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Red Sox/Dodgers trade unfair?

This morning an interesting commentary piece by Rob Rains stumbled through my Twitter timeline. In the post, Mr. Rains argues that the Red Sox-Dodgers trade that was consummated this last weekend is unfair and illustrates what is wrong with the game. Mr. Rains states that Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig should have blocked the trade with his super duper commissioner powers.

Let me start: I wholeheartedly disagree.

According to Rains, Selig didn’t block the trade because he loves his money and this is a way for baseball to become richer. Because he doesn’t care about competitive balance or the “integrity” of the game. Continue reading