Grading The MLB Trade Deadline

Yoenis Cespedes
Austin Jackson
Kelley L Cox USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Mariners – The Mariners needed a right-handed hitting outfielder and Austin Jackson was their man. Jackson is a free agent after 2016 so they’re getting two and a half seasons with him and he figures to get even better as he enters his prime years. Also the cost of getting Jackson wasn’t high since Nick Franklin was the only outgoing player and he has spent most of the year in the minors. – Grade A

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Larry Fleisher
Larry Fleisher has covered sports in various capacities for nearly 15 years. He is a writer/editor for the Sports Xchange and has also worked for SportsTicker and Metro New York newspaper. Larry also has worked on many NBA broadcasts doing stats, on several TV shows as a background actor. He is a member of the Pro Basketball Writers Association and the Internet Baseball Writers Association.