Quinn Harris, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Marcus Stroman
- After acquiring Zack Greinke, the Houston Astros are clear favorites to win the 2019 World Series.
- Sean Zerillo breaks down the moves that were made and evaluates the futures market.
- He points to three teams that could have value, including a 500-1 longshot.
In March, when MLB and the MLBPA announced a new, unitary July 31 trade deadline, eliminating August waiver trades, it was in an effort to increase fairness — with the expectation that it would force teams to take a more definitive stance with regards to their immediate future with one third of the season still left to play.
If you remember, Josh Donaldson and Andrew McCutchen were traded to the Indians and Yankees respectively on August 31 last season.