Blog by Colin Hung
I am a baseball fan. I love playing the game and I love watching it (though sadly I’ve done more of the latter than the former in recent years). For fans of Major League Baseball, July 31st marks the mid-summer trade deadline. It is the last day that teams can trade players without using the waiver wire (a more difficult way to make trades).
This trade deadline got me thinking about the nature of trades – how each team making the trade seeks to gain something they want in return for something they are willing to give up. The most successful trades are ones that are balanced. One team, for example, may be willing to trade potential stars of the future for proven players who can help them win now. It’s an exciting time for baseball fans.
Trades or more accurately trade-offs are common in…
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