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MLB Commerce Deadline 2023: Twitter Reacts to Trades, Fails, Surprises and Non-Offers

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIAugust 1, 2023Rich Schultz/Getty ImagesThe non-waiver MLB trade deadline has officially passed, and there was no shortage of storylines based on transactions that happened (and those that didn’t) in the hours leading to 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday.Three that stood out in particular were the Houston Astros’ acquisition of New York Mets’

MLB Commerce Deadline 2023: Twitter Reacts to Trades, Fails, Surprises and Non-Offers

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIAugust 1, 2023

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 30: Justin Verlander #35 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of a game at Citi Field on July 30, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

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The non-waiver MLB commerce deadline has formally handed, and there was no scarcity of storylines primarily based on transactions that occurred (and those who did not) within the hours main to six p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Three that stood out specifically had been the Houston Astros’ acquisition of New York Mets’ beginning pitcher Justin Verlander, the Mets’ completion of a fireplace sale to sign the waving of a white flag amid a disappointing yr, and the New York Yankees doing practically nothing regardless of sitting in final place within the AL East.

For starters, listed below are the phrases of the Verlander deal, as reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan and Mark Feinsand of

Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

Full commerce, per ESPN sources:

Astros obtain: RHP Justin Verlander.

Mets obtain: OF Drew Gilbert and OF Ryan Clifford.

Deal is completed.

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Mark Feinsand @Feinsand

Verlander is owed ~$58 million in 2023-24, of which the Mets pays $35 million, per supply. If Verlander’s $35 million possibility for 2025 vests, the Mets will decide up $17.5 million, bringing their complete to $52.5 million within the commerce – all of which is able to depend towards their CBT.

Verlander inked a two-year, $86.66 million contract in New York in free company, however at 50-55, the Mets are in fourth place within the NL East and have little hope for the playoffs.

From the Astros’ perspective, they’re getting again an ideal pitcher on the highway again to the postseason. The defending World Collection champions sit only a half-game behind the Texas Rangers for first within the AL West, and now they’re much more constructed for a World Collection run.

Individuals appeared to love the transfer.

Jeremy Branham @JeremyBranham

Mets are paying 60% of Verlander’s wage this yr, and subsequent.

50% of Verlander in 2025.

The Astros let the Mets borrow JV for 100 video games, and offered them Drew Gilbert and Ryan Clifford for someplace between $35-$52.5m

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Jeremy Kaufman @JeremyIKaufman

Giving up Gilbert and Clifford damage little doubt. Bringing again Verlander helps a lot. Crane employed Dana Brown to draft extra high prospects. If Dana is nearly as good as he claims then replenishing the system will occur. This can be a win now group.

RedNinetyFour @RedNinetyFour

lol what??? Just about gave up two prospects to get Verlander on a budget for two+ years and retain flexibility to maintain Tucker. No brainer right here.

Jarrett Seidler @jaseidler

Cohen going out and shopping for an above-average farm system goes to set alarm bells off on the subsequent proprietor’s assembly as a result of it is significantly extra insidious to their enterprise mannequin than giving Verlander and Scherzer these contracts initially

Ross Villarreal @SportsRV

“Why would you commerce your high two prospects for Justin Verlander?”

Jim Crane:

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Jim Crane and Dana Brown promoting prospects for a shitload of money and Justin Verlander:

As for the Mets, the rebuild is in full impact after the push to go for all of it this yr didn’t come to fruition. Analysts and followers appeared to love what basic supervisor Billy Eppler introduced again in varied offers, which included buying and selling Verlander, Max Scherzer, Tommy Pham, Mark Canha, David Robertson and Dominic Leone.

ramsey @jwr082OO2

To not be dramatic, however the haul Billy Eppler has introduced on this deadline is borderline franchise altering. A number of T-100 prospects, different T-20 organizational guys, and nonetheless items to maneuver.

Satish 🇬🇾 (Cleburne Railroaders Fan) @MoonlightRamNYC

I wish to take a second to specific to those who these strikes under no circumstances forestall the Mets from competing subsequent yr and concurrently create a way more brighter future outlook than earlier than.

This train in primarily shopping for prospects is unexpected. Credit score to Cohen/Eppler.

