Rangers: Two minor-league trades. I think that makes them winners, because they sure would have been losers if they’d rented players and given up prospects/young players/draft picks to do so. They are going nowhere. They have just as good a chance as anybody to make the playoffs, as if that matters.
The big winners were Washington and Phoenix, I think.
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EVENING UPDATE, 6:17 p.m.: With Del Zotto planning to return tomorrow, Corey Potter was assigned to Hartford this afternoon.
EVENING UPDATE, 8:28 p.m.: It didn’t seem like it, but the 33 trades involving 51 players were both trade-deadline records. Maybe because so many came in after the deadline, and so few involved big-time star players.