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Cleveland Indians center fielder Michael Brantley talks to right fielder David Murphy after Murphy was tagged out at third base.Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

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Jul 7, 2014: Masterson (63) delivers in the second inning against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field. Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

With the trade chatter before last Thursday’s deadline and the subsequent reactions to the two big moves, ourwriters have certainly been busy.  And, with all the content here, it’s likely you missed at least one of the following Deadline pieces from our friends at It’s Pronounced Lajaway, Did the Tribe Win Last Night, Waiting For Next Year, and Burning River Baseball.  Here’s a list of some of their top stories from the past week:

It’s Pronounced Lajaway

Ryan McCrystal breaks down Masterson’s first go in a St. Louis Cardinals jersey: New Uniform, Same Masterson

Every site did some review of the Tribe’s bounty from the Deadline deals.  Joseph Werner analyzes Walters and Ramsey for It’s Pronounced Lajaway here.

Did the Tribe Win Last Night

Trades Are Not an End to Cleveland’s Postseason Hopes by Craig Gifford is an optimistic breakdown of the Indians’ 2014 moves.

Here are some more trade takes with DTTWLN’s August 4, 2014 mailbag post.

And with all the trade talk and the weekend sweep of the Texas Rangers, a few of us may have missed Thome’s retirement and statue unveiling in Heritage Park.  Bob Toth suggests that the Indians Should Add to Their Statue Collection as site contributors discuss the Top 25 Thome moments.

Waiting for Next Year

TD Dery had a slightly different take on the Thome statue: The Statue That Is and Maybe Shouldn’t Be.

Waiting for Next Year also bears farewell to Justin Masterson.

Burning River Baseball

Burning River Baseball is looking forward as opposed to in the past.  Check out Mike Melaragno’s preview of the upcoming week and Tribe Player Power Rankings, as composed by Joseph Coblitz, as the team exits the month of July.

Wahoo’s on First

In just a small sample of Wahoo’s on First’s trade deadline coverage, here is a link to Merritt Rohlfing’s Justin Masterson Thinkings as He Walks Out the Indians Door coupled with Evan Vogel’s breakdown on how the Lester deal to Oakland helps the Tribe.

The Tribe Trade Deadline moves are also discussed on the latest podcast: Wahoo’s on the Mic #56

And finally, here are two looks at how the moves shape the Indians as the team heads into the last two months of the seasons: Kyle Downing’s Analyzing the Indians’ Trade Deadline Strategy and Jeremy Klein’s The Cleveland Indians Successful Trade Deadline.

With Masterson gone, Jeff Mount stirs the debate on whether Carrasco Should Get Another Shot in the Rotation.

Michael Chaney continues Wahoo’s popular Days of Future Past series with a look at Jayson Nix and Clay Rapada.

Last but not least…if you have interest in becoming a writer for Wahoo’s on First, click here to find out how you can join the staff.

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