Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline ended at 3 p.m. Thursday, and it was a monumental day.
You said it, Denard. The big one, for Royals fans at least, came just before 3 p.m.:
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The Cubs sent Emilio Bonifacio, who had been linked in a return to the Royals, to the Braves:
Boston and the Yankees made a trade ... and the world didn’t end. New York got second baseman Stephen Drew:
The Yankees also beat the deadline with this:
The Astros and Marlins made a multi-player trade:
The Red Sox traded yet another pitcher:
Cleveland swapped shortstops with the Washington Nationals:
The Seattle Mariners landed San Diego Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia, who reportedly had been on the Royals’ radar:
We had a Brewers-D-backs trade over the lunch hour:
The Cardinals added Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey in what seems like a minor move compared to the other earthquake:
The Twins sent outfielder Sam Fuld to Oakland for pitcher Tommy Milone:
This trade got the day started with a bang:
That move likely will affect the Royals:
What can you say about all the moves?