The MLB Trade Deadline for 2023 is set for Tuesday, August 1 at 6:00 PM ET. The deadline for teams to execute player deals without incurring penalties is today.
The deadline was originally set for July 31, but as part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement between MLB and the MLB Players Association, commissioner Rob Manfred earned the right to set it on any day between July 28 and August 3. That is why the deadline is set for August 1, a few days later than usual.
Teams in contention for a playoff place may attempt to make moves to enhance their squad, while teams out of contention may look to sell some of their assets for prospects. Juan Soto, Frankie Montas, and Luis Castillo are among the best players that could be traded before the deadline.
The MLB trade deadline is typically a hectic time, and it will be interesting to see what changes teams make this year.
Can MLB teams continue to trade after the trade deadline?
Yes, teams in Major League Baseball can still trade after the deadline, but there are certain limits. Players who are traded after the deadline cannot be added to their new team’s postseason roster. This means that teams vying for a playoff position will be wary to deal for players who will not be able to aid them in the postseason.
Players can also be traded after the deadline if revocable trade waivers are cleared. Revocable trade waivers are a list of players who are eligible to be traded but can be placed on waivers by their new team after the transaction. If the player is claimed off waivers, the original team has the option to reclaim them.
What are the most recent trade rumours?
There are numerous trade rumours circulating in the MLB right now. Among the most popular rumours are:
According to reports, the Washington Nationals are considering trades for Juan Soto.
According to reports, the Oakland Athletics are looking to trade Frankie Montas and Sean Manaea.
According to reports, the Cincinnati Reds are looking to trade Luis Castillo and Tyler Mahle.
According to reports, the New York Mets are interested in acquiring Max Scherzer.
Willson Contreras is reportedly being pursued by the San Francisco Giants.
These are just a few of the numerous trade rumours floating about. It will be interesting to see how clubs react as the deadline approaches.