Cockcroft: Fantasy Fallout of Dodgers-Red Sox Trade

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Cockcroft: Fantasy Fallout of Dodgers-Red Sox Trade
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If you play in a singular (AL- or NL-only) league, you face an annual dilemma: to spend one's FAAB or No. 1 waiver position early, or conserve it to use on midsummer's biggest cross-league trade target? If you employed the latter strategy, you owe a thank-you card to Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Dodgers' new ownership group because they've given you a player -- maybe two -- who, after a mediocre crop of July 31 NL crossovers, warrants opening up that FAAB (free-agent acquisition budget) wallet.

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