No Relief Found As Trade Deadline Passes Premium Story

Aaron Laffey impressed in spring training.
Aaron Laffey impressed in spring training.
By Frank Derry
Founder, Indians Ink
Date: Aug 1, 2007

The much-anticipated arrival in Cleveland of a veteran reliever at the trade deadline failed to materialize. But before you give up hope that the Indians will make the playoffs, you must remember one very important fact. History has shown, according to Indians general manager Mark Shapiro, that only about 5% of players who move just prior to the deadline have a major impact on the pennant race.

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