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Postby ZAZ » Tue Jul 26, 2005 2:30 pm

I do like level playing fields in sports, but it's ironic that it makes for a boring trade season. Few teams are totally out of it and need to dump salary thanks to all this. It used to be fun in late July to see the big changes. Hopefully it makes the end of September VERY fun with many teams fighting for a divisional win or that one wild card. I predict at least one one-game playoff.

in the meantime, I'm kinda bored.......
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Postby AT » Tue Jul 26, 2005 2:45 pm

The transactions are really boring, no doubt about it. Maybe pushing the trade deadline back wouldn't be a bad idea to identify more sellers.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 2:55 pm

This year has been awful for trades. Last year there was the huge Beltran deal, the Nomar deal, etc. What has been the biggest trade this year? Eric Byrnes? :-P
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Postby go_jays_go » Tue Jul 26, 2005 2:57 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:This year has been awful for trades. Last year there was the huge Beltran deal, the Nomar deal, etc. What has been the biggest trade this year? Eric Byrnes? :-P


Don't forget the blockbuster. John McDonald for cash from the Tigers. :-D
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 2:59 pm

go_jays_go wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:This year has been awful for trades. Last year there was the huge Beltran deal, the Nomar deal, etc. What has been the biggest trade this year? Eric Byrnes? :-P


Don't forget the blockbuster. John McDonald for cash from the Tigers. :-D


I don't know how I missed that one... 8-o
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Postby go_jays_go » Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:01 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
go_jays_go wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:This year has been awful for trades. Last year there was the huge Beltran deal, the Nomar deal, etc. What has been the biggest trade this year? Eric Byrnes? :-P


Don't forget the blockbuster. John McDonald for cash from the Tigers. :-D


I don't know how I missed that one... 8-o


Don't worry, we all make mistakes. ;-)
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Postby Drunken Rhino » Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:06 pm

C'mon guys... Junior Spivey to the Nationals for Tomo Ohka?
Preston Wilson to the Nationals for Zach Day?
Marlon Byrd to the Nationals for Endy Chavez?

Those aren't big trades? Damn! Guess not...
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Postby LooseCannon » Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:48 pm

It's weird how every sport is kind of close nowadays...........In football the wildcard was way too close last year....In basketabll people were fighting for the last spot for the playoffs and now baseball is tight as ever......these things make the end of the season a helluva a lot of fun ;-D
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Postby bleach168 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:31 pm

I think it does make September really fun.

The last thing I want to see is more Yankees/Red Sox arms build up. We already get enough of that during the offseason.
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Postby RAmst23 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:08 pm

Baseball will gladly trade a boring trade deadline for an exciting September. Who are the people that pay attention to the trades in July? Hardcore baseball fans, not your typical MLB viewer. We'll all be watching baseball anyway, regardless if this time of year is boring. An entertaining July won't draw fans, but an entertaining September will create a huge buzz for everyone to pay attention to.

But yes, this trade deadline has blown.
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