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How well did Phillies, Brewers shore up their infields?

Mike Moustakas has plenty of pop at the plate, but will he fit in well in Milwaukee's infield? Peter G. Aiken/USA Today Sports

With the pace of deadline deals already picking up, Keith Law provides his analysis of a stack of recent transactions: the Philadelphia Phillies' acquisition of infielder Asdrubal Cabrera from the New York Mets for Franklyn Kilome, a right-hander in Double-A; the Milwaukee Brewers' pair of deals to add third baseman Mike Moustakas and right-hander Joakim Soria; and the Minnesota Twins' two trades to stock up on prospects while sending infielder Eduardo Escobar to the Arizona Diamondbacks and right-hander Ryan Pressly to the Houston Astros.

The Phillies were rumored to be interested in adding an infield bat, regularly linked to Manny Machado (often with absurd prospect names attached to the deals), but instead they settled for a second-tier option by adding bat-first Asdrubal Cabrera, paying with one of their better-known pitching prospects who had been passed by better young arms in the Phillies' loaded system.