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Trade Values: Shaping Up to Be a Seller’s Market

Trade Values: Shaping Up to Be a Seller’s Market

Throughout the 2011 trade season, I've been reviewing the trade values of players.  As I mentioned earlier in the month, the trade values are meant to represent the baseline value, and it's possible for other teams to affect the price, especially if more than one team is willing to offer the same value for a player.  In the last few days we've seen two major trades, and one minor trade which involved established players for prospects.  I had been using a $5 M per win scale in the previous trade value articles, but wanted to see if that value was accurate on the current trade market.

I looked at the recent trades (Carlos Beltran to San Francisco, Hunter Pence to Philadelphia, and Kosuke Fukudome to Cleveland), and tried to reverse them to figure out what type of value teams were giving u...

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