With so many significant names swapping teams and, in some cases, leagues, it is hard to imagine the final hours before baseball's non-waivers trade deadline to be exciting as the past week has been. Perhaps it is a function of the added wild card, keeping more teams in the hunt and making them more willing to make an aggressive deal.
If that is the case, we just might get more surprising swaps.
For now, we survey the leading names changing hands in the past week and rank them based on how much the change of scenery has enhanced their immediate fantasy future:
And, as for the rest of the weekly roster trends ...