MLB teams committed to one of three stances as July neared its end—buy, sell or stand pat. As the non-waiver trade deadline approached, we found out what strategy each had implemented.
Player movement has peaked, and I'm here to break down the movement.
It's obvious which front offices filled holes for a World Series run and which had their sights set on 2013. Kudos to the executives who devised a plan and didn't deviate from it.
As expected, general managers pulled off surprising moves. Though their intentions were to take advantage of trade partners, they occasionally ruined themselves.
If you crave live grades and in-depth analysis for every deadline deal, then we'll get along just fine.
*PTBNL is an abbreviation for "player to be named later."