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Are We Heading To A Weird 2011 MLB Trade Deadline?

The last two trades have been odd. The Nationals and Blue Jays, two teams not really in races, have acquired players from teams that nominally should be buying, not selling, the Reds and White Sox. While these moves may or may not have their own logic, they certainly appear, at least superficially, to be backwards.

The trade deadline is one of the funnest weeks of the year, but it's also almost always a disapointment. Our Royals, of course, are almost never buyers and usually they don't have much to sell. Dayton Moore has been all over the place, mixing in years of extreme action with years in which he's done very little.

Perhaps the strange opening salvos are a harbinger of an interesting and fun week. We'll see...