For Better, For Worse: Trades up the fantasy value of Lee, Sherrill
We passed the MLB trade deadline at the end of July, but you will still see the occasional trade. Trade bait must clear waivers for a deal to happen -- that's how the Mets dealt
There is still another trade deadline of sorts. To be eligible for postseason play a player must be acquired before September 1st, which is next Tuesday. Don't be surprised if you see a few more transactions before then.
At the July 31st deadline we anticipated that players changing leagues in midseason would dramatically alter their fantasy value. Indeed, we have seen that play out in the month of August. Most of the big names switching leagues moved from the American League to the National League. Switching from the stronger AL to the thinner NL is a change for the better. A few lesser players moved from the NL to the AL, taking a turn for the worse.