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Trade Analysis: Blue Jays Win Big

Rasmus gets a much needed change.

This year's trading deadline figures to be a rather unique one. There's distinct lack of teams willing to trade away their stars, and there are simply not many teams that consider themselves out of their respective races. With that being the case, it's reasonable to expect more deals involving the exchange of big league talent rather than prospects, like the three way deal we saw on Wednesday.

The Toronto Blue Jays, barring a massive collapse by the teams in the powerful AL East, are not a playoff team in 2011. But, who says the deadline is just for playoff contenders? The Blue Jays didn't play the role of seller but managed to pick up a potential long term piece for their club by dealing for Colby Rasmus. That's the type of move that deserves applause. Make no mistake, Rasmus isn't... Recommended Stories

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