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Kevin D. Water Regulation @KevinLFGM

I could not be happier with the Mets proper now. Constructing an elite farm, leading to a sustainable profitable roster sooner or later is all I can ask for.

Eppler did an ideal job extracting every kind of expertise to rebuild the farm.

steph @whutyearisit

i can not lie, it actually sucks that this yr and perhaps subsequent yr are a wash, however wow billy eppler has had a incredible deadline and we have not even dealt tommy pham but. mets followers needed a greater farm system and my god they actually have one now

Ed Arzooman @Zoobeard77

The Mets usually are not waving the flag on subsequent season simply because they traded Verlander. Theres a complete offseason of strikes to be made, I belief that they’ll. Nice return, nice job filling up the farms with expertise, actually have to offer Eppler a ton of credit score #LGM

That every one being stated, this yr was a transparent loss after the group entered the season with World Collection expectations, and Eppler’s latest feedback post-Scherzer commerce concerning the group not present process a hearth sale do not seem to completely be correct.

Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

“It isn’t a rebuild. It isn’t a hearth sale. It isn’t a liquidation.” –Billy Eppler on buying and selling Max Scherzer.

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The Yankees did the precise reverse previous to the deadline and all however stood pat regardless of sitting in final place within the American League East. They did add reduction pitchers Kenyan Middleton and Spencer Howard in separate offers, however neither will assist a disappointing, strikeout-heavy lineup or a beginning rotation that is underperformed exterior ace Gerrit Cole.

Evidently, followers and analysts questioned basic supervisor Brian Cashman’s thought course of.

Talkin’ Yanks @TalkinYanks

yooo 6 PM jap not pacific haha @yankees

Patrick Bishop @pbishop1023

We’re getting a 2.0 @TalkinYanks

jack @Jolly_Olive

Brian Cashman

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Randy Wilkins @pamsson

I do not blame any fan for testing on the remainder of this Yankees season. The group instructed you what they consider this roster. They did not make any transfer to enhance the lineup in any means and on high of that they are sitting Bader and Stanton towards the Rays.

Addison @YankeeWRLD

The Hearth Brian Cashman chants at Yankee Stadium tonight ought to be defeaning

Silly Baseball @FoolishBB

Everybody laughing on the Yankees doing nothing will not suppose it is humorous when Jake Bauers drags them to the playoffs

Addison @YankeeWRLD

The one power that the New York Yankees have proper now could be their bullpen and having the ability to spawn good relievers out of nowhere

So naturally the one transfer on the deadline we make is for a reliever

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Jonny’s Lasagna ⚾️ @JLasagna43

Yankees followers once they discover Brian Cashman’s automobile after this deadline

roseanne ✨ @hoodierizz

The Yankees are a joke. Wow. A whole joke, each group in MLB is sitting there pointing and laughing at us and we’re carrying the dunce caps. I am ashamed

Nick @NYYNick_

The Yankees had been stated to be on the lookout for controllable expertise and their bullpen has been the very best a part of the group so naturally they purchase a rental reliever as their solely transfer. Incompetent is not even the phrase.

Astros 2023 Champs @AstrosOptimism2

Gerrit Cole seeing Verlander return to Houston

There was loads of different information, such because the Cardinals finishing their vendor stage by dealing pitcher Jack Flaherty to the Baltimore Orioles and infielder Paul DeJong to the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Not like the Mets, the equally disappointing San Diego Padres refused to surrender on their season and added loads of assist, together with Kansas Metropolis Royals nearer Scott Barlow.

Sammy Levitt | Padres Radio Host @SammyLev

A busy day for the Padres.

Here is the complete breakdown…


– Wealthy Hill
– Ji-Man Choi
– Garrett Cooper
– Scott Barlow
– Sean Reynolds


– Jackson Wolf (#16 prospect)
– Henry Williams (#10 prospect)
– Ryan Weathers
– Estuar Suero
– Alfonso Rivas

San Diego additionally notably hung onto frequent commerce rumor targets and impending free brokers Blake Snell and Josh Hader.

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Now the stretch run begins for MLB groups with two months remaining within the common season. Playoffs are set to start on Oct. 3.

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