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MLB Trade Deadline Recap: Oakland A’s Too Injured To Trade Players

As the July 31st trading deadline passed with a flurry of excitement over the last week, it was all quiet on the western front. Specifically, in Oakland. The unusual and abnormal lack of movement was the focus: for a change, the A’s did not trade away their players—veteran starters or minor league prospects. This is surprising news for the organization, because traditionally around this time of the season, the Athletics rid their roster of salaries and stock up on loads of minor leaguers.

The difference this year for Oakland is that they are amazingly not in last place, and surprisingly visible, albeit quite distantly, in the playoff picture. Another reason is that Oakland’s shelves are currently filled with an inventory of brok...

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