The 2012 MLB Non-Waiver Trade Deadline came and went yesterday. It had moments of excitement, moments of tiredness and moments of utter boredom, and then moments of rushing around the office to fulfill obligations that one really should have known better than to schedule for such a day. However, through it all, we, as baseball fans, emerged holding a more accurate picture of the rosters that will compete for this year’s World Series.

Of course, changes can still happen, and certainly more trades will occur in the coming weeks, but none in such a flurry that occurred over the last 24 hours, and none without a player first having to be put on waivers. After the 4:00 PM deadline passed, we spoke with a couple of bloggers about the adjustments their teams made and talked a little bit ourselves about some other trades in a very special Trade Deadline Edition of the Getting Blanked Podcast, available right here, right now:

And, if audio isn’t your thing, here’s a recap and capsule review of every trade that occurred on the day of the deadline, for your reading and viewing pleasure.

The Texas Rangers acquire right-handed starter Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs for third base prospect Christian Villanueva and pitching prospect Kyle Hendricks.

Jon Daniels: “We’d like Ryan Dempster, please.”

Jed Hoyer: “Okay, we’ll take your best prospect, and Kyle Hendricks.”

JD: “No.”

JH: “Your second best prospect?”

JD: “No.”

JH: “You’re seventh best prospect?”

JD: “Okay, but no Hendricks.”

JH: “Hey, wait a minute. How’s Neftali Feliz doing? Is he coming back soon?”

JD: “I’d also like to throw in Kyle Hendricks.”

JH: “That’s what I thought.”

The San Francisco Giants acquire Hunter Pence from the Philadelphia Phillies for outfielder Nate Schierholtz, catching prospect Tommy Joseph and right-handed pitching prospect Seth Rosin.

The Giants shore up every aspect of their offense with the addition of Pence, not so much to keep in line with the Dodgers, but rather as a means of improving on the inconsistent options that continue to bring them mixed results.The Phillies acquire a jack of all trades, master of none in Schierholtz, a solid prospect in Joseph (who many envision as a Major League regular) and a young pitcher without much in terms of pedigree but who has seen some success this season at the A level. But the real question in the minds of most Philadelphians relates to how well the newly acquired players can act in commercials for local delis.

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquire Shane Victorino from the Philadelphia Phillies for right-handed pitching prospect Ethan Martin and right-handed reliever Josh Lindblom.

No question, the Dodgers improve their situation in the outfield, which is both a comment on what Victorino offers and what Los Angeles was receiving before making this trade. No question, the Phillies save some dollars on a player they would’ve lost anyway to free agency, and no question, get a solid pitching prospect matched with a no question, Major League ready reliever who, while effective, no question, might also give up a long ball or two. No question, the deal makes sense for both sides.

The Cincinnati Reds acquire right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Kansas City Royals for left-handed reliever Donnie Joseph and right-handed pitching prospect J.C. Sulbaran.

I’m not too sure about this one given all the praise coming Joseph’s way since the deal was made. Broxton will offer the Reds more strength in their bullpen, an area in which the team really didn’t need any more strengthening, and the Royals receive two young pitchers that aren’t like to be blocked in any ascent through the system that they’d like to make.

Another question this trade asks is will the Reds find two diminutive players to fit in Broxton’s pants (presumably a contract stipulation). A quick look reveals only three players on the active roster under six feet tall.

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquire right-handed reliever Brandon League from the Seattle Mariners for center field prospect Leon Landry and Minor League reliever Logan Bawcom.

The Dodgers shore up their bullpen without taking much of anything away from their system, while the Mariners add some prospect depth with players that while lacking pedigree are putting up good numbers this season.

The Atlanta Braves acquire starting pitcher Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson from the Chicago Cubs for pitching prospects Arodys Vizcaino and Jaye Chapman.

The Braves round out their rotation for a playoff push with Maholm while acquiring an excellent bench bat against left-handed pitching and a solid defensive replacement in Johnson. The Cubs rid themselves of what are essentially extraneous pieces (considering their current position in the standings) for an injured pitcher who not that long ago was considered a top prospect and a 25-year old piece of bullpen depth. I don’t think we’re going to understand the significance of this trade in particular until a little bit later in life.

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquire outfielder Travis Snider from the Toronto Blue Jays for relief pitcher Brad Lincoln.

Both teams take gambles one-time prospects who never fulfilled expectations, but have recently found a measure of success, or appear close to finding a measure of success, at the Major League level. If the choice between those two options is an every day outfielder and a relief pitcher, I’ll take the every day player, uh … every day.

The Boston Red Sox acquire left-handed reliever Craig Breslow from the Arizona Diamondbacks for infirmary filler Scott Podsednik and reliever Matt Albers.

The Red Sox believed they needed a left-handed reliever, and so they spared every expense imaginable to get themselves one. I did not miswrite that.

The Texas Rangers acquire catcher Geovany Soto from the Chicago Cubs for Minor League pitcher Jacob Brigham.

The Rangers toss Yorvit Torrealba to the curb and a acquire one of the few catchers in baseball that are having a worse season offensively. There’s an extra year of control on Soto, but a raise on $4.3 million for a back up catcher value would have me thinking about non-tendering before anything else.

The St. Louis Cardinals acquire right-handed reliever Edward Mujica from the Miami Marlins for batting practice smoke show Zack Cox.

Mujica isn’t the reliever the Cardinals wanted, but he is the reliever that the Cardinals deserve. I actually got to see Zack Cox first hand on a recent trip to Memphis, and I can tell you that of all the Minor Leaguers I’ve ever seen, he was one of them.

The New York Yankees acquired first baseman Casey McGehee and cash from the Pittsburgh Pirates for reliever Chad Qualls.

If anyone could explain this trade to me, I’d appreciate it immensely. You can reach me at dustin.parkes@thescore.com. Qualls was available to anyone who wanted  him at no cost whatsoever only a month ago. Meanwhile, I suppose the Yankees might have some use for McGehee with Alex Rodriguez injured and Mark Teixeira out for a few days, but is he really an upgrade over what they already have? And, even if that’s not the case, why would the Pirates help they Yankees out like this?

Residual guilt from all the good they’ve gotten from A.J. Burnett?

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquire first baseman Gaby Sanchez and Minor League pitcher Kyle Kaminska from the Miami Marlins for outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and a competitive balance pick.

What’s more difficult to believe: that Sanchez was as he good as he was in 2011; or that he was as bad as he was in 2012? The Pirates are betting that 2011 was closer to the first baseman’s true talent level, and they’re doing so with an early draft pick between the supplemental round and the second round.

The Seattle Mariners acquire Eric Thames from the Toronto Blue Jays for relief pitcher Steve Delabar.

The Mariners further crowd their mediocre outfield with more mediocrity in Thames, whose ongoing mission is to avoid bases on balls while swinging and either missing completely or making terrible contact. Delabar has tonnes of fastball and little of anything else. This should result in a ton of whiffs and dingers, whiffs and dingers, and whiffs and dingers.

The Cleveland Indians acquire former prospect current suspect Lars Anderson from the Boston Red Sox for Minor League right-handed pitcher Steven Wright.

It may be difficult to these long-time Minor Leaguers to adjust to new settings, but change is inevitable … except from vending machines.

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