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Grading the MLB Trade deadline

By Larry Fleisher
XN Sports

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papo72 August 02 2014 at 8:51 PM

Who cares? It's like a big circle jerk and players keep getting passed around like 'treats' in prison. Whose turn is it to win the 'World Series' this year? Oh the one who buys the 'best' players? How about playing against the world for a chance? Too scared? This 'sport' sorry.. it is not a sport. This 'game' is getting boring. Needs to be replaced with soccer before someone falls asleep and injures themselves watching snoozeball.

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j7drb papo72 August 03 2014 at 8:19 AM

Yes, it has become a game of Monopoly. Get this guy, get that guy. And the best team wins? Try the team with the most money. Any dumb ass can buy the best players available, and win the World Series. 'Steinbrennerism' is a good example, so is the Red Sox after the Yawkey years.
Nobody plays with heart anymore, because they're getting just too much cash, and that's what happens whenever there's too much money involved. Greed. Ever hear that before? Almost all of these guys would play for $100,000 tops if that's all they could get. Players union would strike, and then we'd replace them with talent that likes to play. Let the big 'buckaroos' buy cheap suits and watch the games in a seedy sport's bar.
The fan's are getting tired of it, truly, and it's comments such as these that hint of change in the air. Baseball recovered from the lack luster 70's when most parks failed to seat half of capacity on week ends. Next time, the may not be so lucky.

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kajunvol papo72 August 03 2014 at 1:09 PM

Soccer, a sport where a bunch of athletes, who couldn't play other sports, compete. Baseball boring, at least there are scores above 1-0' They can push this nothing sport all they want to but it'll never replace baseball. Where are u from popo72, Brazil?

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rayser711 August 02 2014 at 10:07 AM

The Red Sox have lost their minds...........They will still finish last in the AL east.

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exitscreaming August 03 2014 at 3:24 PM

The Red Sox must be very proud of the way they've defended their championship this year...

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hutch0868 August 03 2014 at 2:31 PM

Fccck the Red Sox Management especially John Henry fccckin POS owner!!! He cares more about his dumb azz soccer team than the RedSox. He pays them millions and he cant give Lester the $$$$ You see what happen yesterday with Webster sub par pitching yet he trades are best arm away.GO FCCCK URSELF MR HENRY!

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mav2185 August 02 2014 at 9:08 PM

the game is pitching not hitting. The RedSox found this out 86 years later, hellooooooooooooo,

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gts31bumbee August 01 2014 at 4:31 PM

Now if they can only go and get Kurt Suzuki..... They would be strong up the middle !

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cjc9985 August 02 2014 at 2:29 PM

The kids are just not into baseball where I live (NY) . Hockey is what they want to play since it is more of a team game and doesn't put pressure on 1 child at a time to stand at bat. The kids also love to skate on the ice. I also have noticed NHL players serve as better role models . They are committed to the sport and have a level of talent that is just more admirable. I also noticed they all have this general politeness and sense of respect towards the media that I'm not seeing anymore in other pro sports. Hockey is where it's at. Not baseball , and Definitely not football.

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Steve Stanford August 02 2014 at 10:51 AM

The red soxs .Are all done Wishing is going to get you know where.Ownership is just running for cover trying to get most of there money out.Remember ownership purchased a newspaper he is out of money even before the season started

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elkhartbiker August 02 2014 at 8:54 AM

These trades are just more proof that baseball needs to be salary capped like the NFL and NBA. Teams should be built and nutured by developing minor league systems and retaining players. If the rich teams can go out and "buy" pennants that's not a sport.

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rongravy August 03 2014 at 4:17 PM

This story clearly indicates a media bias in favor of the Yankees. If the recent acquisitions rate them a B+ that requires some explanation. A second baseman who never played second before and can't hit is not mcuh of an improvement.When available at the beginning of the season, the quickly pased. Brian Cashman is a total dimwit as GM. This fabled franchise is strictly about money and not about winning. This season they sell tickets so fans can watch Jeter say bye bye. Next season they will sell tickets to watch AROD say hello.

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