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The MLB trade deadline was moved from Sunday to Monday this year and this extra day gave a number of teams the to pull the trigger on some trades that might not have happened otherwise. We were on the edge of our seat throughout the trading period and now that it is all over, we can sit back, relax and check out which teams did particularly well in boosting their teams with perfect fits.
The Chicago Cubs more or less made this season a sure shot by getting Aroldis Chapman who will form a spectacular late-inning duo with Hector Rondon. On top of that, they also got Joe Smith from the Los Angeles Angels.
The Los Angeles Dodgers also did well, bagging Rich Hill, one of the top starters in the game while also getting the deal of the trade period with Josh Reddick. Last but not the least, they got rid of Yasiel Puig whose presence in the locker room was only getting worse for the atmosphere.
The Washington Nationals and the New York Mets did the best they could by getting Jay Bruce and Mark Melancon respectively. These are not franchise-changing signings, but they were affordable and they will make both teams better.