The highs and lows of deadline deals

There's excitement for any player who gets traded at the deadline, but there's also risk

Originally Published: July 27, 2010
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

The only place major leaguers want to be in October is playing in the postseason. After going through a grueling 162-game schedule, racking up uncollectable frequent-flier miles, and forgetting hotel room numbers from the blur of checking in and checking out, players come to the finish line once October rolls around. Most of the time, players want to collapse, an appropriate response given that they often play on fumes for the latter part of the six-month season. But then, there is a chance to ...

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