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Jon Paul Morosi on the teams who improved their rosters the most during the August waiver period.
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We. Jump on the road in reporting for foxsports.com. Well being August 31 deadline to set post season rosters passed without a blockbuster trade. That wasn't really a surprise. The likes of Cliff Lee and Mark Teixeira from years past they're traded in July not August. But -- wouldn't -- -- time to make the blockbuster move is to make this small tweaks they can turn. A pretty good team into a championship team. So the winner on this day might have been the Texas Rangers. They need to trade that definitely helped their chances of advancing through October. They acquired reliever Mike Gonzales from the Baltimore Orioles. And catcher Matt Treanor from the Kansas City Royals. Trainer will allow manager Ron Washington to use Mike Napoli more freely without worrying about burning it back up catcher in the middle of the game. Now the Raiders effectively have three catchers to get through the playoffs. I would expect trainer will be on their playoff roster. Mike it is all of we'll certainly beyond that playoff roster. Detectives Raiders are almost certain the play one of the big East Coast teams in the first round the Red Sox or yankees. Both of those teams of course have a lot of left handed hitters Gonzales has the history against many of them because of his time with the Orioles. The Raiders -- -- no different combinations with their lefty relievers last year in the playoffs they backed head clearer pop on their roster strictly because they thought He would get Robinson to know out in the ALC yes. Well He didn't have much success there. Looking back on the part of August that they -- the biggest trade. Outside the Rangers happen earlier. The -- that a that a fact that bet on it Hairston getting Eric -- John McDonald from Toronto. And Delmon Young. Went from batting in the lower third of the Minnesota lineup. They're hitting third is part of Miguel Cabrera Brett in Detroit. Both both moves should help those teams make the play out -- perhaps allow them to do some damage once they get there. A couple surprises. Really to me. That is San Diego Padres after being less active and expected at the July 31 deadline. Didn't turn around and make even more moves here in August. Starting pitcher Aaron -- and got through waivers as well as a reliever Chad ball. They had discussions and He was about ball players in the end they did not move either of them. Now the focus will shift to whether or not they will keep the next season they have him mutual option on -- -- club option on Chad Qualls. Those questions of course will be answered in November December for now it's time to watch these rhetoric since September and see what August moves. May affect them. For fox sports -- job -- job --