Today is the MLB deadline day after 4 p.m. no trades can be made. This new single deadline format should have teams shopping at an all-out frenzy. But yet we haven’t seen any big names move to this point. So we’ll look at some possible reasons why
At the top of the market, there have been names rumored to be available. Names like Noah Syndergaard and Madison Bumgarner. Yeah well, speculation continues to surround them they have not been moved. The one name of note that has moved, so far, is Marcus Stroman (but more on that in a moment.) When players are “available,” but no real movement has been made, one must question their actual availability.
So far, the trades that have been made by second-tier teams. Teams like the Mets, Padres, and Reds are the ones making the moves. We have also seen teams like the Giants reluctant to move their assets. If the teams that are outside of the playoff picture continue to make moves and take players off the board, it thins the market.
While the pretenders are making moves, the contenders are hesitant. The team’s at the top of their divisions the Yankees, Twins, and Astros, and Dodgers have not made any significant moves. All the top teams are trying to have their cake and eat it too. I say that too means that those teams want to acquire top-tier talent without giving up their top prospects.
This year there is only one opportunity to improve one’s club via trade, and today is that day. The 4 pm deadline for all trades should see a flurry of moves made by that time. What the contenders, pretenders, and sellers decide to do will be intriguing and must watch tv. If you’re a baseball fan, then you will be plastered near a tv watching MLB Network.