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Let's get creative at the trade deadline

Originally Published: July 28, 2010
By Jim Caple | Page 2

Saturday is baseball's trade deadline, which is the game's most overhyped event outside of $8.50 Beer Night.

One, it's not really a deadline because teams still can make deals -- and often important deals -- after July 31 as long as the players clear waivers. Two, most of the rumored deals talked about for weeks on end never take place. And three, given that the Mariners had to pay $2.25 million for the honor of trading the league's best pitcher (Cliff Lee) and a reliever (Mark ...

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