Are Trades Bullshit? A VICE Sports Debate

Eric Nusbaum:

This week marks the occasion of Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline. That means contending teams will begin to stock up on talent for the pennant run, and losing teams will be trading that talent in exchange for "assets," in the form of prospects and prospects to be named later.

One word I did not use in that short paragraph was "human." Because the trade deadline, and trades in general, are inherently inhumane. Trades are, for a number of reasons, a...

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