MLB Trade Deadline: 5 Rookies Who Could Land Starting Jobs Following Trades

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MLB Trade Deadline: 5 Rookies Who Could Land Starting Jobs Following Trades
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When a veteran player is dealt at the deadline, we spend so much time dissecting his every move on his new team that we often forget somebody else is now playing his old position.

In reality, the success or failure of the deal relies just as much on the new starter's performance as much as the traded player's performance on his new team.

Further, there are situations in which a team deals a player not because they don't want him, but rather they have a younger guy they think is better, and to whom they want to give more playing time.

Here are five rookies that could take over starting positions at the trade deadline, and who might be a big reason a trade gets done in the first place.

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