I've always loved the trade deadline.  If you enjoy the business side of the game, then the trade deadline is for you, with the winter meetings a close second.  The amount of news that comes out that day is huge, and the amount of speculation and build up leading to that date is pure entertainment.  Despite the fact that the MLB trade deadline is one of my favorite events in sports, there's one thing that has always confused me about the approach teams take.  Around the trade deadline, you usually get contenders who "need" to make a move.

This has always been confusing.  Why do contenders "need" to make moves?  If the team is winning already, why do they need to add an upgrade?  Upgrades can't hurt, and I don't think there's a team in the majors that can't use an upgrade somewhere.  But...

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