That’s right boys and girls. Today is the Major League Baseball trade deadline. Or, for all the impact it has on when trades can be made, Tuesday.
Every year, ESPN radio and Sportscenter make a HUGE deal about today being the trade deadline. In other sports this means that today would be the last day you are allowed to make trades. In baseball it means, go ahead and make some more trades.
Don’t believe me. Look here. This is a list of transactions made during the 2006 baseball season. You can look at it by month. If this was a true deadline then there would be no trades after 7/31. Go ahead and look. See if you can find the word "trade" in August, September, or October. Also look for "in exchange for."
You will roughly find eleventy billion trades in those three months last year.