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Eric Fisher

Staff writer Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media.

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The player’s been traded, so now what happens?

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 28 / 14

As Major League Baseball’s annual nonwaiver trade deadline nears this week, a front-office executive’s routine trip through his team’s clubhouse can become anything but routine. “Starting around the last two weeks of July, it gets quieter when I come through the clubhouse,...

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