Found July 25, 2012 on The Baseball Page:
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As the 2012 baseball trading deadline approaches, it seems like there haven’t been any big names change teams. Sure, Ichiro, Anibal Sanchez, Omar Infante, and (possibly) Ryan Dempster found new homes, but players just aren’t moving like you’d hope they would. This promotes boredom among fantasy baseball owners. We need the drama of the trading deadline. There are a couple reasons for the lack of trades as the 2012 deadline approaches. There was a second Wild Card team added this year. A second Wild Card team means there are more teams who feel like they have a chance to make the playoffs. If a team thinks they have a shot then they aren’t going to sell off their players for prospects. There have been significant changes to free agency under the new collective bargaining agreement. Before, if a team traded for a player that they’d use as a “rental” to make a playoff push and that player would sign elsewhere after the season was over, the team that traded for them would get a compen...
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