A trio of infielders were traded to contending teams on Friday. The Diamondbacks acquired shortstop Eduardo Escobar from the Twins, the Phillies acquired Asdrubal Cabrera from the Mets, and the Brewers acquired Mike Moustakas from the Brewers.
Clearly, it was a busy day for teams interested in infielders, and all three of these landing spots made sense. Arizona, Philadelphia and Milwaukee have been three of the most aggressive teams on the infield market this July. They all were in on the Orioles’ Manny Machado before he was shipped to the Dodgers, so it only made sense that a move to bolster their respective infields was inevitable.
It’s fairly rare that you see multiple trades involving players of the same position within hours of one another, especially when those players do not play the position of pitcher. Capitalizing on this rare opportunity, I decided that I want to break down each of the three trades and figure out which team made the best deal from the contender’s point of view.
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