It might be hard to believe, but Major League Baseball's trade deadline passed over a month ago now, and most players are settled into their new digs.
With the notable omission of Scooter Gennett, who was released by the San Francisco Giants, let's check in on how all the notable acquisitions are doing.
All stats entering play Sept. 2
Of all contending teams - with the exception of maybe the Nationals - the Astros can most confidently say they didn't need to trade for an ace. But, they did anyway. Greinke has been something of a mixed bag since the trade, striking out 23 over five starts but surrendering 16 runs - 12 earned - including four homers. Houston's lineup has bailed him out, so the veteran owns a 4-0 record with his new club.
It seemed like the Reds were adding an ace when they gave up Yasiel Puig and Taylor Trammell to acquire Bauer in July. Bauer has been anything but since the trade. The 28-year-old was rocked in his last two outings and has allowed six earned runs or more in three of his six starts for Cincinnati.
Puig's home run power hasn't shown up, but he's generally been a productive part of Cleveland's lineup since his arrival. His customary cannon of an arm has opponents thinking twice about advancing on fly balls in his direction.
Stroman just hasn't been himself since heading to the Mets. In his return home to New York, he's been inducing far fewer ground balls, walking many more batters, and allowing way more homers. Perhaps it's just been early jitters after joining a playoff hunt, as his strikeout rate looks impressive.
Castellanos hasn't just been the best player that got traded, he's been one of the hottest hitters on the planet. Only Nolan Arenado, Aristides Aquino, Gleyber Torres, and Freddie Freeman have more homers since deadline day.
After a rocky start to his Braves tenure, during which he surrendered seven earned runs over his first six appearances, Greene hasn't allowed a run in 10 consecutive outings. The 30-year-old has given up just four hits in 10 innings since Aug. 14.
Aguilar's breakout in 2018 seems like a million years ago now, though he's been better since joining Tampa Bay. He's improved at getting on base and has reduced the number of strikeouts. He's only gone deep twice with his new club, which is disappointing after he mashed 35 homers a year ago.
Roark has pitched at least six innings in four of his five starts since joining the Athletics. His home run rate has spiked this month despite moving from homer-friendly Cincinnati to the pitcher's paradise of Oakland, though he did keep the powerful Astros in the yard. Overall, Roark's done pretty much everything the A's hoped for and has been a welcome addition to their staff.
Reyes has developed a reputation of being a defensive liability, but he hasn't adapted seamlessly to his new role as a designated hitter, either, going 21-for-95. For anyone searching for positives, nearly half of his hits have gone for extra bases.
Good thing for the Phillies that they only gave up a minor-league catcher to acquire Vargas at the deadline because he's been below average since his arrival. After making solid starts against the White Sox, Cubs and Padres, the 36-year-old closed August by allowing a combined 16 hits and nine earned runs in 10 innings against the Pirates and Mets.
Leake was a surprise acquisition for a Diamondbacks team that, at best, was on the periphery of the playoff race at the trade deadline. He hasn't exactly improved his new club's chances. His numbers are a little inflated due to an absolute demolition at the hands of the Dodgers (eight earned runs in five innings), and Leake is coming off an impressive outing against the Giants where he allowed two runs on four hits across 7 1/3 innings. He's only punched out 11 batters in 28 1/3 post-trade innings. On the bright side, he hasn't allowed a home run over his last two starts after serving up eight in his first three outings with Arizona.
The Brewers acquired Lyles midseason for a second straight year, and once again he's been solid for a pitching-thin team despite his high FIP and 14 walks (compared to 32 strikeouts) in August. The Brewers have won all but one of his six starts since the trade, and though it hasn't always been pretty, Lyles is not the reason why Milwaukee has fallen back in the division race.
Sanchez has settled back down to Earth since dealing six no-hit innings in his first start with his new club. Over his subsequent three games, the right-hander allowed 10 runs over 12 2/3 innings before landing on the injured list.
Replacing Andrew McCutchen's bat was going to be tough for Philadelphia to do, but Dickerson has been a solid under-the-radar pickup. Since joining the Phillies at the deadline, the 30-year-old has the second-most RBIs on the team and is slugging .585.
