Padres had lost four straight and seven of eight, falling to 20-24 and putting manager Bud Black's job in possible jeopardy. But Justin Upton's big day at the plate led the way to a positive day. That, plus Bernie Williams gets treated like a legend at Yankee Stadium in the Eye on MLB.
Jeff Samardzija's deal didn't even make it to the deadline. Dealt from the Cubs to the A's, he's symbolic of the MLB trading deadline in 2014 -- lots of strong arms and not many bats among our top 60 trade-available players.