Buyer Beware: MLB Trade Deadline Deals Rarely Pay Off

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Buyer Beware: MLB Trade Deadline Deals Rarely Pay Off

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are on a 114-win pace but they still made one of the biggest deals of the trade deadline, acquiring pitcher Yu Darvish for a package of prospects. Darvish’s 2.5 wins over a replacement player (WAR) while starring for the Texas Rangers, according to Stats LLC’s calculations, was topped by just six of the 84 players traded mid-season since 2012. The Yankees also beat the deadline by landing pitcher Sonny Gray and his 2.3 WAR to date from the Oakland Athletics as they seek to transform their beleaguered…

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