ICYMI: July 19 — August 9

With the July 31st non-waiver Trade Deadline in the rearview mirror, the stretch drive is officially underway with an exciting race brewing for the second Wild Card slot in the American League. The Seattle Mariners made a pair of trades on deadline day — a total of three in the week — to bolster their offence. The M’s picked up outfielders Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia in a pair of deals after re-acquiring Kendrys Morales from the Minnesota Twins. I opined that the Trade Deadline was successful for Seattle, citing the…

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