The Disparity in Action Between Trade Deadlines

Every year basketball and baseball fans get drawn into the fervor of the rumor mill and expect their team, or other teams, to make huge trade-deadline day deals. Sometimes teams will make a trade, but often it will be for a role player, say a defender or three point specialist off the bench in basketball or a LOOGY (Left handed specialist reliever) in baseball. Yes, these trades matter; in fact they can be just what a team needs to make a deeper playoff run. However, more often than not, these trades don’t live up to the fans’ hype. Why then do fans still get excited every deadline? They hope for a big trade. Often this hope is in part drawn out of the excitement that can be (and often is) the NHL trade deadline. Continue Reading

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