Here are some of the trades that were made in major league baseball before the trading deadline yesterday afternoon. A couple of them have local interests.Alex Meyer of Greensburg was traded from the Minnesota Twins to the Los Angeles Angels. Jay Bruce was finally traded by the Reds to the New York Mets. Hopefully, Meyer will get a chance to start for the Angels and Jay Bruce will have his chance to get into the playoffs this year.Here are some more notable trades: The Chicago Cubs acquired Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees and Mike Montgomery from Seattle. The Miami Marlins got 2 pitchers–Castner and Ray. Washington Nationals acquired Mark Melancon from Pittsburgh, and the Cleveland Indians picked up Andrew Miller from the Yankees.There were many more trades, but I thought these were some of the more important ones and also trades for some of the area teams.P.S. Happy Anniversary to my wife, Sally!