Quote of the Day
"This is fantasy baseball."-– ESPN’s John Kruk, on the unusually high number of players traded prior to Thursday’s MLB trade deadline. (“Baseball Tonight,” ESPN, 7/31)
Thursday's MLB trade deadline was one of the "more dizzying days in recent baseball history" and the type of day fans "relish, with one deal after another to debate," according to Tyler Kepner of the N.Y. TIMES. There were 12 deals involving 37 players completed before the 4:00pm ET deadline ( N.Y. TIMES, 8/1 ). In Providence, Tim Britton writes Thursday's trade deadline was "about as big a whirlwind day" as MLB has seen in a long time ( PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, 8/1 ). USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale writes, "What a magnificent final lightning round of action baseball experienced Thursday in the final hours of the non-waiver trade deadline" ( USA TODAY, 8/1 ). The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Jared Diamond writes it was "one of the wildest days ...
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