Monday, December 28, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, December 28, 2020 -- "Padres/Rays Trade"

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"If we’re going to evaluate free-agent deals and contract extensions as if the money doesn’t matter, then we have to do it with trades, too. A team can send away the most famous and highest-paid player in a trade and still make a good baseball deal. The Rays did just that."