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Analyzing Snider-Lincoln, League trades

Updated: July 31, 2012, 11:11 AM ET
By Keith Law

We saw a flurry of deals early Tuesday morning, with the Toronto Blue Jays sending outfielder Travis Snider to the Pittsburgh Pirates for reliever Brad Lincoln and the Seattle Mariners trading reliever Brandon League to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a couple of prospects. Here's a breakdown of those deals, as well as my take on a couple of deals that happened over the weekend.

Snider-Lincoln swap

The Pirates get to roll the dice on a flawed hitter who's young enough to retain some upside, while the Blue Jays get a reliever who can help the team immediately and doesn't have the washout risk of the guy they gave up.

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