Ubaldo Jimenez joins Cleveland

Former Rockies pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez joins his new teammates in Cleveland.

words // Brandon Richard

With such a grueling schedule and so few teams that qualify for the postseason, Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is typically a time where the league’s best teams benefit from lower tier teams who have waived the proverbial white flag. Two of the last three World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies, led the way at this year’s deadline.

Looking to separate themselves from the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Giants plucked away All-Star Carlos Beltran from the Mets and former Gold Glover Orlando Cabrera from the Cleveland Indians. Speaking of the Indians, they made a splash of their own by acquiring former Colorado Rockies starting picture Ubaldo Jimenez. After missing out on the Beltran Sweepstakes, the Phillies still managed to get better by adding All-Star outfielder Hunter Pence.

Other significant deadline deals included pitched Edwin Jackson being shipped to St. Louis, Atlanta grabbing center-fielder Michael Bourn and the Pittsburgh Pirates acquiring right-fielder Ryan Ludwick and veteran first baseball Derrek Lee.

Most of these potential season-changing players have already joined their new teams. Check out some of the baseball cleats and baseball equipment they’re wearing below, photos courtesy of Yahoo.

MLB Watch: Rich Get Richer with Deadline Deals

Charlie Furbush wearing Under Armour Natural II Low

Seattle’s Charlie Furbush pitches in the Natural II Low Under Armour Baseball Cleats.

Matt Kemp wearing Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly

Matt Kemp swings in the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly.

Jason Hammel using Rawlings Baseball Glove

Jason Hammel pitches in a purple-laced Rawlings baseball glove.

Ryan Howard wearing adidas Baseball Cleats

Phillies slugger Ryan Howard at bat in adidas baseball cleats.

Ichiro wearing Asics Baseball Cleats

Ichiro swings in his custom ASICS baseball cleats.

Casey McGehee wearing Franklin Batting Gloves

Casey McGehee of the Brewers belted three home runs in Franklin batting gloves.

Brad Ziegler wearing Reebok Baseball Cleats

Brad Ziegler pitches in Reebok baseball cleats.

Carlos Beltran wearing Nike Air Huarache LWP90

New Giant Carlos Beltran celebrates a double in his Nike Air Huarache LWP90 Player Exclusive.

Roy Halladay using Nike Baseball Glove

Roy Halladay pitching with a Nike Baseball Glove

Scott Sizemore and Mike Carp wearing New Balance Baseball Cleats

Scott Sizemore tags Mike Carp, both wearing New Balance baseball cleats.

images courtesy of Yahoo