Nothing analytic today, just: wow, the trading deadline is a lot of fun. (Or, as it's officially known, at least on ESPN -- the non-waiver trading deadline). Guys are flying from one team to another, prospects you've barely heard of are suddenly critically important...for those of us who are roto players, there's always the possibility of disaster as guys roles change suddenly, and for all of us who are fans there's that sinking feeling that our GM is going to do something stupid again.
Oh, I guess not everyone feels that way. Only some of us have the pleasure of rooting for a team run by Brian Sabean. Oh well; he didn't do all that badly this year.
I don't think there's anything like it in any other sport. I guess the NBA draft is a bit like it (the NFL draft, I'm convinced, is just an overhyped nothing). Hard to tell for those of us who aren't NBA fans. Anyway, as I said, I'm not thinking about it carefully, just enjoying the fun.