Earlier today I did a sort of trade deadline preview, although there's not much to work with this year. The only player that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been connected to was traded tonight when the Angels acquired Huston Street. That's not something I'd lose sleep over, as the price was very high, as it usually is for closers.

In less than two weeks, the trade deadline will have passed. I think it's going to be a relatively quiet one, similar to last year, for a lot of reasons I listed in my preview. The short of it is that the second Wild Card spot keeps so many teams in contention that you have too many buyers, not enough sellers, and too many people on both sides who can't really figure out where they stand. As a result, expect another busy month of August.

Whether the deadline i...

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