Don’t expect an August trade
No other big moves are made. With that in mind, if there is another outfielder or pitcher that goes on waivers after July 31st, they must be considered. If for example, an Adam Jones goes through waivers, are the Indians intrigued and convinced enough to make an offer (which would very low given that Jones went through waivers to begin with)?
Jones likely would be the biggest name Cleveland could consider and if a deal could arise, the end result would depend on how much of his salary Baltimore would be willing to pay.
Adding him could be possible but having already made an addition to the outfield, another injury or significant slump by someone should be the only ways where a move like that is executed.
Regardless, up through this point, Cleveland would have done a great job of filling their few needs prior to the stretch run. By only giving Francisco Mejia, who was their top prospect, Cleveland improves while simultaneously keeps both of their top pitching prospects: Triston McKenzie and Shane Bieber.
Although the majority of deals are made prior to the trade deadline, there are some that come once August gets here. Remember when the Oakland A’s dealt Coco Crisp to Cleveland?
That was done after July 31st. Cleveland will have their chances to make an August deal but it won’t end up happening.