Stark: Ten things we learned at the trade deadline
From SABR member Jayson Stark at The Athletic on August 2, 2018:
What. A. Deadline.
Once, there was a time when the trading deadline felt like an auction. Now, for many teams, it just feels more like a gigantic shopping opportunity.
So what did those teams do? They grabbed their shopping carts and sprinted down the aisles till the deadline curtain dropped – to the tune of 15 trades Tuesday, 22 trades in the final two days, 36 deals in the final week and nearly 50 if you stretch this shop-athon span back to the Kelvin Herrera trade in mid-June.
So what big-picture lessons should we be taking away from that overloaded Transactions column? Glad you asked, because here come 10 Things We Learned from the Trading Deadline.
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Originally published: August 2, 2018. Last Updated: August 2, 2018.