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MLB Trade Deadline: Predicting Domino Effect of Already-Completed Deals
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In an unexpected move, the Yankees added a middle-of-the-order bat in Alfonso Soriano.

Once one goes, they all go: the domino effect. 

There is a clear order of interest for teams aiming to land winning pieces before the deadline. The most-discussed names like Michael Young and Jake Peavy are teetering atop a tower waiting to crumble.

If and when high-profile names begin to be dealt, teams will resort to second choices and other options to fill the holes on their contending clubs.

The Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs are known to be (or have been) sellers while playoff hopefuls such as the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves scuffle to land their top-choice talent in a weak trade market.

A handful of deals have already been completed as we approach the 24-hour countdown to the 4 p.m., July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Let's see how those will affect the potential blockbusters that are on the horizon. 

 

All stats are courtesy of FanGraphs.

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