams can still make trades after that date. They just have to go through the trade waivers process first..
St. Louis Cardinals
made a fairly notable waiver trade Wednesday as
was in what amounted to a salary dump. Others like
have been traded since July 31. Some pretty big names there.
Another very important trade deadline is approaching this week. Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET is the deadline for teams to acquire players and have them be eligible for the postseason roster. There are no exceptions. A player has be in your organization — not necessarily on your big-league roster or even on the 40-man roster, but in the organization — at 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday if you want him available in the postseason.
As a result, there is usually a rash of smaller trades made in the hours leading up to that 11:59 p.m. ET deadline. It’s not often a huge name moves this late in the season, but there is definitely some last-minute roster tweaking. Here’s a recap of last year’s Aug. 31 trades:
- Mariners acquired
New York Yankees
for two low level prospects.
- Yankees acquired