MLB Trade Rumors: 5 'Rivalry' Deals That Would Greatly Help Both Sides

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MLB Trade Rumors: 5 'Rivalry' Deals That Would Greatly Help Both Sides
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The introduction of the second Wild Card has changed the landscape of the MLB trade deadline.

More teams have a shot at making the playoffs, so fewer will view themselves as "sellers" and be willing to part with their star players.

This might mean that fewer notable deals happen, given the lack of potential trade partners, or it will simply mean that different trades are made as teams look for new clubs to deal with.

Deals between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox or the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds might seem unthinkable, but if there are no other deals to be made, they might make sense.

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