Observations on sports, from the perspective of "BrockTalk" Jackson
Friday, July 31, 2009
"Dead"line far from dead
The only trade deadline in Major League Baseball that really matters came and went today.
Sure there are other MLB trade deadlines as the season goes on (I think there are 18 more!), but today's deadline is the only one in which trades can be made without having to put players through waivers.
For baseball fans, it's as close as it gets to Canada's unofficial national holiday, the NHL trade deadline.
Going into today's events, I paid more attention to the deadline than in previous years, mostly because this year big name players were likely to be (and were) dealt: