USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale breaks down how players and teams fared at the MLB trade deadline.
An extremely busy trade deadline came and went Tuesday with 13 deals getting done on the final day.
The balance of power in the American and National Leagues may not have been affected greatly, but several teams made clear their decisions to chase a title or go into rebuild mode.
Here’s how we see things shaking out.
— Chris Archer and Kevin Gausman.
The two right-handers leave the brutal AL East for greener pastures in the National League. With his team-friendly contract, Archer, 29, is a nice fit with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He’ll continue to call a pitcher’s park home, but he won’t have to face designated hitters such as J.D. Martinez and GIancarlo Stanton on a regular basis.
Ditto for Gausman, 27, who has also shown flashes of brilliance, and should benefit from a change of scenery with the Atlanta Braves. He’ll have better defense and run support behind him, so expect his…