It's been more of the same from the reliable Sogard. An improbable breakout at 33 has continued in his new surroundings. Since arriving in Tampa, Sogard owns an almost identical slash line (.312/.373/.473) to his stint in Toronto (.300/.363/.473). Defensively, he's exclusively been used at second base after the Blue Jays used him all over the field. The Rays can exploit his versatility as they get healthy.
This trade did wonders for Pomeranz, who's found a home in Milwaukee's bullpen. Opponents are hitting just .191 and he hasn't allowed a run since Aug. 13. The Brewers forked over a pretty good prospect for Pomeranz, but he's rewarding them handsomely thus far.
Fisher has been running into some homers since joining Toronto but has been an absolute liability otherwise, reaching base in just 18 of his 69 plate appearances.
Atlanta's ninth inning has looked rocky at times with Melancon on the hill, but he appears to be finding his stride. The 34-year-old has earned a win or save in seven consecutive appearances while allowing one combined run over that span. He's also striking out hitters at a career-high 28.9% rate since joining the Braves.
A wrist injury has prevented a full assessment of Holland's potential value to the Cubs, though he's started a rehab assignment and could be back with the big-league club soon. If his initial run with Chicago is any indication, he will be used out of the bullpen after throwing 9 2/3 innings over 12 appearances.
Last week, Stassi told Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register that he's been "a disaster" since the trade, and, well ... he's not wrong. Stassi has been the Angels' de facto starting catcher in August but has gone just 3-for-40 with two RBIs. This was a minor deal on deadline day, but for the Angels - a team that remains desperate for productive catching - it couldn't be going worse.
One of the more under-the-radar acquisitions, Richards has only had three outings with his new team and has looked decent. His six-inning gem against the lowly Orioles is the highlight, during which he allowed two hits while striking out five. His peripheral numbers, however, indicate regression.
Anderson's acquisition has quietly been one of the deadline's best. The 29-year-old allowed his first and only run in a Rays uniform Thursday, which snapped a streak of 10 consecutive scoreless appearances. He's also averaging 17 strikeouts per nine and hasn't surrendered a walk with Tampa.
Remove two catastrophic starts, and Bailey's tenure with the A's has been generally productive. He hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in any of his other seven games and has gone 3-0 with a 2.22 ERA over his last four appearances. It could be enough to preserve a rotation spot heading into the postseason.
Strickland used to be a villain in D.C. for his feud with ex-Nationals star Bryce Harper, but that all changed in August. After missing most of the first four months in Seattle leading up to the trade, he's become a critical piece of a Nationals bullpen that's needed all the help it can get. His experience in October will come in handy.
The acquisition of Dyson looked disastrous for the Twins at first, as he was relegated to lower-leverage situations. Since allowing six earned runs over his first two outings, Dyson has put up a respectable 2.79 ERA but still might not be trustworthy in crucial moments.
Gyorko's sample size has been small, but so far, so terrible for the Dodgers. The one-time 30-home run hitter hasn't provided any pop and is batting .158 with three hits since coming over from the Cardinals. His defensive versatility might be the only reason he gets in the lineup.
Maldonado's impact was bound to be capped since he's backing up Robinson Chirinos. He's served his purpose as a defensive specialist and has hit the occasional home run, which is fine based on the expectations. With the club boasting an already fierce lineup, his acquisition was made purely with defense in mind.
* - includes four games with Cubs prior to Royals trade
The Dodgers didn't make the big splash their fans were hoping for at the deadline. Instead, they quietly dealt for Kolarek, a left-handed specialist who's yet to allow a run in Dodger blue. This trade could pay huge dividends in October, particularly with his ability to play first base.
After the Marlins treated Gallen with kid gloves, the D-Backs have offered him a full-time starting gig, and he's impressed. With 31 strikeouts to 13 walks over 25 innings pitched, the 24-year-old has put together a strong audition for a rotation spot in 2020.
Moving from one coast of Florida to the other hasn't served Stanek well. After spending three seasons as a useful piece in the Rays' bullpen, the 28-year-old has been a mess for Miami. He's posted a 2.33 WHIP with 10 walks and three homers allowed over nine frames.