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2013 MLB Free Agency: 15 Ways Deadline Action Directly Impacted Winter Moves

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2013 MLB Free Agency: 15 Ways Deadline Action Directly Impacted Winter Moves
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Now that a week has passed since the MLB non-waiver trade deadline, the smoke has cleared, and a much clearer view can be seen of the direction that each team is taking.

Even for teams which are looking to win now, some of the transactions that took place in the weeks leading up to the deadline helped shape parts of their futures as well as current needs for possible playoff births.

For selling teams, the direction was more evident—stockpiling prospects to rebuild, as in the cases of both the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros.

Bleacher Report will take a look at how the activity at the trade deadline may have affected the future plans of teams, and we will take a look at how actions not taken may affect teams in the future, as well.

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